Auto-update != Mandatory patches.
Besides, you can just go into offline mode if you want to keep the version, though that requires you do it beforehand.
Oh and you can turn off auto updates from steam options for the game btw.
Steam patched Civ to version 188.8.131.52.
The Trainer is for 184.108.40.206.
Therefore the trainer does not work!
This has already been reported so please read before posting.
Now, the new trainer has been posted so all is well in the world again, back to DEFCON1 until the next patch.
firewall and other security software.
on trainer and game.
version and distribution.