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Is there any way to browse the Civilopedia for Civilization V without entering the game, for example by browsing some online source or opening some file?

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You beat me to this question. I was looking at this question and I thought to myself "I'll just look through Civilopedia and help this guy out." Except I don't own the game... – tzenes Sep 27 '10 at 16:35
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I made this online version of the civilopedia.

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very cool, is it complete? Is this your own site? – kazzamalla Oct 28 '10 at 17:55
Yes it is my site. It is not complete, but I hope in the nearest future I will make all parts – civilopedia Oct 28 '10 at 19:55
Very nice work! Though unfortunately it is very outdated since all data seems to be correct only to the unpatched version and all DLC-only civs and units are missing. – Oak Jun 28 '11 at 19:56
The link is dead as of this comment's posting. – Matthew Piziak Aug 12 '13 at 23:06

As of September 2010, there is currently no way to see the Civilopedia without starting up the game, and in addition, having to actually start playing a game to access it. Though Civ IV had an option to access its Civilopedia from the menu, that feature is missing in Civ V.

Something to keep an eye on would be Wikia's Civ V article, which seems to have a good start on their Leaders and Buildings articles, but is sparse in most other areas. The CivFanatics website also had a complete Civilopedia on their site for Civ IV, so I imagine it will also be a good resource in the future.

As of the June 2011 update, the Civilopedia can now be accessed through the main menu under "Other."

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"CivFanatics website also had a complete Civilopedia on their site for Civ V" do you mean Civ IV? – WillfulWizard Sep 27 '10 at 17:44
Oops, yep, edited to fix. Silly typos. – FAE Sep 27 '10 at 17:53
As of the June 2011 update, you can now access the Civilopedia from the main menu. – Raven Dreamer Jun 27 '11 at 21:58
@Raven Thanks for the heads up, editing that in. – FAE Jun 28 '11 at 19:33

I have never seen this for any version of Civilization, having played since Civilization 2. This is why I keep linking to the Manual everywhere.

What's worse, in Civilization 4, you could view the Civilpedia from the main menu. However, this appears to be missing from Civilization 5?

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