Every time I start Civ V with Germany and with earth as the terrain, it doesn't start me in central Europe where modern day Germany is. Can I correct this somehow? Civ 4 would automatically start the chosen civilization where it is (or would be) located on earth.
Currently there is no way in the base game to place your civ in it's actual geographical location. However, if you are willing to use them, there is a mod in the steam workshop called "Yet (not) Another Earth Maps Pack" by Gedemon that has true starting location as well as a few other features.