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I'm about to start a new game, and I'm using the Advanced Setup to customize the game a little. Does anyone know the number of turns for each of the 4 Game Pace settings to get to 2050?

  • Marathon = ?
  • Epic = ?
  • Standard = 500 turns
  • Quick = ?

Or is it not that simple?

More generally, is there a detailed guide anywhere to what all the settings on the Advanced Setup screen affect? Some have explanatory tooltips but some don't!

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CIV5GameSpeeds.xml has all the information about what the different game speeds do. Adding up the number of turns for each speed gives us:

  • Marathon = 1500 turns
  • Epic = 750 turns
  • Standard = 500 turns
  • Quick = 330 turns

You can also disable time victory, there is a unlimited number of turns. I'm not aware of a guide to all the advanced setup options. Most of them I think affect the random generation of the world. If you have questions about a specific one, feel free to create another question.

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Great answer, thanks. I wanted a bit more than a Standard game so I went for Epic. Marathon may be a bit too long! – barrylloyd Oct 17 '10 at 17:23

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