Sid Meier's Civilization V is a turn-based strategy game encompassing all of human history. Players attempt to take a fledgling civilization from 4000BC to modern times and lead their civilization to victory through domination, science, culture or diplomacy.

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Is there a mechanism to balance uneven team size?

In the game Civ V, vanilla, as a test I tried several 2 vs 1s, allied with an AI against one. (3 civ, random leader, no city-states, map from tiny to big) On purpose, I did very little to help. ...
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Why did Sofia gift me a Legion?

I had a game where I was gifted a Legion by a city state. Rome wasn't even in the game. Has this happened to anyone else?
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Problem running Civilization 5 Steam

I have installed Civilization 5 from Steam and it was working fine, but when I tried to run it this morning it got stuck at the first step with the message Preparing to launch Sid Meier's Civilization ...
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Why can't I suggest war against Japan or a specific civilization?

I'm playing a (built-in) custom map and Japan is attacking everyone, even the kittens! They've attacked one country I'm on excellent terms with but the game lets me suggest going to war with ONLY ...
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Did a City State give me a technology?

Yesterday, while playing Civilization V: Brave New World game, I suddenly researched Refrigeration Technology, even though I was researching Atomic Theory (had 5 turns left on it). How could this ...
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A faster way for making developed cities in Civilization 5 SDK?

The Civ 5 SDK makes modding and mapmaking extremely easy, but it has lots of limitations that have frustrated me. One of the most tedious things for me happens when making a scenario that occurs in a ...
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Playing Civ V with Steam on different PC

My friend and I want to play Civ V together using LAN. His laptop isn't te newest one and has some performance issues so we thought that he could play on mine using his Steam account since I have two ...
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Can you liberate a city that you captured, via gifting to a third party?

In Civ5 I have read there is a process to capture a city and then trade it, recapture it, and then get a liberation bonus. What are the conditions for this. Is there a waiting period that the city ...
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Does Swedens UA work in team-games?

Lets say I setup a game 3v3, and I'm sweden, will I automatically get the 20% bonus from having 2 allies?
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How do I “freeze” the time in civ v?

I'd like to stay in the classical era because I want to fight a classic war, without guns and stuff. Is is possible to remain in the classical era and if it is possible, how do I?
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How do I survive the early game on Prince difficulty and above?

I was new to the series when I first purchased this game a few months ago(with the Brave New World expansion pack), but after playing the first 3 difficulty modes I got a good hang of the game. ...
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How to see difference between national and world wonders

How can I distinguish world wonders from national wonders from the tech tree or production list? Do I have to go into the help?
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Change Civilization and Leader name in Civilization V Multiplayer?

The last time I started a game with my friend we couldn't change our Civilization and Leader names in a multiplayer game that I hosted. Is there a way to change them besides being able to do that in ...
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Steam library only some dlc and some not

I bought civ v complete edition which includes all dlcs and expansion for civ v. When I look in my library it only shows 2 of the dlcs and the normal coc games. I still have the features from the ...
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Warmongering though proxy in Civ 5

I'm trying something new and not using Montezuma for a cultural victory though sacrifices, though I always seem to get a conquest first, and went Venice with their good trade and MoV unit. So right ...
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Can I repick ideological tenets after forced to switch to different ideology

Lets assume I was forced to change my ideology with several applied tenets to another ideology. Will I have the same number to tenets to reapply or should I start from the scratch?
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Why don't AI players lose their army when having teared down economy

I usually play Civ 5 on Prince difficulty level with Raging Barbarians checkbox ticked. And I always ecnounter situation when AI players have zero gold and negative gold per turn however even with ...
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Why does Civilization V does not give me the option to play multiplayer with internet?

After choosing the multiplayer, I choose "Standard" and then I am supposed to be able to choose between Internet or Local Network but the only option the game gives me is "Local Network". Does anyone ...
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How Can I Stop Game From Stopping After 3 or 4 Social Policies?

I get the icon saying adopt a policy and I do, but after I adopt the first 3 or 4 that are unlocked, the game will not progress and I'm stuck where I am. No more turns, no more production. I am new ...
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Help, I gave back a capital and now I can't progress [duplicate]

I got a capital in my turn after ending a war, then decided to give it back as it was taken by the one I was fighting with, and I didn't notice the city was wanting to produce something and now I ...
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How do city states' gold investment quests work?

I was playing Civilization V Brave New World and a notice popped to the right saying that the city-state of Genoa will appreciate gold investment at the moment (20 turns remaining) and will return 50% ...
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Connect capital to city-states quest, do sea routes count?

When city-states ask for connecting your capital with theirs, do sea routes count? My capital is far away but I do have some coastal cities in between, but I do not know if completing a road from my ...
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Is there a way to see valid tiles for settlement?

In the game, there are suggested sites for settlement with the golden icon, but is there a way to see which titles are valid or invalid for establishing a new city? The restriction of neighboring ...
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Is it possible to Raze the 2nd capital?

I've annexed the American capital not knowing he had another city. I have no intrest in the 2nd one so I'd like to raze it, however it became his new capital, does the same "no razing capital" rule ...
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Convert a multiplayer game to Pitboss format?

I started a game with a few friends in the normal multiplayer format, but it may be hard to get us all together again to finish it later. The game is saved locally on my computer. Is it possible to ...
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Is there any way to make a unit, with a multiple turn move queued, move immediately?

Is there any way to get a unit to move now, that has been given a multiple-turn move command (i.e. move way over to there)? (... as opposed to during the end-of-turn processing) In More Detail: ...
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High CPU load on Civilization: Beyond Earth

Civilization V and now Beyond Earth share the same kind-of performance-related issue. That is, when they run for 3-5 minutes, the game starts to consume so much CPU time, that it causes the laptop CPU ...
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How to force Civ 5 resolution on Linux?

Civilization 5 insists that I can only set portrait-style resolutions (such as 1200x1920), presumably since one of my screens is in that mode. I would like to be able to play in landscape mode, as ...
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How do I upgrade to the gatling gun?

I am playing on Civ V from Steam on my Ubuntu (Linux) OS. I am playing the English nation and use the longbowman with pleasure. I read on the wiki that this unit can upgrade to Gatling gun and keep ...
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Civ V - Longbowman doesn't have range 3 or strength 18

I am playing Civ V installed from Steam on my ubuntu 14.04 OS. As I've found everywhere on the internet (wiki), the longbowman in Civ V should have a range of 3, but in my game it has a regular range ...
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What are the requirements for harbors to connect to your trade route?

I have the following set-up: My Capital (C) has a road to a coastal city (A) My coastal city has a harbor Another "coastal" city (B) is on an in-land lake, and has a harbor Another coastal city (D) ...
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Is a computer that runs Civ V reasonably well generally good enough to run Civ: Beyond Earth?

I've always liked the Civilization series (although it seems to have gone off on a little bit of a tangent in the last couple of titles), and I was wondering if a computer that can run Civilization V ...
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What diplomacy effect do I receive when liberating the last city of a different civ?

Basically, a civilization has only one city left, which it has conquered from someone else. What would happen if I liberated the city, essentially wiping out the civ?
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Why do I have to re-install my Civilization V?

I had Civilization V on C:/Program Files/Steam/SteamApps and I copied and pasted it from my laptop on to a new PC I bought. However when I installed Steam, it didn't register that Civilization was ...
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What are the mechanics behind tile acquisition?

What are the mechanics behind tile acquisition? If you go into the details of a city, it outlines one or more hexes with a purple border, which indicates possible tiles that will be acquired the ...
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When trading, is the response “I don't see how we can make this work” a final answer?

When trading with an AI civilization, I often use the "What would make this deal work" button as an easy way to see what the AI would like in exchange for a resource I want. When the answer is "I ...
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No Iron sources discovered

Most of the time I do not rush Iron Working research. When I get it, my cities are reasonably expanded and several tiles around them are already improved. The problem is that when I have it ...
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Civ V bug in Linux - Free Thought policy is not available when it should

I am playing the Linux version of the game from Steam. I have adopted Rationalism after fully completing Patronage and tradition. In rationalism I have adopted secularism and humanism. At this point ...
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Workers forget their actions!

When I assign a worker to do a task, like build a mine, he will ask for an action again next turn, when the mine hasn't been finished yet. Why do they do that? This appears to be a Linux-only thing, ...
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Strong warmonger neighbour

I am playing a game of Civilisation 5 - Gods and Kings (no BNW), Emperor difficulty. I am playing as Mongolia and my closest neighbour is America, with Carthage on my other side. The map is ...
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Will AI in civilization 5 buy units?

Does the AI ever purchase units, land, or buildings? Will an AI make use of excess gold?
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When Capturing City-States do bonuses remain?

What I mean is do the City-States type bonuses (Extra Food, Religion, Culture, Special Luxuries, etc) remain with the city when captured. So if I capture a Faith-based City-State with I gain the +2 ...
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When trading, is the “What would make this deal work” button the optimal trade?

When trading with an AI civilization, I often use the "What would make this deal work" button as an easy way to see what the AI would like in exchange for a resource I want. Is the proposed deal ...
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What factors influence AI when trading cities; what is the range of options that they will find acceptable?

If I were to try to trade one city for another to an AI, what would the tradeoff be? Do they evaluate based on some sort of total city score? I'm wondering if I could coax an AI away from an area by ...
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Civ 5 won't let me found a new city, why?

Playing Brave New world, I started a new game on my new comp I'm 56 turns into the game and now I can't build cities. I've been playing Civ 5 a long time and never had this issue. Is there a mod that ...
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If you convert an AI opponent's cities, will they decide not to found a religion?

I was looking over at this "what should I do with my prophets" question, and realized that I couldn't give good advice because I wasn't sure whether you could prevent another civilization from ...
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Is it better to focus a Great Prophet on opposing civilizations or your own at the beginning of the game?

There are two main cases I can think of: Say you are just starting out and you don't have a religion at all. Would it then be better to use it on your own cities primarily and then other ...
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When will the AI use its settlers?

They have two settlers (had one for quite a while now) and are so far focusing mainly on military strength. What should I expect from them - are they waiting for something before settling? Is this ...
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Question about social policy wording

Aristocracy in the tradition tree says: +15% production when builing wonders and +1 happiness for every 10 citizens in a city Is the interpretation that I only get +1 happiness for every 10 ...
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Is it possible to disable wonders?

I find the mechanic irritating sometimes. Is it possible to disable it so I don't have to bother with wonder racing every game? Alternatively is there a way to make it so anyone can build every ...