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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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 ...
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Effects of your response to Denoucing?

Does your response to being denounced have an effect? If so, what effect? You'll pay for this Very well Does this change between Vanilla, G&K, and BNW (in over-all effect or minor ...
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Does Starting Biases affect resources?

I know that there are starting biases that affect where a particular civilization is placed What I am asking is whether or not this affects the resources that surround him. I have noticed that ...
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What is the difference between a missionary and a great prophet?

What can each do that the other cannot? Is it wise to stick to a particular one or are there use cases for each?
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How can I work my way back into a good relationship from being denounced?

So far almost everything has gone wrong with one particular nation. Is there any hope? I trade and have religious influence with all of their cities. By almost everything I mean: I built wonders ...
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What creates new spies? [duplicate]

Every once in a while I'll get another spy seemingly out of the blue. What in-game event generates a new one? I haven't found any sort of progress bar for generating spies if there is one.
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How can I work towards being able to friend an AI?

Seems that only the AI that offer to friend me are ever up for friendships. Is there a strategy or a series of steps that can allow me to increase my success rate of friending AIs?
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How to keep up on Science on Immortal?

Preamble: I don't care for direct science victory as a primary objective, however; I do realize the importance of science for the game. On Emperor I have no problem keeping up on science against the ...
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Mouse is freezing randomly in TF2 and Civ5

My mouse keeps freezing in place at random times when I'm playing a game. It's happened in TF2 4 times already, and it's happened once when I was playing Civ 5. The mouse cursor moves to the middle of ...
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Units witout maintenance cost

In my current game, under Economic Overview, it's mentioned that I "own 3 units that do not require maintenance." I'm using the Communitas AI&Tools and Interface mods. Not sure is they made the ...
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Civ 5 BNW broken city connections bug?

I think I am experiencing a bug. I have three cities connected to my capital via roads though a fourth city. The game originally recognized all three city connections. However, the turn after it ...
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Can I disable unit upgrade from a ruin?

I dislike the "Advanced weaponry" ruins perk that upgrades your unit. Is there anyway via a mod or custom configuration to disable it and leave the other ruin perks intact?
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Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) STOP code 0x00000116 on game close

I encountered a strange crash on closing Civilization V. Usually the game closes fine, but on occasion the crash presents as follows: I click "Exit to Windows" Game closes, desktop shows, but ...
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How to do basic Civilization V operations with keyboard only in, even just moving

I play Civ V on my Mac in my rare free time but I'd like to reduce my mouse use. I have found numerous charts with keyboard shortcuts for exotic actions, but cannot find anything on how to do many ...
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How to play against a friend with higher demographics?

I'm starting to believe Civ 5 really makes this hard, as once you get behind in tech/GNP you will lose the ability to beat them. The situation is this, I've started on a not too prosperous continent ...
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Show unit movable range within 1 turn?

Is there any option to enable the display of unit movable range within 1 turn ? I watched one youtube video and saw that it displayed on his game like this but somehow I cannot find this in the Game ...
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Best Civilization for making gold

In vanilla Civ V I wish to play a game with a friend where he makes the troops and I support him with money. I am curious as to which civilization will help me make the most money.
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Why do civilizations on their back leg refuse my deals?

Civilization V: I notice that when I have an NPC civilization on the back foot, it tries to bargain ("What do I have to do to end this war"), so even if I give the civ a really generous deal, it ...
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Honor Aztec Strategy

Preamble: I love playing civ5 by getting the most out of my UAs/UUs. However, that being said I do like variety so I aim for different victory styles using similar mini-strategies if you will. By far ...
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Why can't I bomb Rome?

As you can see from the image below, I have a great war bomber with Rome in range. However, when I click the attack button and click on Rome (I can see my damage and Rome's damage), nothing happens. ...
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Stuck on “Choose a production…”

I think I've broken Civilization V. I am playing as Poland (red) and I attacked and annexed a Roman (purple) city and then within the same turn traded it back to Rome. Unfortunately the game seems to ...
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Ancient Ruins sound on file system?

Does anyone know the location of the ancient ruins discovery sound? I would like to use it as a ringtone.
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How can I prevent a negative happiness rating when choosing an ideology?

One turn after choosing my Ideology, my happiness goes to -10. And it stays that way, even if I change my ideology. How can I prevent that?
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Building academy on oil tile - Auto acquire oil?

In civ 5 brave new world, if I build an academy, and then several turns later, I research oil, does the academy automatically grant me that oil if the oil is underneath it? In one game I was playing, ...
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Why is my city now attacking as a catapult?

I'm playing Civilization 5 and, out of a sudden, my city started to attack as a catapult. It used to throw arrows, now it throws rocks. What did I do?
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Can I see a detailed list where my resources are being used?

So according to my resources on the top bar, I can make 20 aluminum. The problem is that I'm using 17 of it which doesn't leave me with a lot. Is there anywhere I can go to see a detailed breakdown ...
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What social policy reduces border growth via culture?

The city contains a monument that generates +2 culture. However, the net Culture says zero. The tooltip for Culture +0 says "-2 from policies". What policy causes the -2? http://imgur.com/v3Fbfk3 ...