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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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 ...
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Install Civ 5 mod on Linux

Playing Portugal, I'd really like to have the Trade Opportunities mod. But how do I install it on a Linux system? I could not find it in the mod hub, as suggested by the link.
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Can I own land without having a city nearby?

So, I have Civilization 5 with all the expansions and DLC. I'm playing on the largest map and want to start moving units across the world to face my other enemy, but it's quite far and I don't own any ...
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Why does the game tell me I am using too much iron?

I am constantly getting the notification that I am using more iron than I have. However, I have some iron and it does not show up as in use: How can I find out where my iron is in use? Should that ...
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Why can't I puppet a City-State in Civ V?

I started a game of Civilisation V with God & Kings expansion (GOTY edition, so a bunch of DLC as well). Started as Genghis Khan and warred a bit for prospective expansion areas, gaining an enemy ...
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Civ V Multiplayer - Change turn mode while in a game

Me and my friends are enjoying a game of Civilization V, but when everyone got affected in a war - everything started to go so slow. That's because I selected hybrid turn mode by an accident when ...
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Config file location for Civlization V on Linux

On Linux-family systems, where are the files that store user configuration (particularly pertaining to resolution) found? I've been looking over the usual suspects (~/.steam, the game installation ...
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Civ 5 - How do i enable world wrap on a fractal or pangea map (not world builder)

How do i enable world wrap because i always spawn on the opposite side of the map than my teammate. Is there a mod or something? I heard using ige (In game editor) could work? (Instructions please if ...
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What real-life Destroyer is Civ 5's modeled after?

Unlike some units, the civlopedia doesn't mention what real-life ship class the Destroyer unit is based off of. My best (amateur) guess is that it's an American or British design, possibly the ...
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How can I make Civilization V more difficult?

So I’ve been trying to create a truly difficult game of Civilization. I want to test my skills. So, obviously first thing to do is put the AI on Deity, and I've ticked the box for Rampaging ...
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How do I increase my gold production?

I'm new to the civilization series, and noticed that my units disband when my gold drops to negative. How can I improve my gold production to prevent this from happening again?
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Is there a way to skip the “Choose Production” option for a city for a turn? [duplicate]

I'm playing a game of Civ V and I captured a city that needed a new production. I sold the city that turn and now the choose production icon is stuck and wont go away even when I press shift-enter. Is ...
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How can you upgrade multiple units at the same time?

When upgrading units to a more modern equivalent, is it possible to do a mass upgrade in one go instead of finding and upgrading each individual unit?
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Can I view which cities are low on food or have no food without clicking each one? [duplicate]

I'm at a point where I have around 40 cities (I kept playing after winning just for fun) and the stats screen popped up for "Most Well Fed" and I noticed my number was extremely low. I have farmland ...
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Basic attack strategy for Civilization 5

I'm new to the Civilization franchise and was just wondering if conquering early game is worth it. Should I upgrade my civilization and unleash my fury when I have everything unlocked or is there some ...
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How can I avoid the Civilization 5 glitch where all the players go to Prince setting?

Me and my friends keep trying to do multiplayer games of Civilization 5, but we have a lot of trouble- the difficulty always resets to Prince. Apparently, this is a huge problem for a lot of people ...
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Civilization 5 unending turn?

So I just got a city out of an ideological revolt, its been annexed and yatta yatta. For whatever reason, I traded the city back to its original owner before telling it to produce something. Only now ...
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How can I stop the AI great prophet from running around my cities forever? (Civ5) [duplicate]

Let's say I have two cities with one inquisitor and one unit blocking the road between the cities. In theory, if the two cities are far apart enough, the AI great prophet shouldn't be able to convert ...
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How can I get the tourism bonus for having the same religion as another civilization?

According to the Civ5 wiki, your civilization gains a 25% (40% with Aesthetics) bonus to tourism to other nations that share the same "majority religion". What does it mean for two civilizations to ...
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Is Infinite City Spam a good strategy on Immortal/Deity in Brave New World?

Infinite City Spam (ICS) has been the go-to Win Button in the Civilization series for some time. In short, the idea is to build as many cities as humanly possible; even if some of those cities aren't ...
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What is the difference between global and local happiness?

In Civilization V some buildings or policies affect local happiness, while others global. What's the difference? I understand local means per city, but does it have any different effects towards the ...
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How can I get a Zulu domination vic at Emperor level?

I have tried 2 tactics to get this vic: 1) going straight for S.Zeus and then to Civ. Service to build an Impi army (I won that way at a lower level), and 2) getting G.Library first and then S.Zeus ...
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How to replace ai with human midgame? (multiplayer)

I'm running a pitboss sever and we're a quarter of the way through the game, doing a few turns a day. I have another friend who wants to play. Is there a way for the person to take over one of the AI ...
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Food/production for Domestic trade routes

In Civilization 5, how is the amount of food or production received from domestic trade routes calculated?
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What to do with excess Culture?

(BNW)Granted, I understand it's exceptionally difficult to adopt every social policy and ideological tenant before achieving any other victory condition... but I actually managed to do it by accident ...
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How to fix the issue of Civilization V not launching in “Direct X 10 & 11” mode

I launch Civlization V from steam and the launcher appears, it gives me the option of Direct X 9, Direct X 10 & 11 or Windows 8 Touch Enabled Mode. I wish to run it in DX11 so I select that, the ...
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Three musketeers flanking achievement - Civ5

Playing as Napoleon/French in Civ5, I am struggling to get the "Three Musketeers" achievement. I suspect the answer is somewhere in what is considered to be "flanking" (How do you flank an enemy?), ...
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How do I stop the AIs from being hypocrites?

For example, they get mad at you when you ask them to stop spying at them, and also get mad when you catch one of their spies. They get mad when you vote against their propositions and vote against ...
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Best methods of pissing off other civilizations?

What are the best methods of pissing off other civilisations? I know going to war against them is probably one of the most effective ways of damaging your relationship with other civs, but I was also ...
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Should I ever move my first settler?

I was reading an article about the guys at Firaxis arguing about whether moving your first Settler is EVER a good idea, and it got me thinking. I have always been a "don't move the settler" kind of ...
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How do you get the benefit of natural wonders that are mountains?

I started a game of Civilization 5 (BNW + G&K) and early on in the game I discovered a natural wonder called Cirro de Potosi, which is a mountain. When I discovered it, the advisor popped up and ...
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Found religion in capital or border city?

In my current Civ5 game, I have four cities relatively close to each other and I just got the first great prophet. Should I found the religion in my capital (most population atm.) or should I found ...
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Found city in desert hex or improveable tile beside desert hex?

In Civilization 5, given a situation where you have several desert hexes around a prospective founding location and a few non-desert hexes (e.g. grassland), is it better to found the city itself in ...
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Why can't I use my great prophet to enhance my religion?

I have just bought a great Prophet in my Holy City but the 'enhance religion option' doesn't appear. Why not? What can I do to have this option? I need to enhance my religion!
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What is “Production Free Units” in difficulties chart?

There is a list of differences in civ5 difficulties here: http://www.civfanatics.com/civ5/difficulties What does "Production Free Units" row mean?
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How can I remove unwanted civilizations in civ5?

There are a lot of civilizations I don't consider 'real civs' in the game. I won't list them to avoid debate =). The thing is, I want to avoid them spawning in my games, yet I still want the civs list ...
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How to catch up in science specifically with Korea and Babylon in late game?

I was playing in King difficulty (BNW). Without pressure from wars, Korea manage to tech up to complete Manhattan project the same time as I complete Railroads tech in first tech in Modern Era. ...
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Does the AI have a mechanism to know somebody engineered a war against it?

Let me summarise a game so far for you: playing Morocco King Continent It was very peaceful continent on my side. Everyone shook hands and there were no wars, a lot of research agreement and stuff. ...
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How to make peace after I have what I want

Background Another civ founded a city far away from their territory, in the middle of mine, and right where I wanted one. I declared war, quickly took the city, and razed it (mostly because I wanted ...
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Why am I never attacked? Why is the AI so peaceful?

I usually play prince and I usually win the games. What I hardly get ever attacked. Sometimes not even until the modern era. Is there a tweak or a mod to change this? Or should I declare a war in the ...
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Limit civ5 AI player unit count?

Is it possible to limit total number of units for AI player so they don't clutter the whole map with unit spamming? This also keeps AI from bankrupting.
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Why are my tile improvements taking too many turns to build?

For some reason it takes around 600 turns to build a single farm. Why is this happening? How can I fix or improve it? My settings are: standard pace, level 3 difficulty.