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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How do I add mod support into Civilization 5 for Mac when I have MainMenu.xml instead of MainMenu.lua?

I'm trying to enable the mod button within the Steam version of Civilization 5 for Mac. When I navigate to: ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/sid meier's civilization ...
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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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Can I win a science victory after I win a cultural victory?

I wanted to win a science victory right after winning a cultural victory. To win a science victory, I have to build a bunch of spaceship parts and move them to my capital, where they are assembled. ...
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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 found more than one religion?

My civilization has founded Christianity. Thinking I could corner the market on religion like I did in Civilization 4, I saved up faith to trigger another great prophet. However, when the second ...
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Should I take into consideration the distance of trade routes?

With the Brave New World Expansion pack comes a new system of trading via Caravan and Cargo Ships. Each trade route only last a couple number of trips but the units don't seem to have a number of ...
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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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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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How do I speed up a round of Civilization 5?

I am a recreational player and time is a limiting factor for me. Is it possible to configure Civilization 5 in a way so that an average round can be completed in one evening (lets say within 5 hours)? ...
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What does World Age do?

In advanced game setup, what does the "World Age" option do? The choices for the option are: 3 Billion Years 4 Billion Years 5 Billion Years Random
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Is it possible to set up and watch a game between just computer AI opponents?

No human players, just AI and have the ability to scroll around and see what the AIs are doing with the turn management being also automated, so the AIs just end turn when they are done. Oh, and all ...
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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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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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Can users play simultaneously from one copy of Civilization V?

I read in an ad for Civilization 5 that it allows installation on 5 different computers. Does that mean I can install it on my kid's computer and mine, and then we can simultaneously play, or even in ...
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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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Screen tearing when moving up and down quickly

I bought this game a few weeks ago and noticed I'm getting screen tearing in the middle of the screen. I've tried using in game v-sync and adaptive v-sync and neither seems to solve the problem. I ...
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How to create a religion in Civilization V?

Just got the Gods and Kings expansion and was playing 3 player game with friends. They both made a religion and I was over 1000 in faith and still could not work out how to create a religion or get a ...
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Should I accept embassies from AI civilizations?

The AI seem to be very fond of paying me 15 - 25 gold to establish an embassy in my capital very early in the game. I'm quite fond of free money, so I've generally taken the deal, but is that ...
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What bonuses do I get from the tile on which I place my city?

I'm trying to understand all the facets of city placement. One thing I can't quite find, however, is if the specific terrain of the tile the city is built on has a significant effect. Does it make a ...
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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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What's the best way to increase my rate of research?

What's the best way to increase my rate of research in Civilization 5? Is it purely a function of population and buildings, or is there something else I can do to speed it up (especially in the early ...
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As science research points increase in Civ 5, why does the research itself not hasten?

In the ancient era I may have +32 science and it takes 18 turns to research the Wheel, for instance. In the modern era I may have +520 science and it still takes me 18 turns to research Atomic Theory, ...
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Is it worth connecting my cities with roads early in Civ 5?

Roads are expensive in Civ 5 (1 gold upkeep per turn), but I make some of that back when I connect my cities to my capital. Is it always still a net loss, and if so, is that money better spent ...
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Civ 5: Recommended Military Units Per City?

Im still very new to the game and I know it "depends". But lets say for Instance in an Archipelago Map (which is what im playing now). Im playing on easy still but shooting for a Scientific or ...
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In Civ 5, how exactly do agreements affect relations with other civs?

OK, so I just moved from emperor to immortal level and its becoming a bit tricky to me. The main problem is that I somehow manage to piss off all my neighbours way too soon :( The only obvious ...
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What are some strong defensive formations that can be used in Civ 5?

Playing on deity difficulty is not easy. Often I am facing a numerically superior opponent whose reinforcements seem almost ceaseless and are technologically better armed than my armies. I therefore ...
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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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How do I launch Sid Meiers Civilization 5 to play in offline mode?

I have just installed Civ 5 from Steam. Is it possible to play it offline (without connecting to the Internet?) If yes, How?
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In Civ V, what happens when you take a city in a One City Challenge Game?

In Civ V, what happens when you take a city in a One City Challenge Game? Clearly keeping the city would be a huge advantage, so I would be surprised to hear that you are allowed to keep and use the ...
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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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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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How can I confirm I'm playing the current version of Civilization 5?

I feel like I am encountering bugs that were reported as fixed in the most recent patch. Is there a way I can confirm what version of the game I'm running? I can't seem to find an "About" menu ...
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How efficient is allocating workers on auto mode?

I would like to manage workers on my own, but as the city becomes larger, I found it really hard to manage them by myself. If I put workers on auto-mode, how efficient would they be? are there any ...
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What are the ways of improving water tiles?

I'm going to play an archipelago map. The problem is that water tiles seem so useless in Civ 5. They only give one food and one gold. The only two things I recall that can help to improve them is ...
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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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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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Do I gain income for connecting city-states to my trade network?

City-States keep asking me to connect to them, but I'm not sure if the life-long upkeep is worth the one-time influence gain. If, on the other hand, I get influence and an income boost, I'm gonna have ...
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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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Optimum tactics and units for capturing cities for each age

I am really struggling on capturing cities, especially on smaller islands. Boats seem to do such little damage and getting units across the sea, early game especially, is very dangerous because of the ...
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Finding the map seed of a Civilization V game

I recently started a game on Civilization V and I really like the map I'm playing. I know it's possible to manually input a seed when creating a game but is there a way to display the seed of a game ...
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How can you destroy a city in Civ 5 besides razing it or nuking it?

I just nuked a city twice and destroyed it. I was unaware that it was possible to level a city completely... Are there other methods of destroying a city completely besides razing it or ...
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Is there an optimal city size to start building settlers?

When i need to build a settlers? There is a choice between stopping city growth and early expansion. My suggestion is if time to build is less than time to grow. But it's just a kind of random guess. ...
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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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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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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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How do we save a multi-player game?

Is there a way to save a multi-player game so that we can return to it later? I can't find an option. It was possible in Civ 4.
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Frequent disconnects over LAN?

I'm experiencing frequent disconnects while playing Civilization V in multiplayer over my home wired LAN. I do not experience something like that in other multiplayer games. Is there any known ...