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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Influence an ally to build an oil well that destroys another improvement

There's a city-state allied to me that just found oil. At least, I can see oil in their lands since I developed the relevant technology. I'd like them to build a Well improvement over that tile, so ...
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Declaring war when enemy spy is killed. Which is the warmonger penalty?

In Civilization V, whenever you catch a spy trying to steal a technology and identify who his master is, you are presented with three options. 1. To forgive them for spying on you Which gives a ...
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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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How do I disable Civ 5's opening movie?

It seems like the opening movie always starts up and won't let me cancel it until it has played for about 10 seconds. Is that because it takes the game that long to load regardless? Is there a way ...
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Steam CD Key already used

I bought a physical copy of Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition, and the game arrived, a day later. I installed the game, and entered the product code through Steam. It said the product code had ...
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Use Multi-Player Save in Single-Player and vice versa

I am looking for a way to use my Civilization V multiplayer save in single player. Background is that I play a lot of games with friends but they quit once it is clear who is winning. However, I would ...
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How much unhappiness do puppet cities generate?

How much unhappiness do puppet cities generate, and how does that interact with India's bunus: Double the Unhappiness from the number of Cities, but Halve the Unhappiness from Population size. ...
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Computer Crashing in CIv V

So I was running Civ V perfectly fine for a while, but then it started to freeze. What happens, is it occasionally freezes, and there is nothing I can do. I can move my mouse, but that's it. I can't ...
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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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Do i need to meet all city states to found World Congress?

In Brave New World, to found World Congress, do i need to be the first to discover Printing Press and: A. all other players? B. all other players and city states?
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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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Can I restore my wiped out religion in Civ 5 Gods and Kings?

I eliminated a computer player that had a strong religion (Buddhism). My religion was weak, whereas this other one was taking over the continent quickly. Now that I have him overrun, I want, well ...
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Units don't move until end of turn

This has been really frustrating for me: My units don't actually move when I release the right mouse button, but when I end the turn. (If I tell a unit to automate its movement, it moves during my ...
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Is there a way to tell which spaceship parts the other civs have built?

Is there a way to tell which spaceship parts the other civs have built, where they are, and how close they are to a science victory?
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Civilization 5 Start Location

In this answer, I had to put some restriction: IGE modification only. For some reason my friend did not use worldbuilder. My friend asked me on how to make settlers to not placed in a certain ...
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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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Civilization V Steam workshop troubles

So I have two different questions. When I download maps from steam workshop and try to run them there are no options to select the map I had downloaded when browsing maps. What could cause this or ...
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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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Stop two allied city-states from war

I have two allied city-states that are at war with each other. How can I stop this?
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Can I Culture Bomb far away?

I have my eyes on a luxury resource on neutral territory, very far away from my cities, behind the territories of other civilizations. But I don't want to settle a city there because of the effects ...
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What is a good civ for playing defensively and making money?

I'd rather settle my immediate surroundings and grow my empire tall rather than trying to settle new lands, I usually play Rome if only because of the UA that helps me grow my cities tall, but I ...
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Militaristic city-state allies gifting unique units

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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How does the terrain attack bonus promotions work?

For example, Barrage: +15% strength when attacking enemies in rough terrain like forest and hills. The question is, does it mean: 1) I'm initiating an attack when standing on a rough terrain or 2) ...
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Will my citizens stop loving the king if I only give them wine for a day?

In Civilization 5, cities will occasionally demand a luxury resource your empire does not have, such as Wine. If you connect this luxury resource to your empire, the city will enter into a We Love the ...
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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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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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If one player doesn't own a DLC-civilization, can the others still use it in multiplayer?

Some of the DLCs just give new civilizations. I realize there's a good chance the "DLC" is already downloaded for everyone, it just needs to be activated by throwing more money at them. So, if I buy ...
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What does 'You need DLC to use this item' mean when modding Civ 5?

I'm currently have this problem with the modding in Civilization 5 without anything only the basic game.In the steam workshop I find the mods that I want but it says "You need DLC to use this item." ...
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What happens if I buy a game without the DLC's the first time and then want to buy the game with all the DLC's

I first bought the normal version of Civ V without all the DLC's, but that was really boring, so I wanted the complete edition. That was $40, so I waited until the sale. I want to buy the complete ...
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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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What amount is needed to construct the World Congress projects?

Does anyone know the total amount needed for each project? This would help in determining not to over allocate to these projects. Example: If world's fair needed 6000 points, then I know 3001 ...
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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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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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Is there a way to replace the intro screens?

I'm referring to the loading screens showing when the whole game is starting up. I much preferred the ones in the base game and G&K, but now that I have BNW, I can't see the old ones any more. Is ...
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“Civilization V has stopped working” crash on turn processing, on exit to main menu/desktop and on load game from ingame

Civilization V keeps crashing on me. I've now had several games that suddenly crash while processing a specific turn (same turn every time). The crash usually happens during the early parts of the ...
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In Civilization 5, how may turns are there for each Game Pace setting?

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 = ? ...
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Is it possible to make a custom difficulty setting?

I'm looking to crate my own custom difficulty setting where the computer would be as ruthless and dedicated as in Emperor, but not receive early game bonuses such as technologies or extra buildings. ...
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In newer Civ games, how do you truly make up for the overhead of expansion?

I know about things like building happiness improvements, choosing civ upgrades (traits or technologies or whatever), razing cities, puppeting cities, etc. The problem is that, as someone who has ...
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What are the Civilization V leader statuses?

How many, or what are, the different leader statuses in Civilization V? I've seen Neutral, Hostile and Friendly before (the Hostile one quite a lot actually), but just ran into one that was Afraid. ...
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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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What is the ratio of Tourism to Culture when influencing a civilization?

In Civilization 5, Culture is described as your defense, while Tourism is your offense in the game of influencing other civilizations. When you generate Tourism, you generate it 2 points at a time. ...
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Civilization V LAN save via Internet [duplicate]

I've played with my friend a LAN game at his place. Unfortunately he lives quite far from me and I can't visit him on regular basis. Can I use a save where we played via LAN to play with him via ...
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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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Advantages of using Venetian (Venice) Civilization?

I am having a difficult time understanding how to effectively use the Venetian Civilization . At first glance, the Venice Civilization seems significantly weaker than other civs: with the primary ...
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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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Where'd MainMenu.lua go in Civilization 5: Brave New World? I want to enable mods on my Mac!

So to unlock Mods on your Mac version of Civ V, you need to comment out line 33 of MainMenu.lua. When Gods and Kings came out, MainMenu.lua moved, but the fix still worked. Now that "Brave New ...
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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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Does anyone know of any other hidden abilities of civilization leaders?

The only ability which is listed anywhere for Alexander (Greece), other than the unique units, is that influence over city states is decreased at half rate and increased at double rate. However, I've ...
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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 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 ...