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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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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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Is there a Combat log?

I have found the notification log. However, this does not contain a log of attacks and defences. I use quick combat and sometimes I go, whoa, what hit me? In my current case, it was a stealth bomber. ...
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Defence against stealth bombers?

I was fighting a technological superior foe. Korea! had only just gained Jet technology. Korea had employed a stealth bomber. For once I was on the wrong side of this weapon and Korea was picking ...
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How can I know who is at war with whom?

Is there a way to know which country is at war with another country? I know that there is the Diplomacy Panel, but it only tells my situation with other AI civilizations. What I want to know is : Is ...
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What is a good benchmark for the cultural win strategy?

I am currently learning to play Civilization 5 and decided to experiment with the cultural victory strategy. I am going to play game after game with the same strategy, making minor adjustments to see ...
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Changing Teams in Civ 5

What is the effect of changing an opponents team in the Advanced Setup screen? What benefits do I get from changing the second player to Team 1? Does it give me a permanent ally throughout the ...
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What happens if I found a city next to a previously razed city

So I was playing a game last night where I was going for a Space Victory, toward the end of the game I went to war with Germany. After dropping the A-bomb on Hamburg and razing it to the ground I ...
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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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Can I determine if my unit can be seen?

Is there a way to determine if my units are still visible? Mostly in trying to set an embarkment trap, how far to keep destroyers off land One more, do subs become invisible again after an attack?
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What is the maximum amount of experience a unit can receive in each age?

To put it another way, how far through the experience tree can a unit progress in each age?
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How many hit points does a sieged city have remaining?

I am attacking a city and would like to know how many hitpoints it has remaining. I have tried hovering over the hex and city plaque. All you can see from the screenshot is that the city is in the ...
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Do manufactories and Customs Houses sacrifice the Strategic or luxury resources on those tiles?

I cannot figure out if using my GE or GM to build a manufactory or customs house on a tile with a strategic or luxury resource in it sacrifices that resource. I'm also wondering if there is any ...
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Do workers only put in a percentage of work at the end of a turn if they used a movement point before starting?

I have found that when a worker moves into a hex and starts work having used a part of their movement points, they will start work on the end of that turn, not the next turn. This is similar to when ...
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What are the main changes made to the game going from Civilization IV to V? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What changes have been made from Civilization 4 to 5? What are the main differences between the two latest versions of the Sid's Meier Cilivization series? Is this ...
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How do I determine a unit's current health?

This may sound obvious, but how can you tell how much health your units have in Civilization V?
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Should I return captured workers to their country or keep them?

When I take over a Barbarian camp with a captured worker from another nation, I have the option to return them or keep them. Returning them helps the relationship with the nation, keeping them is ...
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Do cities received through a trade have any special properties?

It's possible to trade cities to other civilizations, but I'm uncertain how cities received through a trade behave. Do they suffer any penalties compared to cities I built myself, or do they behave ...
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What is a good beginners strategy to learn the mechanics of Civilization 5?

I am pretty new to Civilization 5, played no more than maybe 4 or 5 games. What is a solid strategy I can use against the AI that does not only help me to win the game but also teaches the mechanics a ...
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How much unhappiness is generated from cities and citizens?

At first glance, I really like India's bonus: Double the Unhappiness from the number of Cities, but Halve the Unhappiness from Population size. For me to really judge it though, and build ...
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Why does the military adviser stop giving me advice midway through a game?

Anytime I get about midway through a game of Civilization V, the military advisor stops giving me information about how strong most of my opponents are. That is, at the start of the game he will say ...
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Steam updated today (2012-02-08) and now Civ crashes on icon execute

Steam updated and restarted today. Now when i double click my Civ icon, i get this immediately. How can I fix this problem?
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What happens to air/sea units occupying when a city razes?

What happens to air and sea units that are within a city which finally razes to the ground?
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What is the best way to detect covered/hidden units in an enemy city?

The problem is that my invading naval force tries to defend my attacking "marines", however, sometimes an enemy destroyer pops out from no where and kills the unit. This had perplexed me on occasion ...
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Atomic Bomb vs Nuclear Missile damage

Is there a damage difference between Atomic Bomb (AB) vs Nuclear Missile (NM) damage? I'm up at that stage (rarely) and I'm considering AB purely on the production cost. However, if there is a ...
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My civ icon now asking DX9 or DX11

I had it setup that when I execute CIV 5 that it would load the DirectX 11 version without asking. It is now asking using the following dialogue (note i am also showing how it can create an icon). ...
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What happens when you conquer a city where a spaceship is under construction?

What happens when you conquer a city where a spaceship is under construction? Can the conquered civilization continue construction in its new capital? Does the conquered civilization retain its ...
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How to militarily delay a science victory?

I'm currently competing with Russia for a science victory, and unfortunately they're in the lead, so I thought about using my military to try and slow them down. Unfortunately they're on the other ...
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Is there a way to place a sign post?

In Civ-4 you could place a sign post on the terrain. I would place a sign post to say that a city was my naval building base. Can you do this in Civ-5?
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How is a Civilization's literacy calculated?

Literacy is one of the demographics in Civilization 5. How is it calculated? How do you compare two civilizations via this statistic? Are you able to tell how advanced a civ is compared to you by ...
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Are there drawbacks to selling buildings?

I've hit the end of the science tree in Civ V, so I want to divert as many resources as possible into other areas (wealth, culture, production etc). I see that you can now sell buildings but if I ...
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What causes trade routes to be broken?

My general question is: What can cause trade routes to be broken? My specific question is: Why was the route between my cities broken? As you can see they are connected by road. There are no ...
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What should be my objectives when going to war with another civ?

In Civ4, going to war with a more powerful army than your neighbors' was quite profitable. If a neighboring civ started to expand into your territory, you could go to war and raze their cities to free ...
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How can I enable Civ 5 mods on Mac OS X?

Officially, the Mac OS X version of Civilization V does not support mods. However, from common sense, some discussions I've found online, and Aspyr's poor track record, I'm guessing it is indeed ...
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What is the range for the intercept fighter mission?

In a recent game, I was trying to do amphibious invasions against a couple tiny-island cities the AI controlled. These two cities were spaced nicely between me and the long, skinny continent that the ...
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Will a Culture Bomb take a city in an adjacent tile?

I understand how the basic Culture Bomb works. What I'm asking is if you own the tile adjacent to a neighboring city (other player or City State) and perform a Culture Bomb in it, will you take over ...
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How to stop all auto workers with shortcut?

I seem to recall in Civ4 there was a keyboard short cut to break all workers on the map out of automatic mode. Is there a similar command for civ5?
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Is there a barbarian encampment spawn cut-off trigger?

My pangea map has a lot of free space for barbarian encampments to spawn. I had been farming them for cash and culture. However, I am now in the 1700s and notice that they are not spawning anymore. ...
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Civ V GOTY edition soundtrack download on Mac

Where does the Game Of The Year edition Civilization V soundtrack get downloaded on Mac? I looked at this question and from it deduced that the equivalent location on the Mac would be ...
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How Do I Change Unit Names?

Is it possible to change unit names such as "Giant Death Robot" to something else? I understsnd how to rename units, but would like to change what appears in the production queue. And can messages ...
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How to disable attack animations for Civ 5? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to skip battle animations in Civilization V? Watching animations like planes attacking a city takes about 20secs, which is very painful to have to watch over and ...
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How do I keep from going bankrupt?

I'm new to Civ V but have played Civilization since the beginning. I recently won my first prince level game as the Egyptians, beating England with a time victory. From the onset, bankruptcy was my ...
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Why can't my unit attack within two hexes?

This is my situation: I understand how terrain can slow movement. However, for the print screen below, I cannot work out why my elephant cannot attack the cavalry.
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Is it possible to make a decent army in the early game?

I am new to Civilization; I bought Civ 5 a couple months ago and I have only played around 4 or 5 games so far. Maybe it is because I am new to the game, but the early game goes so fast that there ...
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What does it mean when one civilization “denounces” another?

What does it mean when a civilization denounces me? What effect does it have when I denounce another civilization? What kinds of actions can you take that would cause another civilization to ...
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Is there any way to reveal the entire minimap?

If I remember correctly, Civilization 4 offered some technology that revealed the entire minimap. It didn't break fog of war, but at least it allowed you to see where all the cities were and what the ...
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How can I get my army across the ocean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get my units on a ship? It's my first game of Civilization V, and I have finished conquering all the cities on my current continent. There are still 2 more ...
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How do you unlock the “Khaaan!” achievement in Civ 5?

I played through the 100 turns of a Mongol scenario and didn't conquer the number of civs I was supposed to (5 for King in my case). But I didn't get the "Khaaan!" achievement either ("Run out of time ...
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Building a road to a faraway city state - Are they kidding?

When a really faraway city state asks me to build a road to join our two cities, is this a bug or is there a way to do it?
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Is there a wonder, project or political choice that forbids you to declare war?

In previous versions of Civilization, I think that there were some buildings or wonders that will prevent you from declaring war to other civilizations (because of your people's disagreement). I think ...
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Is there any advantage not to get rid of the other civilisations on your continent?

I wonder if there are good reasons to keep some civilizations on your own continent ? I think about "commerce treaties" or "exchanges" that would be more interesting, than harvesting the resources ...