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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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 ...
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Is it possible to launch the spacecraft after 2050?

I wasn't able to add the engine part (i.e. my last part) of my space shuttle at the end of game... Was it because the game already over (>2050) ? PS/ I succeed to add all other parts. For the last ...
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Can roads in neutral territory be pillaged or destroyed?

Roads in my territory are destroyed with a worker. Roads in enemy territory are destroyed using pillage with a military unit. Can roads in neutral territory be pillaged or destroyed? Additional: ...
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How did I meet these city states?

How did I meet these city states? As you can see in they are deep in the fog. The minimap showing the view angle. There are two dots in there if you look hard enough. The last event for Kuala ...
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Unit tile swap. Works one way and not the other, Why?

When there are two of my units adjacent to each other, you can perform a unit swap between their two hex tiles. You do this by dragging the cursor of one unit over the other. The cursor turns white, ...
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Does a unit with the “ignores terrain cost” promotion benefit from the “woodsman” promotion?

Some units, such as scouts, minutemen, or units upgraded from them, get the "ignores terrain cost" promotion which means every terrain tile costs 1 movement point (or less if it's a road). However, ...
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Civilization 5 Elizabeth-specific achievement domain?

The achievement specifically tied to Elizabeth (that's the English) is as follows: Ruler of the Seas As Elizabeth, sink and destroy 357 enemy naval units, across any number of playthroughs. So my ...
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Backup / Transfer data to new computer

I am upgrading to a new computer with Windows 7 and would like to retain settings / saves and my hall of fame. What folder locations should I backup and later restore? Are there any gotchas?
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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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What happens to wonders in a city when it is razed?

What happens to a wonder in a city, if i raze the city? Does the wonder disappear with its bonus'? or do the wonders switch to another city as if it was that city who had build it?
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What dis/advantage is there to starving a city before building it back up?

If I were to take a city, make it a puppet, starve it (when i appears it has recovered to be able to build) to 1 pop and then stop razing and start building a court house. What are the major ...
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Is there any advantage to selling units before winning the game?

Being faced with moth-balled destroyers as I battle to gain the last remaining inland city. What advantage if any is there to selling surplus units before winning the game? thanks
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Why can't I enter a city-state's territory?

In a recent game a certain city-state became angry with me, and from that point onward I could not enter the territory of the city-state, it showed it in red, just like trying to enter mountains or ...
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No text at all in the game?

I just bought the game Civilization V on the AppStore (Apple) : The game seems to work but there is no text on any button, title, text field, etc. Is there a way to fix this ? Tech info : ...
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When does The Great Wall become obsolete?

Before a recent patch change, the Colossus used to go obsolete upon Navigation: Goes obsolete once any player researches the Navigation technology. Pretty clear wording. The Great Wall, ...
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What's required in order to have a city produce “Research”?

In earlier plays through Civ5 I've been able to set a city's production to Research, so I know it's possible, but I've not determined what it is that enables that (in my current game, Research isn't ...
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On Deity, is it possible to get past turn 50 without Montezuma attacking you?

It appears as though despite not even being close to him, he decides to attack me around turn 35 or so every game. The earliest that I've ever been attacked is turn 19. My military is always awful. ...
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How big is a culture bomb?

Ghandi (the cheeky bastard) just culture bombed my border near his capital, securing several important resources. However, I wasn't watching at the time and so am unsure how many culture bombs he ...
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Why isn't my city growing?

It is my first game of Civilization 5, but I have played Civilization 3 and 4 many times. Twice I have seen my capital having a stagnation for no apparent reason. From what I read food is the only ...
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Is there any reason not to settle on a hill?

Civilization 4 was a little different with where you might want to settle, and in Civilization 5, there is no real benefit of even settling next to a river for your capital. Sure, you will lose out on ...
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Can I start the National College with all my cities having libraries then settle a third city?

Can I start the National College with all my cities having libraries then settle a third city? If I do that, I won't satisfy the "each city requires a library" constraint. What happens?
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How do you identify who owns territory on the map in Civilization V?

When I'm exploring the world I come across the borders of other civilizations and city states. So far I've picked up that civilizations seem to have solid borders while city states have a dashed ...
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Can multiple cities work the same tile in Civilization 5?

Can multiple cities work the same tile in Civilization 5? For example, if I have found a natural wonder, can I found my early settlers around it, so that they are four hex away from each other and ...
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Is there a distance penalty for settling cities?

In Civ 4 there was a serious penalty when you settled a city far away from your main capital. What is the position on this in Civ 5? Should I scatter shot my cities far away? Or place them close to ...
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How do I save map settings as the default when starting a new game?

Is it possible to save the Civ V game settings so when I start a new map they would be (for example): Napolean Large Map Epic No Barbarians Prince etc..., So that every time I play I don't have to ...
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Nuke Tactics Civ 5

How should you use Nukes in Civ 5? In my game, it is late game, I've just built the United Nations. It's my first game so I don't know how to use a Nuke. I've built ten of them. Should I target all ...
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Can a Polynesian Ironclad enter ocean tiles?

Yesterday, when I was playing as Polynesia, I tried to understand if Ironclads will be stronger for Polynesia than for other civs. On the one hand Kamehameha has the wayfinding trait, allowing all ...
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What happens when you can't pay your debts?

I usually run a good fiscal policy, so my gold is always positive. I've read somewhere that if you get to 0 gold, units start to sell themselves. Are there any other repercussions? What happens if ...
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How is attack strength calculated?

Sometimes I just can't figure out how the unit strength value is calculated in combat. For instance, yesterday I was sinking poor outdated barbarian ships with my sub, and when peeking at the combat ...
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What to do with a badly-placed city?

I made a mistake of building a city in a pretty bad spot - it's on an island, and other than coastal ocean tiles, it only has access to one jungle tile, one gem tile, and one fish tile. With very low ...
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Is there a way to stop atomic bombs and nuclear missiles?

Is there a way to automatically stop nuclear missiles/atomic bombs from wrecking your cities during the late game of civilization 5? It seems like as soon as the Manhattan Project is complete, the PC ...
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How to win a Civ V game with super powerful adversary

I am playing a Civ V game in a standard map with 2 continents. I thought I was doing fairly well this time, but when I met the civs in the other continent, I discovered a super powerful civ. Time has ...