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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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 ...
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In Civilization V, how can I find out what map type I am playing on?

When I play Civ V, I always start a game via the Mods menu. The Setup screen under mods lists a many more map types, and I set to random. However, I am not sure how random it is. Is it selecting at ...
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Technology boost. What is the benefit and any strategies for maximizing its effect?

I am using v1.0.1.383. When a research agreement is fulfilled, a "technology boost" event occurs. It appears to be 8 turns reduced on the current technology you are researching. What is the ...
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How do you achieve the 'Know Thy Enemy ' achievement in CIV V?

It says you must 'Consult the Oracle 2 times in a single game', but I haven't any idea what that means!
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How do I reduce crashes during MP load games in Civilization 5?

During playing MP games with my friends, there is about 70% chance that we will not be able to load save game. This means that we need to start game from scratch. Loading older saves also result in ...
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When are submarines visible?

Officially: [a submarine] is invisible to most units - except for destroyers and other Submarines - until it attacks. However, I've noticed that other naval units can see non-attacking ...
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All rank quotes at the end of the game?

When the game ends, depend on your score you get a "General" rank like Ceaser, Ivan the Terrible, etc, along with a quote. It would take a lot of time to get all of these quotes by myself and it's not ...
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Are Great Generals bonuses cumulative? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do Great General's effects stack in civ 5? Great Generals give +25% bonus in battle. What about 2 of them? Are the bonuses cumulative?
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When would I want to be somebody's friend? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In Civ 5, are Declarations of Friendship worth it? Being somebody's friend is good because it gets you better trade agreements. Super. But it's also dangerous, as I've ...
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Citadel and Fort - For Ranged or Melee Unit?

I don't know which unit should I put in there? It's nice to bombard enemy by Ranged, but they are too easily to be destroyed, even with +50 or 100% strength. Melee unit, however, can't attack enemies ...
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How to skip battle animations in Civilization V?

I know in strategic mode there are no battle animations. But how can I skip them in 3D mode?
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What determines the gain from the Honor policy and Aztec unique ability?

Honor now grants culture when barbarians are killed and grants gold per unit killed later on. The Aztec (BLAST YOU AND YOUR SHINY GODS...ahem...) unique ability grants culture when a unit is killed. ...
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How do you use Great Person in late game?

In late game, I feel that GPs are quite useless: Great Scientist: All the tech has been (almost) researched, and there's no need of science now (unless you need a Point Victory). I usually sell all ...
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Is a courthouse mandatory to quell occupational unhappiness?

If you don't build the courthouse does the city perpetually generate extra unhappiness due to the occupation, or do they eventually settle down without one? How longer does that take with/without? I ...
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Is there a way to see what the worker automation is up to?

The "automate worker actions" option seems to work well (most of the time), but is there a way to see what the automation is planning for my workers? I prefer to keep the number of workers as low as ...
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How can I improve or work a resource that is more than three tiles from land?

I'm playing Civ 5 for the first time, in the "learn as you play" tutorial. How can I improve or work resources that are at sea, far from any city? As an example I found the natural wonder Krakatoa, ...
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What happens when two players play the same game at different difficulties?

I noticed that it looks like you can pick different difficulties for different players in Civilization 5 multiplayer. What effect does this have on the game play? Are AI just nicer to the lower ...
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Barbarians in Civilization 5

It seems like anytime I kill a barbarian encampment in Civilization 5 another encampment pops up somewhere else in my territory. Is there a certain number always on the map or am I seeing patterns ...
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Does Civ V have a map editor?

Now that Civ V's been out for a while, I thought I would repurpose part of the game. Simply put, I'd love to use the rendered terrain to create hex-based maps for use in other areas, for instance, ...
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Civilization 5: The Wonder Years [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to see progress towards achievements in Civ 5? The Wonder Years – Build all the Wonders, across any number of playthroughs. Is there any way to ...
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How are start locations determined in Civ 5?

I have been playing Civ 5 on difficulty 5 for a bunch of AI's, FFA style. I am having issues getting a good foot hold in my games. I feel as though the other players are expanding towards me first, ...
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Continue a Civ5 game over internet that started on LAN

Is it possible to start a multiplayer game of Civ 5 on a LAN connection, save the game in progress, and then at a later point, continue the game over the internet? If so, how can I do this?
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Civ 5 - Why are Wheat and Bananas listed on the map?

When out on the map screen if you mouse over hexes, or in the strategic view you can see icons if a hex contains a resource. Wheat and Bananas show up when you do this, yet they are not ...
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Can other improvements be built on the same tile as a road?

In Civilization V, can other improvements be built on the same tile as a road?
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Are there any diplomatic consequences for agreeing to unfavorable (to me) trade agreements?

If you propose to the AI a trade agreement which the AI perceives to be favorable to them, they will respond with things like "your offer is generous and I accept". In the attitude summary, however, I ...