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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When should I choose Ceremonial Burial and when Peace Loving?

I want to take a founder belief which will provide additional happiness. I'm unsure about the benefits of Ceremonial Burial vs. Peace Loving: Ceremonial Burial +1 Happiness for each city ...
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Does the choice of religion (not beliefs) have any impact?

I just had the chance to found my first religion, and am offered with a list of religions to choose from, such as Buddhism, Judaism etc. I understand that I then choose a founder and follower belief ...
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Is there a chart showing all unit upgrade paths in Civilization 5 Gods & Kings?

Is there a chart showing the upgrade paths for the units? Something like Warrior → Spearman → Pikeman... for all of the units, similar to the chart on this site for vanilla.
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Civilization V Gods and Kings does not install

I have purchased Civilization V Gods and Kings but it is not automatically installed by Steam even though it's listed as a DLC so it should, how do I make it install?
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I've captured some Great Prophets, now what?

I've managed to capture two great prophets, but they aren't the same religion as the one I founded. I created Shinto, but now I have a Great Prophet from Buddhism and one from Confucianism. What can ...
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How to get two AI civilizations to go to war against each other?

I saw a video that suggested a good tactic is to get two opposing AI civs to go to war with each other, and then to pick off the weaker one near the end of the war. My question is: How exactly do I ...
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How much is faith worth?

The Civilization 5 expansion Gods and Kings added a new faith mechanic. I noticed you can now use faith points instead of gold to buy units, but I did not see a conversion rate between prayers and ...
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Barbarians spawning even though barbarians are turned off

I'm playing as America, and this is in around the classical/medieval era, and Aztec declared war against me for no reason at all. I had the worst army in the game but took over 4/5 of his cities ...
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Disable studio/publisher credits during startup

The latest Civ5 patch has added three short but annoying movies displaying the logo of the publishers. Is there a way to disable these so the game loads faster?
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Is there any way to change victory conditions with the game already started?

Is there any way to change victory conditions of a game already in progress?
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What are the XP levels for units in Civ 5?

Is there a table or formula to specify what the XP "steps" are for units in Civilization 5? For example, if a unit will receive +30 XP from military buildings, how can I tell what level it will be?
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Is it possible to fix scarcity of resources?

Is it possible to adjust or apply a mod to fix the scarcity of resources? I know that some resources are scarce but sometimes they are too scarce. For example, I tripped around the globe and only got ...
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How do production points work in Civilization 5?

What is the math behind tile production vs. production used to produce a unit? For example, let's say I have a city whose worked tiles (including its own) show 4 hammers. I then queue production of ...
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How to prevent Civ 5 crash when clicking Load?

The Problem I click Single Player > Load Game and immediately see this dialog: Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Runtime Error! Program: ...apps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization V\Civilization.exe ...
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What promotions does the Giant Death Robot get?

In Civilization V, what promotions does the Giant Death Robot get? I know Drill, Shock and Sentry, but are there any others?
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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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Can I analyze a save game with world builder or another tool?

A little background: The game I'm currently playing (Pangea, Tiny, King, Marathon) with Egypt certainly looks ... interesting. I'm at turn 790 (AD 1770) and went for a cultural victory with 2 cities. ...
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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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Where can I view the Victory conditions in an online match in Civ 5?

A buddy of mine and I decided to finish a game we started a few months ago, but we cannot remember which victory conditions we manually set for this match against the AI. Where can we view this?
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How powerful is the Atomic Bomb?

I just dropped my first A-Bomb. This sparked a few questions: How long does the radiation or fallout last? Can my units get damaged if they stay inside the fallout? How much damage does the ...
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Are there drawbacks to rushing an era?

From what I can tell, it is always good to change era : increased bonuses from city-states unlocks policies makes your opponents think you are ahead in tech (at least in multiplayer) cities cause ...
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How to heal workers?

Workers are usually captured rather than damaged, but I was recently playing with a friend, and he was bombing my workers from the see. I was then looking for the "fortify until healed" option, but ...
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Can I play hotseat with mods?

Maybe there is a hack or something that enables mods in the hotseat mode? I want to play with a friend but we want to use mods.
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What factors affect tile purchase cost?

I know there are some wonders that modify the amount, but what I'm really looking for is information on what factors determine how much each tile costs, since they seem to vary per-tile and over time ...
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How can I turn on Battle animations when playing online in Civilization 5?

I have seen other questions on here about disabling battle animations, but I would like them shown when I play online with friends. Is this possible to turn them on? If so, how? If my troops get ...
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Cannot uninstall a game via Start Menu or Control Panel

I cannot uninstall Sid Meiers Civilization V. I have the following methods tried and been unsuccessful: Cannot find game in "Uninstall a Program" in Control Panel. Start Menu only lists to play the ...
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What are the differences between Civilization V and Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition?

I am looking to purchase Civilization V, and I see two different versions on Steam: Civilization V Civilization V Game of the Year Edition What are the differences between them? Does the Game of ...
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Is it possible to (globally) slow down the pace of research and culture gain, without slowing production (as much)?

So I love long games of Civ. Epic is my usual "pace" chosen for play. However, every time I play, regardless of my settings -- I never feel as if the world spends enough time in each given "age". A ...
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How can I modify Civ 5 for a longer opening and midgame and shorter endgame?

Whenever I play Civ 5 I notice that it is fun in the beginning (expanding/building) and in the midgame (fighting) but then follows a very long boring endgame. Unfortunately Civ 5 is by default ...
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How can I select/activate a unit behind another unit?

I have two sleeping units standing behind another unit each on the same field. I try to click on their shields but Civ 5 always focuses on the unit in front of it. How can I select a unit behind ...
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Where oh where is my scenario menu?

I've downloaded and reinstalled the Steam version of Civilization (version 1.0.1.511 on Windows 7) along with all of its DLCs: everything is marked as "Installed" and the custom maps are all there and ...
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Can I earn achievements that aren't specifically multiplayer in Civ 5?

I played a few multiplayer games with a friend this weekend against computer opponents and noticed that I didn't receive an achievement I know I should have earned. It was "Win a game as the Americans ...
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Can bribing a guarded foe gain friendship?

I am in the late game and there is a power triangle. The usually technological superior foe, Korea is out in front with the Aztec and myself (Incan) vying for victory. The Aztecs are guarded and ...
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How to spy on AI players?

Long long time ago in the original Civilization, there was a cheat that allowed one to not only see the whole map but more importantly — see how AI players developed. Is there any way to watch the AI ...
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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 do I play the “Cradle of Civilization” DLC?

I own several of the "Cradle of Civilization" DLC packs for Civ 5, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to load them. It's not an option under "scenarios," and when I set up a game, it's not ...
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Why does Ghandi want to nuke me?

Different civilizations obvioulsy have different priorities. For example, Ghandi always seems to rush nuke technology and the Mongols will most likely start invading and spread like mad. Are these ...
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Does a shortage of Uranium affect nukes' strength?

When you have a negative quantity of some strategic resource all military units using that resource get a penalty to their combat strength until you get the balance back to zero or above. I was ...
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When do city-states discover technology and resources?

I've gotten way ahead of the competition on the technology curve, and discovered that I don't have any access to aluminum. So I allied myself with a city-state that has aluminum ... but they aren't ...
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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 ...