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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Any known glitches for Civ 5?

In Civilization 5 when you make a research agreement with an AI then go to war with that player, you get the free tech instantly. Are there any other abuses like this?
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How do I end an Open Borders agreement in Civ 5?

I'd like my neighbor to stop moving units through my territory, but I can't seem to find an option to cancel our Open Borders agreement. In the deal history screen, I can see an Open Borders ...
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Anything to do upon first contact?

Is there anything I should try to do upon first contact with another civilization's leader? Whatever I'm trying is usually rejected, i.e. nobody wants to enter pacts, do open borders or anything else ...
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What can cause a City State to enter “permanent war” with a main Civ?

I know that capturing enough City States will eventually cause all the remaining city states to enter permanent war against you. So, what else can cause City States (either collectively or singularly)...
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How to setup a battle?

I would like to play an already built empire against another one(s) of equal strenght, with prebuilt armies. It could be something like a WWII scenario present in previous versions
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Is there a way to see all the abilities of a unit?

The abilities of a unit can be seen in its "unit card" when it is selected as small icons, and I can hover over them for information. However, in late game many units (especially ones upgraded from ...
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How can I sell buildings?

I haven't found the option to.
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Civilization 5 Hardware Requirements expressed as a WEI rating

I've downloaded the Civilization V trial and found my current PC is sorely lacking, particularly where graphics are concerned. The system requirements detailed in its Wikipedia article suggest that ...
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Can I heal my stealth bomber?

My stealth bomber is damaged, but it has no "fortify until healed" option and just letting it pass a turn without performing any action does not cause it to increase in HP. Is there a way to heal the ...
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What happens to the bonuses when I build a city in a special resource tile?

Does the city destroy the resource?
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What should I do if a city-state requests my support?

I'm in a game where Catherine's empire has grown to enormous proportions and started to attack city-states. When she attacked Dublin, which I was befriended with and which I depended on for food at ...
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How efficient is allocating workers on auto mode?

I would like to manage workers on my own, but as the city becomes larger, I found it really hard to manage them by myself. If I put workers on auto-mode, how efficient would they be? are there any ...
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Worker automation, can't fine tune as much as in Civ4?

In Civ4 I would improve the key points around a city to be how I wanted them and then normally stick a worker in to the mode that would improve just that city, with workers do not remove forests and ...
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Is there a per turn gold cost to allying with a city-state?

Obviously there can be a cost involved with getting a city-state to ally with you, in the sense that you gift them gold to get reputation. But I noticed in my game the other night that allying with a ...
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Why can I not gift any units to either city-states or other players?

This is probably a really stupid question, but I tried searching and could not find anything in either the help files or online. Perhaps it is a bug, but I cannot gift any units to either city-states ...
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Does the medic promotion stack?

The medic promotion for land units increases the heal rate of that unit, and those in adjacent hexes. I've just had a thought, but unfortunately am not at home to check, so thought I'd ask before I ...
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Providing resources to cities when requested [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to see a digest of what resources civilizations / city states own? Hi, When one of your cities demands a luxury resource is there an easy way of finding ...
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Is there any diplomatic effect for “You'll pay for this” responses when talking to other players? [duplicate]

When being told Oopsies, it seems we have squashed one of your favorite city-states. or similar niceties by an AI opponent, is there any diplomatic or other effect for responding with "You'll ...
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Can my ranged unit melee attack if I want it to?

While playing Civilization with my friends tonight, one of them asked me: "Can my archer physically attack if I want him to?" meaning, of course: Ranged units default to attacking using their ...
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How can I avoid a tedious end-game?

I find the early and mid-game great fun: there's excitement and challenge as I explore the world, found cities, and challenge the other players. But then the end-game almost always turns into mind-...
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Is there any way to 'turn off' science and convert it into something else?

I am late on in a game and don't need science any more (as I have researched everything). Is there any way to 'turn off' science and convert it into something else e.g. Gold, Culture or Production. ...
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Is there a hot-key for Next Turn in Civilization 5 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a hotkey for the general “Next Move” button? When all my units have acted, is there a hot key for Next Turn? Do I have to click on the button with the ...
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What is the Formula for Unit Maintenance in Civilization V?

Question says it all. I know vaguely what is going on, but want something specific. Edit: Here's some "interesting" values in the GlobalDefines.xml file. No idea at this point what they mean. ...
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What parts can safely be automated and where should I micromanage?

I usually let all my worker units roam free on automation, unless I need a specific improvement right now. I usually never care about the tiles worked by a city, at most I may switch the priorities to ...
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Do both parties get the same technology out of a research agreement?

When a research agreement has finished and you receive your free technology, does your research partner receive the same technology? I would guess that both parties receive one of their respective "...
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How can I stop Civilization 5 from asking me twice which DirectX mode to play in?

I (pre) downloaded and installed Civilization 5 through Steam, on Windows 7. When I start it, Steam asks me if I would like to start: Civilization 5 Civilization 5 (DirectX 9) Then, Civilization "...
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What effect does happiness have?

I understand that happiness affects growth? Does it matter to what degree my population is happy? Am I ok as long as I have one happy face, or is there a relative effect? Also in Civipedia it says: ...
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In Civilization V does a workshop help build wonders?

The workshop says that it adds +20% production when constructing buildings. Are wonders considered buildings?
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How important are Harbors in Civ V really?

I remember Harbors were quite crucial buildings in Civ IV, but they don't seem to be anymore in Civ V. They only provide a 25% production increase for building sea units and establish a trade route, ...
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How can I go to war without getting everyone else displeased in Civilization V?

I've had this happen a few times, where going to war caused some nations call me "dishonorable" and some others not being affected by my decision to go to war. I can't find a pattern as sometimes ...
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How can I tell how much my opponents like me in Civilization 5?

In Civilization 4 you can see a score for each AI, which breaks down the reasons for their attitude towards you. Is there something similar in Civilization 5? I'm trying to work out whether it's ...
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Are puppet cities counted towards the limit of 3 imposed by the “Bollywood” achievement in Civilization V?

Bollywood As Gandhi, win a cultural victory with 3 or fewer cities in your empire. Do puppet cities count towards this limit or not? I'd assume they probably are (since you do get culture ...
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What is the cost of movement on roads and railroads in Civilization 5?

The manual states (page 52): As long as the unit moves from one tile containing a road/railroad into another tile containing a road/railroad, the unit will expend just a fraction of the normal ...
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Which nations have the best bonus to assist in a conquest victory?

Which nations have the best bonus to assist in a conquest victory?
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How do we save a multi-player game?

Is there a way to save a multi-player game so that we can return to it later? I can't find an option. It was possible in Civ 4.
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How do terrain-based unit promotions work?

If I promote a unit so that it is better a fighting of rough terrain for example. When I am in combat and attacking an enemy, who needs to be in the rough terrain them or me for me to receive the ...
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Is it possible to win culturally in Civilization V with only one city?

I recently had a culture victory with nine cities - though it became very clear to me that it should have been easier with fewer. Is it possible to never found another city, and still be able to gain ...
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Understanding unit movement

Looking at a unit is there anyway to tell if it has moved or not in the current turn? I've noticed the emblem for the unit greys out, but it also seems to remained greys out if the unit has been ...
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Is there a way to end a turn immediately, without moving all units?

In Civilization IV (and earlier) you could end a turn not having moved/actioned all of your available units. For example, if you want to leave some units in place for a turn or two, without having to ...
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Why does my Civilization 5 Demo crash around turn 12? I use Windows 7

I'm trying to play the demo of Civilization 5, but I've twice now had the game crash at around turn 12. What can I do to resolve this? Computer: Windows 7 64 bit Core 2 Quad 8 GB Memory NVIDIA ...
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Is it possible to change keyboard shortcuts?

Is it possible to change the keyboard shortcuts?
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How do you cope with unhappiness in Civilization 5?

Does anyone else have a problem with an insane lack of happiness in their empires? It's so bad for me that I looked at social policies solely based on their happiness, but the few that do add ...
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How can I find my units in Civilization 5?

I often want to find a specific unit. For example: maybe I want to bring an Exploring ship back to port, or find artillery to help with a siege. In Civ 4 I could go to the military adviser screen ...
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Why do some tiles have pink borders in Civilization 5?

When you go to buy a tile in Civilization 5, some tiles have a pink border. Why is this?
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What's the best way to increase my rate of research?

What's the best way to increase my rate of research in Civilization 5? Is it purely a function of population and buildings, or is there something else I can do to speed it up (especially in the early ...
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How are unit maintenance costs and supply related?

Early in this one game i had 5 military units and 3 workers. My unit maintenance was 11g per turn. So i thought 1g per military and 2g per civilian unit. Then i saw this bit about supply in the ...
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Is there any way to see a digest of what resources civilizations / city states own?

For example, I would like to get my hand on some pearls. A simple way to do that is to trade with other civilizations or to increase my influence with some city-state; the problem is that I can never ...
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What are the keyboard shortcuts of Civilization 5?

What are the keyboard shortcuts in Civilization V?
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What bonuses does a “deity” level AI get and how do I deal with them?

The "Deity" difficulty level of Civilization V says that "the AI receives heavy advantages". In Civ IV this meant that the AI started with more units, 2 settlers, etc. So my question is two-fold: a) ...
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What are the effects of populism on bushido?

Japan's Bushido power allows damaged units to fight at full strength. The Populism policy in the autocracy tree gives a 25% power boost to damaged units. Will these powers stack to make my wounded ...