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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How do I guard a worker or settler in Civilization V?

In Civ V you can't have two military units on top of each other, but it's ok to have a military unit in the same hex as a worker or settler to guard them. The thing is, I have to move the settler and ...
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Are there benefits to buying the box version versus the Steam version of Civilization 5?

Is there any benefit to buying the box version of Civlization 5 on Steam versus the box, or vice versa?
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What's the difference between DirectX 10 and DirectX 9?

In Civilization V, when starting the game, it offers me the option of using DirectX 10 or DirectX 9. Are there any graphics quality or performance gains present when using the DirectX 10 version? I ...
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Can I upgrade a steam demo to full version?

I'm currently downloading the civ5 demo through steam. I ordered a DVD copy, which will probably arrive next week. I do not have a DVD drive installed on my PC though. Will I be able to upgrade the ...
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How do I disable Civ 5's opening movie?

It seems like the opening movie always starts up and won't let me cancel it until it has played for about 10 seconds. Is that because it takes the game that long to load regardless? Is there a way ...
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In Civ 5, how do I move a unit out of a city?

So I moved my warrior into a city. How do I get him out?
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Can I download an upcoming game and then activate it on the release date?

I want to be able to play Civilization 5 on the release date, but I know that it will be at least a 4-5 GB download, so I worry that if I buy a digital copy, the high number of users hitting the ...
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How does Civilization 5 interact with other Steam games?

Civilization 5 utilizes SteamWorks and Steam only allows you to have one thing running at a time. If I buy a physical copy of Civilization 5, will playing it block me from simultaneously playing a ...