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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do you play Civilization V by E-Mail?

The Civilization series of games is famous for having a way to play by e-mail. This allows people to take a long time on their turn without holding up the other players, as you do in a real-time game. ...
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Is there any way to see Civilization V's civilopedia without activating the game?

Is there any way to browse the Civilopedia for Civilization V without entering the game, for example by browsing some online source or opening some file?
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Are puppet cities affected by social policies? Golden ages? Wonders?

In Civilization 5, when you conquer a city, you have a few options: Annex the city, it becomes a normal part of your Civ. Make the city a puppet. Raze the city, destroying it. (Only an option for ...
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Is there a chart showing all unit upgrade paths in Civilization 5?

Is there a chart showing the upgrade paths for the units? Something like warrior→spearman→pikeman... for all of the units.
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Where are the graphs?

You're able to see the demographics of each player in the game, but I can't find where the graphs are for that information
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How do I build a courthouse in a captured city?

I captured an enemy city, and my advisors informed me that the city will produce a lot of unhappiness until I build a courthouse there. However, the production in the city is 0, so no actual progress ...
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Can a player rejoin a Civilization 5 multiplayer game after being disconnected?

We tried playing a civ 5 private game, but one of our players (the one who had originally started the game) disconnected and then couldn't rejoin. Is that intended, or a bug, or what? How is civ5 ...
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Does anyone know of any other hidden abilities of civilization leaders?

The only ability which is listed anywhere for Alexander (Greece), other than the unique units, is that influence over city states is decreased at half rate and increased at double rate. However, I've ...
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Is there a hotkey for the general “Next Move” button?

I'm looking for a keyboard hotkey for the generalized "Next Move", "Choose Research", "Unit Waiting for Order" button in the bottom-right corner of the interface. Unfortunately there isn't one listed ...
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Can I pan the minimap in Civilization 5?

In civilization 5 the minimap displays a rectangle, even though civ is actually played on a cylinder - it just means that the east and west edges of the minimap are touching. Sometimes the minimap ...
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Is there any way to speed up city production?

Is there any possibility to speed up a city production?
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After buying the deluxe version of civ5 on Steam, where is the soundtrack?

I've checked the media tab on under Library and the purchase email doesn't say anything about it.
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How do I get my units on a ship?

I have a caravel and a scout and I am trying to get the scout on the caravel so he can explore a land mass across the ocean. I can't seem to figure out how to get him in the ship. Is this not ...
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How does road maintenance work?

Playing civilization 5 the game explicitly says roads cost gold to maintain. This is of course a major variable in the answer to "should I connect these cities by road or not" question. However, ...
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What changes have been made from Civilization 4 to 5?

I've read the surprisingly light Wikipedia article on Civ 5 and it seems to be lacking coherent comparison of features between it and its predecessor. I'm also reluctant to bring down the 4Gb demo on ...
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What is a Pact of Secrecy? Also, what is a Pact of Cooperation?

In Civilization 5, one of the diplomatic options is a Pact of Secrecy. You sign it with one civilization against a specific other civilization. There's another called a Pact of Cooperation, which you ...
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Is it worth connecting my cities with roads early in Civ 5?

Roads are expensive in Civ 5 (1 gold upkeep per turn), but I make some of that back when I connect my cities to my capital. Is it always still a net loss, and if so, is that money better spent ...
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What bonuses do the different types of city-states give in Civ 5?

What bonuses do each of the different city-state types give, and do they ever change?
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What happens to a research agreement when we go to war in Civ 5?

I formed a research agreement with an AI in Civ 5, and when it was about halfway done he attacked me. Is that money just gone for both of us, or can we resume it somehow once I've taught him a ...