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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What happens if I purchase a building halfway through construction?

If I purchase a building that is halfway through construction, what happens to the extra production? Is the cost of purchasing the building lowered? Do I receive a cash payment, similar to an ...
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Hostile takeovers: Does your civilization receive the benefits of wonders?

When taking over another civilization's city, for instance, a city that has the oracle, does it contribute +1 to your civilization's culture as a puppet? When annexed, will the wonder remain in the ...
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Why do some tiles have red “chips” on them in Civilization 5?

In Civilization 5 some of the hexes have a little red splotch on them, especially during the early game. I've been going under the assumption that these signify strategic resources that I don't know ...
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What does it mean when one civilization “denounces” another?

What does it mean when a civilization denounces me? What effect does it have when I denounce another civilization? What kinds of actions can you take that would cause another civilization to ...
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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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Is there an overall view of your cities?

I have many cities on Civ5 cause I annexed them and they start to demand Luxury Resources for We love the king day. Is there any City overview on which you can see the items they want or progress?. I ...
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Under what condition does the AI share an intrigue with you?

So King Kamehameha just warned me that he is spying on Attila the Hun and that Attina is planning to backstab me with his fleet. Very cool. I also share intrigue with AI civs when I want to increase ...
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How can I get mods from the Steam workshop?

So I got Civilization V the other day and I am wondering how steam workshop works? How do I get mods for Civ V and what happens if it doesnt work?
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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 changes are made when playing King through to Deity difficulty?

Could someone give a general outline of what the games does to increase the difficulty when playing King, Emperor and Deity?
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Civilization 5 crashes often during play

Civilization 5 crashes repeatedly on my system. I can play for 10 minutes but then the system will crash. I am playing Civilization 5 gods and kings (from the Gold Edition / Steam install). Here is ...
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How is it possible to have 700+ gold income?

I've watched some of quill18's gameplay on youtube and he was dealing with Egyptians and Incas that had incredible 700 gold income per turn. Meanwhile, 100-ish was what I was able to ever see as a ...
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Civilization 5 unending turn?

So I just got a city out of an ideological revolt, its been annexed and yatta yatta. For whatever reason, I traded the city back to its original owner before telling it to produce something. Only now ...
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Is there any way to play a custom map in multiplayer?

Civilization 5's multiplayer does not support any form of modding aside from changing the .lua scripts associated with existing multiplayer map options. They consider pre-generated maps 'modding' in ...
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What are the keyboard shortcuts of Civilization 5?

What are the keyboard shortcuts in Civilization V?
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How many cities should I build for a cultural victory?

In Civilization V, you attain a cultural victory by accumulating enough culture to purchase at least 36 social policies, and then building a wonder. The catch is that the more cities you build, the ...
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How close together should cities be built in Civ 5?

In Civ 4, it was easy to figure out how close to build cities to maximize my territory, because they number of tiles they could use were very limited. In Civ 5, cities can use many more tiles (more ...
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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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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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Formula for diplomacy in Civ 5?

Since the AI in Civilization 5 are, as their name suggests, artificial, that means that all their actions are determined by numbers and formulas. That would include the diplomacy between the AI and ...
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What is a theming bonus?

I've seem the term "theming bonus" mentioned a few times, for example on the aesthetics social policy tree: Adopting all policies doubles the theming bonus you receive from Museums and Wonders. ...
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Is there a way to have my second monitor usable?

I play Civ 5 on my primary monitor full-screened. However, when I do this, my second monitor is always simply black. I can't use it for anything. Typically, I keep some things on my second monitor - ...
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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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Is there a chart showing all unit upgrade paths in Civilization 5 Brave New World?

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 and for Gods and Kings.
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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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Is there a list of luxury resources?

In civilization 5 is there a way to see a list of all the resources your civ. has? I know I can see the different kinds in the happiness menu and the count on the trade screen. I just want a list of ...
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Is it possible to change keyboard shortcuts?

Is it possible to change the keyboard shortcuts?
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How to calculate gold earned from a Wonder if another civilization finishes first?

In Civilization V I noticed that when you are about to finish producing a Wonder and another civilization finishes it first, you will earn gold equivalent to how much production you have produced for ...
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Do I need to have the Gods & Kings expansion to play Brave New World?

I want to skip the Gods and Kings expansion. Does anyone know if this is possible? That is, will the expansion Brave New World work without Gods and Kings?
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For Civ V, where can I find a list of city names used by each civilization?

I'm playing a game on a Standard map with 7 other Civs, however it seems as though one was captured before I could even explore it, and now I'd like to liberate it. My knowledge of dead cultures is ...
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Luxury tiles are 6 tiles apart: grow one big city or two modest ones?

When laying out the board tiles Civilization V has an uncanny knack of placing the luxury resources exactly six tiles apart. Should I drop one city in the exact middle between them and grow it to ...
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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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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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In Civ V, playing as Germany, and with earth, how do I start in Europe where Germany should be?

Every time I start Civ V with Germany and with earth as the terrain, it doesn't start me in central Europe where modern day Germany is. Can I correct this somehow? Civ 4 would automatically start the ...
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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 ...
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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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Do I gain income for connecting city-states to my trade network?

City-States keep asking me to connect to them, but I'm not sure if the life-long upkeep is worth the one-time influence gain. If, on the other hand, I get influence and an income boost, I'm gonna have ...
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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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Pink number when clearing barbarian encampments?

After clearing a barbarian encampment, a pink number appears above the tile where the encampment was. What does this number mean? Example:
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In Civ 5, do buildings get any penalties when you lose a source of needed strategic resource?

The units get combat penalties when you lose a required strategic resource, but what about buildings like factories, which require coal, power plants and other? Do they also get a production penalty ...
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Should I stop building a wonder if I find a rival is likely to beat me to it?

Let's say I'm currently building a world wonder, and through my spy I find out a rival civ is also building the same wonder, and are likely to complete it before me, even if I try to rush mine in a ...
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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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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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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 are the effects of Civilization V responses to other leaders?

Some responses seem not to have any effect reflected in the relationship details. Some examples: When they admonish you about making friends with one of their enemies: Get over it. We're sorry this ...
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Do I need to be influential with my human teammate to win Tourism Victory?

I'm playing a game with a friend where I'm doing my best to stack tourism. I've noticed that I'm still "exotic" to him and he has a TON of culture. I also cannot generate many tourism bonuses for him ...
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Do Natural Wonders spawn more closely to city states?

This is purely anecdotal speculation, but it seems to me that Natural Wonders are more often than not placed close by city states. What does the world-builder use to determine where Natural ...
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What rule does border expansion follow?

Does anyone have any insight into what rule the cultural border expansion follows? Weakest tiles first? Strongest tiles first? Random?
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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 ...
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Does working a tile with a city transfer ownership of the tile to that city?

This stems from the comments on this question. Imagine two cities, A and B, close enough that one can work the tiles that were acquired by the other (either through purchasing them or through ...