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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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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What determines the gain from the Honor policy and Aztec unique ability?

Honor now grants culture when barbarians are killed and grants gold per unit killed later on. The Aztec (BLAST YOU AND YOUR SHINY GODS...ahem...) unique ability grants culture when a unit is killed. ...
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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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What happens when two players play the same game at different difficulties?

I noticed that it looks like you can pick different difficulties for different players in Civilization 5 multiplayer. What effect does this have on the game play? Are AI just nicer to the lower ...
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What happens to unique buildings in occupied cities?

How does capturing cities handle unique buildings? For example: If China conquers a city with a library, does the library transform into a paper maker? or like wise if I conquer a Chinese city as ...
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Do Great General's effects stack in civ 5?

I know Great Generals have this effect that boosts strength of nearby units. If I have two GG set beside each other, do their effects stack?
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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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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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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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Eradicate A Religion

I'm playing a game in which there is a very annoying AI player whose religion continually spreads to my cities. It's beginning to annoy me, and I want to fix it. Is there any way for me to completely ...
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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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Is there a distance penalty for settling cities?

In Civ 4 there was a serious penalty when you settled a city far away from your main capital. What is the position on this in Civ 5? Should I scatter shot my cities far away? Or place them close to ...
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Civ V won't let me destroy other cities

I'm at war with a country. I destroyed a city (it has 0 health) but it isn't letting me annex/create a puppet city out of it. It keeps saying that it's still owned by the Aztecs. Every turn it is able ...
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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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Continue a Civ5 game over internet that started on LAN

Is it possible to start a multiplayer game of Civ 5 on a LAN connection, save the game in progress, and then at a later point, continue the game over the internet? If so, how can I do this?
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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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What are the requirements for harbors to connect to your trade route?

I have the following set-up: My Capital (C) has a road to a coastal city (A) My coastal city has a harbor Another "coastal" city (B) is on an in-land lake, and has a harbor Another coastal city (D) ...
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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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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 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 close 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 the 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How valuable is it to build next to a river?

For some reason I give a very high preference to hexes that put my cities on a river. But I'm asking myself if I'm overdoing it for Civ5. Given a city planted in the middle of 7 Grassland hexes... ...
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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'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 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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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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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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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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In Civ5, is there any point to immediately annexing a city?

Following up to this answer, given that a newly conquered city will spend a few turns of zero production ("rioting") after that, will be hampered in production because of diminished population and ...
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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 ...