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 you install Civ 5 without using heaps of download?

I bought the CD of Civilization 5 and when I tried installing it, it says it has to download 2.8 GB from Steam. How do I avoid this and just download directly of the disc?
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What are the effects of sharing intrigue with rivals?

One immediately obvious effect of sharing intrigue with an AI player is the diplomatic bonus you receive, but I'm curious if there are others. Can anyone verify the existence of any of the following ...
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Disable the 2050 limit in Civ 5 once I've started the game

I've already started a game in Civ 5. I'm pretty far in and would like to disable the 2050 limit (I wasn't aware of this when I started the game). Is there a way to do it so that I don't reset my ...
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“Choose production” bug: game stops map scrolling and doesn't respond to orders, but shows tooltips and animations

There is an annoying bug in Civilization 5: Brave New World, when in certain conditions game stops responding to your orders: you cannot move units, switch between them or choose their actions. ...
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How should I use Merchants of Venice?

When playing as Venice you can't build settlers, instead you can puppet city states for free using a Merchant of Venice. How can I most effectively use these merchants? Should I send them out to ...
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How can I edit saved games in Civ V?

Are there any saved game editors for Civilization V I was initially interested in changing the difficulty mid game, but a save file editor could open up whole new avenues of fun :) EDIT: Changed ...
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Is it possible to change difficulty mid-game?

Ive been playing games on prince difficulty level, I don't like higher difficulty levels as the AI tend to cheat and has an unfair advantage early in the game. However later in the game, once I have ...
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Can you set up an all-CPU-player game with no humans? [duplicate]

When you set up a new game in Civ V, it appears that there must always be at least one human player. I was wondering if it was possible to set up a game with no human players - the 10-year Civ II ...
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How to achieve a Domination Victory in Emperor Mode? [closed]

I've tried playing domination victory a few times now on emperor mode. In every single play, In addition to the unmanageable unhappiness, as soon as I kill off the first civ (around 1050AD or so), the ...
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How do I know if I spawned so bad it's not even worth playing

I have started playing with friends online, and both of my spawns were horrible even with start bias turned on (hill tundra and plain desert). How do I know if my spawn spot is so bad it's not even ...
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Capturing Culture Specific Wonders

Civilization 5 BNW brings culture specific wonders. I'm wondering if those wonders maintain their effects after being captured if you haven't unlocked that social policy branch.
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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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What is the ratio of Tourism to Culture when influencing a civilization?

In Civilization 5, Culture is described as your defense, while Tourism is your offense in the game of influencing other civilizations. When you generate Tourism, you generate it 2 points at a time. ...
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Can I use resources more than 3 tiles away from a city, but within 5? [duplicate]

I did a lot of searching and can't get a clear answer: If a resource is beyond 3 tiles but within the 5 tile border, do we still get the resource benefit? Do I have to improve it? I know it can't be ...
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Screen tearing when moving up and down quickly

I bought this game a few weeks ago and noticed I'm getting screen tearing in the middle of the screen. I've tried using in game v-sync and adaptive v-sync and neither seems to solve the problem. I ...
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Max number of spies [duplicate]

Say one civ hits renaissance when I am still medieval. I get an extra spy when I hit renaissance as well? So 6 from era + 1 from wonder + 1 if england for 8 total?
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Civilization 5: Does Arts funding and Science funding cancel each other out?

If both Arts funding and Science funding are active at the same time, is the result the same as if neither of them were active?
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Finding the map seed of a Civilization V game

I recently started a game on Civilization V and I really like the map I'm playing. I know it's possible to manually input a seed when creating a game but is there a way to display the seed of a game ...
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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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Where to find oil in Civ5? [duplicate]

After I researched Biology I found 2 sources of oil and after that turn the oil signals dissappeared and i dont know where these sources are. How i can identify them ? I have a World like map and i ...
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Why does building something on a tile modifies the profit of it?

I have just started playing Civ 5 and I'm confused regarding the tiles. When you built a city you get an amount of tiles around it, and when your population increases you get to assign a citizen to ...
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Is there any way to win without relying on science?

In Civilization V I've noticed that pretty much whatever you do in game, the main way to win is always by having more science / technology than the AI. I'm really interested however in trying a game ...
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Do special buildings need citizens to produce benefits?

In Civ 5, do special buildings (ones that can generate Great People) need citizens to produce their benefits other than Great Person Points? For example: The Bank building gives +25% Gold and 1 ...
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What determines which religion the computer will found?

When I play Civ V, it seems as though some religions are more likely to be founded by the computer. For example, in Gods and Kings, it felt like Christianity was almost always the first religion ...
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Can you purchase Civilization V via retail and add to your Steam account? (Semi Duplicate)

I'm looking at purchasing Civilization V sometime either today or tomorrow but was wondering if it can be added to my Steam account if store bought. I have really slow internet so would rather use a ...
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What is the difference between Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition and Civilization V: Gold Edition

As the title states, what are the biggest differences between the two versions of the game? I'm really considering purchasing this game however I'm not sure which of the two versions of the game is ...
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Is it true that cities only use resources within 3 tiles from your city, no matter your city borders?

A friend claimed this and I can neither confirm nor refute it so far. Is this true?
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How can I learn Civilization? [duplicate]

A few years ago I downloaded Civilization but for the life of me I couldn't understand how to play it. And I had played and mastered games like Cezar and Starcraft before. Anyway I can learn and get ...
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Why can't I send gold to opposing players for reputation?

It seems there are 2 standings with other civs. 1) I can't trade, all I can do is gift them gold and/or declare war. 2) I can trade, declare war and discuss, but I can't give gold for reputation. I ...
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Do Multiplayer Teams Share Social Polices and Wonder Bonuses?

Although this may be a simple yes/no question if you can elaborate on the wonder bonuses it would be most appreciated. Just to clarify "share social polices" means if I unlock "Honor" does my friend ...
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Is it possible to see AI's city gets captured by barbarians?

I've tried the following setting: huge map, only one AI as Venice, raging barbarians, one-city challenge, no city-state, level 5. I expected the barbarians will capture the capital of Venice because ...
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Subscribing to mods in Steam Workshop does nothing

I've had Civilization 5 for a year or so now and every time I wish to add a mod I go in and click the "Subscribe" button and nothing happens. So if anyone has had this problem can they tell me how to ...
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How do I “Minimize” Civ 5 on Windows 7?

I only play with the Direct X 9/10 - havent tried the other option(s), so this question may only apply there. When I run Civ-5, the game takes over my desktop. It can never be 'minimized' to the ...
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What happens if you choose One City Challenge and No City Razing?

When setting up a Civ 5 game, can you choose both "One City Challenge" and "No City Razing"? And, if you do, what are the effects? Originally asked here: ...
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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 “garrison” aircraft?

When aircraft are assigned to a city, are they "garrisoned" there? If so, are they covered by the "garrisoned units have no upkeep" bonus from the Tradition culture tree? My (apparently-dashed) hope ...
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How can I run two instances of Civ 5 on the same computer (ports conflict when playing LAN)?

I have two copies of civ 5, and I am using a program called SoftXPand to have a multiseat setup. Both copies of civ 5 run fine, but when I try to connect to the other in the Local Network it says ...
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Attila the Hun gets Battering Ram bonus on Rocket Artillery?

Ive been playing as Attila the Hun and initially I enjoyed the use of the battering rams and their +200% bonus against cities. However I am now much further on and all siege units I build also have ...
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Do other civilizations pay for roads you build in their territory?

If I build roads in a friendly civilization, are they just free, or does that civilization pay for them, and if they do pay for them is it possible to encumber their economy by filling their nation ...
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Is there a chart showing all building and their prerequisites in Civilization 5?

While playing Civilization V on my PC, I noticed that some buildings are not shown or cannot be built unless you already have another building in that city. Example: A shrine is required to construct ...
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What's good about a city adopting your religion? What is bad about it adopting another's?

I have been promoting my own religion in my cities, but some have fallen to others' religions instead. I know that I can only buy faith-based assets in cities that are following my religion, and that ...
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Is it possible to load games in Civ V multiplayer?

My friends and I enjoy playing Civilization V multiplayer. Unfortunately, whenever we try to load a game, it becomes unplayable thanks to disconnects, lag and people unsyncing- we rarely get more than ...
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How to increase city distance limit to greater than 4?

In Civ 5 you can't build two cities near 4 tiles, is it possible to increase this limit to 8? E.g. You can't build two cities within 8 or less tiles between. I feel in late game the continent map is ...
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Why is my production so low?

I'm trying to build Petra in my city, but it says it will take 994 turns: I really don't know why the production is 1 (the additional +1 is from a social policy). I've read a little on how ...
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Is purchasing a building you've partly built wasteful? [duplicate]

If you're partly built a building, and then you purchase it, you still have to pay full price (unlike earlier versions of Civilization). Is the build input lost, or is it refunded somehow, similar to ...
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Do barbarian camps ever stop spawning?

I'm in a particularly long game, and I've been plagued by barbarians for the majority of it. I've since posted numerous units to remove a lot of the fog of war, but I haven't seen any camps for a long ...
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Why should I choose faith? [closed]

Faith provides many bonuses. It can basically help any type of victory (except domination). If it can help almost every civilisation on its way to victory, why do they have such a mechanic? If I want ...
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How to disable Cow/Sheep/Horse/Elephant tile sounds?

I am hearing Cow/Sheep/Horse sounds coming from the tiles. This is despite having ambience audio volume set to zero. I only have Sound Effect volume above zero. I find those noises should be ...
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International trade routes broken?

I just get Civilization V BNW I'm trying to use the new international trade routes. In the description for the route I did just make it says I get 5 gold per turn. So let's say I have 500 gold in ...
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Using mods in multiplayer [duplicate]

I now see that there is a multiplayer option in the mods section. However, when I start a game, none of the mods actually load. Is it possible to get them working so that I can use the mods with my ...