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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Install Civ 5 mod on Linux

Playing Portugal, I'd really like to have the Trade Opportunities mod. But how do I install it on a Linux system? I could not find it in the mod hub, as suggested by the link.
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Can I own land without having a city nearby?

So, I have Civilization 5 with all the expansions and DLC. I'm playing on the largest map and want to start moving units across the world to face my other enemy, but it's quite far and I don't own any ...
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Why does the game tell me I am using too much iron?

I am constantly getting the notification that I am using more iron than I have. However, I have some iron and it does not show up as in use: How can I find out where my iron is in use? Should that ...
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Why can't I puppet a City-State in Civ V?

I started a game of Civilisation V with God & Kings expansion (GOTY edition, so a bunch of DLC as well). Started as Genghis Khan and warred a bit for prospective expansion areas, gaining an enemy ...
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Civ V Multiplayer - Change turn mode while in a game

Me and my friends are enjoying a game of Civilization V, but when everyone got affected in a war - everything started to go so slow. That's because I selected hybrid turn mode by an accident when ...
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Config file location for Civlization V on Linux

On Linux-family systems, where are the files that store user configuration (particularly pertaining to resolution) found? I've been looking over the usual suspects (~/.steam, the game installation ...
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Civ 5 - How do i enable world wrap on a fractal or pangea map (not world builder)

How do i enable world wrap because i always spawn on the opposite side of the map than my teammate. Is there a mod or something? I heard using ige (In game editor) could work? (Instructions please if ...
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What real-life Destroyer is Civ 5's modeled after?

Unlike some units, the civlopedia doesn't mention what real-life ship class the Destroyer unit is based off of. My best (amateur) guess is that it's an American or British design, possibly the ...
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How can I make Civilization V more difficult?

So I’ve been trying to create a truly difficult game of Civilization. I want to test my skills. So, obviously first thing to do is put the AI on Deity, and I've ticked the box for Rampaging ...
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How do I increase my gold production?

I'm new to the civilization series, and noticed that my units disband when my gold drops to negative. How can I improve my gold production to prevent this from happening again?
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Is there a way to skip the “Choose Production” option for a city for a turn? [duplicate]

I'm playing a game of Civ V and I captured a city that needed a new production. I sold the city that turn and now the choose production icon is stuck and wont go away even when I press shift-enter. Is ...
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How can you upgrade multiple units at the same time?

When upgrading units to a more modern equivalent, is it possible to do a mass upgrade in one go instead of finding and upgrading each individual unit?
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Can I view which cities are low on food or have no food without clicking each one? [duplicate]

I'm at a point where I have around 40 cities (I kept playing after winning just for fun) and the stats screen popped up for "Most Well Fed" and I noticed my number was extremely low. I have farmland ...
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Basic attack strategy for Civilization 5

I'm new to the Civilization franchise and was just wondering if conquering early game is worth it. Should I upgrade my civilization and unleash my fury when I have everything unlocked or is there some ...
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How can I avoid the Civilization 5 glitch where all the players go to Prince setting?

Me and my friends keep trying to do multiplayer games of Civilization 5, but we have a lot of trouble- the difficulty always resets to Prince. Apparently, this is a huge problem for a lot of people ...
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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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How can I stop the AI great prophet from running around my cities forever? (Civ5) [duplicate]

Let's say I have two cities with one inquisitor and one unit blocking the road between the cities. In theory, if the two cities are far apart enough, the AI great prophet shouldn't be able to convert ...
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How can I get the tourism bonus for having the same religion as another civilization?

According to the Civ5 wiki, your civilization gains a 25% (40% with Aesthetics) bonus to tourism to other nations that share the same "majority religion". What does it mean for two civilizations to ...
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Is Infinite City Spam a good strategy on Immortal/Deity in Brave New World?

Infinite City Spam (ICS) has been the go-to Win Button in the Civilization series for some time. In short, the idea is to build as many cities as humanly possible; even if some of those cities aren't ...
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What is the difference between global and local happiness?

In Civilization V some buildings or policies affect local happiness, while others global. What's the difference? I understand local means per city, but does it have any different effects towards the ...
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How can I get a Zulu domination vic at Emperor level?

I have tried 2 tactics to get this vic: 1) going straight for S.Zeus and then to Civ. Service to build an Impi army (I won that way at a lower level), and 2) getting G.Library first and then S.Zeus ...
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How to replace ai with human midgame? (multiplayer)

I'm running a pitboss sever and we're a quarter of the way through the game, doing a few turns a day. I have another friend who wants to play. Is there a way for the person to take over one of the AI ...
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Food/production for Domestic trade routes

In Civilization 5, how is the amount of food or production received from domestic trade routes calculated?
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What to do with excess Culture?

(BNW)Granted, I understand it's exceptionally difficult to adopt every social policy and ideological tenant before achieving any other victory condition... but I actually managed to do it by accident ...
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How to fix the issue of Civilization V not launching in “Direct X 10 & 11” mode

I launch Civlization V from steam and the launcher appears, it gives me the option of Direct X 9, Direct X 10 & 11 or Windows 8 Touch Enabled Mode. I wish to run it in DX11 so I select that, the ...
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Three musketeers flanking achievement - Civ5

Playing as Napoleon/French in Civ5, I am struggling to get the "Three Musketeers" achievement. I suspect the answer is somewhere in what is considered to be "flanking" (How do you flank an enemy?), ...
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How do I stop the AIs from being hypocrites?

For example, they get mad at you when you ask them to stop spying at them, and also get mad when you catch one of their spies. They get mad when you vote against their propositions and vote against ...
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Best methods of pissing off other civilizations?

What are the best methods of pissing off other civilisations? I know going to war against them is probably one of the most effective ways of damaging your relationship with other civs, but I was also ...
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Should I ever move my first settler?

I was reading an article about the guys at Firaxis arguing about whether moving your first Settler is EVER a good idea, and it got me thinking. I have always been a "don't move the settler" kind of ...
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How do you get the benefit of natural wonders that are mountains?

I started a game of Civilization 5 (BNW + G&K) and early on in the game I discovered a natural wonder called Cirro de Potosi, which is a mountain. When I discovered it, the advisor popped up and ...
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Found religion in capital or border city?

In my current Civ5 game, I have four cities relatively close to each other and I just got the first great prophet. Should I found the religion in my capital (most population atm.) or should I found ...
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Found city in desert hex or improveable tile beside desert hex?

In Civilization 5, given a situation where you have several desert hexes around a prospective founding location and a few non-desert hexes (e.g. grassland), is it better to found the city itself in ...
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Why can't I use my great prophet to enhance my religion?

I have just bought a great Prophet in my Holy City but the 'enhance religion option' doesn't appear. Why not? What can I do to have this option? I need to enhance my religion!
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What is “Production Free Units” in difficulties chart?

There is a list of differences in civ5 difficulties here: http://www.civfanatics.com/civ5/difficulties What does "Production Free Units" row mean?
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How can I remove unwanted civilizations in civ5?

There are a lot of civilizations I don't consider 'real civs' in the game. I won't list them to avoid debate =). The thing is, I want to avoid them spawning in my games, yet I still want the civs list ...
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How to catch up in science specifically with Korea and Babylon in late game?

I was playing in King difficulty (BNW). Without pressure from wars, Korea manage to tech up to complete Manhattan project the same time as I complete Railroads tech in first tech in Modern Era. ...
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Does the AI have a mechanism to know somebody engineered a war against it?

Let me summarise a game so far for you: playing Morocco King Continent It was very peaceful continent on my side. Everyone shook hands and there were no wars, a lot of research agreement and stuff. ...
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How to make peace after I have what I want

Background Another civ founded a city far away from their territory, in the middle of mine, and right where I wanted one. I declared war, quickly took the city, and razed it (mostly because I wanted ...
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Why am I never attacked? Why is the AI so peaceful?

I usually play prince and I usually win the games. What I hardly get ever attacked. Sometimes not even until the modern era. Is there a tweak or a mod to change this? Or should I declare a war in the ...
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Limit civ5 AI player unit count?

Is it possible to limit total number of units for AI player so they don't clutter the whole map with unit spamming? This also keeps AI from bankrupting.
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Why are my tile improvements taking too many turns to build?

For some reason it takes around 600 turns to build a single farm. Why is this happening? How can I fix or improve it? My settings are: standard pace, level 3 difficulty.
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Stealth Bomber won't fire on cities [duplicate]

I upgraded my Bomber to a Stealth Bomber, and since then it was unable to attack any city. The bomber could attack cities. But the stealth bomber just can't. When I went into attack mode of the ...
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Why is my city not generating more happiness after purchasing happiness structures?

This question is not about game mechanics or tips, but rather a weird problem I am facing. Imagine I am in the game, many rounds in with happiness about +30. In one of my cities I decide to buy a ...
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How is embarked movement increased?

What are the ways that embarked movement is increased with Civilization V? I am playing with the Brave New World expansion. What I would expect based on the tech tree and Civpedia is that Optics ...
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Choose production bug happening on turn 0 [duplicate]

This bug is completely irritating, because on turn 0 when I play as Rome, I can move my units around perfectly fine, but when I try to choose production it just hovers over my city, and does nothing, ...
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Am I missing something with managing happiness?

I'm playing my first BNW game on a mid-level difficulty as Morocco. It's around turn 350, and I've fully completed the Piety and Patronage policy trees. I've been having a hard time managing ...
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I am on an island in CIV5 but it looks like my ships are stuck

I am on an island and have optics about 200 turns in. I have a lot of the navigation research and many different ships. But there are different color tiles in the ocean that I can't travel across. ...
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Is it worth building ampitheaters in Civ 5?

Is it worth building ampitheaters in Civ 5 (or getting them by building monuments and then adopting legalism)? Or rather, in what circumstances is it worth it? Is it just when going for a cultural ...
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How can I free City States and accomplish a Diplomatic Victory?

I'm Venice on one continent, making good money at around musketmen are available. The Ottomans went nuts and went on a rampage, taking England and Russia, and started to absorb the City States that ...
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Can you slow down pre-AD time progression in Civ V? [duplicate]

I find as I play the game that time passes too quickly early on. I did some research and haven't found anyway to modify this. Can it be done?