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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In Civilization 5, how may turns are there for each Game Pace setting?

I'm about to start a new game, and I'm using the Advanced Setup to customize the game a little. Does anyone know the number of turns for each of the 4 Game Pace settings to get to 2050? Marathon = ? ...
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Why isn't my city growing?

It is my first game of Civilization 5, but I have played Civilization 3 and 4 many times. Twice I have seen my capital having a stagnation for no apparent reason. From what I read food is the only ...
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Why can't I bomb Rome?

As you can see from the image below, I have a great war bomber with Rome in range. However, when I click the attack button and click on Rome (I can see my damage and Rome's damage), nothing happens. ...
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How high is the production bonus of a great engineer in Civ5?

To quote the manual: Special Ability: Hurry Production You can expend a Great Engineer to create a sudden burst of production in a city. The production is immediately applied to ...
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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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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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What are the precise requirements of the “Model of a Modern Major-General” achievement in Civilisation 5?

Model of a Modern Major-General Train all Units, across any number of playthrough. Is it known what the precise requirements are for this achievement? Do you actually need to train all units, ...
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Is there a way to locate Strategic Resources on the map?

When you first research a technology that reveals a new resource on the map (eg. Electricity reveals Aluminum), you can click the tip that comes up to center the map on deposits of that resource that ...
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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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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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How to militarily delay a science victory?

I'm currently competing with Russia for a science victory, and unfortunately they're in the lead, so I thought about using my military to try and slow them down. Unfortunately they're on the other ...
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What limits are there on the Civilization V demo?

How is the Civ 5 demo limited, how long is it, and is the 4+ GB installation worth it?
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What are the mechanics for bullying city states?

Two things are required to bully a city state: high military power relative to the other main civs, and nearby military power. This begs two questions: How high do you need to be in military power? ...
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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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Can I play Civ 5 without having Steam installed?

Is there anyway to remove Steam and still play Civilization V? I am very particular about what gets installed on my computers and what is allowed to advertise at me and run background processes. So ...
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How can I enable Civ 5 mods on Mac OS X?

Officially, the Mac OS X version of Civilization V does not support mods. However, from common sense, some discussions I've found online, and Aspyr's poor track record, I'm guessing it is indeed ...
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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 are good strategies and build orders for a newbie player?

i'm a newbie in the Civ universe (although i played civ4 for a short while). I enjoy the new addition to the series and i am able to win games on easy difficulties, but there is no real strategy ...
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Why can't my units get more than 30 XP?

My units get to 30 XP and then stop earning experience. Any idea why?
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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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Should I accept embassies from AI civilizations?

The AI seem to be very fond of paying me 15 - 25 gold to establish an embassy in my capital very early in the game. I'm quite fond of free money, so I've generally taken the deal, but is that ...
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What happens to excess happiness during a golden age?

When my happiness balance is +X it means I get X extra points to my golden age counter every turn. During a golden age the counter disappears. What happens to the happiness points then? Is the balance ...
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How do I obtain more spies?

The latest expansion to Civilaztion V added spies to the game. These spies can help in a multitude of ways. The most important, in my opinion, being the ability to prevent enemy spies from stealing ...
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How do I improve Civilization V's performance?

I have pretty decent hardware and I run many games on it. But Civ 5 is unacceptably slow when it reaches an advanced stage where it shows the whole map and there are many units. I tried to monitor ...
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When trading, is the response “I don't see how we can make this work” a final answer?

When trading with an AI civilization, I often use the "What would make this deal work" button as an easy way to see what the AI would like in exchange for a resource I want. When the answer is "I don'...
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How can I play Civilization V multiplayer with one copy

I want to play Civilization 5 with my younger brother. I own a copy of the game, but my brother does not. On Steam I have shared the game with him, but he can not play the game at the same time as me. ...
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What determines whether the target shoots back at an attacking aircraft?

Air combat, unfortunately, is one of the most obscure topics in the Civilopedia - that is, everything is explained but severely lacking in details. In particular, I've noticed that when using the air ...
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Is there an advantage to building a road to a city-state before they request one?

Occasionally city-states will request that you build a road to connect them to your trade network, giving influence when you do. Is there any advantage to building a road to a city-state before they ...
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How do I keep from going bankrupt?

I'm new to Civ V but have played Civilization since the beginning. I recently won my first prince level game as the Egyptians, beating England with a time victory. From the onset, bankruptcy was my ...
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Is “Micro-Empire” a viable strategy for one or all of the victory conditions?

In response to a General Strategies question, @deceze commented that he'd recently won a cultural victory with just 2 cities and no real military vs. his main competitor's 40 cities. I've always ...
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Is there any reason not to settle on a hill?

Civilization 4 was a little different with where you might want to settle, and in Civilization 5, there is no real benefit of even settling next to a river for your capital. Sure, you will lose out on ...
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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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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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How can I increase my delegate count?

In Brave New World what increases the delegate count for the World Congress/United Nations? Is there anything I can build to get more votes?
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Is it possible to give or receive false intrigues from the AI?

In Civilization 5: Gods & Kings, is it possible to give or receive false intrigue? If another Civ tells me that some other Civ is plotting against me, should I always believe that this is the ...
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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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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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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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City specialization

I've read from many different sources that I should be specializing my cities, however I'm unsure as to how exactly I should be doing this and my current "method" of specializing my cities doesn't ...
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Why do I only get 4 turns of Golden Age for Reformation when it says 6?

Whenever I get Reformation it says it will cause a 6 turn golden age, but invariably it only adds 4 turns. Could this be because I have built Chichen Itza (which increases the length of GAs by 50%) ...
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How do you stop unit cycling in Civilization V?

We did our first multiplayer Civ V LAN game (it was fun) yesterday, but the unit cycling is very, very, very annoying. Is there a way to make it stop? I searched the Internet and the answers are old ...
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Does PC version of Civ-5 on Steam entitle me to Mac version?

I'm wondering, since my PC version of Civ-5 is registered on Steam, am I going to be able to download the Mac version when it comes out? I switched to Mac a couple years ago, so my Mac is faster and ...
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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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How to create a religion in Civilization V?

Just got the Gods and Kings expansion and was playing 3 player game with friends. They both made a religion and I was over 1000 in faith and still could not work out how to create a religion or get a ...
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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 culture ...
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Do units receive a defensive bonus when you select “Do nothing” or hit space?

Units get a defensive bonus when you put them in "Fortify" or "Alert". But sometimes I just want to pass them over for a single turn. If I select "Do nothing" (or hit space, which is the same thing) ...
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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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Does the medic promotion stack?

The medic promotion for land units increases the heal rate of that unit, and those in adjacent hexes. I've just had a thought, but unfortunately am not at home to check, so thought I'd ask before I ...
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Influence an ally to build an oil well that destroys another improvement

There's a city-state allied to me that just found oil. At least, I can see oil in their lands since I developed the relevant technology. I'd like them to build a Well improvement over that tile, so ...