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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Is it possible to buy tiles in Civilization5 that are more than 3 hexes away from any city?

Cities can use a 36 hex grid at maximum. It seems to me that 3 is also the maximum "range" at which one can purchase new tiles. Is this correct, or is it possible to buy land further off?
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AI Civ having another civ's specialty unit

How is it possible for an AI civilization to gain/build another civilization's specialty unit? Twice now I have run into this issue. On my current game, the Dutch have a Cho-Ko-Nu (the chinese ...
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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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Understanding unit movement

Looking at a unit is there anyway to tell if it has moved or not in the current turn? I've noticed the emblem for the unit greys out, but it also seems to remained greys out if the unit has been ...
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Can a player rejoin a Civilization 5 multiplayer game after being disconnected?

We tried playing a civ 5 private game, but one of our players (the one who had originally started the game) disconnected and then couldn't rejoin. Is that intended, or a bug, or what? How is civ5 ...
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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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How can I activate a game bought from the Mac App Store on Steam?

If Civilization 5 was bought from the Mac App Store, would I be able to activate it on Steam, and how could I do so? It says here that CD keys for Civ 5 are accepted on Steam. Would this still work ...
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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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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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What happens when you conquer a city where a spaceship is under construction?

What happens when you conquer a city where a spaceship is under construction? Can the conquered civilization continue construction in its new capital? Does the conquered civilization retain its ...
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After buying the deluxe version of civ5 on Steam, where is the soundtrack?

I've checked the media tab on under Library and the purchase email doesn't say anything about it.
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What are the rules for territory ownership when you raze a city?

If I raze a conquered city its territory returns to neutral ownership. However suppose I have multiple cities clustered together, it is not always possible to know which tiles I will lose when razing ...
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Is there any way to 'turn off' science and convert it into something else?

I am late on in a game and don't need science any more (as I have researched everything). Is there any way to 'turn off' science and convert it into something else e.g. Gold, Culture or Production. ...
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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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Can you use mods in Civilization V multiplayer?

When I load mods in Civilization V it only has option to start single player game. So is there any workaround or method for loading mods in multiplayer games? I am mostly interested in using some ...
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How can I improve or work a resource that is more than three tiles from land?

I'm playing Civ 5 for the first time, in the "learn as you play" tutorial. How can I improve or work resources that are at sea, far from any city? As an example I found the natural wonder Krakatoa, ...
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Ruler of the Seas, how to do it?

How do I sink a million ships? Well, not a million, 357 for the achievement? What is a good setup? I set up a huge archipelago game with epic game length and raging barbarians... but ships still ...
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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 do I manually reassign citizens to work on a different hexagon?

In Civ4, I can easily reassign citizens to benefit from a different tile. For example, from a forest tile to a mountain tile to increase production with the cost of decreasing food. I have not been ...
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How do I play the “Cradle of Civilization” DLC?

I own several of the "Cradle of Civilization" DLC packs for Civ 5, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to load them. It's not an option under "scenarios," and when I set up a game, it's not ...
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What is a good benchmark for the cultural win strategy?

I am currently learning to play Civilization 5 and decided to experiment with the cultural victory strategy. I am going to play game after game with the same strategy, making minor adjustments to see ...
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Does Civilization 5 have a mod including spies? [closed]

I was wondering, are there mods which include a spy unit, as they appeared in older versions?
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How much does each city increase the cost of social policies?

In Civilization 5, each city you build increases the cost of new social policies by some percentage, based on the current map size. This question mentions +30% for duel sized maps. I'm assuming this ...
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How do I add mod support into Civilization 5 for Mac when I have MainMenu.xml instead of MainMenu.lua?

I'm trying to enable the mod button within the Steam version of Civilization 5 for Mac. When I navigate to: ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/sid meier's civilization ...
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Is it possible to (globally) slow down the pace of research and culture gain, without slowing production (as much)?

So I love long games of Civ. Epic is my usual "pace" chosen for play. However, every time I play, regardless of my settings -- I never feel as if the world spends enough time in each given "age". A ...
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Changing Teams in Civ 5

What is the effect of changing an opponents team in the Advanced Setup screen? What benefits do I get from changing the second player to Team 1? Does it give me a permanent ally throughout the ...
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Do I need to rebuild a courthouse if I re-conquer a city I have captured in the past?

If I remember correctly, courthouses are always destroyed when a city is conquered. On the other hand, when a civ loses one of their cities and then conquers it again, it does not have to build a ...
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How can I enable Civ 5 Mods button on Mac OS X Mountain Lion? [duplicate]

EDIT: Figured it out. Looks like in the other thread, the updated G&K directions were incorrect (at least for me). I simply followed the original directions and found the ...
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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, ...