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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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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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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Why can't I enter a city-state's territory?

In a recent game a certain city-state became angry with me, and from that point onward I could not enter the territory of the city-state, it showed it in red, just like trying to enter mountains or ...
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How does Civilization 5 calculate who has the pointiest sticks?

Periodically, there is a list of "People with the pointiest Sticks" displayed in Civilization 5. How is this value calculated, does it take into account the power of the individual units or is it ...
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Is it possible to have too many cities?

I have 46 cities, but for some reason I can no longer attack cities, nor can I raze any of my current cities. Each time I try to finish off the city, it just goes to the next unit. The same happens if ...
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What is the effect of switching between conflicting social policies?

Certain social policy branches conflict and cannot be taken together (eg, Piety and Rationalism). I usually plan ahead to make sure I don't end up wanting conflicting branches, but the other day I did ...
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What's the difference between DirectX 10 and DirectX 9?

In Civilization V, when starting the game, it offers me the option of using DirectX 10 or DirectX 9. Are there any graphics quality or performance gains present when using the DirectX 10 version? I ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to change keyboard shortcuts?

Is it possible to change the keyboard shortcuts?
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Do trade routes activate between my cities when a road goes through city states or other civilizations' cities?

Suppose I've got a capital, a city, and a city state in between, where the dashes represent roads: Capital ------ City-State ----- My City The road goes straight through the city-state. I ...
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Is there a way to see all the abilities of a unit?

The abilities of a unit can be seen in its "unit card" when it is selected as small icons, and I can hover over them for information. However, in late game many units (especially ones upgraded from ...
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Are a Civ's Unique Buildings transformed when conquered? [duplicate]

Assume for a moment that I am playing the Ethiopians, currently at war with the Egyptian empire. Egypt has a unique building, the Burial Tomb, that replaces the Temple. My spies have already told me ...
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Do I need to be influential with my human teammate to win Tourism Victory?

I'm playing a game with a friend where I'm doing my best to stack tourism. I've noticed that I'm still "exotic" to him and he has a TON of culture. I also cannot generate many tourism bonuses for him ...
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Can you dodge the “version mismatch” bug in Civilization V?

Recently, an upgrade has been made for Civilization 5, that makes it impossible for Macs and PCs to play together, due to "version mismatch" (the update was for Windows only) This have happened ...
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Is there a Combat log?

I have found the notification log. However, this does not contain a log of attacks and defences. I use quick combat and sometimes I go, whoa, what hit me? In my current case, it was a stealth bomber. ...
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How does the AI decide to declare war against you?

In nearly all of my games at king difficulty, all AIs (even Ghandi!) declare war against me at some point, even if they're technologically far behind me and have fewer cities. Sometimes it is ...
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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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How can I keep a city-state allied with me without bankrupting myself?

I haven't gotten very far in Civ 5, but it seems impossible to keep city states friendly to me. Buying their favor seems too expensive, and gifting them units doesn't seem to improve relations very ...
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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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Do culture points 'roll over' if you opt out of adopting a new policy?

When asked to adopt a social policy, you can right click to opt out. If you do this, do you lose those cultural points, or do they roll over until your next cultural advancement? I don't like any of ...
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What causes a converted Holy City to regain its original religion?

Whenever I take over an enemy capital that was a Holy City for another religion, I always convert it to my religion and remove the other religion from it completely. Sometimes I've noticed that after ...
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Target Natural Wonders

I am playing on a huge map and located a Natural Wonder very early in the game. I now want to settle near it; however, I cannot for the life of me remember where it is exactly. I uncovered a large ...
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What happens to a research agreement when we go to war in Civ 5?

I formed a research agreement with an AI in Civ 5, and when it was about halfway done he attacked me. Is that money just gone for both of us, or can we resume it somehow once I've taught him a ...
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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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Can the Mac and Windows version of Civilization V play a multiplayer game together?

Is it possible for Mac (with the Aspyr port) and Windows version of Civilization V to participate in a multiplayer game together ? Or is the only option to run the Windows version on the Mac (either ...
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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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What is the cost of movement on roads and railroads in Civilization 5?

The manual states (page 52): As long as the unit moves from one tile containing a road/railroad into another tile containing a road/railroad, the unit will expend just a fraction of the normal ...
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Do you have to allocate a citizen to work a resource in order to gain access to it?

In this answer, Fabian said that it's enough to have an improved resource in your cultural border in order to gain access to that resource; while I was under the impression you have to actually ...
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Can I heal my stealth bomber?

My stealth bomber is damaged, but it has no "fortify until healed" option and just letting it pass a turn without performing any action does not cause it to increase in HP. Is there a way to heal the ...
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What happens when you can't pay your debts?

I usually run a good fiscal policy, so my gold is always positive. I've read somewhere that if you get to 0 gold, units start to sell themselves. Are there any other repercussions? What happens if ...
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What rule does border expansion follow?

Does anyone have any insight into what rule the cultural border expansion follows? Weakest tiles first? Strongest tiles first? Random?
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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 it possible to set up and watch a game between just computer AI opponents?

No human players, just AI and have the ability to scroll around and see what the AIs are doing with the turn management being also automated, so the AIs just end turn when they are done. Oh, and all ...
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If you lose the game and choose just…one…more…turn, how does the AI behave?

If one of the AI players beats you and you choose just one more turn, does the AI still try to win via domination or does it totally give up and do random things allowing you to dominate easily? I am ...
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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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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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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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Can I politely stop an AI's Great Prophet from getting to my cities?

The strongest player in the game is a close ally of mine and we each founded and follow of one of the strongest two religions in the game, with little cross-over between religions within our ...
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In Civ 5, how exactly do agreements affect relations with other civs?

OK, so I just moved from emperor to immortal level and its becoming a bit tricky to me. The main problem is that I somehow manage to piss off all my neighbours way too soon :( The only obvious ...
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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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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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Can users play simultaneously from one copy of Civilization V?

I read in an ad for Civilization 5 that it allows installation on 5 different computers. Does that mean I can install it on my kid's computer and mine, and then we can simultaneously play, or even in ...
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Is it better to focus a Great Prophet on opposing civilizations or your own at the beginning of the game?

There are two main cases I can think of: Say you are just starting out and you don't have a religion at all. Would it then be better to use it on your own cities primarily and then other ...
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What bonuses do the different types of city-states give in Civ 5?

What bonuses do each of the different city-state types give, and do they ever change?
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How do we save a multi-player game?

Is there a way to save a multi-player game so that we can return to it later? I can't find an option. It was possible in Civ 4.
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Unit stuck, can't do anything but delete it

The weird thing is, that I can't even choose to "do nothing"! I can only Gift it, delete it or start a war. Why don't I have the "do nothing" option?
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Civilization V versions

I want to purchase a Hard copy of Civilization V. I would like this to contain the Manual and the flowchart that shows technological advances. When you try and look into this those items are rarely ...
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If you conquer a holy city do you take “ownership” of that religion?

I've conquered a city that was the holy city for one of the religions. I didn't manage to found a religion myself. Does this mean I own that religion and can upgrade it and do whatever else the ...