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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 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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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 ...
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Turn off AI “Rebase” animations in Civilization 5?

I have all animations off, quick movement on, quick combat on, quick selection advance on, etc. However, the "rebase" animation still plays on AI turns. And, unfortunately, the AI almost always ...
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Can you capture an enemy settler before they settle the capital city?

Could you take out a civilization before it starts by killing its starting settlers and warriors? On a duel map, could you do this and win without founding your capital either?
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Connection to capitol without port

I have a capitol that doesn't have an exit to the sea but it is connected to another city with a harbor. My other cities are blocked by a non-friendly city state (connected via a road that passes ...
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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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Number of tiles in civilization

How many tiles are there in each different sized civ 5 map? Including all land and water tiles.
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Does playing as a certain empire affect the great person you get?

For example, when I play as China, it seems that most of my great people are Chinese. Does playing as a specific empire cause you to have great people that come from the empire? Or is it purely ...
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Can't purchase with faith in converted cities

Once a city converts to my faith, I can't buy any Faith-based buildings, like Monasteries or Mosques... but I can purchase them fine in cities that don't follow my religion. Is this a bug, or intended ...
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Civ 5: Recommended Military Units Per City?

Im still very new to the game and I know it "depends". But lets say for Instance in an Archipelago Map (which is what im playing now). Im playing on easy still but shooting for a Scientific or ...
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Why would my cities go into a demand loop for luxury resources?

Every so often, your cities will want a luxury item and if they get it, they will enter "We love the king day". Is it normal for multiple cities to demand the same resource? 4 of my cities wanted ...
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How does attrition work

I recently made a helicopter gunship and it said I could position it over mountains. So, I moved it onto one of my mountains. A few turns later, my gunship dies of attrition. How does this happen - ...
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How do City State unit gifts work?

Earlier in the game, I received a few units from allied CS Valetta. The odd part is that these units were H'wachas, a Korea only unit. There was no Korea in this game to gift it to them either. How ...
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Stop two allied city-states from war

I have two allied city-states that are at war with each other. How can I stop this?
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Will events happen the same in identical saves?

Recently my graphics card crashed and I was unable to save my game before I restarted. If I started back from a previous save, would events be the same, or different? Would CS's give the same quests? ...
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Do inquisitors affect city states?

An allied CS has a quest open to get my religion (Atheism). The CS is mostly Christian (the enemy civ) so when I try missionaries, it does not affect it very much. So I got an inquisitor to try and ...
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What are the chances of a spy stealing your cities' information?

I understand that in the espionage tab of the game, there are stars next to the your cities and that they refer to the potential that each city has. However, I have more cities with 5-star potential ...
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What causes a civilization to be unable to accept an embassy?

I started a new game with Japan on immortal difficulty, and in the trade screen I can accept their embassy in my capital but they can't accept mine (that option is gray). Why is that?
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Will Brave New World disable my old mods?

I have a couple of mods, mostly custom civilizations, that were designed around G&K (Gods & Kings). Now that the new expansion is out, will installing the new expansion have unintended ...
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What does it mean when my influence level is “dominant”?

So my influence level has passed "influential" and is now "dominant". I know "influential" over enough civilizations is enough to secure the cultural victory, but what does "dominant" mean?
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Do we keep votes from puppet citys as Venice?

I've been wondering for a while now. When playing as Venice and sending a "Merchant of Venice" to a city state and making into a puppet does it contribute to votes in the WC?
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What does “low sea level” mean?

This term comes in advanced settings without any more explanation. Does this mean I will get more water if I chose low sea level or more mountainous terrain? Or maybe I am misunderstanding the term ...
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What defines “Friendly territory?”

In order to fortify my units I have to be in friendly territory. I have had to go into territory for it to work, but sometimes I don't have to. Is there a set number of tiles away that allows for ...
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Do new units get the bonuses of previous unique units?

Does the new unit (one you can produce) have theses effects, or is it only upgraded ones? example: If I upgrade my Russian cossack (+25% damage against damaged units) to a GDR, it will keep this ...
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Is it possible to conquer Japan and Manchuria in Korea's scenario “Samurai Invasion”?

The original victory condition is to regain all the Korean city at some time after 1600 but within 100 turns. But instead can one win by capturing Kyoto and Fe Ala, under a not-too-easy level?
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How do I get fireballs?

I was playing a game in G+K when my AI team mates started attacking some city states. I noticed that the catapults and even the pike men were throwing fireballs. How do I do that? I know players can ...
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How can I keep track of discovered antiquity sites?

It's easy to lose track of antiquities sites after discovering them. Is there an easy way of finding them? Maybe a UI mod to highlight them? The best bet I've found as part of the default UI is to ...
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Formula for City-State tribute values?

I'd like to know what the mathematics are of the numbers seen in this screenshot. For example, how is "Overall Military Power" and "Military Near City-State" calculated? Are there upper limits?
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How come the AI makes like 3000 gold per turn on warlord? [duplicate]

I have 3 times as much in total score, but my GNP is much lower than that of two other civs. How is it possible to make that much money without having the largest population? I am in the renaissance ...
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Do Papal Primacy and Consulates stack?

Papal Primacy: +15 to influence resting point with City-States following this religion Consulates: +20 to influence resting point with all City-States Assuming the city state has adopted the correct ...
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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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How to calculate gold earned from a Wonder if another civilization finishes first?

In Civilization V I noticed that when you are about to finish producing a Wonder and another civilization finishes it first, you will earn gold equivalent to how much production you have produced for ...
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What is the best way to capture cities in Civ 5 endgame?

What unit/technique is the best way to capture cities in the final age of Civ 5? I have been pumping out Death Machines but they don't really do very well versus cities and bombs.
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What happens if I purchase a building halfway through construction?

If I purchase a building that is halfway through construction, what happens to the extra production? Is the cost of purchasing the building lowered? Do I receive a cash payment, similar to an ...
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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 many turns does a Spy in Civilization 5 replaced by new recruit when killed?

Recently I installed Civilization 5 with DLC. I love playing the game with spies. But when I encounter that my spy got 'Killed in Action'. I have search the net for this but so far I read the wiki ...
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Which ships can capture cities?

I was surprised when after ordering my Privateer to attack a weakened city, he conquered it for me! I was not aware that ships can capture cities in Civ 5. This makes me wonder: what ships are ...
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Who pays the upkeep on gifted units?

Is it the civ/CS who receives it, the giver, or no-one? Also, can you gift unit's to people on your team?
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What social policies combine to make anarchy?

I know that some policies conflict and if they are both active you enter a state of anarchy, which is bad. I want to know which ones disagree before I adopt a new policy.
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Are there disadvantages to leaving forest/jungle tiles?

I started playing a game with the "automated workers remove features" set so that my forests/jungles won't be removed. Aside from missing out on the production bonus of chopping them down, is there ...
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How does reputation work?

Is it related to influence at all? I've heard things about other CSs and civs going to war or changing their diplomatic status with you depending on how you treat other civs or CSs. Is this true? If ...
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Garrisoned units disappear

Whenever I garrison a unit in a city, they seem to disappear. I had some longswordmen and catapults garrisoned in my cities for a very long time. They did not appear or have their symbol above them. I ...
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Civilization 5 Hotseat with Diplomatic Victory

I play Hotseat with my brother and we have this problem. if the 2nd player in turn wins the diplomatic victory the game ends with defeat screen for the first player and the 2nd player doesnt get his ...
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What if everyone is on the same team?

Is it possible to set up a game and have all of the bots be on the same team? Would you gain the benefits of the AI civs cheating? Would you get super science from a shared tree? Would a military ...
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How can I reset my MainMenu.lua file?

My friend messed up my Civ 5 (Mac OS X) MainMenu.lua mod file. How can I reset the file or get a new one?
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How to fix Civ 5 graphics

I bought Civ 5 on the Steam sale recently, but it's really hard to play as I'm getting these really bright coloured patches appearing and disappearing on the screen after a bit of playing. Then the ...
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What will happen if you build cities more than the built-in names

Just an imaginary case, what if you have built enough cities (say, 40), which probably exceeds the number of the built-in city list of that civilization?