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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Capturing Culture Specific Wonders

Civilization 5 BNW brings culture specific wonders. I'm wondering if those wonders maintain their effects after being captured if you haven't unlocked that social policy branch.
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Civilization 5 crashes often during play

Civilization 5 crashes repeatedly on my system. I can play for 10 minutes but then the system will crash. I am playing Civilization 5 gods and kings (from the Gold Edition / Steam install). Here is ...
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What is the ratio of Tourism to Culture when influencing a civilization?

In Civilization 5, Culture is described as your defense, while Tourism is your offense in the game of influencing other civilizations. When you generate Tourism, you generate it 2 points at a time. ...
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Can I use resources more than 3 tiles away from a city, but within 5? [duplicate]

I did a lot of searching and can't get a clear answer: If a resource is beyond 3 tiles but within the 5 tile border, do we still get the resource benefit? Do I have to improve it? I know it can't be ...
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Screen tearing when moving up and down quickly

I bought this game a few weeks ago and noticed I'm getting screen tearing in the middle of the screen. I've tried using in game v-sync and adaptive v-sync and neither seems to solve the problem. I ...
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Max number of spies [duplicate]

Say one civ hits renaissance when I am still medieval. I get an extra spy when I hit renaissance as well? So 6 from era + 1 from wonder + 1 if england for 8 total?
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Civilization 5: Does Arts funding and Science funding cancel each other out?

If both Arts funding and Science funding are active at the same time, is the result the same as if neither of them were active?
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Finding the map seed of a Civilization V game

I recently started a game on Civilization V and I really like the map I'm playing. I know it's possible to manually input a seed when creating a game but is there a way to display the seed of a game ...
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Is there an overall view of your cities?

I have many cities on Civ5 cause I annexed them and they start to demand Luxury Resources for We love the king day. Is there any City overview on which you can see the items they want or progress?. I ...
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Where to find oil in Civ5? [duplicate]

After I researched Biology I found 2 sources of oil and after that turn the oil signals dissappeared and i dont know where these sources are. How i can identify them ? I have a World like map and i ...
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Why does building something on a tile modifies the profit of it?

I have just started playing Civ 5 and I'm confused regarding the tiles. When you built a city you get an amount of tiles around it, and when your population increases you get to assign a citizen to ...
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Is there any way to win without relying on science?

In Civilization V I've noticed that pretty much whatever you do in game, the main way to win is always by having more science / technology than the AI. I'm really interested however in trying a game ...
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Do special buildings need citizens to produce benefits?

In Civ 5, do special buildings (ones that can generate Great People) need citizens to produce their benefits other than Great Person Points? For example: The Bank building gives +25% Gold and 1 ...
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What determines which religion the computer will found?

When I play Civ V, it seems as though some religions are more likely to be founded by the computer. For example, in Gods and Kings, it felt like Christianity was almost always the first religion ...
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Can you purchase Civilization V via retail and add to your Steam account? (Semi Duplicate)

I'm looking at purchasing Civilization V sometime either today or tomorrow but was wondering if it can be added to my Steam account if store bought. I have really slow internet so would rather use a ...
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What is the difference between Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition and Civilization V: Gold Edition

As the title states, what are the biggest differences between the two versions of the game? I'm really considering purchasing this game however I'm not sure which of the two versions of the game is ...
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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 can I learn Civilization? [duplicate]

A few years ago I downloaded Civilization but for the life of me I couldn't understand how to play it. And I had played and mastered games like Cezar and Starcraft before. Anyway I can learn and get ...
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Why can't I send gold to opposing players for reputation?

It seems there are 2 standings with other civs. 1) I can't trade, all I can do is gift them gold and/or declare war. 2) I can trade, declare war and discuss, but I can't give gold for reputation. I ...
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Do Multiplayer Teams Share Social Polices and Wonder Bonuses?

Although this may be a simple yes/no question if you can elaborate on the wonder bonuses it would be most appreciated. Just to clarify "share social polices" means if I unlock "Honor" does my friend ...
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Is it possible to see AI's city gets captured by barbarians?

I've tried the following setting: huge map, only one AI as Venice, raging barbarians, one-city challenge, no city-state, level 5. I expected the barbarians will capture the capital of Venice because ...
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Subscribing to mods in Steam Workshop does nothing

I've had Civilization 5 for a year or so now and every time I wish to add a mod I go in and click the "Subscribe" button and nothing happens. So if anyone has had this problem can they tell me how to ...
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How do I “Minimize” Civ 5 on Windows 7?

I only play with the Direct X 9/10 - havent tried the other option(s), so this question may only apply there. When I run Civ-5, the game takes over my desktop. It can never be 'minimized' to the ...
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What happens if you choose One City Challenge and No City Razing?

When setting up a Civ 5 game, can you choose both "One City Challenge" and "No City Razing"? And, if you do, what are the effects? Originally asked here: ...
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Civ V won't let me destroy other cities

I'm at war with a country. I destroyed a city (it has 0 health) but it isn't letting me annex/create a puppet city out of it. It keeps saying that it's still owned by the Aztecs. Every turn it is able ...
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Can I “garrison” aircraft?

When aircraft are assigned to a city, are they "garrisoned" there? If so, are they covered by the "garrisoned units have no upkeep" bonus from the Tradition culture tree? My (apparently-dashed) hope ...
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How can I run two instances of Civ 5 on the same computer (ports conflict when playing LAN)?

I have two copies of civ 5, and I am using a program called SoftXPand to have a multiseat setup. Both copies of civ 5 run fine, but when I try to connect to the other in the Local Network it says ...
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Attila the Hun gets Battering Ram bonus on Rocket Artillery?

Ive been playing as Attila the Hun and initially I enjoyed the use of the battering rams and their +200% bonus against cities. However I am now much further on and all siege units I build also have ...
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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 there a chart showing all building and their prerequisites in Civilization 5?

While playing Civilization V on my PC, I noticed that some buildings are not shown or cannot be built unless you already have another building in that city. Example: A shrine is required to construct ...
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What's good about a city adopting your religion? What is bad about it adopting another's?

I have been promoting my own religion in my cities, but some have fallen to others' religions instead. I know that I can only buy faith-based assets in cities that are following my religion, and that ...
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Is it possible to load games in Civ V multiplayer?

My friends and I enjoy playing Civilization V multiplayer. Unfortunately, whenever we try to load a game, it becomes unplayable thanks to disconnects, lag and people unsyncing- we rarely get more than ...
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How to increase city distance limit to greater than 4?

In Civ 5 you can't build two cities near 4 tiles, is it possible to increase this limit to 8? E.g. You can't build two cities within 8 or less tiles between. I feel in late game the continent map is ...
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Why is my production so low?

I'm trying to build Petra in my city, but it says it will take 994 turns: I really don't know why the production is 1 (the additional +1 is from a social policy). I've read a little on how ...
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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 ...