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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Technology boost. What is the benefit and any strategies for maximizing its effect?

I am using v1.0.1.383. When a research agreement is fulfilled, a "technology boost" event occurs. It appears to be 8 turns reduced on the current technology you are researching. What is the ...
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Can other improvements be built on the same tile as a road?

In Civilization V, can other improvements be built on the same tile as a road?
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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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Does game speed in Civ-V affect the viability of paths to victory?

I was curious as to whether playing a fast or slow game had an affect on the difficulty of reaching certain paths to victory. It seems to me that Science and Culture victories would be much easier on ...
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How to prevent Civ 5 crash when clicking Load?

The Problem I click Single Player > Load Game and immediately see this dialog: Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Runtime Error! Program: ...apps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization V\Civilization.exe ...
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Can a Polynesian Ironclad enter ocean tiles?

Yesterday, when I was playing as Polynesia, I tried to understand if Ironclads will be stronger for Polynesia than for other civs. On the one hand Kamehameha has the wayfinding trait, allowing all ...
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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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Where are the graphs?

You're able to see the demographics of each player in the game, but I can't find where the graphs are for that information
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How are unit maintenance costs and supply related?

Early in this one game i had 5 military units and 3 workers. My unit maintenance was 11g per turn. So i thought 1g per military and 2g per civilian unit. Then i saw this bit about supply in the ...
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How can I modify Civ 5 for a longer opening and midgame and shorter endgame?

Whenever I play Civ 5 I notice that it is fun in the beginning (expanding/building) and in the midgame (fighting) but then follows a very long boring endgame. Unfortunately Civ 5 is by default ...
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When do city-states discover technology and resources?

I've gotten way ahead of the competition on the technology curve, and discovered that I don't have any access to aluminum. So I allied myself with a city-state that has aluminum ... but they aren't ...
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How do you achieve the 'Know Thy Enemy ' achievement in CIV V?

It says you must 'Consult the Oracle 2 times in a single game', but I haven't any idea what that means!
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Problem with stretched sheep in Civ V! What to do?

I installed Civilization 5 on my laptop recently and there is a problem with the graphics. The game itself looks good, but some resources like sheep are stretched. When I encounter them I see big ...
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When would I want to be somebody's friend? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In Civ 5, are Declarations of Friendship worth it? Being somebody's friend is good because it gets you better trade agreements. Super. But it's also dangerous, as I've ...
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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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In Civ5, is it possible to buy a courthouse?

It seems I can buy most buildings, but the courthouse is not listed for purchase in my annexed cities. Is it not possible to buy courthouses?
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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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Optimum tactics and units for capturing cities for each age

I am really struggling on capturing cities, especially on smaller islands. Boats seem to do such little damage and getting units across the sea, early game especially, is very dangerous because of the ...
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How do I manage my money effectively?

I am having difficulties with managing gold/money. As a result, I am unable to get many units for my military. Do you have any tips/advice? I am new to the Civilization series.
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Why can I not gift any units to either city-states or other players?

This is probably a really stupid question, but I tried searching and could not find anything in either the help files or online. Perhaps it is a bug, but I cannot gift any units to either city-states ...
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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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Is there any way to see progress towards achievements in Civ 5?

Is there a way to see how much more I have to do to achieve the various achievements? For example, Merchant King is Trade 100 resources over any number of playthroughs... I'd love to know how close I ...
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Production and Research overflow in Civilization 5

What happens with overflowing research or production in Civilization 5? If you produce more research in one turn than is needed for the current technology, is the research surplus carried over to ...
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Barbarians in Civilization 5

It seems like anytime I kill a barbarian encampment in Civilization 5 another encampment pops up somewhere else in my territory. Is there a certain number always on the map or am I seeing patterns ...
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What parts can safely be automated and where should I micromanage?

I usually let all my worker units roam free on automation, unless I need a specific improvement right now. I usually never care about the tiles worked by a city, at most I may switch the priorities to ...
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What factors affect tile purchase cost?

I know there are some wonders that modify the amount, but what I'm really looking for is information on what factors determine how much each tile costs, since they seem to vary per-tile and over time ...
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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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How do we save a multi-player game?

Is there anyway to save a multi-player game so that we can return to it later? I cant seen an option, this was possible in Civ 4.
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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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Can I construct a citadel next to the borders of a city state?

The description for "Constructing a Citadel" says that "If the new culture border claims hexes owned by another Civilization, you will incur a diplomatic penalty as a result." Does this apply to city ...
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How much unhappiness is generated from cities and citizens?

At first glance, I really like India's bonus: Double the Unhappiness from the number of Cities, but Halve the Unhappiness from Population size. For me to really judge it though, and build ...
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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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Is a courthouse mandatory to quell occupational unhappiness?

If you don't build the courthouse does the city perpetually generate extra unhappiness due to the occupation, or do they eventually settle down without one? How longer does that take with/without? I ...
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Is there any penalty for building a new city “far away” from your other cities?

Is there any penalty for building a new city "far away" from your other cities? That is, if I remember correctly from Civ4, (city) maintenance was higher if a new city was "far away" from my current ...
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When does The Great Wall become obsolete?

Before a recent patch change, the Colossus used to go obsolete upon Navigation: Goes obsolete once any player researches the Navigation technology. Pretty clear wording. The Great Wall, ...
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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 ...
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Do cities received through a trade have any special properties?

It's possible to trade cities to other civilizations, but I'm uncertain how cities received through a trade behave. Do they suffer any penalties compared to cities I built myself, or do they behave ...
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How to get the Steam Workshop to work with “Civilization V” for a Mac?

I currently own Civilization V, (not the Gods & Kings expansion,) and have the latest version of it and have subscribed to several items on the Steam Workshop, but when I start-up the game, none ...
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What does the pressure value mean, and what is the scale?

I can see a "pressure" value on cities which seems to indicate how powerful is the conversion to a religion in a city. But how can I translate that value to some meaning? What does "+4 pressure" ...
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Exactly how does Suleiman's special work?

Playing Ottoman for the first time and I seem to have far less than 50% conversion of naval barbarians via barbary corsairs. The description merely says there is a 50% conversion rate however and ...
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Green lights in ocean

While playing Civ 5, I occasionally see these green things in the sea: Is this just a bug like the red dots that sometimes show up on land, or is this some kind of easter egg or resource?
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What happens if I found a city next to a previously razed city

So I was playing a game last night where I was going for a Space Victory, toward the end of the game I went to war with Germany. After dropping the A-bomb on Hamburg and razing it to the ground I ...
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I've captured some Great Prophets, now what?

I've managed to capture two great prophets, but they aren't the same religion as the one I founded. I created Shinto, but now I have a Great Prophet from Buddhism and one from Confucianism. What can ...
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Can I restore my wiped out religion in Civ 5 Gods and Kings?

I eliminated a computer player that had a strong religion (Buddhism). My religion was weak, whereas this other one was taking over the continent quickly. Now that I have him overrun, I want, well ...
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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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Nuke Tactics Civ 5

How should you use Nukes in Civ 5? In my game, it is late game, I've just built the United Nations. It's my first game so I don't know how to use a Nuke. I've built ten of them. Should I target all ...
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In Civilization V does a workshop help build wonders?

The workshop says that it adds +20% production when constructing buildings. Are wonders considered buildings?
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How do I stockpile policies in games with 'enable policy saving' on?

Whenever I play a game with the option 'enable policy saving' turned on, I still can't figure out how to not invest in a policy as the button for 'NEXT TURN' is replaced with 'ADOPT POLICY'.
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Civ 5 - Why are Wheat and Bananas listed on the map?

When out on the map screen if you mouse over hexes, or in the strategic view you can see icons if a hex contains a resource. Wheat and Bananas show up when you do this, yet they are not ...
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In Civ5, when you have access to iron, does it make sense to build musketmen?

Technology upgrade tree looks like this: |Steel | |Gunpowder | |- Longswordman | |- Musketman | | cost 150 | | cost 120 | | str: 18 | => | str: 16 | | mov: 2 ...