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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Where can I drop a nuke?

I was testing out the capabilities of an Atomic Bomb, and from the city it was created in, which happened to be equatorial, I appeared to get the full grid available as a target, but after a couple ...
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How much culture does killing barbarians reward and is any additional culture rewarded for taking over encampments?

I'm thinking barbarian culture farming might be a viable early game strategy but I can't seem to find exactly how much culture is rewarded for barbarian kills vs encampment takeover.
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Civilization 5 great prophet mod? [closed]

In the early game Great Prophets function nicely to create and enhance religions. However, later on, I find their effect on religion entirely overpowered. They can be used to convert entire cities, ...
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City specialization

I've read from many different sources that I should be specializing my cities, however I'm unsure as to how exactly I should be doing this and my current "method" of specializing my cities doesn't ...
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Do I need to have the Gods & Kings expansion to play Brave New World?

I want to skip the Gods and Kings expansion. Does anyone know if this is possible? That is, will the expansion Brave New World work without Gods and Kings?
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How do you achieve “Intelligence Network”?

Intelligence Network Share intrigue with a player who previously shared intrigue with you. That is what the achievement says. But how exactly do you gain it? I think I missed a feature ...
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Is Representation retroactive?

In Civ V, one of the last social policies in Liberty is Representation, which reduces cities' impact on social policies by 33%. Is this retroactive though? Does it apply to cities founded before ...
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What does Refrigeration have to do with Submarines? [closed]

I noticed in the Civ 5 tech tree that you can build submarines once you finish researching Refrigeration. I honestly don't get the connection. Why are submarines dependent on refrigeration? Is there a ...
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Will the AI go for an impossible victory?

When you set up a game, you can choose which victory types you want enabled. Will the AI ever attempt to achieve a victory type that is disabled? For instance, if the only victory type that is ...
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What are the requirements to unlock “We are family”?

We are Family Become the dominant Religion in every Capital city on a standard-size or larger map. I have set up a game on a huge map and my religion was spread over all cities, while 35 of ...
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How many turns left to construct?

In Civilization IV (G&K), I order my workers to build a road, then cancel so that they only put in one turn's worth of construction. I order them this way then move on to the next tile before ...
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What bonuses do I get from the tile on which I place my city?

I'm trying to understand all the facets of city placement. One thing I can't quite find, however, is if the specific terrain of the tile the city is built on has a significant effect. Does it make a ...
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Can I get steam redeem key for my Civilization 5 purchase on Apple AppStore? [duplicate]

A few months ago I bought Civilization 5 on AppStore but since then I'm using only Steam for all purchases. I've noticed that for example on Humble Bundle you can directly download the game or get ...
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Any way to play an “original” game of Civ 5

I have the G+K expansion, but I like the old Piety tree better for happiness. Also 2 out of 3 games I played I missed out on creating a religion. Is there anyway to play Civ 5 original without ...
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How to use TSL maps for Civ 5 (making True Start Locations work)?

Some maps for Civilization 5 are advertised as 'TSL', featuring True Start Locations. An example is http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=388696 . How do I make these work? With the map ...
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Civilization V: Gods and Kings naval combat

I hate the fact that embarked units can be destroyed in one hit in vanilla, and you can't even stack naval units on top of them. Is there a mod to fix it? Is it the same in Gods and Kings?
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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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Formula for diplomacy in Civ 5?

Since the AI in Civilization 5 are, as their name suggests, artificial, that means that all their actions are determined by numbers and formulas. That would include the diplomacy between the AI and ...
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How do you stop unit cycling in Civilization V?

We did our first multiplayer Civ V LAN game (it was fun) yesterday, but the unit cycling is very, very, very annoying. Is there a way to make it stop? I searched the Internet and the answers are old ...
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Civ 5 mod compatibility

In the vanilla version of Civ 5 (the mac version), is it possible to add new civilizations as a mod? Because I added this mod and when I enable it, no new civ shows up when I go to select them. I'm ...
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Civ 5 mods not working on Mac

I'm trying to use a byzantine mod in Civilization 5 on my Mac (Mountain Lion), but when I put the mod's folder in ~/Documents/Aspyr/Sid Meier's Civilization 5/MODS, it doesn't sho up in the mod menu. ...
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Civilization V: Other human player can't find hosted game

I'm trying to load a saved multiplayer game with my friend. We started yesterday and I, as the host, turned autosave so it'll save the game every turn. I went on Multiplayer > Local Network > Host ...
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Unconnected Territory Civ5

My civilization has acquired an unconnected tile(see picture below). How is this possible? Or simply a glitch? EDIT: zoomed out version I'm thinking it's because El Mirador is being squeezed on ...
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As science research points increase in Civ 5, why does the research itself not hasten?

In the ancient era I may have +32 science and it takes 18 turns to research the Wheel, for instance. In the modern era I may have +520 science and it still takes me 18 turns to research Atomic Theory, ...
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Refusing friend's declaration of war

So I'm friends with Spain. She says she wants to go to war with England. I say give me 10 turns to stall her. I don't really want to fight England right now, but I don't want to make her 'unfriend' ...
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civilization 5 domination victory capturing capitals

So I was reading the in-game help on how to achieve a domination victory, and I got a little confused. It said something about the last civilization possessing their original capital is the winner. ...
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Why do I have no options when my inquisitor is beside a city with a different religion?

Is this a glitch? I'm right beside a city with a religion that isn't my own and no options show up. Also, unlike the other religious units, it's requiring that I have open borders with other civs ...
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What happens to the social policy of a conquered civilization?

I am playing against Elizabeth, where she had adopted a social policy that makes every other AI players and me lose the infl uence on the city states at a faster rate. I'm struggling with the budget, ...
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What happens when you rescue an opposing civilization's settler from the barbarians?

In Civ 5 G&K do settlers captured by barbarians stay as settlers when you take one from them if the settler is NOT from your civilization? I remember capturing a settler that wasn't mine from a ...
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Can one remove a courthouse without suffering unhappiness?

In Civ 5 the courthouse is needed to quell unhappiness once a city has been captured. Can one ever remove the courthouse, and thus it's maintenance, without returning to a state of unrest? Is there ...
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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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Are expansion civs/natural wonders more likely?

I've played several games of Civ 5 with the Gods and Kings expansion, and it seems like every game has involved a similar cast of characters (Austria, Sweden, Byzantium) as well as many of the new ...
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What are the rules of settling?

I'm pretty new to Civilization, but I'm getting the hang of the rules I think. Recently, I had a settler and was going to have him create a city in this narrow strip land, but was told I couldn't ...
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What are some strong defensive formations that can be used in Civ 5?

Playing on deity difficulty is not easy. Often I am facing a numerically superior opponent whose reinforcements seem almost ceaseless and are technologically better armed than my armies. I therefore ...
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Is there any way to play a custom map in multiplayer?

Civilization 5's multiplayer does not support any form of modding aside from changing the .lua scripts associated with existing multiplayer map options. They consider pre-generated maps 'modding' in ...
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Civilization V always crashes on big games

Since bigger is better, I usually want to play on Huge worlds with max number of Civs and City States. After I begin conquering the world and my empire spans about 50 cities, the game begins to crash. ...
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Is it possible to give or receive false intrigues from the AI?

In Civilization 5: Gods & Kings, is it possible to give or receive false intrigue? If another Civ tells me that some other Civ is plotting against me, should I always believe that this is the ...
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Civilization 5 kicks host whenever a player joins

I'm trying to play Civilization V with my brother (who is on my network) and my friend (who is not on my network). I host a private internet game, enable 3 AI players, and invite them to the game. My ...
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Civilization Gods and King expansion requirements

Can I install Gods and Kings instrument from DVD if I buy base game as a download from Steam. Or should I buy both packs as downloads or both on discs? And can I install Gods and Kings over a Game of ...
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Free buildings that I already have?

I've wondered this for a while and never found a satisfactory answer. Free buildings, of course, are free - no build time, no build cost, no maintenance. However, what happens if the city in question ...
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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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In Civ V which tile improvements can be stacked with another improvements?

E.g. you can combine roads with farms (or anything else for that matter). What else?
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What is the significance of the red mark in Civilization 5? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some tiles have red “chips” on them in Civilization 5? After playing many games of Civ 5, I have noticed the occurrence of strange red marks which appear on ...
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Do I receive bonuses for the building a leader's unique building replaces?

For example, if I am playing as the Mayan's and I have one city with the following building: Pyramid: + 2 Faith + 2 Science (replaces Shrine) and I have founded a pantheon and chosen the ...
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How can I get other civ to attack me?

I am currently in a six nation game and I am surrounded by three smaller civs some of which are weak and some are quite strong. I would like to conquer the land which one of them holds, but want them ...
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What formula does religious pressure adhere to in Civ 5? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the pressure value mean, and what is the scale? My religion of Atheism is exerting 8 "pressure" on a city's population, and a contending religion of ...
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Can a civilian unit pass through border

I'd like to build a city on the other side of America, but their two cities produce an hourglass shaped border that owns a tile between them. They won't agree to an open borders treaty. I can't ...
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How do prerequisites for promotions work?

I have trouble understanding how promotion prerequisites work. Civilopedia lists Accuracy I and Barrage I as being prerequisites for Volley, Cover and Siege. However, all my trebuchets only needed ...
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How can I disable battle cycling of other civs in Civilization 5?

This question has nothing to do with the actual "animations." It more has to do with the camera pan during battle. In a multiplayer game, I'm stuck watching my friend's battles. If during that ...
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Aztec UA culture bonus count into increasing city border?

I was wondering does the Aztec ability helps the city border grow faster?