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 location of Great Works matter?

You can move your great works around in the culture overview screen, but is there any benefit? Does the number of works in a city matter? Is there some kind of exponential bonus? Does it matter if it ...
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How do I acquire artifacts?

I think in one of the videos they showed them being dug up from either razed cities or old city ruin sites, but I haven't seen a concrete explanation. How exactly do I acquire artifacts to fill my ...
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What amount is needed to construct the World Congress projects?

Does anyone know the total amount needed for each project? This would help in determining not to over allocate to these projects. Example: If world's fair needed 6000 points, then I know 3001 ...
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When should I stop building farms?

Although I've been playing Civilization for some time now, I've never really figured out when to stop or start making farms. My style of gameplay has really to spam farms to promote massive amounts of ...
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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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What is considered a continent? - eg for Indonesia's Spice Islanders bonus

Gajah Mada (Indonesia) gets the Spice Islanders bonus. The first 3 cities founded on continents other than where Indonesia started each provide 2 luxury resources (and can never be razed). ...
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Where'd MainMenu.lua go in Civilization 5: Brave New World? I want to enable mods on my Mac!

So to unlock Mods on your Mac version of Civ V, you need to comment out line 33 of MainMenu.lua. When Gods and Kings came out, MainMenu.lua moved, but the fix still worked. Now that "Brave New ...
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What are the keyboard shortcuts for Civilization 5: Brave New World?

So, there already exists a list of keyboard shortcuts for Civ 5 Vanilla. By pressing buttons I even found some extra ones: V - Advisors Screen Alt+Q - Admit Defeat I have also found some ...
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How do I launch Civ 5 in the tablet / touch mode by default

I just got a Windows 8 touch screen laptop, and playing Civ V in the Touch Enabled mode is great. But every time I launch it from within Steam, it prompts me to pick either DirectX9, DirectX 10 & ...
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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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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 internal traderoutes drain your host city?

If I make an internal trade route within my empire, providing food or production to a distant city, does the provided food / production come from the host city? Or does the act of spending one of your ...
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Is there a way to always view trade route paths?

Trade Routes in Brave New World show up as a border-colored path when you're first establishing them, but after you pick the destination and the caravans start to shuffle along their merry way, they ...
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Can I play Gods and Kings now that Brave New World is out?

If I buy the Brave New World DLC, can I still play the game as it was with Gods & Kings? Or will all the games now include the new Brave New World features?
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Working iron tile doesn't produce any iron output

Fairly new to this game, but it's my understanding that to gain more strategic resource output, that resource must be worked. I'm working three iron mines, 1 in my capital adjacent to the city tile ...
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Civ 5 over remote session?

So I have been playing Civ 5 hotseat with my wife. But it is a little fustrating getting up getting out of the room or changing chairs. My wife has a laptop, but the graphics card is not that great. ...
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Not getting achievements In Civilization 5 is there a difference between silver and bronze achievements?

I just finished a game as Attila. I won a militaristic victory on level Prince(4), small map, standard game. I did not get my steam achievement for this victory, Scourge of Everyone. Then I noticed ...
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How do I create a Pitboss game?

A recent patch for Civilization V introduced the Pitboss mode. How do I create a Pitboss-using game? How do I join one? I browsed around in the settings and found a place to configure how the Pitboss ...
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Does Changing Production Transfer Hammers?

Civilization V is really kicking me hard this time around. Was an old-pro at Civ IV but this one's a completely different beast. Anyway, back in Civ IV, when you changed production on a ...
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Can you play a map on Multiplayer? [duplicate]

I Looked at a post here: Is there any way to play a custom map in multiplayer? but the link does not work for me anymore. Can someone provide a new link or just say how it is done please? Thank You.
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Does maxed Freedom double the maxed Piety bonus?

Whenever you max Piety it causes all Holy Sites to give an additional +3 gold and +3 culture. Whenever you max Freedom it causes all Great Tile improvements to give +100% yield.
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Where can one find how long a cease fire has left?

When one enters into a peace treaty, there is a period of time where the player cannot go to war with the other civilization. At some point this cease fire period ends and the civilizations may go ...
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How are a city's combat strength and hitpoints determined?

The combat strength of a city seems to slowly increase overtime with the population, but that's just a guess. I'm curious what is the exact formula for determining the combat strength of a city? ...
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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 ...