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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Terrain based military upgrades - your terrain or the enemies'? [duplicate]

When you upgrade a military unit, e.g. an archer, and you have terrain based bonuses such as "15% attack bonus on rough terrain". If you choose such upgrade, when do you get the bonus, when the enemy ...
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How can I upgrade my units with the Ikanda

I didn't get at all how to use the Ikanda by the in game pedia. In this page, it says "[units] have access to the special upgrade path when built in a city with an Ikanda". Is it the only way to ...
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Resurrect A Lost Religion [duplicate]

I founded a religion in my capital (Buddhism). After another civilization converted my city to their religion, I used an Inquisitor, thinking it would remove the other civilization's religion. ...
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Replaying enemy movement after ending turn

Is there a way to replay enemy movement for last turn? It often happens that enemy moves all over map and when I end my turn I just can't see where all the enemy units went - it is pretty annoying.
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Is there an optimal opening production order?

Is there an optimal opening production order? Specifically, I am looking for the first 3 things to produce in a standard game. I have seen neither a definitive guide nor a consensus about what should ...
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Does the +15% wonder bonus work for the capital as well?

Whenever I improve a tile with Marble on in a city I get the " has Marble!" message, to indicate that the city is now getting the +15% bonus to Wonder construction. I don't get this message when ...
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Advantages of using Venetian (Venice) Civilization?

I am having a difficult time understanding how to effectively use the Venetian Civilization . At first glance, the Venice Civilization seems significantly weaker than other civs: with the primary ...
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Do I need to be influential with my human teammate to win Tourism Victory?

I'm playing a game with a friend where I'm doing my best to stack tourism. I've noticed that I'm still "exotic" to him and he has a TON of culture. I also cannot generate many tourism bonuses for him ...
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Are a Civ's Unique Buildings transformed when conquered? [duplicate]

Assume for a moment that I am playing the Ethiopians, currently at war with the Egyptian empire. Egypt has a unique building, the Burial Tomb, that replaces the Temple. My spies have already told me ...
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Can two players play non-simultaneously? [duplicate]

My fiancee and I are trying to find a game that we can play together, and neither one of us is a strategy fan. The whole sandboxy aspect of Civ seemed like it might be a nice way to get our feet wet. ...
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Do Empire Cities and City-States have the same amount of health?

I am planning an attack on a City-State in Civilization 5, and I was wondering: Do City-States and normal Empire Cities have the same amount of health, or do Empire Cities have more health? If ...
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How can I move aircraft to other continents?

In Civilization 5, I have built multiple aircrafts such as Bombers, Zeros, and Paratroopers. I move my planes to my city closest to my enemy (on a different continent), but my planes cannot make an ...
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What is the blast radius for a Atomic Bomb?

In Civilization V, I have built some Atomic Bombs to drop on my opponent city. However, some of my units are nearby. How far should I move my units in order for them to be safe from my own bomb? What ...
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What do Civilians do?

In Civilization 5, I noticed that all my cities have "civilians." The longer the city is well and the more food it has, the faster I gain new "civilians." What bonus do I get from having these ...
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Going for Religious Dominance in Civilisation 5: Gods and Kings

Ive played Civ 5: Gods and Kings many times now, and I'm interested in playing a game where I can get religious dominance. Can anyone suggest strategies in order to dominate the world with your own ...
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Is it possible to set up and watch a game between just computer AI opponents?

No human players, just AI and have the ability to scroll around and see what the AIs are doing with the turn management being also automated, so the AIs just end turn when they are done. Oh, and all ...
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Should I take into consideration the distance of trade routes?

With the Brave New World Expansion pack comes a new system of trading via Caravan and Cargo Ships. Each trade route only last a couple number of trips but the units don't seem to have a number of ...
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Am I able to play Civilization 5 offline?

I am looking to buy Sid Meier's Civilization 5 but I don't have a reliable internet connection, so how can I play offline?
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What is considered “near us” when settling cities?

Sometimes another leader comes sniveling that I am settling cities too close to them. One option is to agree to "stop settling cities so close to us" or something to that effect. How do I know ...
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Is there a way to center on a event in Strategic View?

The title says it all but to clarify: When in normal view, the screen will recenter on a battle action which is nice but I like playing in strategic view and while you get the notification at the top ...
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Do Barbarians not count as a Civilization for theming bonuses?

I have the Uffizi which has a theming bonus of all Art from the same Era and Civilization. As seen below I have three from the Barbarians all from the Ancient Era and I am not getting the theming ...
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What is the minimum required for a Resolution to be passed?

I've been wondering what the minimum number of votes required to pass a resolution. Is there a minimum number of votes? Is it a percent of all the votes? 51% Majority and 50% votes cast? How do ...
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How is it possible to have 700+ gold income?

I've watched some of quill18's gameplay on youtube and he was dealing with Egyptians and Incas that had incredible 700 gold income per turn. Meanwhile, 100-ish was what I was able to ever see as a ...
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Can you give away or destroy artifacts?

I have filled all of my art slots but still have several dig sites available. When one of them was completed I wasn't given the option to create an artifact because there were no available slots, thus ...
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How can I increase my delegate count?

In Brave New World what increases the delegate count for the World Congress/United Nations? Is there anything I can build to get more votes?
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How to stop a military victory

Is there anyway I can stop an AI from pursuing a military victory, or do I have to break out the spears to stop him? Should I rush a world congress and try to impose sanctions, or would that take too ...
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Civilization 5 Trade Arrows

I just need clarification, << means I get that gold/science/production and >> means the other city state/civ/city (the destination) gets the described gold/science/production?
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How can I tell if Religious Tolerance is working?

In Brave New World, the Piety social policy tree has a new policy called 'Religious Tolerance'. How do I tell if my civilization is getting the benefit of Religious Tolerance and how can I tell what ...
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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 ...