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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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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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 does it mean when one civilization “denounces” another?

What does it mean when a civilization denounces me? What effect does it have when I denounce another civilization? What kinds of actions can you take that would cause another civilization to ...
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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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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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If one player doesn't own a DLC-civilization, can the others still use it in multiplayer?

Some of the DLCs just give new civilizations. I realize there's a good chance the "DLC" is already downloaded for everyone, it just needs to be activated by throwing more money at them. So, if I buy ...
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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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Is there any penalty for building a new city “far away” from your other cities? [duplicate]

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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Backup / Transfer data to new computer

I am upgrading to a new computer with Windows 7 and would like to retain settings / saves and my hall of fame. What folder locations should I backup and later restore? Are there any gotchas?
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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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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 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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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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When will the AI use its settlers?

They have two settlers (had one for quite a while now) and are so far focusing mainly on military strength. What should I expect from them - are they waiting for something before settling? Is this ...
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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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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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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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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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In newer Civ games, how do you truly make up for the overhead of expansion?

I know about things like building happiness improvements, choosing civ upgrades (traits or technologies or whatever), razing cities, puppeting cities, etc. The problem is that, as someone who has ...
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How do I build a courthouse in a captured city?

I captured an enemy city, and my advisors informed me that the city will produce a lot of unhappiness until I build a courthouse there. However, the production in the city is 0, so no actual progress ...
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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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Why can't I suggest war against Japan or a specific civilization?

I'm playing a (built-in) custom map and Japan is attacking everyone, even the kittens! They've attacked one country I'm on excellent terms with but the game lets me suggest going to war with ONLY ...
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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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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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Will my citizens stop loving the king if I only give them wine for a day?

In Civilization 5, cities will occasionally demand a luxury resource your empire does not have, such as Wine. If you connect this luxury resource to your empire, the city will enter into a We Love the ...
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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 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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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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Is there a hotkey for the general “Next Move” button?

I'm looking for a keyboard hotkey for the generalized "Next Move", "Choose Research", "Unit Waiting for Order" button in the bottom-right corner of the interface. Unfortunately there isn't one listed ...
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Can I build anything on an Oasis in Civilization 5?

Can I build anything on an Oasis or do anything with it in Civilization 5?
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Eradicate A Religion

I'm playing a game in which there is a very annoying AI player whose religion continually spreads to my cities. It's beginning to annoy me, and I want to fix it. Is there any way for me to completely ...
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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, however,...
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Options to take over an AI controlled city?

I had an open borders agreement with an AI controlled player, and the little weasel took advantage of it to plop down a settler right smack in-between two of my cities. Excluding a military solution,...
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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 can I interrupt auto-end-turn?

When I turn on "Single Player Auto End Turn" in the game options I don't have to hit enter to move to the next turn. Trouble is the game can run on auto for quite a lot of turns (esp. on "marathon"). ...
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Advice on gaining the Steam Bollywood Achievement

Steam Bollywood Achievement: As Gandhi, win a cultural victory with 3 or fewer cities in your empire. I wish to do this achievement on a Pangaea Standard map size or larger and on Prince ...
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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" imply?...
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Is there an optimal city size to start building settlers?

When i need to build a settlers? There is a choice between stopping city growth and early expansion. My suggestion is if time to build is less than time to grow. But it's just a kind of random guess. ...
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How do you awake all aircraft on a tile?

It is fairly tedious to awake many aircraft on a tile. I'm wondering if there is a shortcut available to wake aircraft in a city, instead of clicking on each, one by one.
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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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How efficient is allocating workers on auto mode?

I would like to manage workers on my own, but as the city becomes larger, I found it really hard to manage them by myself. If I put workers on auto-mode, how efficient would they be? are there any ...
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Changing a Hotseat Human Player to AI

If I'm playing a hotseat multiplayer game with a bunch of friends, and one has to leave, is there a way to make AI take over that friend's play, in the middle of the game?
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Is it possible to make a custom difficulty setting?

I'm looking to crate my own custom difficulty setting where the computer would be as ruthless and dedicated as in Emperor, but not receive early game bonuses such as technologies or extra buildings. I'...
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What are the effects of sharing intrigue with rivals?

One immediately obvious effect of sharing intrigue with an AI player is the diplomatic bonus you receive, but I'm curious if there are others. Can anyone verify the existence of any of the following ...
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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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How can I activate a game bought from the Mac App Store on Steam?

If Civilization 5 was bought from the Mac App Store, would I be able to activate it on Steam, and how could I do so? It says here that CD keys for Civ 5 are accepted on Steam. Would this still work ...