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 do I add mod support into Civilization 5 for Mac when I have MainMenu.xml instead of MainMenu.lua?

I'm trying to enable the mod button within the Steam version of Civilization 5 for Mac. When I navigate to: ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/sid meier's civilization ...
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Civilization 5 unending turn?

So I just got a city out of an ideological revolt, its been annexed and yatta yatta. For whatever reason, I traded the city back to its original owner before telling it to produce something. Only now ...
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How do I “Minimize” Civ 5 on Windows 7?

I only play with the Direct X 9/10 - havent tried the other option(s), so this question may only apply there. When I run Civ-5, the game takes over my desktop. It can never be 'minimized' to the ...
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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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Changing Teams in Civ 5

What is the effect of changing an opponents team in the Advanced Setup screen? What benefits do I get from changing the second player to Team 1? Does it give me a permanent ally throughout the ...
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Are Declarations of Friendship worth it?

If you make a Declaration of Friendship, there are many bad points: Your friend will regularly ask you for money or Resources. It will negatively affect your relationship with your friend's enemies ...
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Screen tearing when moving up and down quickly

I bought this game a few weeks ago and noticed I'm getting screen tearing in the middle of the screen. I've tried using in game v-sync and adaptive v-sync and neither seems to solve the problem. I ...
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What are good strategies and build orders for a newbie player?

i'm a newbie in the Civ universe (although i played civ4 for a short while). I enjoy the new addition to the series and i am able to win games on easy difficulties, but there is no real strategy ...
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How can I edit saved games in Civ V?

Are there any saved game editors for Civilization V I was initially interested in changing the difficulty mid game, but a save file editor could open up whole new avenues of fun :) EDIT: Changed ...
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How can I stop the AI great prophet from running around my cities forever? (Civ5) [duplicate]

Let's say I have two cities with one inquisitor and one unit blocking the road between the cities. In theory, if the two cities are far apart enough, the AI great prophet shouldn't be able to convert ...
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How can I get the tourism bonus for having the same religion as another civilization?

According to the Civ5 wiki, your civilization gains a 25% (40% with Aesthetics) bonus to tourism to other nations that share the same "majority religion". What does it mean for two civilizations to ...
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Food/production for Domestic trade routes

In Civilization 5, how is the amount of food or production received from domestic trade routes calculated?
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How close together should cities be built in Civ 5?

In Civ 4, it was easy to figure out how close to build cities to maximize my territory, because they number of tiles they could use were very limited. In Civ 5, cities can use many more tiles (more ...
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Frequent disconnects over LAN?

I'm experiencing frequent disconnects while playing Civilization V in multiplayer over my home wired LAN. I do not experience something like that in other multiplayer games. Is there any known ...
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Is Infinite City Spam a good strategy on Immortal/Deity in Brave New World?

Infinite City Spam (ICS) has been the go-to Win Button in the Civilization series for some time. In short, the idea is to build as many cities as humanly possible; even if some of those cities aren't ...
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What is the difference between global and local happiness?

In Civilization V some buildings or policies affect local happiness, while others global. What's the difference? I understand local means per city, but does it have any different effects towards the ...
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Why isn't my city growing?

It is my first game of Civilization 5, but I have played Civilization 3 and 4 many times. Twice I have seen my capital having a stagnation for no apparent reason. From what I read food is the only ...
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Can users play simultaneously from one copy of Civilization V?

I read in an ad for Civilization 5 that it allows installation on 5 different computers. Does that mean I can install it on my kid's computer and mine, and then we can simultaneously play, or even in ...
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How can I get a Zulu domination vic at Emperor level?

I have tried 2 tactics to get this vic: 1) going straight for S.Zeus and then to Civ. Service to build an Impi army (I won that way at a lower level), and 2) getting G.Library first and then S.Zeus ...
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What bonuses does a “deity” level AI get and how do I deal with them?

The "Deity" difficulty level of Civilization V says that "the AI receives heavy advantages". In Civ IV this meant that the AI started with more units, 2 settlers, etc. So my question is two-fold: a) ...
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How to replace ai with human midgame? (multiplayer)

I'm running a pitboss sever and we're a quarter of the way through the game, doing a few turns a day. I have another friend who wants to play. Is there a way for the person to take over one of the AI ...
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In Civilization 5, how may turns are there for each Game Pace setting?

I'm about to start a new game, and I'm using the Advanced Setup to customize the game a little. Does anyone know the number of turns for each of the 4 Game Pace settings to get to 2050? Marathon = ? ...
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What to do with excess Culture?

(BNW)Granted, I understand it's exceptionally difficult to adopt every social policy and ideological tenant before achieving any other victory condition... but I actually managed to do it by accident ...
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Is the AI smarter on Immortal or Deity, or do they just get bonuses?

I know that higher levels AIs get bonuses. But do they actually play smarter? It seems a little unfair for the AIs to get bonuses. Is the idea just that to beat them, a player has to be so good that ...
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How do I stop the AIs from being hypocrites?

For example, they get mad at you when you ask them to stop spying at them, and also get mad when you catch one of their spies. They get mad when you vote against their propositions and vote against ...
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Limit civ5 AI player unit count?

Is it possible to limit total number of units for AI player so they don't clutter the whole map with unit spamming? This also keeps AI from bankrupting.
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Is there a way to have my second monitor usable?

I play Civ 5 on my primary monitor full-screened. However, when I do this, my second monitor is always simply black. I can't use it for anything. Typically, I keep some things on my second monitor - ...
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How to fix the issue of Civilization V not launching in “Direct X 10 & 11” mode

I launch Civlization V from steam and the launcher appears, it gives me the option of Direct X 9, Direct X 10 & 11 or Windows 8 Touch Enabled Mode. I wish to run it in DX11 so I select that, the ...
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Civ V: 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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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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Three musketeers flanking achievement - Civ5

Playing as Napoleon/French in Civ5, I am struggling to get the "Three Musketeers" achievement. I suspect the answer is somewhere in what is considered to be "flanking" (How do you flank an enemy?), ...
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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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Best methods of pissing off other civilizations?

What are the best methods of pissing off other civilisations? I know going to war against them is probably one of the most effective ways of damaging your relationship with other civs, but I was also ...
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Conquest of the world

As Alexander, defeat every known player by 350BC. Is there something tricky w/ this one? I've done it w/ no mods on a Duel sized pangea map Without Getting the Achievement... Is there a minimum size ...
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Should I ever move my first settler?

I was reading an article about the guys at Firaxis arguing about whether moving your first Settler is EVER a good idea, and it got me thinking. I have always been a "don't move the settler" kind of ...
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“Choose production” bug: game stops map scrolling and doesn't respond to orders, but shows tooltips and animations

There is an annoying bug in Civilization 5: Brave New World, when in certain conditions game stops responding to your orders: you cannot move units, switch between them or choose their actions. ...
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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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Found religion in capital or border city?

In my current Civ5 game, I have four cities relatively close to each other and I just got the first great prophet. Should I found the religion in my capital (most population atm.) or should I found ...
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How do you get the benefit of natural wonders that are mountains?

I started a game of Civilization 5 (BNW + G&K) and early on in the game I discovered a natural wonder called Cirro de Potosi, which is a mountain. When I discovered it, the advisor popped up and ...
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Do Multiplayer Teams Share Social Polices and Wonder Bonuses?

Although this may be a simple yes/no question if you can elaborate on the wonder bonuses it would be most appreciated. Just to clarify "share social polices" means if I unlock "Honor" does my friend ...
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Found city in desert hex or improveable tile beside desert hex?

In Civilization 5, given a situation where you have several desert hexes around a prospective founding location and a few non-desert hexes (e.g. grassland), is it better to found the city itself in ...
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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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Why can't I use my great prophet to enhance my religion?

I have just bought a great Prophet in my Holy City but the 'enhance religion option' doesn't appear. Why not? What can I do to have this option? I need to enhance my religion!
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I can't use my great prophet to enhance my religion

I just got a great prophet from building the Hagia Sophia in one of my cities, but although my religion is not yet enhanced, I can't use my prophet to enhance it. What's going on?
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Does the AI have a mechanism to know somebody engineered a war against it?

Let me summarise a game so far for you: playing Morocco King Continent It was very peaceful continent on my side. Everyone shook hands and there were no wars, a lot of research agreement and stuff. ...
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What is “Production Free Units” in difficulties chart?

There is a list of differences in civ5 difficulties here: http://www.civfanatics.com/civ5/difficulties What does "Production Free Units" row mean?
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Is there a chart showing all building and their prerequisites in Civilization 5?

While playing Civilization V on my PC, I noticed that some buildings are not shown or cannot be built unless you already have another building in that city. Example: A shrine is required to construct ...
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How can I remove unwanted civilizations in civ5?

There are a lot of civilizations I don't consider 'real civs' in the game. I won't list them to avoid debate =). The thing is, I want to avoid them spawning in my games, yet I still want the civs list ...
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What changes does advancing to a new era have?

Judging from this question, advancing to a new era may have this effects: increased bonuses more from city-states unlocks policies makes your opponents think your are ahead in tech (at ...
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How to catch up in science specifically with Korea and Babylon in late game?

I was playing in King difficulty (BNW). Without pressure from wars, Korea manage to tech up to complete Manhattan project the same time as I complete Railroads tech in first tech in Modern Era. ...