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 “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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Is there a diagram showing the requirements for each promotion?

Almost all selectable promotions in civ5 (meaning, the ones you select when a unit gains a level) have other promotions as requirements. The Civilopedia already lists the requirement for each ...
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Why can't I bomb Rome?

As you can see from the image below, I have a great war bomber with Rome in range. However, when I click the attack button and click on Rome (I can see my damage and Rome's damage), nothing happens. ...
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Why can't my units get more than 30 XP?

My units get to 30 XP and then stop earning experience. Any idea why?
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Stuck on “Choose a production…”

I think I've broken Civilization V. I am playing as Poland (red) and I attacked and annexed a Roman (purple) city and then within the same turn traded it back to Rome. Unfortunately the game seems to ...
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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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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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Ancient Ruins sound on file system?

Does anyone know the location of the ancient ruins discovery sound? I would like to use it as a ringtone.
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How can I prevent a negative happiness rating when choosing an ideology?

One turn after choosing my Ideology, my happiness goes to -10. And it stays that way, even if I change my ideology. How can I prevent that?
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Building academy on oil tile - Auto acquire oil?

In civ 5 brave new world, if I build an academy, and then several turns later, I research oil, does the academy automatically grant me that oil if the oil is underneath it? In one game I was playing, ...
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Can I see a detailed list where my resources are being used?

So according to my resources on the top bar, I can make 20 aluminum. The problem is that I'm using 17 of it which doesn't leave me with a lot. Is there anywhere I can go to see a detailed breakdown ...
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What happens to a research agreement when we go to war in Civ 5?

I formed a research agreement with an AI in Civ 5, and when it was about halfway done he attacked me. Is that money just gone for both of us, or can we resume it somehow once I've taught him a ...
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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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Civilization V map generator

For the last few weeks Civilisation V always generates the same kind of boring map: flat land, very few mountains, most of the land desert or tundra. Is there anything that could have caused this? I ...
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What social policy reduces border growth via culture?

The city contains a monument that generates +2 culture. However, the net Culture says zero. The tooltip for Culture +0 says "-2 from policies". What policy causes the -2? http://imgur.com/v3Fbfk3 ...
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Why are my tile improvements taking too many turns to build?

For some reason it takes around 600 turns to build a single farm. Why is this happening? How can I fix or improve it? My settings are: standard pace, level 3 difficulty.
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A way to increase tile working range

All cities have a maximum tile working radius of 3. I sometimes want to try a game with just a few enormous cities. Is there any way, such as config file settings or mods out there that do this?
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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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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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Can I own land without having a city nearby?

So, I have Civilization 5 with all the expansions and DLC. I'm playing on the largest map and want to start moving units across the world to face my other enemy, but it's quite far and I don't own any ...
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Why is my city now attacking as a catapult?

I'm playing Civilization 5 and, out of a sudden, my city started to attack as a catapult. It used to throw arrows, now it throws rocks. What did I do?
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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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Install Civ 5 mod on Linux

Playing Portugal, I'd really like to have the Trade Opportunities mod. But how do I install it on a Linux system? I could not find it in the mod hub, as suggested by the link.
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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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Why can't I puppet a City-State in Civ V?

I started a game of Civilisation V with God & Kings expansion (GOTY edition, so a bunch of DLC as well). Started as Genghis Khan and warred a bit for prospective expansion areas, gaining an enemy ...
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Why does the game tell me I am using too much iron?

I am constantly getting the notification that I am using more iron than I have. However, I have some iron and it does not show up as in use: How can I find out where my iron is in use? Should that ...
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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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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 get my units on a ship?

I have a caravel and a scout and I am trying to get the scout on the caravel so he can explore a land mass across the ocean. I can't seem to figure out how to get him in the ship. Is this not ...
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How can I make Civilization V more difficult?

So I’ve been trying to create a truly difficult game of Civilization. I want to test my skills. So, obviously first thing to do is put the AI on Deity, and I've ticked the box for Rampaging ...
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Civ V Multiplayer - Change turn mode while in a game

Me and my friends are enjoying a game of Civilization V, but when everyone got affected in a war - everything started to go so slow. That's because I selected hybrid turn mode by an accident when ...
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Config file location for Civlization V on Linux

On Linux-family systems, where are the files that store user configuration (particularly pertaining to resolution) found? I've been looking over the usual suspects (~/.steam, the game installation ...
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Is it possible to establish trade routes in one city challenge?

Is it possible to establish trade routes in "one city challenge" since you only have one city?
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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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Civilization 5 crashes often during play

Civilization 5 crashes repeatedly on my system. I can play for 10 minutes but then the system will crash. I am playing Civilization 5 gods and kings (from the Gold Edition / Steam install). Here is ...
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Why do my units created pre-optics not get embarkment?

I've noticed a recurring problem whenever I play Civ V. I usually send out one or two Scouts to explore and upon researching Optics, I find that these Scouts don't receive the Embarkment promotion so ...
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Is there a distance penalty for settling cities?

In Civ 4 there was a serious penalty when you settled a city far away from your main capital. What is the position on this in Civ 5? Should I scatter shot my cities far away? Or place them close to ...
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Civ 5 - How do i enable world wrap on a fractal or pangea map (not world builder)

How do i enable world wrap because i always spawn on the opposite side of the map than my teammate. Is there a mod or something? I heard using ige (In game editor) could work? (Instructions please if ...
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What real-life Destroyer is Civ 5's modeled after?

Unlike some units, the civlopedia doesn't mention what real-life ship class the Destroyer unit is based off of. My best (amateur) guess is that it's an American or British design, possibly the ...
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Disable the 2050 limit in Civ 5 once I've started the game

I've already started a game in Civ 5. I'm pretty far in and would like to disable the 2050 limit (I wasn't aware of this when I started the game). Is there a way to do it so that I don't reset my ...
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How do I increase my gold production?

I'm new to the civilization series, and noticed that my units disband when my gold drops to negative. How can I improve my gold production to prevent this from happening again?
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How do you cope with unhappiness in Civilization 5?

Does anyone else have a problem with an insane lack of happiness in their empires? It's so bad for me that I looked at social policies solely based on their happiness, but the few that do add ...
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Formula for City-State tribute values?

I'd like to know what the mathematics are of the numbers seen in this screenshot. For example, how is "Overall Military Power" and "Military Near City-State" calculated? Are there upper limits?
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Civilization V Steam workshop troubles

So I have two different questions. When I download maps from steam workshop and try to run them there are no options to select the map I had downloaded when browsing maps. What could cause this or ...
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What is the maximum amount of experience a unit can receive in each age?

To put it another way, how far through the experience tree can a unit progress in each age?
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Is there a way to skip the “Choose Production” option for a city for a turn? [duplicate]

I'm playing a game of Civ V and I captured a city that needed a new production. I sold the city that turn and now the choose production icon is stuck and wont go away even when I press shift-enter. Is ...
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How can you upgrade multiple units at the same time?

When upgrading units to a more modern equivalent, is it possible to do a mass upgrade in one go instead of finding and upgrading each individual unit?
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Can I view which cities are low on food or have no food without clicking each one? [duplicate]

I'm at a point where I have around 40 cities (I kept playing after winning just for fun) and the stats screen popped up for "Most Well Fed" and I noticed my number was extremely low. I have farmland ...
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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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How does the AI decide to declare war against you?

In nearly all of my games at king difficulty, all AIs (even Ghandi!) declare war against me at some point, even if they're technologically far behind me and have fewer cities. Sometimes it is ...