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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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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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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Connect capital to city-states quest, do sea routes count?

When city-states ask for connecting your capital with theirs, do sea routes count? My capital is far away but I do have some coastal cities in between, but I do not know if completing a road from my ...
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How do I launch Sid Meiers Civilization 5 to play in offline mode?

I have just installed Civ 5 from Steam. Is it possible to play it offline (without connecting to the Internet?) If yes, How?
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In Civ V, what happens when you take a city in a One City Challenge Game?

In Civ V, what happens when you take a city in a One City Challenge Game? Clearly keeping the city would be a huge advantage, so I would be surprised to hear that you are allowed to keep and use the ...
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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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Why do I have to re-install my Civilization V?

I had Civilization V on C:/Program Files/Steam/SteamApps and I copied and pasted it from my laptop on to a new PC I bought. However when I installed Steam, it didn't register that Civilization was ...
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Is there a way to see valid tiles for settlement?

In the game, there are suggested sites for settlement with the golden icon, but is there a way to see which titles are valid or invalid for establishing a new city? The restriction of neighboring ...
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How can I confirm I'm playing the current version of Civilization 5?

I feel like I am encountering bugs that were reported as fixed in the most recent patch. Is there a way I can confirm what version of the game I'm running? I can't seem to find an "About" menu ...
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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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What are the ways of improving water tiles?

I'm going to play an archipelago map. The problem is that water tiles seem so useless in Civ 5. They only give one food and one gold. The only two things I recall that can help to improve them is ...
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No Iron sources discovered

Most of the time I do not rush Iron Working research. When I get it, my cities are reasonably expanded and several tiles around them are already improved. The problem is that when I have it ...
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Is it possible to Raze the 2nd capital?

I've annexed the American capital not knowing he had another city. I have no intrest in the 2nd one so I'd like to raze it, however it became his new capital, does the same "no razing capital" rule ...
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Do I gain income for connecting city-states to my trade network?

City-States keep asking me to connect to them, but I'm not sure if the life-long upkeep is worth the one-time influence gain. If, on the other hand, I get influence and an income boost, I'm gonna have ...
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Convert a multiplayer game to Pitboss format?

I started a game with a few friends in the normal multiplayer format, but it may be hard to get us all together again to finish it later. The game is saved locally on my computer. Is it possible to ...
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Optimum tactics and units for capturing cities for each age

I am really struggling on capturing cities, especially on smaller islands. Boats seem to do such little damage and getting units across the sea, early game especially, is very dangerous because of the ...
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Finding the map seed of a Civilization V game

I recently started a game on Civilization V and I really like the map I'm playing. I know it's possible to manually input a seed when creating a game but is there a way to display the seed of a game ...
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How can you destroy a city in Civ 5 besides razing it or nuking it?

I just nuked a city twice and destroyed it. I was unaware that it was possible to level a city completely... Are there other methods of destroying a city completely besides razing it or ...
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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 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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Is there any way to make a unit, with a multiple turn move queued, move immediately?

Is there any way to get a unit to move now, that has been given a multiple-turn move command (i.e. move way over to there)? (... as opposed to during the end-of-turn processing) In More Detail: ...
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Does Starting Biases affect resources?

I know that there are starting biases that affect where a particular civilization is placed What I am asking is whether or not this affects the resources that surround him. I have noticed that ...
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How do we save a multi-player game?

Is there a way to save a multi-player game so that we can return to it later? I can't find an option. It was possible in Civ 4.
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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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Civ V bug in Linux - Free Thought policy is not available when it should

I am playing the Linux version of the game from Steam. I have adopted Rationalism after fully completing Patronage and tradition. In rationalism I have adopted secularism and humanism. At this point ...
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High CPU load on Civilization: Beyond Earth

Civilization V and now Beyond Earth share the same kind-of performance-related issue. That is, when they run for 3-5 minutes, the game starts to consume so much CPU time, that it causes the laptop CPU ...
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How close 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 the number of tiles they could use were very limited. In Civ 5, cities can use many more tiles (more ...
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Civ V - Longbowman doesn't have range 3 or strength 18

I am playing Civ V installed from Steam on my ubuntu 14.04 OS. As I've found everywhere on the internet (wiki), the longbowman in Civ V should have a range of 3, but in my game it has a regular range ...
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Mouse is freezing randomly in TF2 and Civ5

My mouse keeps freezing in place at random times when I'm playing a game. It's happened in TF2 4 times already, and it's happened once when I was playing Civ 5. The mouse cursor moves to the middle of ...
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How to calculate gold earned from a Wonder if another civilization finishes first?

In Civilization V I noticed that when you are about to finish producing a Wonder and another civilization finishes it first, you will earn gold equivalent to how much production you have produced for ...
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Are there drawbacks to rushing an era?

From what I can tell, it is always good to change era : increased bonuses from city-states unlocks policies makes your opponents think you are ahead in tech (at least in multiplayer) cities cause ...
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How to force Civ 5 resolution on Linux?

Civilization 5 insists that I can only set portrait-style resolutions (such as 1200x1920), presumably since one of my screens is in that mode. I would like to be able to play in landscape mode, as ...
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How to create a religion in Civilization V?

Just got the Gods and Kings expansion and was playing 3 player game with friends. They both made a religion and I was over 1000 in faith and still could not work out how to create a religion or get a ...
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What is the difference between Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition and Civilization V: Gold Edition

As the title states, what are the biggest differences between the two versions of the game? I'm really considering purchasing this game however I'm not sure which of the two versions of the game is ...
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Atomic Bomb vs Nuclear Missile damage

Is there a damage difference between Atomic Bomb (AB) vs Nuclear Missile (NM) damage? I'm up at that stage (rarely) and I'm considering AB purely on the production cost. However, if there is a ...
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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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What are the requirements for harbors to connect to your trade route?

I have the following set-up: My Capital (C) has a road to a coastal city (A) My coastal city has a harbor Another "coastal" city (B) is on an in-land lake, and has a harbor Another coastal city (D) ...
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How do I upgrade to the gatling gun?

I am playing on Civ V from Steam on my Ubuntu (Linux) OS. I am playing the English nation and use the longbowman with pleasure. I read on the wiki that this unit can upgrade to Gatling gun and keep ...
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How to prevent computer teammate from making peace with your enemy

I have a computer teammate and whenever I am at war, my teammate keeps making peace with the other team. Can I do something to prevent this? It (of course) always happens just when I'm about to ...
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What diplomacy effect do I receive when liberating the last city of a different civ?

Basically, a civilization has only one city left, which it has conquered from someone else. What would happen if I liberated the city, essentially wiping out the civ?
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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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Is a computer that runs Civ V reasonably well generally good enough to run Civ: Beyond Earth?

I've always liked the Civilization series (although it seems to have gone off on a little bit of a tangent in the last couple of titles), and I was wondering if a computer that can run Civilization V ...
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If you convert an AI opponent's cities, will they decide not to found a religion?

I was looking over at this "what should I do with my prophets" question, and realized that I couldn't give good advice because I wasn't sure whether you could prevent another civilization from ...
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In Civ5, what effects does it have if another civ is “hostile” or “fearful”?

When another civilization enters the hostile mode vs. me, does it have any measurable effects, or is it just a warning for me that war may be declared soon or is it just cosmetics? Same goes for ...
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What is the difference between a missionary and a great prophet?

What can each do that the other cannot? Is it wise to stick to a particular one or are there use cases for each?
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What are the mechanics behind tile acquisition?

What are the mechanics behind tile acquisition? If you go into the details of a city, it outlines one or more hexes with a purple border, which indicates possible tiles that will be acquired the ...
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Am I missing something with managing happiness?

I'm playing my first BNW game on a mid-level difficulty as Morocco. It's around turn 350, and I've fully completed the Piety and Patronage policy trees. I've been having a hard time managing ...
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When trading, is the response “I don't see how we can make this work” a final answer?

When trading with an AI civilization, I often use the "What would make this deal work" button as an easy way to see what the AI would like in exchange for a resource I want. When the answer is "I ...
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Continue a Civ5 game over internet that started on LAN

Is it possible to start a multiplayer game of Civ 5 on a LAN connection, save the game in progress, and then at a later point, continue the game over the internet? If so, how can I do this?
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Workers forget their actions!

When I assign a worker to do a task, like build a mine, he will ask for an action again next turn, when the mine hasn't been finished yet. Why do they do that? This appears to be a Linux-only thing, ...