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 to militarily delay a science victory?

I'm currently competing with Russia for a science victory, and unfortunately they're in the lead, so I thought about using my military to try and slow them down. Unfortunately they're on the other ...
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Will you be labeled a warmonger if keep recapturing an enemy city?

While playing on Emperor difficulty, I decided to take an enemy city. The notification said I would only receive a "minor" penalty, which I thought was no big deal. Turns out the enemy had at least 20 ...
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Can I win a culture victory after I win a science victory?

I won a science victory but was aiming for a culture victory. I'm one civ away from a culture victory. Is it possible to win more than one victory in an offline civ 5 game?
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Units witout maintenance cost

In my current game, under Economic Overview, it's mentioned that I "own 3 units that do not require maintenance." I'm using the Communitas AI&Tools and Interface mods. Not sure is they made the ...
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How can I play Civilization V multiplayer with one copy

I want to play Civilization 5 with my younger brother. I own a copy of the game, but my brother does not. On Steam I have shared the game with him, but he can not play the game at the same time as me. ...
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Can you liberate a city that you captured, via gifting to a third party?

In Civ5 I have read there is a process to capture a city and then trade it, recapture it, and then get a liberation bonus. What are the conditions for this. Is there a waiting period that the city ...
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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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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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Value Change Within a .xml file not Resulting in a Change within Civ 5 Game

I changed the value of the research speed in the Civ5GameSpeeds.xml file on mac, but when I run the game, researching costs are still at the default values. I tried restarting the game and my computer ...
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Civ V and City State Allies

Ok, i am very far into my game of civ v atm, i have many allies. The problem is with the Byzantinum Empire. It seesms that any city state connected to their borders gains some sort of static influence ...
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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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Does anyone play Multiplayer? How much time would I need to commit?

I've been into the "Internet Games" screen several times but rarely see any games. I've been reluctant to join one because I don't know how it works. Can anyone tell me: Is the list of "internet ...
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Is there a mechanism to balance uneven team size?

In the game Civ V, vanilla, as a test I tried several 2 vs 1s, allied with an AI against one. (3 civ, random leader, no city-states, map from tiny to big) On purpose, I did very little to help. ...
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In Civ 5 vanilla, If some city states enter permanent war, is diplomatic victory impossible?

I'm playing a Civ 5 game on a huge map. There are 24 city states and 8 other civs. I conquered 2 of them to obtain their luxuries, and 9 of the remaining city states have entered "permanent war". I'm ...
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In Civilization 5, can I burn a city state which has joined Austria by marriage?

In Civ 5, I know that I can't burn a capital or a city state. However, does this restriction apply to city states which have joined Austria through their unique ability, Diplomatic Marriage? I would ...
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Does jungle block line of sight?

Civilopedia says: A unit cannot see a target if a blocking terrain object is between the two - a mountain or hill, for example, or a forest tile. So does jungle count as "a blocking terrain ...
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How to save information about selected mods?

It's a problem one runs into when using more than a few mods in multitude of situations. Let's say I play on two different computers regularly. The Steam Sync feature will take care of my saves, but ...
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Is there any way to see progress towards achievements in Civ 5?

Is there a way to see how much more I have to do to achieve the various achievements? For example, Merchant King is Trade 100 resources over any number of playthroughs... I'd love to know how close I ...
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What happens with research when there is a 2 vs 1 game in Civilization 5?

As I understand, when you are in a team with someone, you have a common research tree. Does the game balance the research for another player who is playing solo? Or the team of two will have ...
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Friendly AI Player Fighting My Allied City State

One of my allied city states is being attacked by a player with whom I am friendly. Specifically, Belgrade is my ally, Mongolia is friendly and has been for about 100 turns. Mongolia declares war on ...
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A faster way for making developed cities in Civilization 5 SDK?

The Civ 5 SDK makes modding and mapmaking extremely easy, but it has lots of limitations that have frustrated me. One of the most tedious things for me happens when making a scenario that occurs in a ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Nvidia GPU freezes on black screen, runs fine with integrated GPU

I installed Civ5 on Windows 7 and was able to run it fine on maximum settings on my laptop's Geforce 740M. However, after running fine for two or three times, the game now hangs after the intro ...
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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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Sid Meier's Civilization V Crashes on multiplayer (Internet)

Ok, I'll get to the point: about a week ago, Civ stopped working on internet multiplayer (I have not tested lan connection). Singleplayer works fine. But when I get invited to a game to play with my ...
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Full effects of being in the same team in Civilization V

When two civilizations are in the same team in Civilization V, they share research and diplomacy apart from City State alliances, but have separate social policies, separate treasuries, separate ...
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What is the formula for city connection income?

In Civ 5 connecting cities to your capital earns you income, but each road costs 1G to maintain, so you don't want to connect cities too early. What is the formula for calculating how much gold you ...
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How can I share Civ 5 DLCs with different user accounts on the same PC?

On one computer I have 3 different users of Steam: The first user bought Civilization 5 some time ago (basic no DLC), The second user bought Civ 5 and all DLCs. I've also selected the option to ...
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Does Accuracy work against naval units?

I guess it should. After all neither Coast nor Ocean is Hills, Forrest or Jungle. Right?
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Can't set video quality

In Civilization V, I want to raise the quality of the "Leader scenes" in the video options box. The "Minimum" setting is simply a still picture. Why are the "Low" and "Medium" settings grayed out, ...
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Getting a great prophet crashes CivV (with mods)?

Some friends and I have been playing multiplayer hot-seat games for several months now. Over several different games, with several different sets of mods(the culprit), we have had the same ...
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What happens when a city with Macchu Picchu loses the mountain Macchu Picchu is located on?

The below image is a screengrab from episode 16 of the Yogscast Civilization V: Donut Island season. As you can see, England (Pyrion Flax) has built Macchu Picchu in his city. Now, suppose Poland ...
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What factors influence AI when trading cities; what is the range of options that they will find acceptable?

If I were to try to trade one city for another to an AI, what would the tradeoff be? Do they evaluate based on some sort of total city score? I'm wondering if I could coax an AI away from an area by ...
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Militaristic city-state allies gifting unique units

I had a game where I was gifted a Legion by a city state. Rome wasn't even in the game. Has this happened to anyone else?
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Units don't move until end of turn

This has been really frustrating for me: My units don't actually move when I release the right mouse button, but when I end the turn. (If I tell a unit to automate its movement, it moves during my ...
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What happens when a city-state captures a city that cannot be razed?

If a city-state captures a city that cannot be razed, what happens? The examples where this will happen, that I can think of, are: An original main-Civ capital under the original owner's control. ...
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Get the button “Next turn” in Civ V instead of “Some action you can do”

In Civilisation V in the bottom right the button "Next turn" sometimes display the next available action instead of "Next turn" (like, choose what to build or go to the next unit without order) I ...
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Why can't I win a domination victory in Civilization 5?

I have explored the entire map with my caravel, but when I go to victory progress it still says that the Iroquois have their capital, even though they clearly don't. I should let you all know that I ...
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How can I send multiple caravans/cargo ships to feed a single city in Civ 5?

I can feed a city, A, by sending a caravan to A, from B. I can feed A even more by sending a cargo ship to A, from C. If I select a caravan or cargo ship from D, A is not on the list of destinations. ...
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How can I have my military advisor executed in Civ V?

My military advisor gives me such terrible advice that I have come to suspect him of deliberately sabotaging my war effort. Since he's a traitor, where is the button to have him put on trial and ...
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Prevent tech tree overview from closing when clicking a tech

I'm using Enhanced User Interface mod for Civilization 5 Brave New World and I really love it. There's one problem I have with it though; I like to click around on the tech tree when deciding what to ...
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Nuke Tactics Civ 5

How should you use Nukes in Civ 5? In my game, it is late game, I've just built the United Nations. It's my first game so I don't know how to use a Nuke. I've built ten of them. Should I target all ...
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Should I accept embassies from AI civilizations?

The AI seem to be very fond of paying me 15 - 25 gold to establish an embassy in my capital very early in the game. I'm quite fond of free money, so I've generally taken the deal, but is that ...
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Do the AIs know I'm not one of them?

Sometimes it feels that the Artificial Intelligence players of Civilization V are just picking on me. But after playing a bit more, I think it may be just observation bias, e.g. I know every time ...