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 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 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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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 ...
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Why am I being asked to rebuild buildings?

When I build a building, say a granary, a couple turns later I have the option to rebuild it. I am wondering whether this is because the building has used its effect and has been consumed? Or just why ...
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Adding Steam & Civ 5 To My Lap Top While Maintaining It On My Desktop Machine?

I recently acquired a ASUS notebook (convertible) and would like to know if I can load Steam and play the game on it when not at home.
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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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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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“Civilization V has stopped working” crash on turn processing, on exit to main menu/desktop and on load game from ingame

Civilization V keeps crashing on me. I've now had several games that suddenly crash while processing a specific turn (same turn every time). The crash usually happens during the early parts of the ...
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Music sounds all choppy

Whenever I start up Civilisation V the music and sound effects all sound choppy and horrible. I have tried restarting the game and my computer but to no avail. I am on a Ubuntu 14.04 computer running ...
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Civilization 5 keeps crashing - invalid reference

Looking in the logs files specifically Database.log, I keep seeing this error: [417084.850] constraint failed [417084.850] While executing - 'INSERT INTO ArtDefine_StrategicView(StrategicViewType, ...
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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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How can I remove a building's great work slots? [closed]

I'm modding several aspects of Civilization V, including buildings, using just XML for now. Most of my changes are working just fine, however I've found that the game crashes when the Great Library ...
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Can't purchase Great Prophet

So I just got the message that my automatic purchase of Great Prophet is no longer valid! Checking the religion list of automatic purchases, the Prophet pick is gone, only buildings and missionaries ...
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In Civ 5, do buildings get any penalties when you lose a source of needed strategic resource?

The units get combat penalties when you lose a required strategic resource, but what about buildings like factories, which require coal, power plants and other? Do they also get a production penalty ...
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Where can I find logs of diplomacy agreements?

I can't find a screen to see a log of diplomacy agreements, those like when we settle a city close to another empire and they complain about it, and we agree to not do so anymore. These agreements ...
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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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How to enable debug mode Civ 5 Mac OS X

I know on pc i just set DebugPanel to 1 in the config .ini file but where does the config file live on Mac OS X when installing through Steam?
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How is the percent-based gold production boost calculated?

Many buildings in Civ 5 provide a percent-based gold production boost (eg. Market, Bank - +25% gold output). The question: how is the bonus calculated? Possible options: Once, when the building ...
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How can I run two instances of Civ 5 on the same computer (ports conflict when playing LAN)?

I have two copies of civ 5, and I am using a program called SoftXPand to have a multiseat setup. Both copies of civ 5 run fine, but when I try to connect to the other in the Local Network it says ...
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Is it possible to conquer Japan and Manchuria in Korea's scenario “Samurai Invasion”?

The original victory condition is to regain all the Korean city at some time after 1600 but within 100 turns. But instead can one win by capturing Kyoto and Fe Ala, under a not-too-easy level?
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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 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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Merchant of Venice can't buy a City State

I have a Merchant of Venice, I have moved next to a city state, but the only option I'm given is a trade mission. It has trade mission bonuses, but I'd really like a puppet. I've seen a video where ...
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How do you install Civ 5 without using heaps of download?

I bought the CD of Civilization 5 and when I tried installing it, it says it has to download 2.8 GB from Steam. How do I avoid this and just download directly of the disc?
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Spreading religion with caravans

I'm a bit confused as to how I should interpret religious pressure from caravans. As I understand, establishing this trade route will net Venice 1 Gold and 4 Science while I recive 6 Gold. But what ...
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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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Can I automate city queues?

Is it possible to automate the city queue? i.e. what buildings to build next (and stop pestering me with it, once I have given a general guideline). I seem to remember this feature from Civ4, where it ...
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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 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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Civ 5 Hot Seat + Internet Play, is it possible?

I have two friends that I enjoy playing Civ 5 with, however one doesn't have a computer so he plays Civ 5 with the other friend in a Hot Seat game. Is it possible to host a game over the internet ...
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Duration of defensive pacts in late game

My English civilisation is close friends with the Dutch and we've had a succession of defensive pacts to hold off the Carthaginians, Japanese, Americans, and Portuguese. I have G&K and BNW ...
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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 culture. Im one civ away from a culture victory. Is it possible to win more then one victory in an offline civ 5 game?
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What factors affect a unit's contribution to city defense?

From what I've read, a unit garrisoned in a city has precisely one effect: the city's combat score is increased by a fraction of the unit's Strength (I've seen "1/3" and "1/5"). Its hitpoints are not ...
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Is it possible to remove turn limits in multi-player games?

I've started a game with my friends. However, mid-way through the game, we noticed a turn limit (after saving the game for resuming later). The odd thing though, is I never opted to enforce one (in ...
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How can I work my way back into a good relationship from being denounced?

So far almost everything has gone wrong with one particular nation. Is there any hope? I trade and have religious influence with all of their cities. By almost everything I mean: I built wonders ...
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Declaring war when enemy spy is killed. Which is the warmonger penalty?

In Civilization V, whenever you catch a spy trying to steal a technology and identify who his master is, you are presented with three options. 1. To forgive them for spying on you Which gives a ...
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Why does my sound keep playing after I close the game?

I'm on a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS computer and I have installed Civilization 5 from Steam. Whenever I click the "close game" option from inside the game's menu, all the graphics and any icons on the task bar ...
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What should I do if I accidentally start a war?

I accidentally started a war with another civ that I was friends with. What can I do to make that civ friendly with me again besides signing a peace treaty?
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What is a good beginners strategy to learn the mechanics of Civilization 5?

I am pretty new to Civilization 5, played no more than maybe 4 or 5 games. What is a solid strategy I can use against the AI that does not only help me to win the game but also teaches the mechanics a ...
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Nothing in city production list, unable to select anything to build

In this instance, I have just finished constructing a settler, and I'm unable to select another unit/building for production. The supposedly completed settler is nowhere to be found. In the image ...
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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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Do Empire Cities and City-States have the same amount of health?

I am planning an attack on a City-State in Civilization 5, and I was wondering: Do City-States and normal Empire Cities have the same amount of health, or do Empire Cities have more health? If ...
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How important are Harbors in Civ V really?

I remember Harbors were quite crucial buildings in Civ IV, but they don't seem to be anymore in Civ V. They only provide a 25% production increase for building sea units and establish a trade route, ...
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Can I switch religions to that of a conquered opponent?

I'm playing America/Hinduism, and just conquered Ethiopia/Christianity, but the strength of the Christianity has taken over all of my cities. All I can do with religion is build Pagodas and great ...
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Why am I unable to purchase a tile outside of my current cultural area?

Is there a way for me to select which tile my city expands to? In the example below, I would like to expand to the gold tile in the north east, but it looks like the city will take the highlighted ...
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Accused of breaking a promise I didn't make

Playing as England and was asked by Dido to stop claiming land near her. I forget the exact wording of the response, but the intent was "I'll do what I want you whining cow, jog on." Then about ...