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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Is there a way to replace the intro screens?

I'm referring to the loading screens showing when the whole game is starting up. I much preferred the ones in the base game and G&K, but now that I have BNW, I can't see the old ones any more. Is ...
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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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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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Is it possible to make a custom difficulty setting?

I'm looking to crate my own custom difficulty setting where the computer would be as ruthless and dedicated as in Emperor, but not receive early game bonuses such as technologies or extra buildings. ...
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Use Multi-Player Save in Single-Player and vice versa

I am looking for a way to use my Civilization V multiplayer save in single player. Background is that I play a lot of games with friends but they quit once it is clear who is winning. However, I would ...
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In newer Civ games, how do you truly make up for the overhead of expansion?

I know about things like building happiness improvements, choosing civ upgrades (traits or technologies or whatever), razing cities, puppeting cities, etc. The problem is that, as someone who has ...
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What are the Civilization V leader statuses?

How many, or what are, the different leader statuses in Civilization V? I've seen Neutral, Hostile and Friendly before (the Hostile one quite a lot actually), but just ran into one that was Afraid. ...
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Steam library only some dlc and some not

I bought civ v complete edition which includes all dlcs and expansion for civ v. When I look in my library it only shows 2 of the dlcs and the normal coc games. I still have the features from the ...
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What is the ratio of Tourism to Culture when influencing a civilization?

In Civilization 5, Culture is described as your defense, while Tourism is your offense in the game of influencing other civilizations. When you generate Tourism, you generate it 2 points at a time. ...
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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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Civilization V LAN save via Internet [duplicate]

I've played with my friend a LAN game at his place. Unfortunately he lives quite far from me and I can't visit him on regular basis. Can I use a save where we played via LAN to play with him via ...
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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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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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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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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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Problem running Civilization 5 Steam

I have installed Civilization 5 from Steam and it was working fine, but when I tried to run it this morning it got stuck at the first step with the message Preparing to launch Sid Meier's Civilization ...
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Why did Sofia gift me a Legion?

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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Why can't I suggest war against Japan or a specific civilization?

I'm playing a (built-in) custom map and Japan is attacking everyone, even the kittens! They've attacked one country I'm on excellent terms with but the game lets me suggest going to war with ONLY ...
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Where'd MainMenu.lua go in Civilization 5: Brave New World? I want to enable mods on my Mac!

So to unlock Mods on your Mac version of Civ V, you need to comment out line 33 of MainMenu.lua. When Gods and Kings came out, MainMenu.lua moved, but the fix still worked. Now that "Brave New ...
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Did a City State give me a technology?

Yesterday, while playing Civilization V: Brave New World game, I suddenly researched Refrigeration Technology, even though I was researching Atomic Theory (had 5 turns left on it). How could this ...
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Does anyone know of any other hidden abilities of civilization leaders?

The only ability which is listed anywhere for Alexander (Greece), other than the unique units, is that influence over city states is decreased at half rate and increased at double rate. However, I've ...
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Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) STOP code 0x00000116 on game close

I encountered a strange crash on closing Civilization V. Usually the game closes fine, but on occasion the crash presents as follows: I click "Exit to Windows" Game closes, desktop shows, but ...
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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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Playing Civ V with Steam on different PC

My friend and I want to play Civ V together using LAN. His laptop isn't te newest one and has some performance issues so we thought that he could play on mine using his Steam account since I have two ...
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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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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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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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What amount is needed to construct the World Congress projects?

Does anyone know the total amount needed for each project? This would help in determining not to over allocate to these projects. Example: If world's fair needed 6000 points, then I know 3001 ...
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Can bribing a guarded foe gain friendship?

I am in the late game and there is a power triangle. The usually technological superior foe, Korea is out in front with the Aztec and myself (Incan) vying for victory. The Aztecs are guarded and ...
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Does Swedens UA work in team-games?

Lets say I setup a game 3v3, and I'm sweden, will I automatically get the 20% bonus from having 2 allies?
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Civ 5 won't let me found a new city, why?

Playing Brave New world, I started a new game on my new comp I'm 56 turns into the game and now I can't build cities. I've been playing Civ 5 a long time and never had this issue. Is there a mod that ...
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Strategy to win “into the renaissance” scenario?

What are the key concepts to grasp, or a winning strategy, for the "into the renaissance" (faith based) scenario?
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Strategy to win the Khan scenario?

How do you approach the Khan scenario that comes with the basic Civ-5? Couple of ideas I'm working on, but always nice to hear from those who have tried and succeeded... Send horsemen off in ...
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How do I survive the early game on Prince difficulty and above?

I was new to the series when I first purchased this game a few months ago(with the Brave New World expansion pack), but after playing the first 3 difficulty modes I got a good hang of the game. ...
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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 :)
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How do I “freeze” the time in civ v?

I'd like to stay in the classical era because I want to fight a classic war, without guns and stuff. Is is possible to remain in the classical era and if it is possible, how do I?
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How to see difference between national and world wonders

How can I distinguish world wonders from national wonders from the tech tree or production list? Do I have to go into the help?
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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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Change Civilization and Leader name in Civilization V Multiplayer?

The last time I started a game with my friend we couldn't change our Civilization and Leader names in a multiplayer game that I hosted. Is there a way to change them besides being able to do that in ...
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Can I win a science victory after I win a cultural victory?

I wanted to win a science victory right after winning a cultural victory. To win a science victory, I have to build a bunch of spaceship parts and move them to my capital, where they are assembled. ...
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Warmongering though proxy in Civ 5

I'm trying something new and not using Montezuma for a cultural victory though sacrifices, though I always seem to get a conquest first, and went Venice with their good trade and MoV unit. So right ...
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Can I found more than one religion?

My civilization has founded Christianity. Thinking I could corner the market on religion like I did in Civilization 4, I saved up faith to trigger another great prophet. However, when the second ...
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Should I take into consideration the distance of trade routes?

With the Brave New World Expansion pack comes a new system of trading via Caravan and Cargo Ships. Each trade route only last a couple number of trips but the units don't seem to have a number of ...
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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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Can I repick ideological tenets after forced to switch to different ideology

Lets assume I was forced to change my ideology with several applied tenets to another ideology. Will I have the same number to tenets to reapply or should I start from the scratch?
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Why don't AI players lose their army when having teared down economy

I usually play Civ 5 on Prince difficulty level with Raging Barbarians checkbox ticked. And I always ecnounter situation when AI players have zero gold and negative gold per turn however even with ...
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How do I speed up a round of Civilization 5?

I am a recreational player and time is a limiting factor for me. Is it possible to configure Civilization 5 in a way so that an average round can be completed in one evening (lets say within 5 hours)? ...
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What does World Age do?

In advanced game setup, what does the "World Age" option do? The choices for the option are: 3 Billion Years 4 Billion Years 5 Billion Years Random
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Is it possible to set up and watch a game between just computer AI opponents?

No human players, just AI and have the ability to scroll around and see what the AIs are doing with the turn management being also automated, so the AIs just end turn when they are done. Oh, and all ...
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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 ...