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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City State Empire?

I was wondering what conditions cause a City State to puppet a conquered city instead of burning it down. I know sometimes it happens when they capture a city that cannot be razed, but that's not the ...
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Game with Real Talking Required [on hold]

What do you think about a game like Civilization, but you MUST do real talking with your opponents? P.S. it's not full 24 hours game, it's only 15-25 min long it's intended to be played while ...
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Why is my social policy cost so high?

So I am brand new to Civ 5 and the Civ games in general. I've watched a couple tutorials on youtube and that's about it. I started playing the "walk me through it" tutorial and I realized that my ...
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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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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 v/assets/...
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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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Not getting achievements In Civilization 5 is there a difference between silver and bronze achievements?

I just finished a game as Attila. I won a militaristic victory on level Prince(4), small map, standard game. I did not get my steam achievement for this victory, Scourge of Everyone. Then I noticed ...
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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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Is there any way to change victory conditions with the game already started?

Is there any way to change victory conditions of a game already in progress?
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Why I need to verify Steam file integrity when a play Civilization V in DX9 mode?

In order to play Civilization V in DX9 mode I have to verify the file integrity, and Steam downloads a file. Any idea why I have to do this in order to play?
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Is there a way to have my second monitor usable?

I play Civ 5 on my primary monitor full-screened. However, when I do this, my second monitor is always simply black. I can't use it for anything. Typically, I keep some things on my second monitor - ...
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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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How can I avoid the Civilization 5 glitch where all the players go to Prince setting?

My friends and I keep trying to do multiplayer games of Civilization 5, but we have a lot of trouble- the difficulty always resets to Prince. Apparently, this is a huge problem for a lot of people and ...
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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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Can I get Civilization V to show me a clock so that I don't stay up playing until 4 AM?

One of the most important features in Civilization IV was the clock. It allowed you to both see how long you've been playing and also set an alarm. From the manual: CLOCK SCREEN The Clock ...
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Is Civilization 5 Brave New World compatible with a 64 bit OS?

Earlier, I used to run Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit on my pc. I purchased the Vanilla version of Civ 5 at that time (Expansion was not out yet). Later I had to upgrade to 64 bit Win 7. Civ 5 stopped ...
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How do terrain-based unit promotions work?

If I promote a unit so that it is better a fighting of rough terrain for example. When I am in combat and attacking an enemy, who needs to be in the rough terrain them or me for me to receive the ...
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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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How to capture a city (take over another civilisation) and what is a warmonger penalty?

I've been playing civilisation for just over 5 months and I really don't know how to capture a city. In the industrial era, I invaded one of Poland's cities and easily knocked it down to no health! ...
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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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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 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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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 more-...
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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?