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 is the score calculated in Civilization 5

I was wondering on the exact composition on the score in Civilization 5. It seemed to correlate roughly with the size of the civilization, but not always. I would be useful to know the details to ...
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How high is the maintenance for roads (outside of your territory)? [duplicate]

Regarding road costs in Civ5, bwarner writes: Based on experience, it appears that you only have to pay 1G for each hex of roads that are inside your cultural borders. That means that you ...
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How do I get my units on a ship?

I have a caravel and a scout and I am trying to get the scout on the caravel so he can explore a land mass across the ocean. I can't seem to figure out how to get him in the ship. Is this not ...
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What defines a 'quarry' in Civ 5?

I am founding my first Pantheon on Civ 5. I have a lot of salt within my borders and one of the bonuses is: Stone Circles: +2 Faith from Quarries What defines a quarry? Is it only when mining ...
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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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Install Civ 5 mod on Linux

Playing Portugal, I'd really like to have the Trade Opportunities mod. But how do I install it on a Linux system? I could not find it in the mod hub, as suggested by the link.
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Is there a way to end a turn immediately, without moving all units?

In Civilization IV (and earlier) you could end a turn not having moved/actioned all of your available units. For example, if you want to leave some units in place for a turn or two, without having to ...
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Can one remove a courthouse without suffering unhappiness?

In Civ 5 the courthouse is needed to quell unhappiness once a city has been captured. Can one ever remove the courthouse, and thus it's maintenance, without returning to a state of unrest? Is there ...
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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 can I get other civ to attack me?

I am currently in a six nation game and I am surrounded by three smaller civs some of which are weak and some are quite strong. I would like to conquer the land which one of them holds, but want them ...
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Cannot uninstall a game via Start Menu or Control Panel

I cannot uninstall Sid Meiers Civilization V. I have the following methods tried and been unsuccessful: Cannot find game in "Uninstall a Program" in Control Panel. Start Menu only lists to play the ...
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Backup / Transfer data to new computer

I am upgrading to a new computer with Windows 7 and would like to retain settings / saves and my hall of fame. What folder locations should I backup and later restore? Are there any gotchas?
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How do I guard a worker or settler in Civilization V?

In Civ V you can't have two military units on top of each other, but it's ok to have a military unit in the same hex as a worker or settler to guard them. The thing is, I have to move the settler and ...
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Honor Aztec Strategy

Preamble: I love playing civ5 by getting the most out of my UAs/UUs. However, that being said I do like variety so I aim for different victory styles using similar mini-strategies if you will. By far ...
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How do I “Minimize” Civ 5 on Windows 7?

I only play with the Direct X 9/10 - havent tried the other option(s), so this question may only apply there. When I run Civ-5, the game takes over my desktop. It can never be 'minimized' to the ...
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Is there a diagram showing the requirements for each promotion?

Almost all selectable promotions in civ5 (meaning, the ones you select when a unit gains a level) have other promotions as requirements. The Civilopedia already lists the requirement for each ...
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Why can't I bomb Rome?

As you can see from the image below, I have a great war bomber with Rome in range. However, when I click the attack button and click on Rome (I can see my damage and Rome's damage), nothing happens. ...
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Why can't my units get more than 30 XP?

My units get to 30 XP and then stop earning experience. Any idea why?
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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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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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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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How can I prevent a negative happiness rating when choosing an ideology?

One turn after choosing my Ideology, my happiness goes to -10. And it stays that way, even if I change my ideology. How can I prevent that?
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Building academy on oil tile - Auto acquire oil?

In civ 5 brave new world, if I build an academy, and then several turns later, I research oil, does the academy automatically grant me that oil if the oil is underneath it? In one game I was playing, ...
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Can I see a detailed list where my resources are being used?

So according to my resources on the top bar, I can make 20 aluminum. The problem is that I'm using 17 of it which doesn't leave me with a lot. Is there anywhere I can go to see a detailed breakdown ...
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What happens to a research agreement when we go to war in Civ 5?

I formed a research agreement with an AI in Civ 5, and when it was about halfway done he attacked me. Is that money just gone for both of us, or can we resume it somehow once I've taught him a ...
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Civilization V map generator

For the last few weeks Civilisation V always generates the same kind of boring map: flat land, very few mountains, most of the land desert or tundra. Is there anything that could have caused this? I ...
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What social policy reduces border growth via culture?

The city contains a monument that generates +2 culture. However, the net Culture says zero. The tooltip for Culture +0 says "-2 from policies". What policy causes the -2? http://imgur.com/v3Fbfk3 ...
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Why are my tile improvements taking too many turns to build?

For some reason it takes around 600 turns to build a single farm. Why is this happening? How can I fix or improve it? My settings are: standard pace, level 3 difficulty.
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A way to increase tile working range

All cities have a maximum tile working radius of 3. I sometimes want to try a game with just a few enormous cities. Is there any way, such as config file settings or mods out there that do this?
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How to replace ai with human midgame? (multiplayer)

I'm running a pitboss sever and we're a quarter of the way through the game, doing a few turns a day. I have another friend who wants to play. Is there a way for the person to take over one of the AI ...
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Formula for diplomacy in Civ 5?

Since the AI in Civilization 5 are, as their name suggests, artificial, that means that all their actions are determined by numbers and formulas. That would include the diplomacy between the AI and ...
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Can I own land without having a city nearby?

So, I have Civilization 5 with all the expansions and DLC. I'm playing on the largest map and want to start moving units across the world to face my other enemy, but it's quite far and I don't own any ...
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Why is my city now attacking as a catapult?

I'm playing Civilization 5 and, out of a sudden, my city started to attack as a catapult. It used to throw arrows, now it throws rocks. What did I do?
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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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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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Why can't I puppet a City-State in Civ V?

I started a game of Civilisation V with God & Kings expansion (GOTY edition, so a bunch of DLC as well). Started as Genghis Khan and warred a bit for prospective expansion areas, gaining an enemy ...
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Why does the game tell me I am using too much iron?

I am constantly getting the notification that I am using more iron than I have. However, I have some iron and it does not show up as in use: How can I find out where my iron is in use? Should that ...
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How do I build a courthouse in a captured city?

I captured an enemy city, and my advisors informed me that the city will produce a lot of unhappiness until I build a courthouse there. However, the production in the city is 0, so no actual progress ...
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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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How can I make Civilization V more difficult?

So I’ve been trying to create a truly difficult game of Civilization. I want to test my skills. So, obviously first thing to do is put the AI on Deity, and I've ticked the box for Rampaging ...
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Civ V Multiplayer - Change turn mode while in a game

Me and my friends are enjoying a game of Civilization V, but when everyone got affected in a war - everything started to go so slow. That's because I selected hybrid turn mode by an accident when ...
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Config file location for Civlization V on Linux

On Linux-family systems, where are the files that store user configuration (particularly pertaining to resolution) found? I've been looking over the usual suspects (~/.steam, the game installation ...
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Is it possible to establish trade routes in one city challenge?

Is it possible to establish trade routes in "one city challenge" since you only have one city?
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Can I restore my wiped out religion in Civ 5 Gods and Kings?

I eliminated a computer player that had a strong religion (Buddhism). My religion was weak, whereas this other one was taking over the continent quickly. Now that I have him overrun, I want, well ...
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Civilization 5 crashes often during play

Civilization 5 crashes repeatedly on my system. I can play for 10 minutes but then the system will crash. I am playing Civilization 5 gods and kings (from the Gold Edition / Steam install). Here is ...
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Why do my units created pre-optics not get embarkment?

I've noticed a recurring problem whenever I play Civ V. I usually send out one or two Scouts to explore and upon researching Optics, I find that these Scouts don't receive the Embarkment promotion so ...
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Is there a distance penalty for settling cities?

In Civ 4 there was a serious penalty when you settled a city far away from your main capital. What is the position on this in Civ 5? Should I scatter shot my cities far away? Or place them close to ...
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Civ 5 - How do i enable world wrap on a fractal or pangea map (not world builder)

How do i enable world wrap because i always spawn on the opposite side of the map than my teammate. Is there a mod or something? I heard using ige (In game editor) could work? (Instructions please if ...
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What real-life Destroyer is Civ 5's modeled after?

Unlike some units, the civlopedia doesn't mention what real-life ship class the Destroyer unit is based off of. My best (amateur) guess is that it's an American or British design, possibly the ...
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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 ...