I've explored the entire map. I've played an earth map, and circled the world in a sub. I've played a Pangaea and circled the globe by land. I can't think what else could be needed to accomplish this one.

  • This achievement was bugged. People only have begun to achieve it since the October steam patch. Nov 2 '10 at 4:19
  • Can you load up a saved map where you've discovered every square?
    – GoatRider
    Nov 2 '10 at 13:11

The achievement is bugged. Look at this thread on GameFaqs to see the solution :)


Rather than having to go to another site for the solution, here it is.

To fix the Magellan achievement bug, navigate to your steamapps folder and drill down to:

steamapps\common\sid meier's civilization v\Assets\Gameplay\XML

Open GlobalDefines.xml in notepad



Change the 0 in the tags to 1.

  • Just be aware that this solution changes the rules of the game. You then get additional moves for the circumnavigation. Dec 29 '10 at 14:31

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