I've been playing Civ 6 as Tomyris for a while and thought I was comfortably winning a culture victory, but... the game seems to want to keep going without giving me the option to accept victory or play "one more turn".

My understanding of how to win a culture victory was that I need to have more visiting tourists than any other civ's domestic tourists, i.e. on the line "X/Y Tourists" on my row on the culture world rankings, the X needs to be bigger than the Y. Well, I'm past that point, and I'm wondering whether:

  • this is a bug, or
  • my understanding of the victory condition is completely wrong (in which case: what is it?!?).

Here's what it looks like - either it's my imagination or the circle next to my "297/252 Tourists" is stretching:

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What's going on?

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    Did you actually enable the culture victory win condition when setting up the game? – Nzall Apr 21 '18 at 10:48
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    @Nzall if it is not enabled, this screen does not show up. – Arperum Apr 21 '18 at 11:23
  • @Nzall: I didn't disable it... all victory conditions are on, as per the default settings. – Amos M. Carpenter Apr 21 '18 at 12:04
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    An explanation for the downvote would've been nice. I'm still hoping this question will be useful to others encountering the same bug (as @toryan confirmed). By the way, I'm on version (339082), as per the info on the bottom left of the main menu, with no updates showing on steam. – Amos M. Carpenter Apr 29 '18 at 2:08

Yes, you should have won a culture victory. The requirement is that you have more foreign tourists (297) than any other civ has domestic tourists (251). In this case you would need 252 foreign tourists to win. It seems that quite a few people have had this bug since release, but perhaps not enough for Firaxis to be able to fix it.

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  • Thanks for confirming the bug, much appreciated. Thought I was going crazy, because I couldn't find anyone with the same issue. For what it's worth, I continued and won a religious victory (I was leading in all categories at this stage, it was only on Prince difficulty), which triggered just fine during a turn. I do still have the savegame from before the culture victory should've been triggered, so will offer that to the devs on the Firaxis forums. – Amos M. Carpenter Apr 29 '18 at 2:03

Are you currently at war? I tried making peace and then the cultural victory worked.

Going back to an old save didn't work for me.

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