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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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Attacking with no mouse?

Per in-game tooltips, I can see that one may press A or B to open the Attack or Ranged Attack menus, respectively (as well as to do nearly everything in-game without the mouse). However, is it ...
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Railroads to different civilization capital gives production bonus?

In Civilization 5, does a railroad connection from my civilization capital to a neighboring player's capital give a bonus? The fandom Railroads entry clearly explains the bonus for a railroad ...
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For Mac - Since upgrading to Monterey Civ V freezes up the computer after just a few turns. Any way to fix it?

I have a 2020 Mac Pro so the problem should not be linked to the hardware. The problem appeared only since upgrading the OS to Monterey. I run the game on Steam.
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How do I remove the overuse of iron penalty?

In Civilization 5, I used more iron than I had access to. (I maxed out my actual iron by building swordsmen, and then I built the Terracotta Army, which gave me a bonus swordsman, putting me at -1 ...
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Are there any ways to have multiple copies of the same building in one city?

Apparently, the API method for controlling buildings takes an integer count: pCity:SetNumRealBuilding(GameInfoTypes["BUILDING_MONUMENT"], 1) (Link.) This seems to get used with values ...
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How many nations are able to be played in Sid Meier's hotseat?

How many nations are playable in Sid Meier's civilization V hotseat? Also, is it possible to have all players as human without additional AI? I would prefer to play with friends locally, without AI.
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Faith in Civilization 5: Campaign Edition (macOS)

I have the Civilization V: Campaign Edition for macOS. At a point (I think playing the scenarios of the game) I remember seeing Faith and religions. Though, I cannot find that in a set-up game. I ...
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Are there any downsides to having a coal deficiency if you've only used coal to build factories?

Yesterday I was playing Civilization V and lost the city containing my sole coal source. I had built factories in my other cities prior to this and as such I now ended up with a deficiency in coal. ...
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Mountain Survival in Civilization 5

Dido's troops take 50 damage when they end their movement on a mountain. Is it possible to stack different health bonuses to prevent them from dying while standing on a mountain tile?
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How to play Civilization V online (with and without Steam)

So I've got a Mac and a copy of Civilization V, I got from Mac App store years ago for free. A friend of mine has got a Windows machine with Civilization V running from Steam. We want to play online. ...
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Civ 5 - how to protect city states?

I can't work out how to protect city-states in Civ 5, or even how to offer to so. Where is the button you press to do this?
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Civ 5 - told I lack iron but have an iron mine?

I'm used to playing earlier versions of Civ. Playing Civ 5 and despite having an active iron mine, which is connected to my cities/trade network by roads, I'm told that I can't build any unit which ...
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How do units get Altitude Training in Civilization 5?

Sometimes my units in Civilization 5 get "altitude training" promotion which makes movement faster. However, I have no idea where it comes from. Is it randomly assigned to some units or is there some ...
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Can I build all ideology wonders in my original capital in Civilization 5?

Can I somehow build all ideology wonders ( Statue of Liberty, Prora and Kremlin ) into my original capital in Civilization 5? I understand that I need two revolutions to change the ideology twice but ...
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How to make a dedicated server work on a remote server without a GPU?

The dedicated server which is bundled in the Civ5 SDK doesn't work, how do I make it work? There are so many thing wrong with it, it's a real adventure. If you run the SDK and select DEDICATED SERVER,...
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Civilization: game in real time with 10 players

I would like to play civilization with 8 to 10 friends in multiplayer. We are currently playing on the V and it appears that with more than 6 players it is not possible to play (people are ...
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Civ 5 Multiplayer version mismatch Mac-pc

I recently re-installed Civ 5 to play with my friends. We use to play over local network across both Mac and PC. However this time when we tried I got a version mismatch. In the menu we all have the ...
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How to steal a square on a distant continent to work the Great Barrier Reef?

Came across the following situation: Exploring the world by ship, I found the "Great Barrier Reef", 2 hexes off of a different continent. After some research, it appears the only way to work these ...
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Why does +xp shows when upgrading unit?

Every time I upgrade a unit +xp shows where is some number. What does this mean? It certainly does not get added to the units xp.
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Civilization 5 population demographics

In Civilization 5, when the game ends and it displays the score screen ranking each civ by things like GDP, literacy, population, and army size, how is the population calculated? It doesn't seem to ...
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DLC has odd unit button effects, may prevent founding a religion

I've played Civ 5, with and without DLCs for over 15,000 hours, and have never had a problem founding a religion. Am trying three DLC options, for the first time: Zootopia civilization (my civ); ...
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Losing my city on a one-city-challenge on complete kills, do I still stand a chance?

I am currently in a long term Civilization game with a few of my friends. During our previous session I was one single turn away from a science victory, however, the warmonger among us managed to ...
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How did Austria expand to 4 tiles away without a citadel?

No mods. Austria somehow has two tiles that are 4 away from a city, which seems to be against the rules. This is a team single player game (2 humans vs 3 prince vs 3 prince). Is it a bug? It seems to ...
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When you 'Prove the Earth is round", do you receive any in game benefit?

A message "You have proven that the earth is round" up when you are the first to travel around the whole world. Is this just for fun, or does it give any benefits?
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Why is movement limited within enemies' borders outside the Great Wall?

Look at this screenshot To the left you can see that the town Argos has the Great Wall, and quite far from it to the right I'm attacking Copenhagen. Both of these are controlled by Greece at the ...
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What do I do with stacked units when city is at war?

Great! I'm in the middle of a war and a town is surrounded by enemies. To get better defense I have a great general in that city, but suddenly a great engineer appears and I'm told to do something ...
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Why doesn't production focus always yield most production of the different focuses?

Sometimes I get higher production when I select default or food focus than I get when I select production focus. If I remember it correctly, I have seen the same thing but with food. Why is this? It ...
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Can AI utilize the mods?

There are some fun mods in Civilization. For instance, I do enjoy the mod that removes the xp cap for fights with barbarians. A mod I have not tried yet but probably will is the mod that increases the ...
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Is it worth it to use Great Person's improvement on tiles with ressources?

I've played Civ5 quite a lot, and I was wondering if there's a time where it's worth it to use a Great Person for tile improvements on Iron or Salt (for example) ? Usually I use Great Scientist for ...
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Is there any reason to use the early siege units?

I compared the early ranged units. I'll abbreviate melee strength with MS and ranged strength with RS. Unit MS RS Composite bowman 7 11 Catapult 7 8 Crossbowman 13 18 ...
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Prevent AI from using Venice

I think the way Venice plays disturbs the game. Is there any way to disable that civilization, apart from choosing all AI individually?
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What's the benefit of provoking war?

Is there any benefit of provoking a war, rather than just starting it?
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Can you build with a worker and a legion at the same time?

Legions can build roads, which is quite handy. Can you use a worker to improve a tile while a legion is constructing a road at the same tile?
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Does National visistor center affect all cities?

The description for National visitor center says: Must have built a Hotel in all Cities. The cost goes up the more cities there are in the empire. 100% of the Culture from World Wonders, Natural ...
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Civilization V Patronage social policy tree when playing as Alexander

Alexander the Great has the Hellenic League bonus in Civilization V, which means that "City-State influence degrades half as slowly as normal, and it recovers at twice the speed as for other ...
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How do you play a PC DVD game on Mac?

I have got Civilization V Gold edition as a PC DVD ROM. I was wondering how I could play this on Mac? Does anyone know how to do this?
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What are the complete requirements of the Bollywood Achievement?

I'm very curious is there some kind of requirement(s) I'm unaware of for the Bollywood Achievement: Bollywood As Gandhi, win a cultural victory with 3 or fewer cities in your empire. I'm only asking ...
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What is the strategy to maximize peace in Civilization 5?

How to minimize total war casualties for all nations in Civilization 5? It comes to my mind that it is to have domination victory as fast as possible, but may there be other strategies?
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Which wonders can I not speed up with a Great Engineer in Civ 5 BNW?

In Civilization V BNW it is possible to speed up the production of a city with a Great Engineer. This is particularly convenient when building a wonder; it can be finished in one turn in most cases. ...
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CiV crashes on a newer, high-end system

When running CiV on a newer high-end computer, it will sometimes crash. The usual message is a segmentation fault or similar problem. Crashes happen seemingly randomly, though usually between ...
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Seeing Red/White checkerboard pattern in Civ V

I am getting a red/white checkerboard pattern with Civ 5. I understand this can happen if some particular video "effect" is not supported. What could be the effect here? How can I further diagnose ...
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Civilization 5: DLC Civs unavailable despite owning DLCs?

So I was playing playing Civ 5 with my friend, and we were setting up a new game. I chose a civilization from the Brave New World expansion, which he owns, but on his screen, it said unavailable ...
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Tiles 3+ upgrades

Simple as that - is there any reason to build upgrades on tiles that are more than 3 away from the city? Normal ones, not the ones with luxury/strategic.
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Is there a way to bind "Buy a Tile" in Civ 5?

Using a x10 mod and playing as America, enabling me to buy tiles and gain money. Since I'm messing around with it, is it possible to bind "Buy a Tile" to a key?
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How do I get Marble's bonus to Wonder construction?

Hovering over the Marble resource icon indicates "+15% Production when building Ancient and Classical Era Wonders in the City where it is worked". What does it mean "to work" in this case? Just having ...
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Do any units not cost maintenance?

According to this reddit post, "there are [...] some units that require no maintenance: Cargo Ships, Caravans, and Guided Missiles." Is this true? And are these the only units for which this is true?
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How is the "Soldiers" demographic in Civ 5 calculated?

Pretty simple question. In the Demographics window a bunch of information about your Civ is listed, including a "Soldiers" number that indicates your military strength. How is it calculated? I'm ...
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How to use custom scenario civilizations as a playable Civilization?

Is there a way to "extract" a Civilization from Civilization 5 Brave New World custom scenario (not from a mod) and use it as a playable Civilization? It is okay if it involves the creation of a mod ...
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Why is Gandhi so aggresive? [duplicate]

When playing Civilization the Gandhi AI seems very aggressive in its use of nuclear weapons. Real live Gandhi has a reputation of not being aggressive at all, is there a reason why the creators of ...
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Civ 5 crashing when playing with a large number of AIs - crash log enclosed

I've been playing Civ 5 on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) with the best laptop specs that were available at the time. I have admittedly been playing a pretty insane scenario - Small map ...
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