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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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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 ...
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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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Civilization V map editor, how to do I add civilizations to my map and why is “edit plot” greyed out

I am new to this and I have two questions... Why is the edit plot not available and greyed out? How do I add civilizations and borders to my map? I've made a map of Europe on the biggest scale with ...
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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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Civilization 5 not working on Windows 10

I've just purchased a new computer (Dell Inspiron 3668, i7 3.6GHz, 12GB RAM, GTX 1050, Windows 10), and of course immediately installed all my old games. But when I went to launch Civ 5, it doesn't ...
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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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Why am I automatically plundering a friendly civilization's caravan?

I'm playing as America in Civ V and I'm currently in the year 1884. Greece is neighboring me and we are on friendly terms. For some reason, when I click "next turn", a pop-up says that I have ...
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Why is a city owned by an enemy but puppeted by another enemy immediately annexed after conquest?

I got a very odd behavior of a Civ5 game. I play Attila and at some point of time Poland and Shoshone declare war. Poland has conquered one Shoshone city some time ago. So I go and take the Poland-...
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How to deal with human opponent on archipelago map who has befriended all the City-States

I find myself in a bad situation. I am playing a Civ 5 multiplayer game against a human player with several other AI on an archipelago map. We are about neck and neck with technologies but he has ...
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Does an embargo on a Civilisation stop trade routes with their team mates?

The description suggests that it would: No Trade Routes can be established between the chosen Civilization and any other Civilization. Any such Trade Routes are ended and must be reassigned. ...
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In Civ 5 can you destroy missiles and planes based in cities?

In Civilization 5 If I bomb an enemy city do missiles and planes based in that city take damage? Is there a way to tell which buildings are damaged or destroyed in an enemy city after bombing? Perhaps ...
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Why can't I offer luxury resources?

In my current Civilization game, I have 2 x silk and 1 x marble. The tiles have improvements built on them and they show up in the resources info panel under "Luxury resources". However when I go to ...
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Cross platform over LAN

I've got some friends on PC and some on Mac, however whilse some Mac friends have the steam version, most have the mac app store version. Is there a way to play (Civ5, BNW) between these groups. ...
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In Civilization V can city states steal workers?

In Civilization V can city states steal workers? I've played Civilization V for over 600 hours and I've never had a worker stolen by a city state. Playing a hot seat multiplayer game when I went AFK ...
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Running Civilization 5 Pitboss in the cloud

I am trying to use pitboss to play civ 5 with some friends. However, we all use laptops which means none of us can run the host. I was hoping to run the host on a cloud instance, (Ubuntu) but so far ...
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Schrödinger's wonder

I just had to construct a wonder I already finished. Or did I? The following confuses me a bit: Either I finished it and I no longer need to construct it, or I still need to construct it and can't ...
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Do embarked medics still grant a healing bonus?

In Civilization V, units with the medic promotion make adjacent units heal faster. But what if the medic is embarked? Will units that are "on the beach" next to it still heal faster? What about ...
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How do I know what research I have already done?

I can't cross the ocean, but I can travel through seas. I want to know if I have done astronomy research or not (if it makes a difference, I am playing as Haroun al Rashid).
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I bought a disk without an AppId, what do I do?

I've recently bought a disk copy of Civilization V, and whenever I try to install the game, it pops a message "No AppId configured", what can I do? Notes: This WAS a legal purchase, not a burned ...
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Does the AI recommend founding a city on resources?

When founding cities in Civilization V in early game it might happen that you places them on iron, coal, oil or uranium. This is extremely annoying, especially with rare resources. If I'm sticking to ...
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How do I reuse a map in a different game? [duplicate]

I was playing a very nice map that I liked in Civ V, but a bug in the turn system due to the war I was participating in unfortunately caused me to abandon that game save and world, forcing me to start ...
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What if a granary is built in the same turn a city growths?

What if a granary is built in the same turn a city is growing? Does the granary's bonus will take effect before the growth and save the food?
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Will the foreign legion disappear if I switch ideology in Civilization 5 Brave New World

Say I have chosen the Volunteer Army from Freedom ideology. Will the summoned troops disappear if I then switch the ideology?
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How to switch ideology in Civilization 5 Brave New World

Want to change my ideology to another due to great unhappiness caused by a civilization superior in culture and having another ideology. What are the steps for switching ideology manually?
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Can I play games bought on the Apple App Store in my Windows laptop?

I've bought a few games (Civ 5, Roller Coaster) on the App Store on my Macbook, but the screen is broken, so I bought a Lenovo instead. My question is, can I play those games on my new PC?
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How to continue beyond turn 100 in the Scramble for Africa scenario?

I was having a lot of fun with the Scramble for Africa scenario until I reached turn 100 and discovered that, unlike other scenarios, it is impossible to continue playing. So, is there anyway to edit ...