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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is the spiritual successor to Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, an earlier installment of the same game series. Rather than once again pitching ancient and modern civilizations into a race to space, this turn-based strategy game is all about new colonies being founded on strange alien planets and their fight for survival.

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How can I tell which marvel sites I have investigated already?

I'm trying to wrap up the Visions in the Storm quest. I have been sending my explorers, soldiers, and pet sea dragon to various hydrocoral brains, but I have a hard time finding out which one I'm ...
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How is Covert Ops speed calculated?

There are several bonuses to covert ops speed: Playing as ARC gives 30% / 40% / 50% Soul Discerner Training reward from artifacts gives 25% Political trait Subtle gives 15% / 20% / 25% Considering ...
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Civ Beyond Earth --- Can't conquer anymore cities

I can't seem to completely annihilate my enemy factions. I basically done beat the game having a 2000 score after fudging around end game (I ended with something like a 1500 score) but I can't ...
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Is it possible to play Civ 6 or BE on a Secondary Monitor?

I am running a dual monitor setup with the Primary Monitor on the right. In Windows, pressing + Shift + ← (or →) will attempt to move the current application to the appropriate monitor. When I do ...
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What does the 'Play in Starships' button do?

In the game menu of Civilization: Beyond Earth, there is an option labelled 'Play in starships'. It appears to be disabled. I know there is a game titled Sid Meier's Starships - does this have ...
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When moving your units, is it possible to prevent them from automatically attacking aliens that are hidden by fog of war?

If you tell a unit to move to a hex, and that hex is both covered by fog of war and also happens to have an alien on it, your unit will automatically attack the unit. This is pretty irksome, ...
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Can I play Beyond Earth without Steam?

I looked at the Beyond Earth , game site and it does not say anything about steam. I searched here and found sometimes you can't play if steam is not happy. Is this game dependent on steam (as some ...
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Why do some steam games not work on Windows 10 - error 53?

I've been trying to run Civilization:Beyond Earth, but either since I've upgraded to Windows 10 or the Rising Tide expansion came out (or both), I can't. Most of the times, I get the launcher asking ...
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I Can't See My Units in Civilization Beyond Earth

Just started playing the game and for some reason I can't tell where my units are. The outline only shows if I click on the unit, but even then, I can't see the actual model. I basically have to guess ...
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Civ: Beyond Earth Pitboss?

I picked up Beyond Earth from a Humble Bundle and wanted to know if there was a Pitboss for it. It doesn't look like there is (yet?) from what I've found so far, but looking for a more current answer.
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Is the Ultrasonic Fence broken?

In Civ-BE vanilla, the Ultrasonic Fence made it impossible for aliens to come within 2 tiles of a city. In Rising Tide, the mechanics were changed to merely discourage aliens to come close. But how ...
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Why can't I add a new trade route even though I have 2 cities and 2 slots available?

I have 2 cities. In my capital, I have 1 out of 2 trade slots occupied. That occupied slot trades with my other city. The other city has 1 trade slot which is also free! So I could have three trade ...
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When do stations move to a new location?

In the Civilization Wikia, on the Stations Page it indicates that: Stations may land on the planet at any time. They are looking to trade with the players, and if nobody comes forward within a ...
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List of unlocked artifact rewards

I'm trying to see the artifact rewards that I have already unlocked. I checked all info screens such as artifacts, research and even notifications, but I cannot find it. Am I blind or is this ...
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Building the Vivarium building in a water city, in Civilization:Beyond Earth - Rising Tide

I have a quest to build the Vivarium Building in a water city. How do I go about doing that?
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Bringing up Civilopedia for enemy units

How do you bring up Civilopedia for enemy unit and units that don't belong to you? By default you can right-click on the icon of a unit, and it brings up the Civilopedia nice and quick, but for ...
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Full change/improvement list for Beyond Earth Rising Tide compared to the original game?

What are the full patch notes / changes of the Beyond Earth Rising Tide expansion compared to the original game? I have only seen the marketing-like features advertised, but not a more comprehensive ...
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Which combinations of Artifacts unlock which bonuses?

In the Rising Tide expansion, I can acquire Artifacts by performing Expeditions, pillaging Alien Nests, and finding them in resource pods. If I research three artifacts at once, they provide a bonus ...
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What cross-game connectivity is there between Civilization: Beyond Earth and Starships?

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth and Sid Meier's Starships have some sort of cross-game connectivity. As I understand it, new features in either game can be unlocked in the other game by playing ...
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Why do Beyond Earth alien units attack settlers/explorers?

I have just purchased Sid Meiers Beyond Earth and am loving it even with its somewhat negative reviews. However, there are some differences that I can't understand. From what I know, aliens are ...
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How much energy is produced by connecting a city to my capital

In Civ: Beyond Earth, the Civopedia tells me that roads cost 1 energy/tile/turn to maintain, but that connecting a city to my capital with a road will give me "a large amount of energy". How much ...
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How do I approach the tech web?

I'm a veteran Civilization V player, but I'm having difficulty with the huge tech-web in Civilization: Beyond Earth. The fan-out is just too big: I start out with like 8 unlocked options, and it seems ...
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In newer Civ games, how do you truly make up for the overhead of expansion?

I know about things like building happiness improvements, choosing civ upgrades (traits or technologies or whatever), razing cities, puppeting cities, etc. The problem is that, as someone who has ...
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What tech reduces the energy cost of roads?

There is a technology that reduces the upkeep cost of roads and Magrail, but I can't remember what it is, nor can I find it by searching the civopedia.
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Civilization Beyond Earth -How do I change a quest decision?

I got Civ-BE about a week ago. I cannot figure out how to change a quest decisions. Building outposts is on the list but I can't change what the game thinks I should quest for.
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Do roads count as improvements for Weather Controller Sats?

Weather Controllers Generate 1 to 2 new Basic Resources on unimproved tiles across its lifespan. Do Roads/Magrail count as improvements for this purpose?
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Can I tell how long an Orbital has left?

Some orbitals have pretty long duration (weather satellites are 60 turns I think). Is there any way to see how long is left? I'd like to build some replacements, ideally so they finish just about when ...
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What are the effects of my Agents getting "detected" in Beyond Earth

I've been reading over this excellent explanation of how Covert Ops work in Beyond Earth. So far I've been working with a policy where, if one of my agents is "detected" whilst performing a covert ...
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How do the covert ops mechanic work in Beyond Earth?

I've found a few pages online that discuss how the Covert Ops mechanic in Civ:BE works, but none of them actually use any numbers. The game explains that some Covert Ops are "Easy", "Medium", and "...
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How is Xenodrome better than Xeno Sanctuary

Xenodrome costs 750 production and 3 geothermal. It gives free Xeno Sanctuary and 4 culture. While Xeno Sanctuary costs 330 production, 1 Xenomass and 1 energy. It gives 4 culture as well... How is ...
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How to remove maximum time / turn victory condition?

it's my first civilization game. My game suddenly end when it has reached max turn. How to disable the maximum time / turn from the game? I can't find the setting in my game setup.
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Which Civ:BE tile improvements provide benefits without being worked?

In Civilization: Beyond Earth, your cultural boundaries extend up to 5 tiles away from a city. However, the city can only work tiles up to 3 away from the city. You cannot build most tile improvements ...
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Why does the computer always seem so far ahead?

When playing I notice that within a relatively few amount of turns, 10-15 turns, the computer automatically leaps to the top of the scoreboard. Why is that? I understand they are AI and they are going ...
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Is automated exploration viable?

Managing units becomes a little tedious after a while and I'm wondering if viable/safe on my explorer or even my soldier. Since the introduction of miasma it's my belief that automated exploration ...
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Does founding a colony on miasma get rid of it?

Just a simple question for a not too complicated answer.
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What makes expeditions go faster?

My explorer has been next to an artifact for a long time and was wondering what makes the expedition go faster? It's even worse that it's in miasma :< Thanks
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Is there a way to put orbital units very far away from cities?

I'm at war with another Civ across a fairly large ocean. Is there some technology, unit, or whatever else that would let me launch an orbital unit a great distance away from my cities? As an aside, ...
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Where is the intrigue meter?

I'm enjoying the Spy system in the game but the 'Intrigue' meter is eluding me! I simply cannot find it! Is it in the Spy menu or is it in the window when I click the city?
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Does Level One Purity protect colonists as well as explorers?

So I'm leveling the purity path and I like that level one protects my explorers. This makes me wonder, does this also protect my colonists as well?
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High CPU load on Civilization: Beyond Earth

Civilization V and now Beyond Earth share the same kind-of performance-related issue. That is, when they run for 3-5 minutes, the game starts to consume so much CPU time, that it causes the laptop CPU ...
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What is the penalty for the number of cites, for science and culture?

I see on the KNOWLEDGE virtue, that "Networked datalink" and "Memeweb" reduce the penalty for number of cities for culture and science by 40%. what is that penalty anyway?
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Difficulty Bonuses for AI in Civ:Beyond Earth

If you choose a higher difficulty in Civ:Beyond Earth, the AI gets several bonuses. But I can't see a list of what these bonuses actually are. Ingame, it is simply stated that the AI has some ...
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What is this icon above the Emancipation Gate (in Civilization Beyond Earth)

I was playing Civilization Beyond Earth and the game crashed. Around that time the icon denoted by red arrows appeared. The square denoted by the green arrow appears when the cursor is above the ...
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How do I raise my cities' strength?

I have problems regarding my colony's strength points. Whenever I look at rivals' cities, they have strength points in the hundreds. How do I raise my cities' strength points ?
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Earliest unit needed to capture city?

In Civilization beyond earth what are the units needed to capture the city? I just started the game all I have are rangers and soldiers which obviously can't capture the city. So I was wondering, ...
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Is it possible to use a Coup D’etat covert operation on a civilization's last city?

I had managed to hem in a rival civ by aggressively expanding out towards them, and then spent a bunch of time annexing their cities through the Coup D’etat covert operation. I managed to pick off 2 ...
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Purity affinity Victory

I don't see the Promised Land in my victory tab in my game but the other victory option is available to play. And I don't know what's wrong with my game that I can't see the Promised Land victory
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How is the amount of energy stolen in a Siphon Energy Covert Operation determined?

The Siphon Energy covert operation has the following description: Diverts energy resources from the target city to the player. However I can't find anywhere on the web where it describes even ...
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Can you still get a transcendence victory if the enemy built a mind flower first?

How do the mechanics for the transcendence victory work? I am in the middle of a long game, and in a pretty dominant position. I was working towards a transcendence victory (making a mind flower), ...
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How do I get my city back?

I was not paying attention to my intrigue level and lost my capital city to a Coup. I had plenty of units near by so went in to get it back. The city went to 1hp, but that was it. I was unable to take ...
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