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How do I make a lot of money in Civilization 4?

Actually, this is explained in the Game Concepts section in Civilopedia, but I can try to do it in fewer words here. Your economy in Civilization IV is based on your population (in cities). When you ...
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If I conquer a Civ do I get their techs?

No, you won't get a civ's techs automatically, if you conquer it. You can negotiate some techs "in bundle" with the capitulation/peace treaty deal, but from the conquest itself it doesn't follow that ...
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Can't raze a captured city in Civilization 4

From recollection1, you cannot raze a city in Civilization 4 if: City razing is turned off as a game option Your team's culture makes up more than 25%2 of total culture in the city Short answer, ...
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What is the origin of the Qin Shi Huang theme music in Civilization IV?

It is an arrangement of the title theme to the Super NES conversion of the original Civilisation. If this link doesn't work I'm sure you can find it
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Do you get the Civ 4 "You declared war on our friend" penalty with civs you didn't know at the time?

Yes, you will. Additionally you'll also get a "you traded with our worst enemy" penalty in much the same fashion . The latter being more frequent, as it is unlikely to go to war without having met all ...
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In Civ 4 is the Dutch Dike building the only building that adds production to non-river water tiles?

There are no regular coastal buildings that improve the production of water tiles. However, the Wonder Moai Statues does have this effect, although this obviously can't be used in multiple cities.
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Is it possible for Great People to become automated? If so, how do you turn it off?

If it's a glitch, it has never been documented and we would need it documented. I started up a game and built some wonders. I made a save the turn before my first great person, and played around ...
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Civilization IV: How can I tell what version I have?

I am unsure if the Steam BuildID is useful for determining version. Instead, from the main menu (in-game) select Advanced, and then About this Build.
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Is there a way play Civilization 4 (DVD-ROM) on Windows 10? (without virtual machine / dual boot)

From PC Gaming Wiki: Retail The Complete Edition contains no DRM. Individual versions of the game include DRM, but it can be removed through patches. links to the patches
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Civilization IV: How to play multiplayer with Mac and Windows?

When you install through Steam it appears that the default Mac OSX version of Civ IV and the Windows version of Civ IV are different. This is the fastest way I have found of setting up a game: On ...
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If you destroy a civ, do you still get the "You declared war on our friend!" penalty?

Honestly speaking, I do not remember 100%, but as far as I remember, you get this penalty on a war declaration and it remains even after the civ is destroyed. I would bet on this.
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How to launch Civilization IV with a desired mod automatically loaded?

Steves answer is good (and might have been the only way to do it in 2012), however you can also use the Steam launch options. So: Rightclick the game > Properties > Set launch options, and there you ...
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Can I enable popups for multiplayer in Civilization IV?

Long story short, nope. There isn't. There doesn't seem to be a way to enable them within multiplayer. It kind of makes sense though. In single player, the popups and movies all fall into the same ...
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Where do I put spies in Civilization 4 to protect against rival spies?

I'm afraid this is little more than speculation, but I've noticed that the Sabotage Building spy mission is sometimes greyed out, and I suspect it's because the AI has a spy present in that city. The ...
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