Tag: civilization-5

“Choose production” bug: game stops map scrolling and doesn't respond to orders, but shows tooltips and animations

There is an annoying bug in Civilization 5: Brave New World, when in certain conditions game stops responding to your orders: you cannot move units, switch between them or choose their actions. However, the game doesn’t hang up – it still shows animations, shows tooltips for terrain tiles while hovering the cursor, the menu can […]

How can I enable Civ 5 mods on Mac OS X?

Officially, the Mac OS X version of Civilization V does not support mods. However, from common sense, some discussions I’ve found online, and Aspyr’s poor track record, I’m guessing it is indeed possible to enable the mod browser and mod playing, at least for some mods. So, is it possible? And if it is, how?

How to fix the issue of Civilization V not launching in “Direct X 10 & 11” mode

I launch Civlization V from steam and the launcher appears, it gives me the option of Direct X 9, Direct X 10 & 11 or Windows 8 Touch Enabled Mode. I wish to run it in DX11 so I select that, the window then disappears then nothing happens. How can I launch it in DX11 […]

What is a good benchmark for the cultural win strategy?

I am currently learning to play Civilization 5 and decided to experiment with the cultural victory strategy. I am going to play game after game with the same strategy, making minor adjustments to see what works and what does not. While it is nice to see which approaches work better than others, I could use […]

Is it true that cities only use resources within 3 tiles from your city, no matter your city borders?

A friend claimed this and I can neither confirm nor refute it so far. Is this true?

“Choose production” bug: game stops map scrolling and doesn't respond to orders, but shows tooltips and animations

There is an annoying bug in Civilization 5: Brave New World, when in certain conditions game stops responding to your orders: you cannot move units, switch between them or choose their actions. However, the game doesn’t hang up – it still shows animations, shows tooltips for terrain tiles while hovering the cursor, the menu can […]

How much does each city increase the cost of social policies?

In Civilization 5, each city you build increases the cost of new social policies by some percentage, based on the current map size. This question mentions +30% for duel sized maps. I’m assuming this is correct? What are the percentages for other map sizes?

Changing Teams in Civ 5

What is the effect of changing an opponents team in the Advanced Setup screen? What benefits do I get from changing the second player to Team 1? Does it give me a permanent ally throughout the game? Can this be used to more effectively beat the games harder AI opponents?

How do I manually reassign citizens to work on a different hexagon?

In Civ4, I can easily reassign citizens to benefit from a different tile. For example, from a forest tile to a mountain tile to increase production with the cost of decreasing food. I have not been able to find a way to do so in Civ5. Everything so far has been assigned automatically by the […]

How do I play the “Cradle of Civilization” DLC?

I own several of the “Cradle of Civilization” DLC packs for Civ 5, but I can’t for the life of me figure out how to load them. It’s not an option under “scenarios,” and when I set up a game, it’s not an option under map type either. I’ve double checked the store page and […]

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