Tag: civilization-5

What bonuses does a “deity” level AI get and how do I deal with them?

The “Deity” difficulty level of Civilization V says that “the AI receives heavy advantages”. In Civ IV this meant that the AI started with more units, 2 settlers, etc. So my question is two-fold: a) what bonuses does a “deity” level AI get in terms of units and resource production (hammers+cultures+food+gold+science etc) b) any general […]

Can I play Civ 5 without having Steam installed?

Is there anyway to remove Steam and still play Civilization V? I am very particular about what gets installed on my computers and what is allowed to advertise at me and run background processes. So much so it is not worth it to me to have Civ 5 installed if I have to have Steam […]

What is the starting bias for different factions?

The starting bias is the setting (you can disable it in game set up) which allows your civilization to have a starting point similar to its original historical location. Like for instance if you play for ottomans you would start in a desert or if you play for iroquois you would start in a forest. […]

How does road maintenance work?

Playing civilization 5 the game explicitly says roads cost gold to maintain. This is of course a major variable in the answer to “should I connect these cities by road or not” question. However, looking at the income report I do not see a “road maintenance” entry, and comparing with the number of roads I […]

How do you play Civilization V by E-Mail?

The Civilization series of games is famous for having a way to play by e-mail. This allows people to take a long time on their turn without holding up the other players, as you do in a real-time game. Yet, I can not find any method to play by e-mail in the game menus. Does […]

Is there a chart showing all unit upgrade paths in Civilization 5?

Is there a chart showing the upgrade paths for the units? Something like warrior→spearman→pikeman… for all of the units.

What is the Formula for Unit Maintenance in Civilization V?

Question says it all. I know vaguely what is going on, but want something specific. Edit: Here’s some “interesting” values in the GlobalDefines.xml file. No idea at this point what they mean. INITIAL_GOLD_PER_UNIT_TIMES_100 50 INITIAL_FREE_OUTSIDE_UNITS 3 INITIAL_OUTSIDE_UNIT_GOLD_PERCENT 0 UNIT_MAINTENANCE_GAME_MULTIPLIER 8 UNIT_MAINTENANCE_GAME_EXPONENT_DIVISOR 7

What are good strategies and build orders for a newbie player?

I’m a newbie in the Civ universe (although i played Civ4 for a short while). I enjoy the new addition to the series and I am able to win games on easy difficulties, but there is no real strategy behind my play. I just build things that seem useful and then go to war and […]

Is there a limit to the number of tiles a city can use in Civ 5?

Is there a limit to the number of tiles a city can work? I’ve noticed that I can purchase and use tiles several spaces away from my city. How far can I go?

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?

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