Steps to get there: 1. Load the game. 2. Choose a single player or multiplayer, custom game game. 3. Set any number of AI oponents 4. After game is loaded, and I start to play.. I realize there is no-one else there. I confirm this by retiring, and seeing no others make any cities, points, gold, etc. It is simply very annoying and boring to be playing with no-AI to come in contact with.