I'm going through the UHVs in order, and just started on the 600 AD civs (skipping China & Japan). I thought I had Arabia, just managing to take over Spain at 1290 AD, but two turns later I only get the 1 of 3 UHVs goals achieved, controlling 3 holy cities. I check F8, and under "control Egypt, Spain, Carthage" is still said Not Yet. Next turn, it goes gray. Do I need to take out Portugal as well? I attached a pic and save. Version 1.811 by the way, or whatever shipped with BTS. If anyone is wondering why I don't just upgrade to the latest version: I started on this one, and I'm just kind of stubborn that way. Sorry. Anyway, my other questions: 1) In my Japan game, I was leading the world in GNP in 1814. 1861 to 2nd place's 1181. My science was 912 per turn @ 80%. By all rights, I was leading the tech race. I had Netherlands as a vassal though, and I noticed the started to catch up. I calculated how fast they were teching, and they were netting nearly 1,600 per turn! (They just finished Fascism, and started Industrialism - due in 5 turns). They only had 3 cities, and I was completely baffled as to how they could do this. It wasn't a golden age, as I played to the end of the UHV, and I never saw "Netherland's Golden Age has ended." Anyone know what's going on here? 2) So far, when I start as one Civ and switch to another, I never get the option to switch again. This normal (for this version or otherwise)? 3) In several of my games, I can't help but notice that random resources start to spawn across the map. Corn in China, Cows in California, etc. So far I've only noticed the Cows in California twice, and I think the Corn became Sugar in another game. This an addition to the game, or a bug? 4) Peace treaties. I've had them canceled after as little as 3 turns. Is it at the AIs whim, or are there other factors in play? 5) Is the final score for the Vikings UHV pretty low? So far it's my 3rd lowest after Ethiopia & Egypt. I didn't feel like I did that badly, and I even finished in 1730 AD, but I still have a nagging suspicion that I could do better. Thanks.