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Civ5 manual errata

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by PieceOfMind, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    If you find something that's wrong or doesn't make sense in the civ5 manual (find it here), please add it to this thread.

    I will try to maintain a list in this post.

    Note: Louis XXIV, craig123 and justin1111101 have compiled lists of errors I did not add to this post, and I have added them to the end of this post...
    Thank you to the three of you! :goodjob:

    All languages (page numbers are for English version)
    • Download links for Italian and German versions are reversed.
    • p10. Image showing Setup Game screen has outdated description of American unique ability.
    • p24. Image for Unit List Panel has a bug - TXT_KEY_UNIT_STATUS_FORTIFIED
    • p28. The info on Coast Tiles says that only naval units or embarked units can enter this tile, but on page 119 it says that Helicopters can also enter there.
    • p50. For Build Citadel it says it will consume the "Great Person". Should be "Great General" since only he can make a citadel. Same for "Great Artist" doing "Culture Bomb", etc. Possibly revise these for clarity?
    • p59. Work Boats and any “Embarked” Land Units are non-military units, and they are automatically captured and held for ransom when attacked by barbarians ... On p66:Warning: If a barbarian ship comes across an embarked unit, it will destroy it! Which is it, destroy or capture?
    • p71. Under "Working the Land", description suggests cities can only work tiles a distance of 2. Should be 3?
    • p94. Tradition adds +2 food/turn to capital city p203 it's only +1 food/turn. In the French and German version, it's only +1 in both spots, so maybe that is the correct one?
    • p117. For description of Culture victory, "you must own all policies within six different branches." Should be five. Problem is in English and Spanish versions only, I think.
    • p118. Score: No points for learning social policies??
    • p127 and p141. Longbowmen and Ship of the Line are referred to as 'British Unique Unit' when the civilization chosen for the game is 'England'.
    • p127 and p209. Range of longbowman is given as 2, though text says that it should be +1 range which would be 3. For clarity, write the range as 3?
    • p140. (English manual) Ironclad "Strength: 35, Ranged: 26". Should be "Strength: 25, Ranged: 18". In the Spanish version it's 55 and 26. French, German and Italian versions seem to be fine.
    • p159. Inconsistency: Taj Mahal: length of golden age increased by 50%, but in table on page 217: immediately enter golden age. English, Spanish and Italian versions have this problem
    • p160. Slight inconsistency: It seems both a comma and "or" can be used to separate build prereqs for the national wonders. Also the prereqs for the University on p215.
    • p162. (and further) on Building List: For the Unique buildings, for e.g. Burrial Tomb its effect says "An Egyptian Unique Building." It does not say which building it replaces (temple in this case). This is valid for all UB's in the Building List.
    • p214. Burial Tomb isn't identified as Egyptian UB (omission), where all other buildings are identified as UB of a particular Civ.
    • p218. Slight inconsistency. On National Wonders: For Heroic Epic it says "Barracks or Russian Krepost". For other UB's in that table the nationality isn't specified.
    • (Minor issue) Diplomatic victory and UN: p117 mentions the builder gets 2 votes, this key fact not mentioned on p159 and p218 under UN.

    English
    • p5. The abbreviation "DLC" is used before the term for which it stands is introduced (p6).
    • p47. Under description of Ranged Units, archer combat strength of 7. Should be 4.
    • Zero (Japan UU) requires oil and iron according to Resource descriptions, but only oil in Unit descriptions.
    • p172. windmill: +15% Production, but the City cannot be located on a Hill... Should say "must" instead of "cannot"? Whatever the case, Spanish version says the opposite so one must be wrong.

    German
    • p213. is in Italian. Also it appears a couple of pages (211-212) are missing (like Shortcuts)
    • p40. Incense is translated as "Rauchwerk" (rather the collective term for tabaco) but it should be "Weihrauch"

    Italian
    • p156. March Promotion is translated as Marzo which is the english equivalent of the month of March. Correct translation should be "Marcia".
    • Correct Italian translation of Mud Pyramid Mosque should be "Moschea piramidale di fango" not Moschea della Piramide di fango


     
  2. Hamil

    Hamil Chieftain

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    This corrections are for the german version.

    Page 211 is in italian.
    Incense is translated as "Rauchwerk" (rather the collective term for tabaco) but it should be "Weihrauch"
     
  3. Calitar

    Calitar Chieftain

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    One thing I've noticed is that the screenshots seem to be from an older version of Civ V. For instance, I believe in the final game the strategic view button is shown as a "Hex" icon, but in the manual it's shown as a button with the text "strategic view".

    Also on pg. 24 the screenshot for the Unit List Panel has a pretty clear bug. It shows a warrior with a status of "TXT_KEY_UNIT_STATUS_FORTIFIED"

    ETA: This was in the English version
     
  4. Tomice

    Tomice Passionate Smart-Ass

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    The Zero requires both iron and oil (under descriptions for strat. ress.).

    Weird numbers for Archer attacks under the description of ranged combat.
     
  5. Mercade

    Mercade the Counsellor

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    Page 160 on national wonders: For Heroic Epic it says: Building Required: Barracks or Russian Krepost.
    Ironworks says: Building Required: Workshop, Iroquois Longhouse
    National College says: Building Required: Library, Chinese Paper Maker

    It suggests that for Ironworks and National college you need both. Should also read "or".

    Page 162 (and further) on Building List: For the Unique buildings, for e.g. Burrial Tomb its effect says "An Egyptian Unique Building." It does not say which building it replaces (temple in this case). This is valid for all UB's in the Building List.

    Page 213/214: The page size (width) suddenly changes in the PDF.

    Page 214: Burial Tomb isn't identified as Egyptian UB (omission), where all other buildings are identified as UB of a particular Civ.

    Page 215: University should read: requires Library or Paper Maker. (not comma, see e.g. Military Academy correctly identifying Barracks or Krepost).

    Page 218 on National Wonders: For Heroic Epic it says "Barracks or Russian Krepost". For other UB's in that table the nationality isn't specified.
     
  6. Qel

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    Longbowmen on page 127 and Ship of the Line on page 141 are referred to as 'British Unique Unit' when the civilization chosen for the game is 'England'.

    Whilst England is part of Britain the civ name does not include our N.Irish, Welsh or Scottish neighbours (UK of Great Britain and N. Ireland), so should instead read 'English Unique Unit'.
     
  7. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    I assumed that was intentional.

    It's weird, but originally I noticed the first and last page were different sizes/shapes too. But now I can't get that to happen.:confused:
     
  8. GeoModder

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    Page 64, the scout's picture doesn't fold back (on my end) when I don't focus my mouse pointer on it anymore.

    And this on the last paragraph of page 71:
    Now, have cities a 2 or 3 tile work radius?
     
  9. gunter

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    Ok, when the 1.1 realese will be out ?

    Thx
     
  10. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    I saw that happen on lots of pictures actually. It goes even crazier if using the "Hand Tool" - every picture goes crazy (small movements of the mouse cause the pictures to disappear and appear again rapidly). Using Adobe Reader 9.3.4
     
  11. GeoModder

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    I have the same with mouse movements. I assumed I got out of the "field" of the original picture.
    I'm using the same Adobe Reader version as you do.
     
  12. marioflag

    marioflag History Addict

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    Italian Manual page 156

    March Promotion is translated in Marzo which is the english equivalent of the month of March.

    Correct translation should be Marcia
     
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    Page 1 : Introduction.

    ¡Os doy la bienvenida a Civ V [...]

    Too formal or using plural when the rest of the paragraph uses singular.

    Suggested correction Bienvenido a Civ V [...]

    Page 1: About Civ

    Es el mejor y el más veterano de los juegos de simulación histórica por ordenador [...]

    Suggested correction: Es el mejor y el más veterano de los juegos de simulación histórica para ordenador [...]

    ...


    Se presenta con nuevas y fantásticas reglas de movimiento, [...] I know the text in English uses that ultra-mega-fashion empty word that cool has become in modern english but I'd rather use 'mejoradas' in this context than 'fantásticas'. Suggested correction mejoradas.

    Page 1: About the Manual

    Se divide en tres secciones: [...] 'Conceptos Básicos', que contiene todo lo que necesitas para empezar a disfrutar una partida (al menos en la Era Industrial).

    Although lo can be used here I'd rather use cuanto, but that's usage preference.

    disfrutar really needs the preposition 'de' in this context.

    I'm not sure about the last one, but I'd swear the sense is you have all the info you need from 4000 BC until the Industrial Era, thus 'hasta' is a better choice as 'en' means you just have the info needed to play a game 'in' the Industrial Era.

    Suggested correction:
    Se divide en tres secciones: [...] 'Conceptos Básicos', que contiene todo cuanto que necesitas para empezar a disfrutar de una partida (al menos hasta la Era Industrial).


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    Should I keep on? :D
     
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    Correct Italian translation of Mud Pyramid Mosque should be Moschea piramidale di fango not Moschea della Piramide di fango
     
  15. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    That seems a lot of things to fix. Is most of the manual similarly as bad?
     
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    There is an inconsistency in the combat strength of the Ironclad. Page 140 has the strength/ranged strength as 35 and 26, while page 211 has it as 25 and 18.

    I hope it's the former as it's about time the Ironclad was a worthwhile unit in Civ.
     
  17. playshogi

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    Taj Mahal: p.217 starts golden age p. 159 length of golden age increased
    Cultural victory: p.117 confusion in text, is it 5 policies or 6?
    p.118 Score: No points for learning social policies??
    Diplomatic victory and UN: p117 mentions the builder gets 2 votes, this key fact not mentioned on p. 159 and p 218 under UN.
     
  18. marioflag

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    There is a general inconsistency about naval units. Submarine Ranged Strength of 60 while Nuclear Submarine ranged strength of 70 is not consistent to other naval units ranged strength.It seems like those 2 units weren't updated to last changes
     
  19. Mercade

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    PoM, suggest you add quotes " around the replacement texts for clarity.
     
  20. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    Sadly, after comparing it with the other versions of the manual, it looks more like the latter. But there's still a chance...
     

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