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Game doesn't let me win?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by lollipopcorn, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. lollipopcorn

    lollipopcorn Chieftain

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    Hi all,

    Just got this game today and blasted through 9 straight hours of gameplay. My eyes hurt.


    My question is, Why is it that I do not win even when I meet the prerequisites? I started off the game with domination in mind, and managed to kill off every single other city/nation, other than the seemingly forever spawning barbarians.

    It didn't work. So, I kept going, figuring that there was probably some twist and some alternate stuff I needed to do to achieve the victory. I researched and researched, finally launched the space shuttle. Nothing happened too after I launched it. No victory sigh or anything. Is there something I'm doing wrong?

    Thanks!!
    Merry christmas!!
    Yay.
     
  2. Browd

    Browd Dilettante Administrator

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    It is possible you won or lost the game some other way and clicked "one more turn". Once the game has been won or lost, you can keep playing, but can't win a second time by another method.

    Check your Hall of Fame. On the Main Menu, click "Other" and then "Hall of Fame."
     
  3. TheMarshmallowBear

    TheMarshmallowBear Benelovent Chieftain of the BearKingdom

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    Are you also sure that you've set the victory conditions ON.. because I think you can still "acheive" the victories, you just can't win when you get them if you turned those conditions off.
     
  4. PhilBowles

    PhilBowles Deity

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    For Domination you have to control all the original capitals - if you wiped out every other civ, this is almost certainly the case, however are you sure there's no CS in control of a former capital, for instance?
     
  5. lollipopcorn

    lollipopcorn Chieftain

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    I just remembered, I destroyed Hamburg because I got pissed at Germany denouncing me and DoWing me later on, and I kept Berlin. Is it because of the destroyed Hamburg that I didn't win? What about the space shuttle?

    I played this as a learn as you play tutorial if that matters.
     
  6. Browd

    Browd Dilettante Administrator

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    I confess I haven't played the tutorial in, like, forever. I can't recall playing the tutorial to the end, but perhaps the tutorial doesn't allow you to "win" (in a Hall of Fame sense).
     
  7. tide15

    tide15 Warlord

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    Keep plugging away at it. These civ games where not designed to make it easy for us mere mortals :) Good Luck and Enjoy.
     
  8. Resident Mario

    Resident Mario Warlord

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    If this was true the combat AI would be a lot better than it really is.
     
  9. tide15

    tide15 Warlord

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    That's why there are many ways to win or lose the game one plays. Combat is almost a no brainer but it all depends on the goals you set for yourself. :crazyeye:
     
  10. triheptyl

    triheptyl Warlord

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    Isn't the tutorial unwinnable? You can never actually beat it, I think, so if you were playing the tutorial just quit and start a game. If you weren't playing the tutorial then I've got nothing.
     
  11. Adjuvant

    Adjuvant Emperor

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    I think you should take what you learned and start a new game. Set the game up as small size, standard pace, continents, prince or maybe one difficulty below. Second time through, you'll likely get more out of it, anyway.
     
  12. _alphaBeta_

    _alphaBeta_ King

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    What does the victory progress (F8) screen show? It should list all the active victory possibilities and progress towards them.
     

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