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[POSSIBLE BUG] Can't liberate another civ's capital?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Bug Reports' started by Auncien, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Auncien

    Auncien Prince

    Feb 23, 2010
    Hey there. I attacked two cities occupied by civ x but formerly owned by civ y. Civ y had been totally conquered, but upon retaking one of their old non-capital cities I was given the opportunity to liberate it (which I did). When I came upon their original capital it only gave the options to annex or puppet... no liberate. I had to manually return the capital to them via trade at which time the game announced that civ y (china) had retaken their original capital.
  2. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

    Oct 5, 2001
    I'm not sure about this one. I *think* that its something to do with the fact that you need to capture the capitals to win a domination victory. I'll list it as a "possible bug".
  3. Kaveh

    Kaveh Chieftain

    Aug 2, 2007
    I'm having the same problem of bringing a dead Civ to life by liberating one of their (non-capital) cities. I don't remember what happened when I captured the former capital.

    The Civ in question is America, which had been wiped out by Rome. Upon capturing Boston (not America's capital), I got the option to liberate the city. Liberating resulted in America coming back into existence. This is a first time I'm seeing a dead Civ coming back to life in the entire Civ franchise history, so I assume it's a bug.

    Also, when searching the Civilopedia for the word "liberate", the text clearly says that City-States can be liberated, but says nothing about bringing Civs back to life.

    I'm attaching my save from before capturing Boston. Boston is around the center of the left continent.

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  4. KrikkitTwo

    KrikkitTwo Immortal

    Apr 3, 2004
    If you look at the Diplomatic Victory Screen, it has a column for Liberated Civs. (They have to vote for you, just like liberated city-states)

    I think this is working as intended.
  5. SatanasOz

    SatanasOz Chieftain

    Oct 27, 2009
    Frankfurt, Germany
    True - but I to found it odd. Maybe another option in the "City Captured" menu after you liberated a civ labeled: "Return to original owner" - just like in BtS
  6. Jaraxle

    Jaraxle Chieftain

    Oct 6, 2005
    After a game where the romans decided to give me everything they had captured in a Peace agreement I saw this happen

    I was able to liberate 2 of the civs Capitals but not the final one (the guy with river warlord I forget his name).
  7. Barking Iguana

    Barking Iguana Chieftain

    Jan 2, 2002
    Kendall Park (South Brunswick), NJ
    If you want to liberate a city-state or a conquered capital and your enemy wants to surrender, you can't accept their surrender.

    Moderator Action: Threads merged. The_J

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