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Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by ori, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. fliddermang

    fliddermang Chieftain

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    Some questions on road maintenance:

    - Does a civilization pay for all roads in their territory, regardless of who built them?

    - If not, and you only pay for roads that you've actually built, then at what point do I pick up the maintenance for another civilization's roads when I'm conquering them? The closest chunks to the cities I've puppeted / annexed? All of them but only once I've wiped out the whole civilization? Never?

    and, do forests sprout on Civ5 like on Civ4? I haven't noticed any yet...
     
  2. aatu

    aatu Chieftain

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    Use the list on the top left side (unit list?). Double-clicking there will take you to that unit.
     
  3. DrakenKin

    DrakenKin Prince

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    As far as I have noticed ingame, you only pay for the roads inside your territory. Meaning roads connecting two of your cities that are outside your borders are free. And the ones you build to connect city-states are also free.

    I have noticed no growth so far... Good question.
     
  4. fliddermang

    fliddermang Chieftain

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    So I guess I have to pay for roads that the A.I. build in my territory? Could I spam roads within their borders to bankrupt them?
     
  5. Elsaitu

    Elsaitu Chieftain

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    I got a question about multiplayer, is there any way to save or is it only the auto-saves? cause if it's only the auto saves, the game only keeps 2 so if someone plays more then 2 games in between the game you are playing it will be deleted...

    Also is there any way to access the civilopedia outside a game? i like to read the bios and stuff but i don't want to start a game to be able to read them...
     
  6. Torisen

    Torisen Professor

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    I assume the answer is "no", but... has anyone found any way to destroy buildings that you don't want in your cities?
     
  7. Zaius

    Zaius Chieftain

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    I am allied with Genoa, a maritime city state. I am told that I am receiving 4 food per turn in my capital and 2 in my other cities from them.

    However, when I look in my capital and other cities, it does not show any bonus food whatsoever. In case it matters, I do have a road connecting to them. What gives?
     
  8. ond_magiker

    ond_magiker Chieftain

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    The bonus is added to the city tile. If you turn on yields, it should show as a basket of apples with the number 6 next to it.
     
  9. bigeeze

    bigeeze Chieftain

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    Social Policy question. When you switch policy branches do you lose the effect of the previous branch or do the bonuses have a snowball effect?
     
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  10. Frasco

    Frasco Drunk costarrican civer

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    On the upper left corner, right under the science counter ther is a circle button. From there you can expand a the current research progress, a unit list and a city list.
     
  11. Frasco

    Frasco Drunk costarrican civer

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    Now a group of some six to nine City-States have allied against me, calling me a Blood-thirsty Tyrant (I really don't know why they would say that :) ) Now it says they are in permanent war against me and that permanent war is possibly ruining my reputation with other leaders. Is there a way to undo this or should I go for domination victory already?
     
  12. michaelmagnus

    michaelmagnus Chieftain

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    I installed the game but it won't run. I tried to access Steam support but it keeps saying I need to activate my Support account by clicking the link in my account activation e-mail, but I have done this. I can't find any way to contact Steam. What should I do. Thank you.
     
  13. kinkosslw

    kinkosslw Chieftain

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    How do you skip the cinematics when you start the game?
     
  14. DrakenKin

    DrakenKin Prince

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    Check a couple of pages back, someone has already posted a way to disable the intro movie.
     
  15. RobO

    RobO King

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    Luxury resources can be found when hovering over the smiley at the top left, and in a trade dialogue. Bonus researches aren't listed AFAIK - not that it matters, they have no effect outside the tile they reside in.
     
  16. sarah_aus

    sarah_aus Chieftain

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    Hello everyone.
    I was playing today and I got into war with a nation pretty far away but closer if I went by water.
    I wanted to load a unit onto my boat so I could send it over. I tried all kinds of combinations from archers in caravels to cavalry in destroyers with no luck. I was looking for a loading ramp like the one in civilization but could not find any.
    Does civ v even allow u to load units into boats or are we just expected to use the amphibious feature with some of the units.
    Thank u for your time.
     
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  17. King of Spades

    King of Spades Chieftain

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    You're right! Then I guess you'll just have to keep track of the schedule, either by using pen and paper, or by checking the event log.
     
  18. DrakenKin

    DrakenKin Prince

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    I haven't tried it yet, but you need to research optics (pottery -> sailing -> optics), then put your unit next to a water tile, then on the left menu of the unit abilities, there is one to turn it into a boat.

    Maybe there is an easier way than payer/log. Top right corner of the screen there is the number of turns displayed. If you befriended a city-state at say, turn 42, then you know it will give you a unit at turn 62, 82, 102, etc.
     
  19. danomite

    danomite Chieftain

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    Note: it does eventually let you skip the movie once your computer is finished loading stuff in the background; so disabling it and leaving it on and pressing a key to skip should actually take about the same amount of time to actually get to the menu.
     
  20. kaltorak

    kaltorak Emperor

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    It's not only that you can't see the numbers, there are none. In civ5 there are no relations at all. Diplomacy is another element like religion or spionage they didn't like or have time to do.

    Leaders will attack you no matter what you did to please them. Wouldn't even call it a backstab, just random reactions. Looking at what they say to you and how the react like another player says won't help either. One turn thay say you how they love you and want to cooperate with you, and 30 sec later they declare war. Like I said, don't bother at all, just expect any leader to attack at any time, and also don't think any leader which is angry will attack. Looks like a dice roll.
     

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