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  • JoePlay

    Full details at http://steamcommunity.com/games/289070/announcements/detail/646658987742411203

    Here is the full list of patch notes:

    [NEW]

    • Maps
      • Added a balanced six player map.
      • Added a balanced four player map.
    • ‘Cavalry and Cannonades’ Scenario Added
      • Combat scenario with reduced unit maintenance costs and no strategic resource requirement for units.
      • Larger starting army and additional starting techs.
      • Time limit: 50 turns.
      • Goal: Possess the largest territory.
    • DX12 Support
    • Complete Logitech ARX Support

    [GAMEPLAY UPDATES]

    • Added additional notifications.
    • Added a “time defeat” for running out of time. This is always disabled if a Score Victory is available.
    • Added additional Hotkey support (next unit, next city).
    • Added the ability to rename cities.
    • Added UI to show the next tile a city will grow to.
    • Added a visual cue for Barbarian Scouts that are alerted to your city.
    • Changed Dan Quayle rankings.

    [BALANCE CHANGES]

    • Added prerequisite project (Manhattan Project) for Operation Ivy.
    • Added Metal Casting as a prerequisite for Economics tech.
    • Adjusted religious pressure when a religion is first founded to give them more resilience and convert the city.
    • Adjusted relationship decay rates.
    • Reduced the effectiveness of cavalry production policies.
    • Reduced Warmonger penalties in most instances, and adjusted how this reacts to returning versus keeping a city. The last city conquered from a player now provides a heavy warmonger penalty, even if you have a Casus Belli against this player, because you are wiping out a ci…
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  • ZeroOne

    Civ6 release schedule

    October 17, 2016 by ZeroOne

    Civilization VI can now be downloaded from Steam if you pre-ordered it! That way the game is ready to be played the minute it's unlocked on Friday! The unlock schedule looks like this:

    • Zone 1, the blue zone in the map (roughly the area from Australia to India), unlocks at 3 am AEDT.
    • Zone 2, the green zone (Europe, Asia, Africa), unlocks at 12 am UTC+1
    • Zone 3, the red zone (North & South America), unlocks at 12 am ET

    Firaxis also released the launch trailer today, check it out below!

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  • ZeroOne

    News round-up

    October 8, 2016 by ZeroOne

    It's less than two weeks until Civilization VI is released on October 21! The wiki has been stirring, new edits are raining in at an unprecedented pace! Several new and prolific editors have joined recently: in alphabetical order at least Desertmoongw, HyperdriveJ, and Lucas Am.. Welcome again! :)

    Civ Cast, a Civilization VI themed podcast was launched last month, and I expect the fourth episode to be published any minute now. Interesting discussions there, check it out if you haven't yet!

    Talking about discussions, our own new discussion forum was opened recently and has quickly attracted several new users! Unfortunately the posts aren't visible in Special:WikiActivity (or Special:RecentChanges, which I prefer). However, the posts are visible at the bottom of each article. So, check those too and start new topics if you feel like it!

    I've also been running our Twitter and Facebook accounts. In Twitter I've ran two Civ6 polls asking people to pick the best civ out of three. The first one had Scythians win over Norway and Spain. In the second poll Russia won over Aztecs and Sumerians. The third poll is going on as I type, with about 21 hours of voting time left. :)

    Finally, I've been meaning to do this for a while, but I finally started a new article about the online Civilization Community and the different sites. The games have already been documented extensively, but as far as I know the community isn't documented well in any centralized place. It'd be cool to have articles on the oth…

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All newsEdit

  • JoePlay

    Full details at http://steamcommunity.com/games/289070/announcements/detail/646658987742411203

    Here is the full list of patch notes:

    [NEW]

    • Maps
      • Added a balanced six player map.
      • Added a balanced four player map.
    • ‘Cavalry and Cannonades’ Scenario Added
      • Comb…
    Read more >
  • ZeroOne

    Civ6 release schedule

    October 17, 2016 by ZeroOne

    Civilization VI can now be downloaded from Steam if you pre-ordered it! That way the game is ready to be played the minute it's unlocked on Friday! The unlock schedule looks like this:

    • Zone 1, the blue zone in the map (roughly the area from Australia…
    Read more >
  • ZeroOne

    News round-up

    October 8, 2016 by ZeroOne

    It's less than two weeks until Civilization VI is released on October 21! The wiki has been stirring, new edits are raining in at an unprecedented pace! Several new and prolific editors have joined recently: in alphabetical order at least Desertmoong…

    Read more >
  • ZeroOne

    Kyle Dempster Studios is about to launch a new Civilization VI themed podcast, Civ Cast! The teaser is already up, and the show will begin later this month with two hosts, Kyle and Mike. I'm really excited, this will be a great addition to the Civiliza…

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  • ZeroOne

    Great news!!! Civilization VI has been announced!!! It is to be released in October! Check out the article for the official announcement video, a partial list of new features, and some screenshots as well as links. And, as always, feel more than fre…

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  • ZeroOne

    The Humble Firaxis Bundle

    January 22, 2016 by ZeroOne

    The Humble Firaxis Bundle is here! Name your price: pay $1 or more to unlock XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Sid Meier's Pirates!, Ace Patrol Bundle, and Civ3 Complete. Pay more than the average (about $10 at the moment) to unlock Civ4 Complete, Civ5, Sid Meier's Stars…

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  • ZeroOne

    Rising Tide update released

    October 31, 2015 by ZeroOne

    A major update for Rising Tide was released a couple of days ago! The biggest changes are the additions of the and . Black Market is a way for Covert Agents to acquire Strategic Resources, and with Spoils of War you can receive stuff from your oppo…

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  • ZeroOne

    Latest updates of Rising Tide

    September 29, 2015 by ZeroOne

    Rising Tide will be released on October 9th, 2015, i.e. in less than two weeks! The game is already pre-orderable on Steam.

    All of the four new factions have now been revealed: Al Falah, North Sea Alliance, INTEGR and, as the most recently revealed fa…

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  • ZeroOne

    There is an epic 2K Games sale on the Humble Store! The Civilization franchise, Starships, XCOM, Ace Patrol, even Sid Meier's Pirates! and Sid Meier's Railroads! Support your chosen charity and buy now! The offers are only valid on this weekend.

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  • ZeroOne

    Firaxicon 2015!

    July 29, 2015 by ZeroOne

    Firaxis is arranging another Firaxicon event this year! It takes place on Saturday, October 3 in the Baltimore Convention Center. The event covers especially the Civilization: Beyond Earth expansion Rising Tide as well as XCOM2. It was also announced tha…

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  • Pinkachu

    Just before E3 2015, I announced an exciting opportunity for Wikia to visit with the developers of Civilization:Beyond Earth and present questions from the community. Thanks to your excellent contributions, we are thrilled to present you with a Spec…

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  • ZeroOne

    There's an exciting new Humble Weekly Bundle that just started: a collection of 8 retro games for just $5. What's interesting to us, this collection includes the early classics of Sid Meier himself: Pirates!, Colonization and even Covert Action! Act now…

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  • Pinkachu

    Hello Civilization fans! Wikia may have an exciting opportunity at E3 2015 to visit with the developers of Civilization: Beyond Earth. What does the future hold for Civilization? What do you want to know from the creators? Let us know for an upcomin…

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  • ZeroOne

    A new patch for Civilization: Beyond Earth was announced a couple of days ago! The exact release date was not revealed, but I'd expect it to be in March. The update addresses especially the balance of Wonders and trade routes, but also prepares the g…

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  • ZeroOne

    Firaxis has started the weekly livestreams again, after a break around the New Year! Last autumn we saw several livestreams about Beyond Earth, and the newest streams are -- surprise, surprise -- about Sid Meier's Starships. The first one is a lot lik…

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  • ZeroOne

    Firaxis Games is hosting an online livestream tomorrow on Thursday, November 13. The topic of the livestream is very exciting: modding Beyond Earth! The address is http://www.twitch.tv/firaxisgames/ and the stream starts at 7:00 pm UTC. Be there or b…

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  • Matt Hadick

    Which Civilization: Beyond Earth affinity are you? Are you Affinity, in touch with alien nature, willing to synthesize the human genome with the local wildlife? Do you have a humanity-over-everything philosophy, a la Purity, and you're willing to do…

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  • Matt Hadick

    It's hard to believe there is just a little over 24 hours between us and Firaxis' latest 4X spectacular, Civilization: Beyond Earth. Keep busy and get in the Civilization spirit with the following links, information, and video!

    • Fans looking to adorn …
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  • Matt Hadick

    Get things off to the right start in Beyond Earth with Wikia’s Super Walkthrough, launching this Friday. It will feature a variety of tips and tricks from three of our resident Civilization experts – Loleil, Becer, and TwoTailedFox – and should prov…

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  • Matt Hadick


    It’s day two of Civilization: Beyond Earth launch week, and there’s just a a little over two days left before you can get your hands on the game. That said, waiting is never easy — so keep busy with the following Civ-related links!

    • Don’t waste any ti…

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  • Matt Hadick

    Civilization: Beyond Earth's intro cinematic has been revealed, offering glimpses into the aftermath of the Great Mistake, humanity's eventual abandonment of Earth, and planetfall. Check it out below!

    Pre-order Beyond Earth Here!

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  • ZeroOne

    We're now on Facebook too

    September 30, 2014 by ZeroOne

    This wiki has got a Facebook page now too! As new content I have uploaded some photos from my Firaxicon experience. Don't worry if you haven't got a Facebook account, the photos are public. :)

    Also don't forget to follow us on Twitter: @CivWikia!

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  • Matt Hadick


    Contribute to the community consensus by answering the below series of polls about Civilization: Beyond Earth! The results will be featured in an upcoming Instant Expert feature centered on the game, which we'll be posting on Friday, September 19th.…


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  • ZeroOne

    We have some exciting updates for the entire Civilization community! The core admin team and Wikia have been working together for the past few months to create a groundbreaking partnership with 2K Games and Firaxis. Happy to announce that this partn…

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  • ZeroOne

    Lots of new articles

    September 1, 2014 by ZeroOne

    While waiting for Civilization: Beyond Earth the members of this wiki have been keeping busy with the other games. Recently articles about Civilization Revolution 2 units, buildings and technologies were created. User:Exitwound 45 has been doing a sple…

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  • ZeroOne

    Firaxis Games will host a live video broadcast about Civilization: Beyond Earth tomorrow, August 21, at 6pm UTC (11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7pm BST). The broadcast takes place at Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/firaxisgames/ The topic of the broadcast is the se…

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  • ZeroOne

    The Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Wiki is being merged with this wiki! User:Dream Focus is the founder of the SMAC wiki and is now our newest admin here. We are very excited and believe that the communities of both wikis have a lot to gain from this me…

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  • ZeroOne

    Exciting news! Firaxis has just announced a new Civ game: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth! The game is a spiritual successor to Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri and will be published in autumn 2014. It takes place in an alien planet when the mankind …

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  • TheBlueRogue

    Calling out to all Wikians, Wikia has secured an exciting opportunity to participate in an interview with the one and only, Sid Meier. Meier is a programmer, designer and producer of several popular strategy video games and simulation video games.

    Me…

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  • ZeroOne

    Hotfix for Civilization V

    August 27, 2013 by ZeroOne

    A few days ago a new hotfix for Civilization V went live. For example, several achievements were fixed, including the problem that you couldn't get any victory related achievements in Vanilla or Gods & Kings.

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  • ZeroOne

    Steam Summer Sale 2013

    July 17, 2013 by ZeroOne

    The traditional Steam Summer Sale is on again, with many Civilization titles in sale.

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  • Robin Patterson

    Special:WikiStats shows record numbers of registered editors last month: 41 in total, with a record 14 making more than 5 edits.

    Best previous figures were in June 2012: 34 and 12 respectively.

    If we can keep it up and reach 5,000 articles we can be b…

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  • Becer

    Sid Meier's Civilization® V: Brave New World is the second expansion pack for Civilization V - the critically acclaimed 2010 PC Game of the Year. This new expansion provides enhanced depth and replayability through the introduction of international …

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  • ZeroOne

    CivRev for iPad on sale

    February 21, 2013 by ZeroOne

    Civilization Revolution for iPhone and iPad is on sale on iTunes! According to AppShopper.com, the regular price is 2.69 € for the former and 5.99 € for the latter, but now they both go for just 0.89 €, or 0.99 USD. :)

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  • Becer

    Sid Meier's Civilization® V: Gold Edition is Now Available on Steam!

    The Gold Edition contains Civilization V, Civilization V: Gods & Kings and all of the Civilization V in one bundle!

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  • Becer

    Civilization 5 might be getting a new expansion titled "One World," according to a listing on the Steam Apps Database, as spotted by members of the 2K Games forums.

    Full article here.

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  • ZeroOne

    Steam Autumn Sale

    November 22, 2012 by ZeroOne

    The traditional Steam Autumn Sale is on until November 26, and many Civilization products are on sale as well. Be sure to check it out. :)

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  • ZeroOne

    Civilization V Fall Patch

    November 2, 2012 by ZeroOne

    The Civilization V Fall Patch is now live! The looong list of changes can be found from the 2k Games Forums and it contains bug fixes and tweaks in every area of the gameplay.

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  • ZeroOne

    Merged the CivRev wiki

    September 4, 2012 by ZeroOne

    I have just imported some 140 articles and some 70 images from the Civilization Revolution Wiki, which will be closed any day now and redirected here. To avoid losing any content from either wiki I imported the articles under a new, temporary namesp…

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  • ZeroOne

    Steam Summer Sale

    July 15, 2012 by ZeroOne

    The traditional Steam Summer Sale is on! For example, as of writing this post there's 3.5 hours left of a flash sale on the Civilization Collection: Civilizations III, IV and V with many add-ons! In addition, the Civilization V: Gods and Kings expansion pac…

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  • ZeroOne

    Now that the Civilization V: Gods & Kings expansion pack is out, I've now modified the templates so that you can add a new parameter, "|game=Gods and Kings", to them. I suggest putting two templates on pages where the item was changed in the expansion…

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  • ZeroOne

    A decade long Civ2 game

    June 26, 2012 by ZeroOne

    Redditor Lycerius recently announced that he has been playing the same game of Civilization II for almost 10 years! That's just amazing!

    The year is 3991 A.D. and there are three super nations competing for the sparse resources of a dystopic world of c…

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  • Robin Patterson

    OK, some of you think you can call a wiki page anything you like.

    Well, it's almost entirely true. However, it's not the end of the story if you want a wiki to hang together and make the best use of clever templates.

    Please all read http://civilizatio…

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  • Zoythrus

    Hey, I was browsing around the Civilization 5 page and realized that we don't show the national emblems/colors for each Civ. It is a minor change, but I would be pretty useful for reference. Would anyone like to help me add the emblems for each of t…

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  • Robin Patterson

    Busy old man!

    If any of you have noticed that my flow of edits has diminished lately, have a look at http://imperialism.wikia.com.

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  • Wagnike2

    Fans of Civilization V should be delighted to know that an expansion will be coming out soon for the game. 2K Games announced today that Civilization V: Gods & Kings will be released on June 19th, 2012 in North America, and June 22nd, 2012 internati…

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  • Robin Patterson

    I've just added us to the list on "Central Wikia". (Most of my edits to that page have been noting another thousand articles on Familypedia, but I'm not a one-wiki man.)

    We get a pale yellow star. When we reach 5,000 articles we get a brighter colour…

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  • Chad Roberts

    Today's announcement of the Civilization V: Gods and Kings expansion pack promises much more than a fresh coat of paint on an already excellent formula.

    Entire game systems have been tweaked. Civilizations have been added. And Religion is making a co…

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  • Robin Patterson

    It's the 19th century and steam engines are really useful in putting railroads through forests etc (but not swamps). You and six other Great Powers of Europe share a map (possibly nothing like Europe) with 16 Minor Nations. Spinning Jenny works not …

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  • Ausir


    2K Games has announced that Sid Meier's CivWorld social strategy game has been launched on Facebook. Unlike most Facebook "games" like Farmville, it's an actual game that can be won! To win, however, you have to closely cooperate with other nations i…

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