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so i was wondering if anyone here has civilization V if the bugs were worked out yet? also if i buy the game from here

as a PC download would i load the game on steam or on amazon? just wondering because isnt civ 5 steam connected?

EDIT: or should i get it from here http://game.gamesplanet.com/buy-down...V-2014-43.html I RECOMMEND NOT BUYING FROM HERE IT IS RELATED TO A SCAMMING SITE

EDIT2: just got it from gamesplanet something it was 21 dollars converted
Edited by labbu63 - 5/18/11 at 11:22pm
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You can buy it anywhere. It's a Steamworks game so you'll HAVE to register it on steam to play it.

As for the bugs, idk, haven't played it in a while.
 
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I am currently playing it but I only found out about Civ 5 less than a month ago. So I did not see any problems people spoke about on forums, I just looked at a gamespot review and decided to buy. If mention a few of the bugs I can tell you if I notice them.

One issue I saw on amazon was that after a certain turn late into the game it has a habit of freezing. While its true that the game does get slower after every turn it does not freeze up completely. I recommend you buy this on amazon as its cheaper. It will install in Steam(I hate Steam but have to live with it).
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I got this game at launch and was having problems on my ATI setup. Not sure what specific bugs you are talking about, but since I got my 480 I haven't had any problems with this game.
    
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I built my new rig for this game. All I can say is it is a resource monster the larger the map and the more country's in the game.

I love playing between hot points or when I'm watching a dvr'd program.
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Most of the gameplay bugs are gone, although diplomacy is still weird (don't make friends with anyone ever). The freezing bit after whole map is open is still present.
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Most of the gameplay bugs are gone, although diplomacy is still weird (don't make friends with anyone ever). The freezing bit after whole map is open is still present.
The diplomacy provided some good, but frustrating laughs. AI either tended to stay mad once offended or would try to mooch off you if they were your bud. In certain situations after helping or gifting to the AI and thinking you were in good standing, they would not or could not help you with say an open border treaty. I would think "but I just helped you" and the AI was "can't do it", "would like to, but....","uhhhhh, no". Which on more than one occasion led to this:

But to answer your original question, the last time I played the game was better after being patched or updated. I didn't notice anything buggy other than what was mentioned concerning late game freezes or slow downs on huge maps.

Did they ever determine what was the limiting factor causing the sluggish gameplay on the big maps? I didn't know if it was RAM, CPU, or GPU dependent.
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The AI in CIV5 is frustratingly dumb at times. I wish they would improve it.
    
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One thing I do like is the computer does not start one sided wars as often as it used to in older editions.
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most of the bugs are now gone, there has been 3 or 4 updates (patches) since release.
it is much more stable, and tbh its a very good game, dare i say better than civ iv
check on steam itself, every weekend they have sales etc.. you might get it reduced, but expect a BIG download
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