Civilization 5 Tactics and Strategies

This post will outline and detail strategies, tips, tricks, cheats and tactics for Sid Meier’s Civilization V (Civ5/CivV). Call it an FAQ of sorts.

Let’s get on with it, shall we?

Some quick observations:

  • Open borders allows you to surround an enemy, then attack. This works wonders later on.
  • The trebuchet seems a bit overpowered, and is definitely the best way to attack cities.
  • The easiest way I know of to skip the first intro movie is to simply rename “Civ5_Opening_Movie_en_US.wmv” to something else.
  • Alternatively, edit the “usersettings.ini” file found in “My Documents\My Games\Sid Meiers Civilization 5\”. Make sure to change “SkipIntroVideo=0” to “=1” on line 15.
  • For a copy of the English manual for Civ5, head here
  • How to turn on workers automatically keeping improvements
    In the My Documents folder go to the Civ V folder and then look for the “usersettings.ini” file.

    There is a setting called AutoWorkersDontReplace. Change the value from 0 to 1.

CoD4 Walkthrough Part 4: Blackout

Kill the two soldiers standing guard outside the house, as well as the two within. Use the silenced M4 so they don’t hear you coming. Grab the laptop inside to secure a piece of intelligence (3/30). Follow your team and clear the next grouping of houses. Follow Price into a house and exit into an open field for a rendezvous with Russian troops. Follow your team up the hill and get ready to make use of your sniper rifle. Help out where you can, but kill the machine gunners when ordered. Follow Kamarov through a building and back outside. Take cover in the building from the troops charging down the hill. Make a run up the hill when you don’t see any more approaching and then help the Russians take the town by sniping enemy troops from your high vantage point. Continue up the hill to the power station. Rappel down the cliffside and jump over the wall. Head into the village through the open garage and take cover behind the desk to kill the three soldiers that exit through the doorway. Jump out the window and go up the hill to the marked house. Equip your nightvision while you wait for Price to take point. Go through the house eliminating the soldiers guarding the informant. Go upstairs and clear all the rooms, including a bathroom on the second floor which contains another piece of intelligence (4/30). A good habit to form is to throw a flashbang into a room before you rush in, it could save your life. Follow the team outside to escort the informant to the waiting helicopter.

CoD4 Walkthrough Part 3: The Coup

You’ll assume another person’s body for a ride in a car through a city. Watch the chaos on the streets with your almost 200 degree field of movement. I don’t know about you, but I get the feeling something bad is going to happen to you…

CoD4 Walkthrough Part 2: Crew Expendable

After the loading screen, you’ll be in a helicopter ready to board thefreighter. Kill the enemies in the bridge. Follow your team through the corridors, nabbing the laptop intelligence (1/30) from the crew quarters. Exit back onto the deck, and go down the stairs in front of you to follow your team towards the aft of the ship. The helicopter will kill the enemies shooting at you from the windows above and then report bingo fuel and return to base. Follow Price and the rest of the team through the watertight door, being sure to sweep both the left and right fire lanes. Head down the stairs and around the corner your team will come under fire from enemies down a hallway. Kill them and proceed to the red-lit area. Wait for a teammate to throw a flashbang into the area before heading through the door and killing two more crewmembers. Go up the short flight of stairs and kill the crewmember who appears from the right. Follow your team through the stacks of boxes to another door, which Price kicks in. As you go down the stairs, pick up laptop #2 from a table at the foot of the stairs (2/30). Move with your team, eliminating crewmembers on the catwalks above as well as ones hiding among the boxes. Flush them out with frag grenades and eventually you’ll clear the area. Proceed towards the blue cargo container. Grab the manifest (its the flashing clipboard) resting on top of the crate within, and prepare for all hell to break loose. Follow your team up the stairs to the catwalks, and don’t get left behind! Once on the deck, make a jump for the hovering helicopter.

CoD4 Walkthrough Part 1: Training

This is a tutorial level, like all Call of Duty games start. Pick up the rifle and proceed to the firing range. Shoot the targets as directed. CoD now features bullet velocity so you can shoot through certain types of materials to hit the enemy taking cover behind. Go back to the armory and pick up your pistol. Knife the watermelon and head outside. If you’re ever lost, hit escape and a mini-map should give you an overhead view of the surrounding area. You’ll pass a fuel tanker on the right, and then go through the hangar doors to join your team. You’ll receive new orders from Captain Price. Climb the ladder to an observation post. While he gives you new orders, take a look at the area below. You’ll proceed from checkpoint 1 to checkpoint 4. It can get a little confusing while clearing the area so I’ll try to give as best a description as I can. Climb down the rope and shoot the 3 targets through the windows. Proceed around the wall and enter the structure, hugging the wall to climb down the ladder. Shoot the target that appears and head left. Throw a flashbang into the next room and shoot the two targets within. See Go left through the doorway and shoot the targets in front of you and to your right. Turn left, throw a flashbang into the next room and shoot both targets within. Without entering the room, exit the mock structure to the right sprinting, following the arrows on the floor to the finish line. I don’t think you get anything special for completing it at the best IW time, so its up to you if you want to try for it. When you’re done, approach the team by the monitors to receive your new briefing. You will now get to choose the difficulty you want to play the game at.

Call of Duty 4 Game Guide / Walkthrough

With permission from the original author, I am bring you the best Call of Duty 4 guide on the net.

This guide is huge, and as such will be edited quite a bit in order to be read well on our site. This will also allow easy modification when the faq changes, as they are wont to do. We’ll start with the the easy stuff, like the training mission, and build on that.

Should there be any questions, please feel free to use the comments.

When this is all said and done, we’ll have a nice index and table of contents to put up, to make it all nice and proper!

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