CULTURE AND CULTURAL VICTORY
There are two types of culture bonus: PER TURN culture and IMMEDIATE culture.
PER TURN is added each turn to your TOTAL, and IMMEDIATE is added directly to your TOTAL culture immediately.
Culture is aquired by building certain buildings, wonders and achieving feats.
After you collect a certain amount of TOTAL culture, you can build a final wonder, and win the game.
TO INCREASE CULTURE PER TURN COUNTER YOU CAN:
OWN 8 SHRINES FOR +1 PER TURN
OWN 10 THEATRES FOR +2 PER TURN
OWN 12 ARENAS FOR +3 PER TURN
OWN 14 BASCILICAS FOR +4 PER TURN
OWN 16 MOVIE PALACES FOR +5 PER TURN
OWN 18 VR AMUSEMENT PARKS FOR +6 PER TURN
These are cumulative, so owning all types gives you a maximum +21 per turn.
NOTE: You only need to OWN these buildings, so you can capture them to increase your count.
NOTE2: these are unrelated to the building FEATS (build 8 theatres etc) - see below.
TO ADD IMMEDIATE CULTURE TO YOUR TOTAL (NOT PER TURN):
BUILD A SHRINE FOR +5
BUILD A THEATER FOR +10
BUILD AN ARENA FOR +15
BUILD A BASCILICA FOR +20
BUILD A MOVIE PALACE FOR +25
BUILD A VR AMUSEMENT PARK FOR +30
BUILD ANY WONDER FOR +50
COMPLETE RECAPTURE CITY FEAT FOR +25
COMPLETE ANY ADVANCE FEAT FOR +50 (first to discover concrete etc)
COMPLETE ANY BUILDINGS FEAT FOR +75 (build 8 theatres etc)
COMPLETE CONQUER A CIV BY FORCE FEAT FOR +100 (conquered civ must have minimum of 5 cities)
COMPLETE SAIL AROUND WORLD FEAT FOR +100
TO WIN CULTURE VICTORY:
COLLECT 5000 CULTURE POINTS, THEN BUILD EMPIRE STATE BUILDING (ALSO REQUIRES CORPORATION ADVANCE)
TO CHECK CULTURE SCORE:
Left-click the happiness bar in the top right of the screen, which will popup a "Culture Score" message box.
I haven't really tested the balance of each bonus, so you might have to tweak these yourself. Everything should at least function correctly though.
It supports a maximum of 17 players. 15 opponents, plus you and the barbarians, although the barbs culture is not counted.
So in userprofile.txt the maximum you can use is NumPlayers=17, and MaxPlayers=17 (16 civs and the barbs).
New civs created from revolts will also have their culture counted.
Using NumPlayers=9, and MaxPlayers=17 will allow 8 civs to start, and 8 more places for civs to revolt and create new civs.
If you're confused just use the default setting.