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Shivetya
Sep 21, 2010, 07:10 PM
Setup, i5 with the 4850 @512mb. 8gb Ram. I am running Parallels 6.0 dedicating three cores and four gb of ram to an XP/SP3 instance.

Notes.
- occasionally a group of tiles will go black, have to exit game to menu, change resolution back and forth to clear. Sometimes it clears on its own.

- 1900x1200 runs fine with everything on. Realize I am in a Window though the game thinks it is in full screen.

- You can play without an internet connection, but you are required to have it to install. No steam spam!

- You can play without the DVD in the drive, even without an Internet connection.

- to disable the intro movie find the user config file and set it to 0 for the movie

I am probably going to upgrade to 7 soon. I am blue screening occasionally, IRQL_NOT_LESS_EQUAL errors. I had these in bootcamp with LOTRO and Parallels gets them less frequently than Bootcamp. LOTRO would not even run in Bootcamp after the first time.



strang
Sep 21, 2010, 10:51 PM
I'm on a 2010 MacBook Pro, i5 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, GeForce 330m 256 MB VRAM and Windows 7 64-bit. Game runs ok, I think future patch will get rid of some bugs. Performance isn't the best but doable. I just started to play so I'm not really in big battles yet.

Game is set to 1280x800, no AA, default preset. I wonder if 512 MB VRAM will make it better.

Shivetya
Sep 22, 2010, 05:19 AM
I'm on a 2010 MacBook Pro, i5 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, GeForce 330m 256 MB VRAM and Windows 7 64-bit. Game runs ok, I think future patch will get rid of some bugs. Performance isn't the best but doable. I just started to play so I'm not really in big battles yet.

Game is set to 1280x800, no AA, default preset. I wonder if 512 MB VRAM will make it better.

Once I get 7 installed I will try it in boot camp, right now boot camp is unstable for me for anything that used direct x. Why it works under parallels but not boot camp I do not know. Under Parallels I only have 256mb ram from the vid card available but in boot camp I would have the full 512 my machine has.

laserbeam273
Sep 22, 2010, 06:11 AM
I'm on a 2010 MacBook Pro, i5 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, GeForce 330m 256 MB VRAM and Windows 7 64-bit. Game runs ok, I think future patch will get rid of some bugs. Performance isn't the best but doable. I just started to play so I'm not really in big battles yet.

Game is set to 1280x800, no AA, default preset. I wonder if 512 MB VRAM will make it better.

You using boot camp? I've got an older 15" MBP.. how much above minimum specs do you think you are? My specs are:

MBP 15" early/late 2008
2.4GHz C2D
4GB RAM
8600M GT 256 MB - my biggest concern
200 GB @ 7200 RPM
and XP on bootcamp

I'm not sure if I'd be able to play it, what do you reckon?

And what's it like overall? Is the graphics good enough on your mac, or does it feel insufficient? How's the gameplay?

txa1265
Sep 22, 2010, 08:21 AM
- to disable the intro movie find the user config file and set it to 0 for the movie

Haha ... thanks for that! I played a bit yesterday afternoon, then again last night and restarted to set everything to max ... and liked the movie once, but after having it play ~30 seconds into the movie plus the adverts before recognizing the ESC key was annoying and I though "have to figure out how to disable THAT tomorrow!"

Shivetya
Sep 22, 2010, 10:40 AM
You using boot camp? I've got an older 15" MBP.. how much above minimum specs do you think you are? My specs are:

MBP 15" early/late 2008
2.4GHz C2D
4GB RAM
8600M GT 256 MB - my biggest concern
200 GB @ 7200 RPM
and XP on bootcamp

I'm not sure if I'd be able to play it, what do you reckon?

And what's it like overall? Is the graphics good enough on your mac, or does it feel insufficient? How's the gameplay?


Looks good to me... compare to specs on this thread
http://forums.2kgames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83251

More mac related is on http://forums.2kgames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87584

doh123
Sep 23, 2010, 12:21 AM
I haven't wanted to spend the money on it yet.. I still enjoy Civ4.

but... a few people have reported being able to get it running under Wine just fine (on Linux at least with the DX9 mode), so I'd definitely try that before having to run Windows to play it.

slimjimtx
Sep 23, 2010, 10:51 AM
I haven't had any luck getting the demo to run either through Parallels or booting directly to Windows via Bootcamp...

This is the Mini (A1283) so, it's not exactly ancient hardware, or anything...

I'm running Parallels 6.0 and Windows 7, 64bit.

I get the same behavior both in Bootcamp and in Parallels. The demo starts with a screen asking whether I want to use DX9 or DX 10/11 and no matter which one I choose, the app just dies.

I was looking forward to playing, too. I suppose if it comes down to it, I could just wait for the native Mac version...

Shivetya
Sep 23, 2010, 11:46 AM
I haven't had any luck getting the demo to run either through Parallels or booting directly to Windows via Bootcamp...

This is the Mini (A1283) so, it's not exactly ancient hardware, or anything...

I'm running Parallels 6.0 and Windows 7, 64bit.

I get the same behavior both in Bootcamp and in Parallels. The demo starts with a screen asking whether I want to use DX9 or DX 10/11 and no matter which one I choose, the app just dies.

I was looking forward to playing, too. I suppose if it comes down to it, I could just wait for the native Mac version...

Its possible its stuck on the movie, pressing Enter stops the movie (not escape - go figure). You should also try editing the user config file so the movie does not play to see if it is locking up on it.

strang
Sep 23, 2010, 03:29 PM
You using boot camp? I've got an older 15" MBP.. how much above minimum specs do you think you are? My specs are:

MBP 15" early/late 2008
2.4GHz C2D
4GB RAM
8600M GT 256 MB - my biggest concern
200 GB @ 7200 RPM
and XP on bootcamp

I'm not sure if I'd be able to play it, what do you reckon?

And what's it like overall? Is the graphics good enough on your mac, or does it feel insufficient? How's the gameplay?

I'm not that much above minimal requirements. The only configuration difference that's noticeable for games is that my video card is the newer 330m, but that is still a 256 MB card. Higher texture settings suffer in most games I play. Nowadays I do so much more gaming on the consoles (I have all 3) that the only games I play on the PC are the exclusives. Civ 5 is definitely one to get though. I literally sit on the couch for hours playing this while watching TV. It's a good game to leave and come back since it's turn-based.

Shivetya
Sep 23, 2010, 06:08 PM
Update.

OK, I have deleted my XP/SP3 partition and replaced it with Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit). After getting past some setup issues I loaded CIV 5.

I am running everything max while in Bootcamp with 2560x1440 resolution and haven't had a slow down. I have been warned it will come, especially as you move into the modern age.

I can use DX10/DX11 which has a lot less graphical display issues, when running in Parallels I am restricted to DX9 which gives me some odd problems, namely the tiles can go black - any resource on them is still properly colored.

elleana
Sep 25, 2010, 12:39 PM
Been playing it on my regular windows gaming box, but you guys have got me very tempted to install boot camp on my mbp so I can play on the road. Steam cloud makes things so convenient. Runs fine on a mid 2010 i5 right.

Moniquinin
Sep 26, 2010, 06:41 PM
Hi. I am hoping someone can help me with this since I am not really savvy regarding Parallels and am pretty useless with Windows. I've been trying all day to get Civ 5 to run on my MBP and have not been successful, so if someone could tell me what I'm doing wrong, if I have to configurate Parallels differently, or even if it'll work using Bootcamp (although I haven't done that yet since I prefer not to have to reboot every time to change OSs). Maybe my setup is too old for Civ 5 to ever work - if someone could just advise me, that would be great.

I've only just installed Parallels 6 with Windows 7 Ultimate (or whatever it's called) to see if I can play Civ 5 so I've only used both things for like two days. I installed both using default settings offered by their installers so maybe some manual tweaking is necessary. In any case, I have no idea what to do. My setup is the following:

MacBook Pro
Mac OS X 10.5.8
2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB 1067 MHz DDR3

And regarding my graphich cards, I have no idea what this means but I know it's important - my System Profiler says I have 2:

NVIDIA GeFORCE 9400M
VRAM (Total) 256

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
VRAM (Total) 512 MB

But only the first one seems to be connected to my display (?)

Anyway...It took me all day to get Civ 5 to actually run to a certain point, using the DX 9 option. The intro movie was too choppy and erratic so the first thing I did was disable it in the user config file. I also had to set all graphic options to low for the game to load past the leader splash page (where it narrates how great the leader is and asks if he can do it again, as it seems to be loading). At this point, if the graphic settings were high, Parallels would crash. After setting them all to low, a game was able to actually start and I was able to play two turns - found a city and move the other unit, but then it crashed. I haven't been able to get beyond this.

If someone could please just advise me that would be great. Like I said, I am completely inexperienced with Parallels, maybe I am overlooking something, or maybe I just don't have the hardware. I'd love to get this to work since it's the only reason I put Windows on my Mac to begin with.

Thanks so much in advance ;-)

colocolo
Sep 26, 2010, 11:21 PM
Moniquinin, tow things:

1.- It will always run better in Bootcamp than in Parallels. Do not expect much unless you are willing to boot into Windows - I would recommend using Parallels only to get a feel of the very early game. That is what I did with a computer slightly better than yours, and had to cope with some glitches and obvious slowdowns. To actually play more than a few turns, I booted directly into Windows.

2.-That aside, you must switch to the second graphics card in your list. The first won't cut it at all, especially using Parallels.
To accomplish that, open System Preferences -> Energy saver, and near the top you will see "Graphics:", with two options. Select "Higher Performance" over "Better Battery Life".
After having done that, relog to your user account. That will complete the switch.

Moniquinin
Sep 27, 2010, 04:58 AM
Colocolo --> MuchÝsimas gacias!!! Asumo que entiendes ya que dice que eres de Chile, but just in case, thanks so much! See I learned something new since deciding to post - that I can switch memory cards.

I will see if this works beyond one turn, but then I've realised I apparently must go the Bootcamp route, which is confusing i itself because the Assistant that I have on my MBP only offers the option of installing XP or Vista. I shall google this and see what I find.

So can I then assume that there is no "tweaking" of Parallels' configuration from its default installation that will make performance better?

Shivetya
Sep 27, 2010, 06:47 AM
Colocolo --> MuchÝsimas gacias!!! Asumo que entiendes ya que dice que eres de Chile, but just in case, thanks so much! See I learned something new since deciding to post - that I can switch memory cards.

I will see if this works beyond one turn, but then I've realised I apparently must go the Bootcamp route, which is confusing i itself because the Assistant that I have on my MBP only offers the option of installing XP or Vista. I shall google this and see what I find.

So can I then assume that there is no "tweaking" of Parallels' configuration from its default installation that will make performance better?


When you start the Parrallels loader it should show which VMs you have configured. Before you start the actual VM you can use one of the icons on the bottom bar of the Parallels window to set the resources given to that VM.

By default, regardless of memory/cores I think Parallels only gives 1 core an 1g (maybe 2g) so any game run is going to suck.

Regardless, bootcamp to run CIV 5. Its buggy under DX 9 which is all the Parallels supports. CIV 5 works many times better under DX 10/11. While I can play CIV 5 using Parallels I have way too many issues with the game that way. In fact, if I force it to be DX 9 while boot camped its damn unreliable (it has never crashed in Parallels but it did blue screen 7 while running dx 9)

doh123
Sep 27, 2010, 01:30 PM
Darkuser over at the Portingteam.com (http://portingteam.com) has gotten a Wineskin port going pretty good of Civ5. I played it awhile, and while there are some graphics issues at certain graphics settings, overall it runs really nice. Of course it can only run the DX9 version, but still better than using a VM.

So its very possible to get this working in Wine or Wineskin.

racketeer71
Sep 27, 2010, 02:11 PM
I have good results with the Civ5 DEMO (I won't buy the full game) via CrossOver Games.

I had problems with all-gray terrain at first, but switching to Windowed mode and setting the graphics settings HIGHER solved the problem.

The game runs fine (for as long as the Demo works), although the CPU runs HOT HOT HOT (76 Celsius).

http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/8468/screenshot20100927at210.png

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/3750/screenshot20100927at184.png

doh123
Sep 27, 2010, 08:51 PM
Crossover is good... helps pay for making Wine better...

or you can just use Wine and other 3rd party Wine programs that are free :-)

Playing it just fine without Crossover or Windows :-)

Moniquinin
Sep 28, 2010, 10:32 AM
Ok so I got Darkuser's ported version (I installed wine - followed a tutorial I found) and the game STILL craps out at the same moment it did at first running it on Parallels - the loading screen where the civilization is introduced, i.e. "We greet thee, oh mighty Ramesees, bla bla bla"

I found Darkuser's port via Demonoid and I noted some people were having the same problem, but still no posted solution. If anyone has any insight, that would be great.

And Doh123, not sure what you're saying here. How are you playing it just fine?

doh123
Sep 29, 2010, 10:44 PM
Ok so I got Darkuser's ported version (I installed wine - followed a tutorial I found) and the game STILL craps out at the same moment it did at first running it on Parallels - the loading screen where the civilization is introduced, i.e. "We greet thee, oh mighty Ramesees, bla bla bla"

I found Darkuser's port via Demonoid and I noted some people were having the same problem, but still no posted solution. If anyone has any insight, that would be great.

And Doh123, not sure what you're saying here. How are you playing it just fine?

I'm using Darkuser's port...

it uses Wineskin (which is my project)... you do not have to install or use Wine... all that is done for you, you just download his port and run it.. nothing special.... thats what I make Wineskin for.

mine doesn't crash, it runs fine... I have a 2010 MBP 13" with a Geforce 320m.

What are your machines specs?

Parallels uses wined3d for graphics, so if you get the same crash its not surprising since it using almost the same method for the graphics. I know some people are trying to get this to run on Geforce 7000 series GPUs, and I doubt that will ever work. Just cuz it works with Windows isn;t the same, cuz in Wine Direct3D has to go to OpenGl to work, and the 7000 series has some OpenGl deficiencies. Even at almost bare minimum settings (2 options turned up from "min" to "low", its still pretty slow on my 320m.... but its Civ, it doesn't have to be fast to play.

Moniquinin
Sep 30, 2010, 04:56 AM
Doh, hi :)

I read in another forum I'm a member about you - let me just say thanks for what you've done.

My specs are:

MacBook Pro
Mac OS X 10.5.8
2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB 1067 MHz DDR3

And my graphich cards are:

NVIDIA GeFORCE 9400M
VRAM (Total) 256 MB

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
VRAM (Total) 512 MB

Someone here advised me on how to switch them, initially I had the first one connected, but that made no difference. I just want to finally know if it's just impossible to play on my machine. I am a HUGE fan of Civilization and it would be a great shame if I can't. Right now I cannot afford to get another laptop, but if there is anything I can do to this one to make it work that would be outstanding.

The other mac forum I am a member of has a port out on it, but I'm not sure if it's the same one we're talking about. I've asked if it's Darkuser's but haven't gotten an answer. It's tagged as an [Intel-Crossover]. I'll tell tou which forum if you want in an IM - don't know if they'd appreciate me advertising them anywhere.

Thanks again for your incredible contribution and help ;-)

doh123
Sep 30, 2010, 05:18 PM
MacBook Pro
Mac OS X 10.5.8
2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB 1067 MHz DDR3

NVIDIA GeFORCE 9400M
VRAM (Total) 256 MB

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
VRAM (Total) 512 MB

I haven't tested it on 10.5.8 ... it might be something to do with that.

My older Macbook Pro is that same machine, with 10.5 on it, i just use for development stuff. I'll try to copy Civ5 over to it and mess with it and see what i find.... later tonight or tomorrow when I get time.

Moniquinin
Oct 1, 2010, 07:37 AM
Thanks. I kind of got a feeling that it might be that I'm not running Snow Leopard on it. I'm looking into upgrading the system very soon, but it'll be great if you can figure out why it's not running.

mcash1
Oct 1, 2010, 08:06 AM
Has anyone played this on a 27" iMac with the 1GB 5750 card (either in boot camp or not?)

I'm interested in how it performs late game on huge/marathon settings high detail.

thx!

NickK1066
Oct 1, 2010, 08:32 AM
I'd be interested on hearing how well this will play (mac version) on either of these (preferrably the mini as it has steam and Civ4 on):

MBP3,1 (Nov'07) 2.4GHz C2D, 4GB DD2, 8600M GT 256MB, SSD at 1650x1050
Mini3,1 (Jan'10) 2.66GHz C2D, 4GB DDR3, 9400M, 5400rpm at 1920x1080

Probably a little low spec but I'm used to playing games without AA.. however I'm expecting "It won't.". So this may have to wait a year until my MBP upgrade...

mcash1
Oct 1, 2010, 11:49 AM
I run it on a 2.53 c2d 4GB ram in boot camp xp sp3.

I'm on turn 500 (I think!) around 1100AD in a huge map, marathon speed. I'm about to build my first caravel to cross the ocean. The continent started out with around 6 civs and about 9 city states.

The game is really punishing the system - most details low (well it looks bad compared to high - I'll double check settings) - lots of tiles greyed out and moving across the map is lagged for sure.

But - its fun - great game - at least I enjoy it very much. However I'm looking into a 2.8 QC 27" Imac with the 5750. Trying to determine how that performs late game (trying to figure out in my mind if an iMac + iPad replaces an MBP - i really would like some vesa mount on an articulated arm that I can swing out in front of me while I'm on the couch - but I digress....)

ayeying
Oct 1, 2010, 11:57 AM
I play it on a First Generation MacBook Pro and it runs fine w/ Mid settings @ 1280x800.

mcash1
Oct 1, 2010, 12:14 PM
What size of game? Have you played full through yet?

ayeying
Oct 1, 2010, 05:17 PM
What size of game? Have you played full through yet?

I've around 400 turns right now on a marathon game. The map size is med, defaults for everything else.

I have played full through on a Small map size. With the settings at a okay level for a 2006 laptop, it plays well and fps are in the high 20s.

I think Vista's slowing it down a little bit cause it has a random lag every so often then it goes away.

mcash1
Oct 1, 2010, 05:41 PM
dayum! I'll have to double check my settings. that's awesome - so super duper smooth - any issues????

ayeying
Oct 1, 2010, 09:24 PM
dayum! I'll have to double check my settings. that's awesome - so super duper smooth - any issues????

It'll only run under DX9 and for some reason, I cannot skip the loading video. I'm not sure if that's a bug with the game or just the computer's too slow. However, changing the configuration setting to not show any intro video fixed that.

doh123
Oct 2, 2010, 08:41 PM
Thanks. I kind of got a feeling that it might be that I'm not running Snow Leopard on it. I'm looking into upgrading the system very soon, but it'll be great if you can figure out why it's not running.

yeah.. it might be 10.5 drivers just aren't up to snuff...

I tried on my 10.5.8 machine with a Geforce 9600GT, and I tried tons of stuff to get it to work... but i cannot. It launches fine, but it crashes when starting a game. My machine I play on is running 10.6.4 with a geforce 320m, and it runs fine.

Jim Bro
Oct 3, 2010, 04:19 PM
I've been unable to install the game so far. I have an Intel-based Imac (the newest) with Windows 7 on it. Once the installation of Civ5 is done (whatever direct x version I use), the game does not respond, and then yes, and then no, and it looks like a forever-loading piece of .... I downloaded every possible updates I was missing (my Windows 7 is cracked I guess) and except freezing my keyboard and mouse, it seems Microsoft didn't help me into getting this game to work. I'm very disappointed and I want to play my favorite game. Anyone can help me before I return this masterpiece to the store??

ayeying
Oct 3, 2010, 07:54 PM
I've been unable to install the game so far. I have an Intel-based Imac (the newest) with Windows 7 on it. Once the installation of Civ5 is done (whatever direct x version I use), the game does not respond, and then yes, and then no, and it looks like a forever-loading piece of .... I downloaded every possible updates I was missing (my Windows 7 is cracked I guess) and except freezing my keyboard and mouse, it seems Microsoft didn't help me into getting this game to work. I'm very disappointed and I want to play my favorite game. Anyone can help me before I return this masterpiece to the store??

Cracked or not doesn't matter. The game takes a while to load. Skipping the intro video seems to help.

Jim Bro
Oct 4, 2010, 12:48 AM
Here is the final solution to play this great game on MAC after Windows 7 is already installed (using Boot Camp). Other versions of Windows are untested.

You cannot play the game if you don't install the drivers for Windows 7 that Apple provides you here (http://support.apple.com/kb/dl995). If you were like me and the game wouldn't start and looked like a forever-loading piece of ...., your anger at CIV5-PC exclusivity is now over.

So here it is. Reinstall Windows 7 with the drivers and the game should work. Make sure you follow the instructions Apple give you to install the drivers (these have to be installed at the same time as Windows and cannot be installed later!). Please read the readme file about the drivers when you'll download them. You will need a USB flash drive to store the drivers before the installation of Windows 7 is completed. Once the installation of Windows 7 is done with the drivers Apple gave you, the game works. Nothing more to do. Hope this helps and enjoy this masterpiece.

Moniquinin
Oct 8, 2010, 06:42 AM
Hi, I'm very interested in being able to tweak my game, and yes, at times, cheat.

So I've done some online research on various forums and my question is if anyone has managed to edit their game in-game with what is already out there. First, I want to add that I have managed to get the game to work using the port discussed earlier by upgrading to Snow Leopard, but I haven't tried playing under Windows (boot camp or parallels), so I have another question - would it be possible to do this inside wineskin? Maybe this question should be asked elsewhere (porting forums) but I thought maybe some of you would know the answer.

Anyway, there is a debug panel in the game that can be turned on, but no one has been able to do much with it according to what I've read online- seems like it was mostly disactivated when the game released. I can build roads and farms, but that's about it. You can add units, but they just sit there. If anyone has been able to do more, please let me know.

The other option I've seen is something about a Fire Tuner, which is a download from Steam apparently - from something called Civ V STK? Does anyone know if this is something I could get on Mac and if it will work? I didn't get the game from Steam - I don't know what that is...

Oh, and there is a third option - a trainer discussed here http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=384409&highlight=fire+tuner - have any of you guys used this?

Thanks for your help.

Moniquinin
Oct 13, 2010, 08:45 AM
Hi -

I've encountered the following problem running the port - the game has stopped saving. I was on turn 135 last night and I managed to play for maybe 30 more turns, but the autosave stopped working, as I discovered to my horror when I tried to play again today. Also, before going to war with a city state I proactively saved the game (in case it ended up being a disaster) and neither that game or the post war saved game shows up.

Has anyone encountered this?

Kevin Rohrer
Oct 13, 2010, 06:38 PM
You can see my setup in my signature.

The game ran "ok" using Parallels 6, but I had to keep the features turned down and it was slow.

Now that I switched to Bootcamp, I have almost everything turned all the way up and running it in 2560x1440 w/ the ATI Radeon HD 4850 video card. It looks and plays great w/o crashes. I wish I could get the video card updated, but no biggie.

doh123
Oct 13, 2010, 11:50 PM
Hi -

I've encountered the following problem running the port - the game has stopped saving. I was on turn 135 last night and I managed to play for maybe 30 more turns, but the autosave stopped working, as I discovered to my horror when I tried to play again today. Also, before going to war with a city state I proactively saved the game (in case it ended up being a disaster) and neither that game or the post war saved game shows up.

Has anyone encountered this?

strange... your not saving with any weird characters in the save name? Have you tried auto saves or quick saves?

I've played games well over 200 turns with no problems with saves.

Does your Civ5 folder in your home Documents/My Games folder still exist? did its permissions get changed somehow that you cannot write to it anymore or something? its where your saved games are.

Moniquinin
Oct 14, 2010, 05:27 AM
Ha! I wish my brain was working better than it is - this way I could have made the connoection, Doh. In trying to fix my other problem (the one you know about, and that's getting worse, from that other forum) I DID go and fix permissions (whatever that means). I wonder why this would affect anything....

I also googled the matter, and found that this is a bug complained about by many PC peoples, and the stated solution was to go to the config file and actually write out the path to the saved games folder where indicsted. I did this to the best of my knowledge, but wasn't sure how to write a file path for macs, or how far back I needed to go. In any case I wrote all the way from the name of my hard drive to user name, etc., using "/". Haven't checkd yet if it worked.

***Update***

Ok, so I thught I fixed the problem because the game proceeded to save again for like a day. I played yesterday for several hours (many, many turns) and then I couldn't get it to save. I was able to open the last game it saved, which wasn't the last game I saved - that one disappeared - when I began playing, but then when I'd go to the main menu to either save or load a game, there were no games listed at all, not even autosaves. So I played for several hours unable to save. Guided by the PC forum I found regarding a bug like this, I did go into the config file and added:

Chicky/Users/monicasmith/Documents/My Games/Sid Meier's Civilization 5/Saves

at the

; Save Path - relative to working (Civ5) folder
FileName =

line, and I thought this worked....but not so much. So, my question is, is this the right way to write out the file path? Chicky being the name of my hard drive, and the rest is pretty self-explanatory. If so, is anyone encounterng problems like this one?

Heazd
Dec 14, 2010, 02:15 AM
Yea, I also have encountered the same problem here, & haven't tested further whether this'll solve the problem.
Moniquinin, how did ur test go?
I find that ur directory just missed one slash.

it should be:

; Save Path - relative to working (Civ5) folder
FileName = /Chicky/Users/monicasmith/Documents/My Games/Sid Meier's Civilization 5/Saves/

Path Notations on Mac always begins with "/" for path directory.

Where else on Win, it begins with drive letter. For example C:\Users\monicasmith\My Documents\My Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 5\Saves\

Hope this helps, let me know whether this will correct ur problem?

Cage
Dec 23, 2010, 11:14 PM
Hey guys,

Ive encountered the same problem as Moniquinin - im running a civ5 port, and just around 200 turns on one of my games it stops letting me save. Ive checked the save folder in my games, its all fine. for some reason restarting the game a few times will wake it up again (that is, the load and save screens are populated by my old saves and allow me to save again), it seems to be random. any suggestions?

FastEddy
Dec 27, 2010, 10:51 AM
I'm not happy!

Civ V looks to be exciting and visually better than IV with new gaming features, better finance, etc.

BUT, on last years iMac dual core 21", the whole game load runs painfully slow.

My guess is that with Steam running in the background, checking the 'Net continuously, even in Single Player mode (?) ... I'll experiment with lower rez, etc. BUT that will defeat any visual gains over IV.

Anyone got alt. config suggestions besides switching to WinPC / bootcamp, et al? :confused:

Also, anyone know a shortcut to the actual game load ... bypassing the full length intro would go a long way toward making this more appealing ... banging escape / return / space bar repeatedly just does not make that old man shut up :mad:

(BTW: watch out for "quick save" = mouse/keyboard hangup after restart from "quick save".)