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Glockron
Jun 22, 2012, 11:10 AM
Hey - just a simple question. Would the 2012 i5/8Gb/256 MBA be able to run Civilization 5?

If so - would it get ridiculously hot/loud?



Dangerous Theory
Jun 22, 2012, 11:31 AM
Without a doubt it would run it I imagine it would get hot, just because Macbooks do when running graphically intensive apps (but that just means they're doing a good job of heat dissipation).

Glockron
Jun 22, 2012, 12:02 PM
Thanks for your reply, but I meant on the 13" MacBook Airs. :) Seeing as they're only dual-core I was pretty concerned. Would it run fine there as well?

hempcamp
Jun 22, 2012, 12:20 PM
Hey - just a simple question. Would the 2012 i5/8Gb/256 MBA be able to run Civilization 5?

If so - would it get ridiculously hot/loud?

Civ V not only runs, but looks fabulous on my new MBA 11" i7/8/256. So much better/smoother/faster than on my ancient Core2 MacBook.

dcorban
Jun 22, 2012, 01:01 PM
The official system requirements say that Intel integrated video is not supported. Are there graphical issues when running on the HD4000?

darkheroz
Jun 22, 2012, 01:25 PM
The official system requirements say that Intel integrated video is not supported. Are there graphical issues when running on the HD4000?

I played it till the end on my MBA 11'' 2011 i5 :)

Belgrano
Jun 22, 2012, 02:50 PM
I have a 13"/8mb/128.

It runs just fine. Keep the settings low to maintain a decent FPS.

HD4000 is mildly impressive. I can also run Skyrim and Tribes Ascend pretty well on it, fwiw. But it still hasn't caught up to my nearly-ancient Nvidia 9800GTX in my PC.

I think the HD4000 could play about anything adequately, but can't play everything well.

Dangerous Theory
Jun 22, 2012, 03:24 PM
Thanks for your reply, but I meant on the 13" MacBook Airs. :) Seeing as they're only dual-core I was pretty concerned. Would it run fine there as well?

My bad, thought I was in the MBP forum haha. Yeah, they'll definitely play it. Probably low-mid settings for a nice fps though.

dcorban
Jun 22, 2012, 06:13 PM
I prefer Civ IV, but I am waiting for my Apple gift card to arrive. I'm not sure why its taking two weeks.

Scuba629
Jun 22, 2012, 09:05 PM
Civ 4 and 5 are both good sweet! I was wondering this too. Should I get them on steam or app store?

Any temps on either if them? How hot?

mds
Jun 22, 2012, 10:04 PM
Anyone every try this on a 2010 11"? I've play Starcraft 2 on my 1.6ghz one and it ran well enough. Civ 5 would be awfully nice on the road...

GBlansten
Aug 11, 2012, 07:44 AM
It will run but as mentioned be prepared for some heat.

luqtotheman
Aug 11, 2012, 02:02 PM
it runs fine on my Mac Air but fans will go on pretty quick and better have your charger plugged in!

Smartie
Aug 11, 2012, 05:20 PM
Yes it runs hot. CPU is at about 100C and fans at 6500rpm very quickly, but no issues because of this. Battery in my mid-2012 ultimate 13" lasts for about 90-120 minutes when playing on battery.

I have every setting on low/mid and it runs very well. The rounds take time at the end and you can notice from that and the CPU heat that it is because of the dual-core CPUs and not the GPU.