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Old Dec 8, 2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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Civ IV Steam version or stand alone

I am looking at playing the BtS version on my MBA 2011. What would be the least resource intensive version, Steam based or stand alone?
I have noticed that Steam seems to have a few bugs in itself on the mac at least.

Any difference between Steam or stand-along version of BtS?
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 01:19 PM   #2
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I am looking at playing the BtS version on my MBA 2011. What would be the least resource intensive version, Steam based or stand alone?
I have noticed that Steam seems to have a few bugs in itself on the mac at least.

Any difference between Steam or stand-along version of BtS?
I don't think the standalone will do multiplayer with PC users, other than that I guess the difference won't be noticeable.
Civ 5 is very resource hungry, so large maps will be painfully slow after awhile.
I haven't played Civ 5 on my MBA, but even on my desktop long games does have a huge impact on performance.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 02:36 PM   #3
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Thanks, but note that I am talking about Civ 4 not 5.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:39 PM   #4
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Note the issues with BtS on the MBA 2011 though, see my thread:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1204523
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You won't notice a difference. If you wait for Steam's upcoming sale you should be able
to get it for next to nothing.
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I am looking at playing the BtS version on my MBA 2011. What would be the least resource intensive version, Steam based or stand alone?
I have noticed that Steam seems to have a few bugs in itself on the mac at least.

Any difference between Steam or stand-along version of BtS?
It's been quite a while, but I'm fairly certain that the Steam build and the disc build are identical for all Civ IV versions.
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