Civilization 4: June 30th (UK)

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  1. Atlasland macrumors 6502

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    Civilization 4 is now available for pre-order in the UK at amazon.co.uk for £39.99.

    Due to be released on June 30th.

    Woohoo.

    [Apologies if this has already been posted somewhere, but I couldn't find it anywhere]
     
  2. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    Shame that hardly anyone will be able to run it :rolleyes:
     
  3. ScarletRed macrumors regular

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    It's a shame that so many macs out there have substandard GPUs. :)
     
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I am glad to hear the Civ 4 is finally going to be released for Mac. I for one, am growing weary of playing it on PeeCee and having it crash (***curses at Windows***). :)
     
  5. Atlasland thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So, so true.
     
  6. eva01 macrumors 601

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  7. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    What about Boot Camp? Does it work well on that?
     
  8. Atlasland thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I preordered it from Amazon, but now it seems to have disappeared from Amazon UK. Hmm...

    [200th post!]
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I am sure that it would- although, since I don't have XPee on my MacBook Pro I can't back that statement up.
     
  10. gallagb macrumors 6502

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    looks like it'll ship in the US on june 30 as well
    $49.99

    amazon is taking pre-orders

    any clue on what system requirements are?
    i checked the civ4 sites and nothin on mac requirements
     
  11. gallagb macrumors 6502

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    never you mind!@
    looked on Aspyr's site:

    System Requirements:

    Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
    CPU Processor: PowerPC G5 or Intel chipset
    CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz or faster
    Memory: 512 MB or higher
    Hard Disk Space: 3.5 GB free disk space
    Video Card (ATI): Radeon 9600 or better
    Video Card (NVidia): GeForce FX 5200 or better
    Video Memory (VRam): 64 MB or higher
    Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Internet play requires broadband connection.
    Media Required: DVD Drive
    *Supported Video cards: NVIDIA GeForce 5200, 6600, 6800, 7800 ATI Radeon 9600, 9650, 9700, 9800, X600, X800, X850, X1600
    Recommended System Requirements:

    Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4.6 or later
    CPU Processor: PowerPC G5 or Intel chipset
    CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz or faster
    Video RAM: 128 MB


    pity my machine isn't good 'nuff
     
  12. kwajo.com macrumors 6502a

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    well good, I meet the requirements :)

    any word on whether the game is as good as Civ or Civ 2? because personally I hated Civ 3, despite my intense addiction to both the previous editions (which I still play regularly via Virtual PC)
     
  13. MattQiu macrumors member

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    it's out!

    Civilization IV is out today. shipping next Monday.:cool: i can't wait
     
  14. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    how is it "out" today but "shipping" next week? out where??
     
  15. ScarletRed macrumors regular

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    Probably meant that the Mac native version of Civilizations IV has gone 'gold'. Having gone gold means the developers have finished compiling the source code onto a master disc. The master disc will then be sent to the factory to be mass produced and this typically takes about one to two weeks. Then the discs are shipped to the distributors and retailer outlets.
     
  16. General D macrumors newbie

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    so much for 'continual support' for powerPC models..lol..

    Granted Civ 4 is available for the G5, but what about all those G4's? I picked up my first ever apple in September..PB 17"... already it's a century old machine...lol

    It'll be years before i pick up another computer

    No civ for me, or thousands of other users
     
  17. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Your computer will run this game. Don't worry. Those are just very simplified requirements to keep people with iBook G4's and old iMac G4's from complaining about performance.
     
  18. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Although Aspyr already announced that they will stop making games for PPC quite soon, IIRC...
     
  19. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    You don't RC. ;) What Aspyr actually said is that they may start looking at making games Intel-only on a case-by-case basis, depending on the system requirements. i.e., if the game would only run well on high-end G5s, then they might not make the effort to do the PPC conversion if the market for it's too small. On the other hand, that pretty much describes their last few games anyway, so I'd say the Mac game market is too small for them to cut out any sales at this point.

    --Eric
     
  20. chicagdan macrumors 6502a

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    People made fun of me for buying an iMac G5 in January ... Hah! My machine hits the specs perfectly. Head out to Costco, you can get the 20" iMac G5 for $1300 ... a bargain. Isn't Civ 4 worth $1350?
     
  21. jasonditz macrumors newbie

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    How insane is it that a turn-based strategy game needs that high end of a rig?
     
  22. chicagdan macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I'm concerned, they could have just retained the Civ II graphics and updated the game engine and I'd be happy. I couldn't care less about the graphics of this game, it's the gameplay that counts.
     
  23. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    So I pre-ordered from Amazon - I'm looking forward to a huge waste of time :D

    They said the shipping should start on the 28th - I'm wondering if I'll get it on the 30th or if I'll have to wait until after the 4th of July Weekend....

    D
     
  24. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    My preorder said I might not get it until the 12th! :eek:

    Good God, what am I going to do with all of my spare time until then?

    Likewise, I hope the other mod staff can cover for Mr. A and myself or the next few months. ;)
     
  25. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    with the new options of online/email games, maybe we should try one - that way it can last for a year or two :D

    D
     

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