Civilization 5

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Glockron, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    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?
     
  2. Dangerous Theory, Jun 22, 2012
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    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).
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    The official system requirements say that Intel integrated video is not supported. Are there graphical issues when running on the HD4000?
     
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    I played it till the end on my MBA 11'' 2011 i5 :)
     
  7. macrumors member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    dcorban

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    I prefer Civ IV, but I am waiting for my Apple gift card to arrive. I'm not sure why its taking two weeks.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    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?
     
  11. mds
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    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...
     
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    It will run but as mentioned be prepared for some heat.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    it runs fine on my Mac Air but fans will go on pretty quick and better have your charger plugged in!
     
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    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.
     

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