OS X Civilization V

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Happybunny, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2010
    's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands
    Sorry first post went wrong. :-(

    CivilizationV is due for release on the 21st September, is this date also for the the Mac edition?

    If not does anybody know when the Mac edition will be released?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2010
    Haven't heard of a mac version so far, I wouldn't expect one for at least another half a year considering Civ IV's mac performance.

    Also, the specs are painfully high, particularly for the graphics card. My 2008 MBP is noticeably under the minimum for the graphics card.


    Not even the latest MBPs score get Recommended. I suppose at least the game will look pretty... shame I'll barely be able to play it.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2002
    There is no confirmation that I know of yet, but here is one tidbit:
  4. macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    Looking forward to this game. After discovering I can run LOTRO using Parallels this gives me relief that I can run CIV without boot camping.

    Now, the only problem will be to reclaim my life after I load CIV5
  5. macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    BTW, there is already an active thread on here for Civ5. It's been pretty quiet lately, likely because nothing concrete has been announced for a Mac version.

    Me, I plan to play on my Windows partition via Boot Camp
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2003
    It is launching with steamworks so I'd assume same day and date
  7. macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    The fact that CivV will be Steam-dependent means nothing as far as a launch date for a Mac version. You still need a developer to do the work of porting it to a Mac version, testing, QAing, ongoing maintenance via patches, etc. So far no company has come out and said they've partnered with Firaxis/2K et al to create a Mac version in time for launch day.

    If and when it arrives, expect the Mac version to be a SteamPlay version (and hopefully free for Mac Steam users who purchased the PC version), but that when is still a big unanswered question.
  8. macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    For anyone interested, 2K has posted the game manual for the PC version on their website. Still nothing on a Mac version of Civ5, but at least we can browse the manual to see what's in store for the imminent release.

    Available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish versions
  9. macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2010
    civ 5 terrain black?

    I'm running (trying to) the PC version of Civ 5 on my imac with parallels. The terrain starts out ok then refreshes black. I messed with the video settings, no luck. Anyone encounter this?
  10. macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2008
    I've been giving the demo a go via vmware fusion on my 2007 imac. Graphics card is actually slightly below minimum spec, and I get odd graphic glitches sometimes. However, it seems if you are prepared to do without the fancy graphics, you can switch the game to what I think is called stategic mode or something like that, basically making it 2d. The game is then playable on older hardware, just not as pretty.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2010
    I have to get my hands on a copy of this, I used to play the Civilization games all the time. Can even remember back to the first one, gameplay and graphics was shocking in comparison now, haha.

    Not heard much about the 5th release though, gonna hunt out some information :)
  12. macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2006
    Anyone else hoping the Mac release of Civ5 will be announced tomorrow?

    Consider: we have the rumor, reportedly from a good source, that the release is coming very soon. If so, why keep quiet about it? I could understand keeping quiet closer to the Windows release, to avoid cannibalizing sales, but surely that ship has largely sailed by now and it's time to build up excitement for the Mac release.

    What if Steve wants to talk about Mac gaming tomorrow? Mac gaming is clearly in a better place than it's been for over a decade. We know he likes to make big, meaningful announcements at these things. Maybe get someone from Blizzard on to talk about how Starcraft 2 is doing on the Mac, etc but it would be even better if he could get some big title(s) announced. And for 2K Games? Their budget for Civ5 Mac marketing is likely tiny, so giving the surprise over to Apple would have a huge impact on awareness compared to anything they could do themselves.

    They've certainly done similar things multiple times at iOS events so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2002
    I hope he does - there have been a number of recent Steam milestones related to Mac gaming and they could really tout those ... I would love to see Mac gaming get featured the way iOS gaming does.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2002
    Just saw that Aspyr has announced Civ V coming to the Mac 'for the holidays'.

    Not sure, but my general though is that Aspyr means no Steam, means buy twice ... means no Civ V on Mac for me :(
  15. macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2007
  16. macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2007
  17. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    Yes, just like with SupCom 2, as he said...
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2002
    Aw crap ... just as I got my hopes up :(
  19. macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2009
    I was excited, but has anyone else found that they've developed Civilization fatigue? I've happily purchased numbers 2, 3, and 4, but this time around I've actually lost interest. :eek:
  20. macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2010
    Mac version vs. Win version in Bootcamp

    Since it looks like I'll need to make a choice between waiting for the Mac version of Civ V and buying the Win version to run on Bootcamp, does anyone have any recommendations on which would run better, based on other games that have been ported over?

    Has anyone done a straight up comparison of other games available for both OSX and Win 7?

    I'm new to gaming on a Mac, but just got the new 27" iMac w/ i7.
  21. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
  22. macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2007
    The performance differences are negligible, if any. More importantly, if you get the Mac version, you won't have to bother with Bootcamp, you can play within the superior, quicker-to-start-up Mac OSX environment.
  23. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    Aspyr's Civ IV port sucked, though, and you often have to wait weeks for patches. I hope they include the PC version with the Mac version, like SupCom 2.
  24. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 2, 2008
    No Fear

    I've bought and played Civ, Civ II, Civ III, and Civ IV. I've played the Windows demo of Civ V. There's a lot to like in Civ V, but it seems to be fairly "bloodless" and lacking tension. Maybe I've just caught a case of Civ-fatigue after 20 years of playing it, but it V seems unexciting.

    In the demo, even on the higher difficulties, I've won maybe 19 battles against the barbarians and lost one. I've had two or three barbarians attack my undefended city - cities can bombard now, and the barbarian just stood there until I bombarded it to death (about three turns).

    I'm guessing they got a lot of feedback that players didn't want to invest a couple of hours in the early game, only to have their cities overrun by barbarians. But that tension and fear was one of the main attractions to me.
  25. macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2009
    Glad that I'm not the only one who's a little disappointed. It has gotten great reviews tho.

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