OS X Anyone playing the classic game Civ 2 on a Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by betman, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. betman macrumors 6502

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    I had the old Mac version which used to run on previous versions of the OS, but unfortunately it stopped being supported.

    Anyone still playing somehow without having to run a partition with an older OS? Best to run an emulator to run the old Mac version or would it be easier/better to emulate a different version, such as PC/Windows?
     
  2. padams35 macrumors regular

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    Civ 2... wasn't that Classic OS era? I guess it might run on SheepShaver but you might want to try FreeCiv which ought to run in either X11 or any Linux virtual box.
     
  3. Janichsan macrumors 68000

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    The game definitely works pretty well in a classic Mac emulator, such as Sheepshaver or even Basilisk II (if can get hold of the 68k version of the game).

    The Windows version is apparently somewhat problematic to emulate.
     
  4. Big Bad D macrumors regular

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    Why not buy and play one of the later Civ versions suitable for whatever OS version and Mac you have?
     
  5. betman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, think I'll go with Sheepshaver to start with. I read on their site that I need some MacOS install CDs during initial setup... do I need to find those first (not sure where considering I only have a Macbook)?
     
  6. Trusteft macrumors 6502a

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    I can't answer for the thread starter, but you do realize that Civ games are not exactly the same?
    I am not even touching the case of nostalgia towards an older game.
     
  7. Big Bad D macrumors regular

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    Yes well aware thanks very much, having played it through many versions and many years.
     
  8. betman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Only interested in Civ 2, not keen on playing the latter versions which I have tried btw.

    Think I'm stuck as from what I've read in the documentation... Sheepshaver requires some MacOS install CDs. Is that still the case or have things progressed to an easy install without having to provide other code/files?
     
  9. Janichsan macrumors 68000

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    No, you will need an installation of MacOS, there's no way around it. For that, you will either require an install CD, a corresponding disk image, or an disk image with MacOS already installed. You can easily find the latter on the internet with some searching.
     

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