Civ 4?

giganten

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I have some questions about Civilizations 4.
Is Civ 4 a rosetta program or universal.
And i did read somewhere that it did work bad on SR MBP is that true or will it work.
 

Eraserhead

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Civ 4 is universal, but there is an issue with the SR MBP, but it plays on the other Intel Macs.
 

giganten

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Okay, so it is universal good.
But I have a SR MBP, so I cant play it then?
 

lag1090

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Okay, so it is universal good.
But I have a SR MBP, so I cant play it then?
Yes, you can play it, but it'll most likely give you some problems. When playing Civ IV on my SR MBP, I usually experience crashes ever half hour to an hour, but they're bearable with Autosave. The only other thing is the performance, which is lackluster to say the least. This is also a bearable problem, though.

My advice to you if you want to play Civ IV on your MBP is pick up a copy of XP, and install the Windows version under it. It'll work so much better than the current Mac version.
 

swwack91

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i play Civ4 on my non SR MBP and I've never had a problem.

i don't know why everyone here says that it's rocky on Mac.

when i used to have it on Windows it blew x10.
 

ghall

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I have had no problems running Civ 4 on my MBP. Just don't have Mail open, because the whole computer will lock up when you get a new email.
 

lag1090

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i play Civ4 on my non SR MBP and I've never had a problem.

i don't know why everyone here says that it's rocky on Mac.

when i used to have it on Windows it blew x10.
It only is a problem on the SR MBPs. Since the OP has a SR MBP, the game obviously won't function the best on that particular model. It's a simple fact that Apple's video drivers suck, and certain games don't offer support for the 8600m yet. I used to have a Rev A MBP, and Civ IV worked very well. It's only become a crappy experience when it's played on a SR MBP.
 

phanboyjohn

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To reiterate what others have said, I've heard that the best way to experience Civ 4 is on Windows, and that's mostly due to critical mass-there's a wealth of mods out there for Windows that just don't exist on the Mac. As long as you don't mind putting XP/Vista on your machine (and don't mind paying for it if you don't have it already), then I'd say definitely get it on Windows. I've also heard performance is better as well.
 

Akira1980

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I have SR MBP and Civ4 crashes like there is no tomorrow. I am still waiting for the update to come out so I can play this thing.
 

NTGuy

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So, the Civ 4 disk is universal but it doesn't work very well on the SR MBP. Do people with SR MBP find it bearable to use or should i just hold off and wait for a version which works well with the SR MBP. Also, I am new to macs and was just wondering, when you say run it with windows you mean through parallel, correct? Thanks for your help!
 

Mackilroy

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When referring to playing under Windows, they mean under Boot Camp, as playing under Parallels would be painfully slow.
 

p22

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C4 & Mac OS X

I have a Mac OS X 10.5.5 wirh a 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and a 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM.
I have a Civ IV but I can't play it.
do you have any idea why I can paly??
 

Cougarcat

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Civ IV will work in crossover, as long as you get rid of the CD Protection. And as an added bonus you can play beyond the sword.