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