OS X Civ IV Steam version or stand alone

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by nph, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    I am looking at playing the BtS version on my MBA 2011. What would be the least resource intensive version, Steam based or stand alone?
    I have noticed that Steam seems to have a few bugs in itself on the mac at least.

    Any difference between Steam or stand-along version of BtS?
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    I don't think the standalone will do multiplayer with PC users, other than that I guess the difference won't be noticeable.
    Civ 5 is very resource hungry, so large maps will be painfully slow after awhile.
    I haven't played Civ 5 on my MBA, but even on my desktop long games does have a huge impact on performance.
  3. nph thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    Thanks, but note that I am talking about Civ 4 not 5.
  4. Hackfix21 macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2011
  5. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    You won't notice a difference. If you wait for Steam's upcoming sale you should be able
    to get it for next to nothing.
  6. Aspyr-Blair macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2012
    Austin Tx
    It's been quite a while, but I'm fairly certain that the Steam build and the disc build are identical for all Civ IV versions.

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