civilization IV and the macbook

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by OrangeCuse44, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

    OrangeCuse44

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    I was wondering if people are playing Civ IV on a similar machine to mine and how it's working. I have a Macbook Core 2 Duo 2ghz processor and 1 GB of ram.
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Eek. Demanding on the video hardware that one. Not sure whether the MacBook's integrated graphics could do it justice, but even if they can I'm betting you'll need 2GB RAM since the video memory is shared with the CPU.
     
  3. thangvan macrumors newbie

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    I got MB 2ghz C2D, 2Gb Ram and CiV4 runs ok on my Mac, a bit slow sometimes. Try Bootcamp because Graphic card will be 224 mb there
     
  4. Igantius macrumors 65816

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    Most feedback I've seen is as as thangvan says.

    Although OS X can allocate more memory to the GMA950, depending on theapp:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=
     
  5. phanboyjohn macrumors member

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    I have 2GB of RAM as well on my MacBook, and the OSX native Civ IV runs fine, but really has trouble if I'm trying to multitask at all (like if I have many programs open in the background). I haven't tried Bootcamp yet, as I'm trying to keep my hard drive Mac OS-only, for the short-term. I would, however, suggest it (as I've mentioned on some other threads), both for speed and for mod compatibility.

    Even with the speed, I have an unhealthy addiction to that game. Even though I know I'm not necessarily "gaining anything" from playing that game (no storyline, etc.), I still come back to it. In my humble opinion, it's the very best implementation of Civ yet--a nigh-perfect balance of "realism" (well, more believability) and game mechanics.
     
  6. aspro macrumors 6502

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    It runs under OSX somewhat sluggishly, but runs better under bootcamp.
     

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