Crusader Kings on the Mac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by jlmcclellan, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. jlmcclellan macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Hey guys,

    I'm going to buy Crusader Kings and noticed it was available on the Mac as well as the PC, so I was curious who here has had any experience with the game (preferably on both) and if there is any reason I should pick up the PC version over the Mac version?

    Thanks a bunch! :D
  2. freyr1960 macrumors newbie


    Jun 11, 2012
    Avoid Crudsader Kings II

    Steam had a sale on it this past weekend and I made the mistake of buying it. Be sure to read the forum posts on Steam before purchasing games. Mea Culpa. The Mac version is a real stinker. Integrated graphics are not supported in the Mac version, but they are for the PC. Even with a Mac Pro and a Radeon 5770 the game is unplayable. The thing slows to a crawl and crashes frequently. Pity, because the PC version seems to be doing quite well. If publishers are incapable of porting games, I wish they would just stop trying. As it is, people waste good $$ on software that doesn't appear to have been tested at all.
  3. laetusviator, Jun 13, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2012

    laetusviator macrumors member


    May 31, 2012
    Are you talking about the original Crusader Kings, or Crusader Kings 2?

    If you buy CK2 on Steam you get both the PC and Mac versions. So you could try both yourself and see what you prefer. :)

    (Of course, you might not want to buy it on Steam!)
  4. ultra7k macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2012
    has the publisher fixed up the mac version of the game? or is is still terrible? I kind of want to play this!
  5. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    I had huge issues before, but it seems that it works ok now, I haven't played it much as my requests for help from the developer didn't get answered at all.

    My issues was that starting the game op the menus took like two minutes to spawn and all 3d models in game was flickering, those is at least for me now fixed.
  6. ultra7k macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2012

    Now to wait for a sale...
  7. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    It's on sale fairly often.

    I have no issues with the game on my 320M, though I think most of the problems were with intel graphics. And it's fine on my desktop's 5850.
  8. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    I had issues with NVidia, but as said, those seems fixed now, but I have not played it for more than maybe an hour or so.
  9. Solomani macrumors 68030


    Sep 25, 2012
    Meh. I've been a fan of Paradox titles since their very FIRST mass-market hit Europa Universalis (1).

    I never really saw the appeal of Crusader Kings. Clearly it was based on the EU game engine, but Crusader Kings just felt like... Europa Universalis minus 300 years, thrown back into the middle Middle Ages.

    For those who have played both CK and EU, can someone tell me what features (other than the earlier Medieval timeline) makes CK stand out that EU (1, 2, or 3) do not offer?

    Europa Universalis 4 is already planned for a MacOSX (as well as Windows) release.

    P.S. -- kudos for the company Virtual Programming for being awesome and porting 95% of all Paradox titles to the Mac (and usually they port it to Mac within 1 year of Windows release).

    P.P.S. -- go with the Mac native ports if they exist. Virtual Programming does a great job of the ports, so it feels like a 'native' port. In other words, it runs just as well as the Windows versions do.
  10. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    VP ports are problematic at best.
    CK2 had huge issues at launch, Kings Bounty still has issues (look at steam or forums and see what mac users are saying).
    The Witcher 2 port is also problematic on many systems.

    They don't answer help requests at all in my experience.
  11. Cougarcat, Jan 16, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013

    Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    While I haven't played EU, from what I've read of it, it's different kind of game. In CK, you are managing the "people" of your empire. It's more about the emergent stories that result from your family, subjects, and foreigners interacting. EU is more if a traditional civilization simulator.

    I hear EU IV is supposed to incorporate some of CK2's personal elements, which might be interesting -- your ruler will have stats that will impact things. But you aren't playing as him as you do in CK.

    I don't think King's Bounty or CK2 are VP ports.
  12. Huntn macrumors G5


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    They probably have no good answers.
  13. davidywise macrumors newbie


    Feb 11, 2013
    New York
    Hello guys I have something to ask anybody here who can give me a link of crusader kind... I want play on these game...:D

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