Will Civilization 6 run on a late 2016 13'' MBP with TB


UnluckyXIII

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Would be interested in knowing how it performs as I'll definitely be picking it up when my tMBP arrives :)
 

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This is the best question regarding the new MBP's.
This proves a point I have tried to make in other threads. I suspect many people are unhappy with the "Pro" version because they want to use it for games. I wonder if maybe Apple is missing the mark and should instead be offering a high end gaming or entertainment type rig, instead of a one size fits all "Pro" rig.
 
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This proves a point I have tried to make in other threads. I suspect many people are unhappy with the "Pro" version because they want to use it for games. I wonder if maybe Apple is missing the mark and should instead be offering a high end gaming or entertainment type rig, instead of a one size fits all "Pro" rig.
I hope Civ 6 isn't massively graphics intensive like an FPS. That was always one of the nice things about it.

I respectfully disagree about the direction Apple should go on the MBP's. Gaming laptops are a whole 'nother level of power and would be massive like the high end PC ones now. Sounds like you need a hackintosh gaming rig. But there are like 15 of you in the world that would buy a 7-10lb, $5k MBP that gamed when a $1500 desktop would perform better. Funny how gaming still requires the most intensive, cutting edge consumer level computers.
 

AlanShutko

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Civ 6 runs adequately on the 2015 13" MBP, even though it's technically below spec (both CPU and GPU). I have details turned down, but it plays perfectly well. I've run games into 600 turns or so.

So I suspect it will run pretty well on the better Iris chip.
 
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Earl475

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Civ 6 runs adequately on the 2015 13" MBP, even though it's technically below spec (both CPU and GPU). I have details turned down, but it plays perfectly well. I've run games into 600 turns or so.

So I suspect it will run pretty well on the better Iris chip.

Nice, thx for the info! Just to be sure, you play in normal mode not strategic right?
 

New_Mac_Smell

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I've heard mixed results with Civ6. I'd imagine it runs fine just don't attempt it at native resolution!

I honestly have no idea about Civ, is it still that turn based game thing? I stopped playing them when RTS's became playable. But it's like the only game I see people wanting to know if it will run on the MBP, I'm honestly tempted to see what it is after all this fuss on this forum!
 

ocrane

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I have the 2016 15" TB with the 460 and CIV 6. runs super smooth, but heats up pretty quick!
 

Murgatroyd314

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The one potential issue I see is that the published system requirements call for a quad-core CPU, and the 13" comes with a dual-core.
 

AlanShutko

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It probably does a lot of calculations and can use the extra threads. It definitely seems to take some time between turns when things get complicated. But not that bad.
 

Earl475

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The one potential issue I see is that the published system requirements call for a quad-core CPU, and the 13" comes with a dual-core.
True, the specs are above those of the current (or any) 13'' MBP but after AlanShutko's post I am confident that it will work...and some time between turns is not that of a problem.

I am close to just try it...will I be that lab rat?? Damn...let's see what the weekend has to say about that...
 

Jens1983

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True, the specs are above those of the current (or any) 13'' MBP but after AlanShutko's post I am confident that it will work...and some time between turns is not that of a problem.

I am close to just try it...will I be that lab rat?? Damn...let's see what the weekend has to say about that...
Play the lab rat, please! :)

I want to play it, too. Would be my first Civ after years.
 

Earl475

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Play the lab rat, please! :)

I want to play it, too. Would be my first Civ after years.
Haha...I'm on a business trip until Sunday, after that nothing holds me back :)

BTW, I remember you from the EU shipping thread, so your new MBP made it's way to Berlin after all, great!
 

Jens1983

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Haha...I'm on a business trip until Sunday, after that nothing holds me back :)

BTW, I remember you from the EU shipping thread, so your new MBP made it's way to Berlin after all, great!
Hey. Yes. Actually, I was one of the first ones to hold it in my hands.

I still have the typical issue with the battery though. And I currently refrain from installing windows on it. Thus, the question on playing Civ on the Mac directly.
 

Earl475

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Hey. Yes. Actually, I was one of the first ones to hold it in my hands.

I still have the typical issue with the battery though. And I currently refrain from installing windows on it. Thus, the question on playing Civ on the Mac directly.

What typical issue with the battery? You mean apple says 10, it holds 6 to 7 and under heavy load only 2? Is that really an issue? To my experience, from my 3 former MacBook (Pros) this is totally normal.
 

Jens1983

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What typical issue with the battery? You mean apple says 10, it holds 6 to 7 and under heavy load only 2? Is that really an issue? To my experience, from my 3 former MacBook (Pros) this is totally normal.
Indeed, I have to admit that I cannot give a final result now. I think you can state battery times after a week and not after one day. Anyhow, I only got 4 hours battery life so far (only some office tasks). This seems to be very low.