New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Apps and Games Discussion of applications and games available for Mac OS X.

Will CivIV Warlords run on Macbook?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
claven2

 
Member Since: Dec 03, 2006
Posts: 29
claven2 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: macbook 1.83GHz C2D, 2Gig ram

claven2 is offline
OK, so I bought and installed the regular mac UB version of Civ4. I'm running a Macbook 1.83Ghz, 60Gig, 1.25Gig.

When I open the game I get a cute little message saying my machine doesn't meet the min requirements, but with unit animations turned off and all graphics set to medium it runs fine, though the fan stays on.

There are some glitches, even with the newest patches applied, but I don't think thye are hardware related. I think they are Aspyr's fault. for example, the "team" colors on units (though not on their team flags) sometimes switch to another team's color during battles and once in a while the battles don;t soom in when they should. A quick google showed that the Aspyr Mac release is notorious for behavior like this though.

I suspect Aspyr just added the macbook incompatibility message so people wouldn't complain they couldn't run the game at full graphics on their macbooks. It runs smooth and actually runs better every time I start the game as OSX adapts to the app.

What I want to know though is if the Warlords expansion pack will run similarly or not? Aspyr actually has a note on their website that they didn't have on the original Civ4 release saying specifically Intel GMA950 isn't supported. Did they just ad this to stop angry calls from ppl wanting to return the game when they get the stupid (and bogus) incompatibility text box after install, or does it genuinely not run?

Anyone know for sure (as in you've tried it - not "I think so...")?
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Remote viewing and control? | Trouble with CBSSportsline.com... »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
questions by a future macbook purchaser... nostar Apple Notebooks 1 08-14-2006 02:48 PM
Switcher Article in Today's Times studio34 Switcher Hangout 9 08-11-2006 03:10 PM
Half-Life 2 on a Macbook Pro vandal31593 Apple Notebooks 10 07-07-2006 02:18 AM
Apple admits MacBook slip up kaidomac Apple Rumors and Reports 15 06-13-2006 11:42 AM
MacBook Memory and MacBook Pro Memory: The Same? NoShow Apple Notebooks 3 05-28-2006 09:45 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:27 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?