Jul 25, 2006, 12:47 AM
I will be getting a new, top of the line Mac this week which can finally handle the system requirments for CIV4!!! Yet while looking around I will have to order it online the same day i get the money for the computer which causes me to have to wait 2-6 days for shipping!?!? The Windows version are cheaper and much mroe available @ the moment but should i "give in to the dark side"
Is the game faster, slower, glitch if i run windows version on the MAC? I also see the expansion coming out soon and don't fancy waiting 9 months if I don't have to?
Can some people that have experience in this area tell me what they think plz?
Jul 25, 2006, 10:11 AM
The PC version is cheaper only if you don't have to buy XP. And dual booting takes time and causes you to close all your apps. How much is all that worth? I have Boot Camp installed with the Windows version. But I still bought the Mac version and prefer to use it even with the current set of bugs. They have copies at the Apple store. If you're near one you can pick it up NOW.
If you are just starting to play now it will probably take you 9 months to get bored with it, and wanting the expansion. By then we should at least know if there will be a Mac version of the expansion.
Jul 25, 2006, 10:36 AM
ok, one last question, does running it with BOOT CAMP slow down the computer much? I figure with a top end MAC it should be fine... The biggest issue for me is that if i get the PC verison i can play in in a couple days, if I get AMC version, I wont be able to get my hands on it for about 2 weeks...
Jul 25, 2006, 11:08 AM
The Mac version is available ex stock for overnight delivery from on line suppliers
Jul 25, 2006, 11:09 AM
Running anything in Boot Camp won't slow down your computer at all. It's like installing Windows on any old computer; it's just on a Mac you need to use Boot Camp. Boot Camp can be installed on any Intel Macintosh without worries. (Imagine it like this: It will slow down your computer as much as installing Firefox would - nothing.)
Here (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FEYG7O/qid=1153843845/sr=8-2/ref=pd_bbs_2/102-6087683-9709764?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=468642)'s the Mac version of Civ IV on Amazon. You can get overnight shipping on it, but it ships in a business day and delivered in two days for free.
By the way - Apple knows where the "caps lock" key is.
Computers made by Apple are called "Macs" rather than "MAC" and their dual booting software is called "Boot Camp" rather than "BOOTCAMP." ;)
There is something called a MAC address, but that's different. A MAC address can be found in any computer.
Jul 25, 2006, 11:39 AM
I don't have the windows version, but I have run the windows demo in boot camp on a MBP. It felt the same as the current patched version in OSX. Boot camp doesn't slow the computer down, but I'm not sure you are thinking about it correctly with that question. Boot camp allows you to install XP, and then boot in either OSX or XP. When you are booted in XP you are just running a windows computer with a clean design and no right trackpad button.
I would buy the Mac version and play the windows demo until you get it.