I have seen this too. I have tried to reduce the frequency by cutting extraneous mods, reducing map size (I usually play Enormous with YNAMP) and going to the strategy view about turn 100. This seems to help, but still get hit randomly.
You can use the Steam mods, but will need to find a way to get them. Someone with Steam can download the current version, then send the files from their Mods folder. The challenge is keeping them up to date whenever a new version comes out.
Just about any modern Mac will run CivVI well enough. Obviously the higher you go, the better the performance. The only one I would hesitate on is the MacBook Air (In case you were thinking portable). All of the laptops have slower graphics cards and performance than desktops. (Disclaimer: I...
I have seen the same thing. Just searched the site for this and saw your message.
When loading a saved game, it goes to a screen with "Start Game" in the center, then bounced to the Main Menu. I am assuming it is related to mods (I am using several)
Interestingly, I had to watch the download to see it, because it only appears as one item. But it actually completes twice during the process. The second download is much smaller. For me I could see a gap of two or three bars between them on the download graph. YMMV.
Both were release a short bit ago. Obviously the patch was not available, but I was disappointed that the DLC was also PC only.
I was able to access the DLC through my PC Steam client, but confirmed that it still does not download on the Mac client.
I have also seen increased crashes late game. I often turn on Strategic View when going through a period with minimal movement/actions. But then turn it off to go to war/look around.
I have not seen a consistent reason why it will happen. I have been late game on a huge map with multiple wars...