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Beyond the Sword for Mac OS is Shipping!

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Macintosh' started by dojoboy, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. gfeier

    gfeier King

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    Actually, it did, because it gave me the idea to delete the BtS prefs, which did the trick. I still have no idea what could have caused the Tech Advisor screen to pop up whenever I started. Anyway, thanks for the quick responses. Now to CAREFULLY install the Blue Marble Mod...
     
  2. gfeier

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    Aha! Broke it again! I managed to recreate the exact same problems I was having before by installing the latest Blue Marble version in the BtS Custom Assets folder. Looks like there may be a bit of an incompatibility here. Can anyone else confirm this?
     
  3. s.bernbaum

    s.bernbaum Mostly lurking

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    Just out of curiosity, what are people paying for BTS at Amazon U.S. and in U.S. stores? I stopped by my local Apple dealer (not an Apple Inc. store) and ordered it yesterday. I was rather surprised when he said it would cost $34.95, since the pre-availability speculation around here had been $50.
    :D
     
  4. gfeier

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    $34.99 at Amazon.

    Whoops. That's what I paid, but I checked and it looks like they're currently out of their own stock and selling it from elsewhere at $43.28.
     
  5. dojoboy

    dojoboy Tsalagi

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    Same, but I thought it was $34.99.
     
  6. AlanH

    AlanH Mac addict, php monkey Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter GOTM Staff

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    What link are you using to download your Blue Marble?
     
  7. cmason

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    Update for other Canadians. One of the sellers on amazon in US does shipping to Canada and only charges $5.99 shipping (some others wanted $20+), so I purchased from them for $35.09. The seller is "lakeplacegames". Anyway, might be an option for other Canadians, since I still can't find it on any Canadian sites.
     
  8. Suj85

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    could anyone find it on apple.com
     
  9. gfeier

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    I am planning on getting two copies, so my Nephews can play, but I need to know how well this will work on the older intel-iMacs. Any issues so far? ty
     
  11. cmason

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    Well, I can't imagine it being any slower than vanilla or worlords. :) I hope the additional development time also allowed for performance improvements. So long as you have lots of RAM (over 2 gigs at least) it should be okay.
     
  12. Hecateus

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    um,no only one gig at 667 mhz. But Warlords on full settings runs fine.
     
  13. cmason

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    It runs fine with a gig, until you've been running it for an hour then it starts swapping. I have 3 gigs, and if I play for a couple hours it eventually start badly swapping and I have to stop and restart.
     
  14. Beamup

    Beamup Higgs boson

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    Got mine. I may actually be able to play it on Tuesday - I'm on vacation right now, but my parents are coming to town so I won't have time.
     
  15. gfeier

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    There's always time... if you don't sleep.
     
  16. Onagan

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    Little Question about the speed of BTS for Mac,

    Is it as fast as the Windows version or as slow as the Warlords for Mac?


    I do have the Windows version, but always happy if I can left Bootcamp unused. But I think 300SEK/€28 is a lot of money for a 2-year old game, so I'm interested in the experience of others around here.
     
  17. cmason

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    I'm interested to know this too. I probably won't get my copy for at least another week, so I can't provide feedback until then.

    Thanks.
     
  18. gfeier

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    Seems faster than Warlords. I'll know more when I get further into a game. I always play huge/epic.
     
  19. cmason

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    Okay, that would be great to know. I'd love to play huge, but I can't because it craps out in the late (or even middle) game.
     
  20. benjamintm

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    $9.99 w/ free shipping.

    Then again I had a $25 GC :).

    On a side note, will Aspyr 3.19 allow game play w/o the DVD similar to the PC version?

    Ben
     

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