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Civ 6 on 2012 MBP

Discussion in 'Civ6 - Macintosh' started by tigerspill, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. tigerspill

    tigerspill Chieftain

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    Hi,

    I would dearly love to buy Civ 6 for my 2012 MBP - however, it oddest seem to meet the minimum specification on the video card.

    I am wondering if it simply won't work at all, or will it just run a bit slow - or what might be the problems I might face.

    The spec is
    MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
    2.3 GHz Intel Core i7
    8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB

    Is ir worth me buying Civ 6 or will I be totally disappointed?

    Thanks
     
  2. Oleary

    Oleary OF Supporter

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    Check this thread: Mac benchmark scores for similar 2012 machines that are running Civ 6. If you decide to purchase it, you can run the benchmark right away. This is a late game autoplay that will give you an idea of what to expect late in the game. Purchased through Steam you have a 2 hour window to decide. Post your benchmarks if it works and you keep so others will know also (please).
     
  3. Siptah

    Siptah Eternal Chieftain

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    It will run on lowest settings. I have a similar MBP and it's ok. Slow turn times in the late game though, but you can speed things up a bit if you change to strategic mode for the last turns.

    Edit: haven't tried maps larger than standard (8 players).
     
  4. zarakand

    zarakand Prince

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    Do you have the dedicate graphics card as well that it switches back and forth from? You can check from Apple-->About this Mac-->System Report.

    I've got the 2012 non-retina Pro and it's my "work" machine that I use daily. It also has the Nvidia GT650m graphics card on it, and Civ VI runs okay on low. It's not great and I prefer using my desktop...but when I want a short break or am away from home it works acceptably.
     

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