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Finally got into Civ 4!

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Macintosh' started by lindsay40k, May 7, 2012.

  1. lindsay40k

    lindsay40k Chieftain

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    Three years ago: 'oh man, my min spec Intel iMac is never gonna run this'

    Three years and a Steam sale later: 'dammit I could've run this three years ago, works fine until a large map hits Renaissance and gets really busy'

    :)

    I mostly play semi-friendly private games on Gamespy. Any mods people can recommend me check out?

    edit: nice to find my favourite BTS leaders - Hannibal, Boudica, Mansa Musa and Pericles - are pretty powerful :D
     
  2. s.bernbaum

    s.bernbaum Mostly lurking

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    Welcome to the CIV world. :) I picked up CIV when it first came out for Mac in 2006. As long as I kept all the graphics set to low and most of the sound off, I could even play on large maps, although the game got rather slow in the late game, on my 2006 Mac Mini.

    If you are playing BTS, I recommend BUG mod. It really improves the UI, without affecting game play. Although it slows down the initial loading of the game on an older Mac, it doesn't make a major difference in game speed during play.

    Take a look at the mods sticky at the top of this Mac forum for a list of the mods that people have found work with a Mac. For some of them, you will have to set the ini to not load CustomAssets for it to work properly. The only one that I have played is Final Frontier, which I like.
     
  3. lindsay40k

    lindsay40k Chieftain

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    Yeah, in my circle of friends I've introduced to Civ we're trying to get History Rewritten to work. Like the idea of more resources, plus Hannibal seems a bit more characterful and a bit less overpowered :)
     

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