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Installing windows version & Buffy on a Mac

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Macintosh' started by Sengir, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Sengir

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    Install macports ( https://trac.macports.org/wiki/InstallingMacPorts ) (Xcode is installable through the App store nowadays).

    Install wine & cabextract through Macports by running the following commands in a terminal
    Code:
    sudo port install wine
    sudo port install cabextract
    
    Still in a terminal, move to the directory where wine got installed and use winetricks to install a bunch of libraries
    Code:
    sh winetricks corefonts directx9 msxml3
    
    If you run the game and you get errors about directx you can try the following
    Spoiler :

    Code:
    sh winetricks d3dx9 d3dx9_26 d3dx9_28 d3dx9_31 d3dx9_35 d3dx9_36
    
    If that doesn't work either, you can copy and overwrite EXACTLY the following dynamic link libraries to wines windows/system32 directory:
    d3dx9_26.dll d3dx9_31.dll d3dx9_32.dll d3dx9_33.dll d3dx9_34.dll
    If you have a windows box, you can copy them from there, otherwise they can be found online.

    If you get errors relating to xml:
    Spoiler :

    Copy and overwrite EXACTLY the following dynamic link libraries to wines windows/system32 directory:
    msxml3.dll msxml3r.dll
    If you have a windows box, you can copy them from there, otherwise they can be found online.


    run winecfg from a terminal
    Code:
    winecfg
    
    Set windows version to XP
    Go to the tab Libraries
    Add new overrides (native) for msxml3, d3dx9_26, d3dx9_31, d3dx9_36
    Go to the tab Graphics
    Make sure to check 'Emulate a virtual desktop' (I couldn't get it to work decently otherwise, might be different under Lion though as it has better support for fullscreen apps); pick a resolution to you liking.
    I went to stations and added my download folder as a station to make it easier to find my save files.

    Now onto installing Civ4
    Insert the CD/DVD (I have Civ4Complete so I only had one installer to run).
    Using the terminal, navigate to the CD/DVD (cd /Volumes/CIV4_COMPLETE/ in my case)
    Run the installer
    Code:
    wine setup.exe
    
    Download the 3.19 patch and navigate to it using the terminal
    Install the patch
    Code:
    wine Civ4BeyondTheSwordPatch3.19.exe
    
    Download Buffy and navigate to it using the terminal; install it
    Code:
    wine BUFFY-3.19.003.exe
    

    Run the program
    Code:
    wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/2K\ Games/Firaxis\ Games/Sid\ Meier\'s\ Civilization\ 4\ Complete/Beyond\ the\ Sword/Civ4BeyondSword.exe
    
    A directory called My Games is can now be found on your drive (in Users/USERNAME/) where you can find a 'Beyond the Sword' folder which should contain your .ini file where you can change the autosave interval (among other things).

    Hope this helps, it has been a while since I've installed it myself, but I don't think I've missed any steps. Still, if you run into trouble, just ask and I'll try to help you out.
     

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