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(MAC) Editing/Changing Civilization Traits

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Macintosh' started by Gizomot, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. Gizomot

    Gizomot Chieftain

    Jun 25, 2014

    I've been searching around for some guides that would help me with my process of changing a Civilization in Civ 5 (BNW Expansion).

    I've tried what other guides have said but many of these seem to be older versions. Basically, I haven't been able to make them work.

    I also play on a Mac, so if you do know how to do it please answer this post. I don't need any instructions how to do it on a PC. Thanks anyways.

    What I would like to do at the moment is to add the Siamese civ's city-state bonus to the Chinese Civilization. Basically, I just want a fun game with China and I feel that the Paper Maker and the nice civ-state bonus would be awesome. I also wish to INCREASE the civ-state bonus from 50% to 100%.

    Please help me ASAP. I just need help in what folders I should modify and such. All help is appreciated!

    Best regards,
  2. Rob (R8XFT)

    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

    Aug 11, 2002
    Leeds (UK)
  3. AlanH

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

    Jan 9, 2003
    Hi, welcome.

    The differences between the Mac and Windows versions of Civ5 are:

    1. There are actually two versions of the Mac software. You can buy the Campaign Edition from the Mac App Store, or you can get the cross-platform version from Steam.

    2. Civ5 Mods are hard work on the Mac.

    - The Campaign Edition will not run mods.

    - The Steam version will run mods, but you have to enable the Mods menu, as it is hidden by default, and you have to install mods manually.

    - The Steam software is a Mac application package. It is saved in the hidden ~/Library/ folder, at /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization V/Civilization V.app

    - Steam Civ5 mods are stored in /Users/<username>/Documents/Aspyr/Sid Meier's Civilization 5/MODS/

    - There is no SDK for the Mac. No ModBuddy, no graphics editor, no map editor.

    - The Mac version will not run a custom DLL, so if the changes you want involve editing and recompiling the CvGameCoreDLL.dll file, then they will not work in any Mac version.

    The easiest way to modify the behaviour of Civ5 is probably to install Don Quiche's Ingame Editor. This mod allows you to modify a lot of the game. I am no expert, so I can't tell you whether it will support the changes you require. Beyond that, you can use a text editor to make changes to XML files or LUA scripts. You can either change the live versions of the files (not recommended) or manually build these into a mod for the Steam version. My instructions for installing mods from the Steam Workshop are here.

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