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mid-2011 iMac 27" question

Discussion in 'Civ6 - Macintosh' started by PrairieDad, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. PrairieDad

    PrairieDad Chieftain

    Feb 25, 2017
    Hi all,

    and thanks. I have a mid-2011 iMac, with an unsupported video card...a Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB. Also four-core, i5 2.7 gigahertz CPU, 8 gig RAM, with 8 more ordered, plenty of disk space. I've played Civ for years...more hours than I care to admit to. ;-)

    I've read through all the Civ 6 Mac discussions here at CivFanatics, and while I've heard some about playing on old machines (strat view and 3d on "low" settings," it's sometimes not quite clear what machines/video cards they mean.

    So, to be precise, is there anyone out there who can tell me:

    1) if I can run Civ 6 on a 512 MB card at all; and if so...

    2) If I can:
    a) only use strat view, or
    b) use 3d (at least during early and mid-game, on standard maps) and if so, on which settings?

    In Civ 5 at least, setting all video options to "low," "off," or "minimum," as appropriate, gives a mediocre game, but certainly a playable one.

    Also, will lower in-game, screen sizes allow higher resolution for things like fog of war, shadow and water rendering? And does windowing (which I never use for Civ 5) make for less graphics cycles use, or more? What about including map inertia (if that's even still a setting...) I've always had it on, but maybe I should turn it off?

    Many thanks for any and all help, pointers to other threads, web pages, etc.


    PS I know I can always buy on Steam and then return within two hours of play, but thought I'd ask anyway. Get my feet wet on a new board, I've just joined CivFanatics after all these years.
  2. kiwipeso

    kiwipeso Chieftain

    Dec 28, 2012
    Wellington, New Zealand
    It just works on the top end 27" 2011 iMac I have, though not with the mods. 16gb ram, 1 gb vram, 3.1ghz i5.
    You really need a 1GB video card, otherwise you will have to run in strategic view only.

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