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OS X 10.14 To Start Dropping 32-bit Support

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Macintosh' started by Quintillus, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Quintillus

    Quintillus Archiving Civ3 Content Supporter

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    Saw this article when catching up on news today:

    Given the age of Civ3, I'm guessing it will probably be 32-bit and thus affected. It isn't clear yet what "without compromise" means - maybe Civ3 will keep running all right - but I figured there would be some people here who would appreciate being in the loop.
     
  2. SWY

    SWY Chieftain

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    The first stage has begun, they will no longer accept 32 bit applications in the mac app store.
    I fear that, without updates from the developer (highly unlikely for an old game like Civ3), macOS will no longer be able to run a lot of older games. Apple has done things like this before (dropped support for MacOS 9 apps with MacOS X 10.5, dropped support for PowerPC emulation with MacOS X 10.7, dropped support for 32-bit apps on iOS 11). It's good for progress, but bad for people who like their older purchases. I think the only way to keep running games like Civ3 will be to run an older version of macOS in VirtualBox, VMware or Paralels.
     
  3. jpinoniemi

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    You are able to run Civ 3 on newer versions of OS X (without emulation)? I haven't tried since Civ 4 came out, but I do still have it installed on an older Macbook running OS X 10.6.
     

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