Discussion in 'Civ6 - Macintosh' started by Xyth, Oct 21, 2016.
yes because it's all about immersion and you can't think about texturing in 2D as you do in 3D ...
Tell me more about this 2D mode. I think I've seen examples in some screen shot on here. Looks kinda cartoonish? (but I did think it was cute). Might be one way to go.
Aspyr UPDATE NOTICE: 10/26
Civilization VI FAQ
Wednesday at 10:55
If your Mac is running 10.11.6 or 10.12, has a 2.7GHz or better i5 or newer processor, has more than 6GB of RAM and is equipped with one of the following video cards…BUY IT, PLAY IT, AND ENJOY:
NVIDIA® GeForce® 775M, 780M
ATI™/AMD Radeon™ HD 6970, R9 M290, R9 M290X, R9 M295X, R9 M370X, R9 M380, R9 M390, R9 M395, D300, D500, D700
Intel® HD Graphics IRIS PRO, IRIS 6100, IRIS 6200, IRIS PRO 5200, IRIS PRO 6200
Your Mac must meet ALL of the minimum system requirements below in order to maximize your Civilization VI experience. If you run the game on a Mac below the system requirements, you will experience severe performance issues and crashing.
Operating System: OSX 10.11.6 (El Capitan) and MacOS 10.12 (Sierra)
CPU Processor: Intel Core i5 (4 cores)
CPU Speed: 2.7 GHz
Memory: 6 GB
Hard Disk Space: 15 GB
Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 6970
Video Card (NVIDIA): GeForce 775M
Video Card (Intel): Iris Pro
Video Memory (VRam): 1 GB
Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard, Steam Controller (optional)
NOTICE: The following 1GB VRAM video cards are NOT supported to run Civilization VI:
NVIDIA® GeForce® 650M, 675MX, 680MX, 750M, 755M
ATI™ Radeon™ HD 5750, HD 5770, HD 5870, HD 6750, HD 6770
Intel® HD Graphics 4000, 5000, 5300, 6000, IRIS, 515
We recommend only playing on the default graphic settings designated at launch.
yes ... strange isn't it ? My graphic card ( ATI Radeon 5750 ) is tagged as not supported but it works ! But indeed, when you play, you consider buying a new mac :/ and I hate this idea ...
where can i find more information on the 2D mode?
Any insight on whether I am screwed or not?
2014 MBP (i7-2.8, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB
Worried about that graphics card...
Has that gotten any better?? I have the same computer. Wondering if it's better to get on windows and skip the mac version
Yours is a 2MB card so it should be OK; Aspyr's FAQ only excludes 1MB cards. Mine is 2MB (although it's an AMD Radeon R9 M395) and the game runs OK.
Just wanted to post in here to let you guys know. I'm running CIV VI on my 2015 MacBook (well below the minimums in almost every way), through bootcamp and Windows 10, and it's working like a dream. I've played more than thirty hours and have no issues (other than the Windows Defender issue that EVERYONE was having).
Here's my specs:
MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)
1.1 GHz Intel Core M
8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 (RAM)
Intel HD Graphics 5300 1536 MB
So if you're at where I'm at or above, you should be fine.
Been seeing some posts asking about performance so I figured I'd sign up and report in with my results since I was in the same boat last week. Here're the specs on my 13" MacBook Air that I got in mid-2014:
1.7 GHz Core i7
8 GB RAM
Intel HD 5000 w/ 1.5GB VRAM
Settings are on low, but it still looks pretty good (in comparison to people I've watched on Twitch running it on max) and runs quite well. Noticeably smoother than Endless Legend, which I play on it as well, if anyone's tried that.
So yeah, don't feel the need to rush out and buy a new computer or anything. Also, if you get it on Steam and aren't happy with your particular performance, you can get a guaranteed return if you've played it less than a couple of hours. Check their refund policy for full details, yadda yadda.
Same question as above for me:
-Mid-2012 MBP 13"
-2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
-16GB 1600 MHz DDR3
-Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB
Will my computer handle it?
The new 13" MacBook Pro's do not have a quad core option. How well would they run it with the Iris 550?
I have ~ the same setup. It works with all graphic options at the minimum. You'll get used to it though. Late game turn times might be quite long, but better than with civ V.
Hi, I have exactly the same iMac specs as you do - mid 2010 quad core 2.8 Radeon HD 5750....is it worth buying the game? is it running OK? any info appreciated thanks
I'm looking at the newest 15" MBP. It's all good on processor and ram but it has a Radeon Pro 460 with 4GB memory. I don't see a word about this card anywhere. Is there any reason to think it will work?
Thanks very much!
It will definitely work, it's the best graphics card ever available in a MBP. It's fairly midrange in comparison to NVIDIA's latest laptop offerings though.
So, here's my rig, and I haven't come across anyone with this one yet with the 2GB card, though close!
Mid 2015 MacBook Pro ($2499 model)
-" 2.5 GHz Intel "Core i7" processor (4870HQ)
- 16 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM
- AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2GB
The processor base clock speed is .2ghz lower than what they say...however it can turbo boost to 3.7ghz? So will my computer tune that. 2ghz to preform?
I'm thinking I should just install bootcamp, but I only have 500GB :/ what say you guys?
Also, is it possible for them Aspyr to install a software update to ease up on the mac specs? I mean for Christ's sake, the minimum on a windows rig is an i3!!! I know macs aren't built for gaming and I do studio work on mine, but enjoy the Civ series...but this is crazy. Help please?
That should be fine. That CPU is a quad core and that's what's important here, not clock speed.
Not a lot Aspyr can do. Apple put midrange GPUs in their top end machines, and the graphics API in macOS Sierra (OpenGL 4.1/4.2) is 5-6 years out of date.
Thank you, I figured as much. But they do say an i5 quad core with 2.7ghz base speed. But my processor is still good? Since I'm quad core with 2.5ghz base speed, I figured I'd address it. I haven't been able to find an explanation on this since both processors have 4 cores.
Dear lord, how is that even possible?? What is going on at apple. How can that even be possible?
i5 vs i7 is an important factor too. I don't know the specifics, but an i7 will always be better than an i5 of the same generation.
Lately it's because Apple has been developing it's own graphics API (Metal) instead, for both Mac and iOS. Metal is superior to OpenGL in most ways, but it's apparently still missing some functionality crucial to gaming. Aspyr chose not to use it for Civ6 because of this, but they stated they may revisit that in the future if Apple make the necessary improvements. Both Metal and OpenGL are miles behind Microsoft's DirectX though, and I don't foresee that gap closing anytime soon. This, combined with Apple's use of midrange GPUs, is why Macs have such a poor reputation for gaming.
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