You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers! We’ve been gathering up all of the questions directed our way and have done our best to answer them. You can check out the latest batch of questions and answers below.
If you have questions about the game that are not answered below or in our previous Civilization V Mac FAQs post, please send them our way! You can comment on this post, tweet to @Civ5Mac, post to our Facebook wall, or send your inquiry to email@example.com. Finally, please note that many of your questions regarding Steam are still being worked out, but we promise to get them answered before the Civilization V Mac release of November 23!
What languages can I play Civilization V Mac in?
We are supporting French, German, and English for both the Audio and Text.
Will there be a demo?
A demo for the Mac is not currently planned.
For multiplayer, will Mac and PC gamers be able to play together?
Yes, although this feature is dependent on versioning. The released Mac version will not be able to see the internet PC multiplayer games that are currently available in the lobby. Mac users will be able to see LAN games that are available and will be able to play Mac-to-Mac multiplayer. Once we are patched to the point where we match the PC version, then this will be possible.
Will Civilization V Mac require the disc?
The boxed version will require the disc for install, but after installation and authentication, the disc will no longer be required.
What are the system requirements for the game?
You can find projected system requirements in our previous post, “Want to play Civ 5 Mac? Here’s what you’ll need…“
What do system requirements mean?
Minimum System Requirements
These are the very lowest possible specs you can have before you start to experience performance issues with the game. Being below the minimum system requirements can cause problems we cannot fix. If you just meet the Minimum Requirements, you should be able to enjoy the game on minimum graphics settings. We DO NOT recommend purchasing a game if you do not meet the Minimum System Requirements.
Recommended System Requirements
If you meet these requirements, you will have a better experience of software usability. These guidelines are set to suggest what hardware a user might need to get optimal performance our of their game.
What if I’m just below the minimum specs? (i.e. 2.26 GHz v 2.4 GHz) We DO NOT recommend purchasing a game if you do not meet the Minimum System Requirements. If you purchase a game without meeting minimum system requirements we will be unable to provide support from a customer care perspective.
What sorts of problems or performance issues can I expect if my hardware does not meet minimum requirements?
Performance issues could include slow downs, crashes, graphical issues, and not launching, among other problems. It is impossible to predict specific problems for individual users.
Will there be support for the game after launch? Patches?
Yes, Aspyr is working hard at incorporating PC patches into the Mac version and plans on supporting the Mac version fully through its lifecycle.
Will patches released by Firaxis on the PC also patch the Mac version?
No, the Mac will have its own set of patches.
Will the game come pre-patched?
Civilization V Mac was ported from the shipped version of the PC release with some additional bug fixes that were released via later PC patches. We are already hard at work at incorporating the latest patches into the release version and hope to be caught up quickly with the PC version.
What about DLC?
Aspyr plans to fully support Civilization V via DLC.
Is there a Special Edition for the Mac?
There is currently not a Special Edition for the Mac for sale to the public. Aspyr has a very limited number of Special Editions signed by Sid Meier himself which we are giving away as part of our pre-order incentive. Preorder your copy of Civ V Mac (either boxed or digital) at GameAgent.com to be entered to win. Also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more opportunities to win in the coming weeks.