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Requirements

  • 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
  • Operating System: 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB
  • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 / Geforce 8600

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jmhbpc Member IconReview+7
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I am downloading to see if compatible with Lion.
This is not a review, but I should comment that the 73mb referred to above is a bit shy of the actual demo download of 461 mb.

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jmhbpc
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and it would be nice if the Special Instructions for purchased downloads were more clear regarding the _two_ Civ IV downloads along with the expansion packs

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This game rocks, but Aspsyr support is innexistant. I had to contact twice MacUpdate Support for a non-working CD-key. Aspsyr did not even reply to MacUpdate Support, I was in cc: of their email.

When I reinstalled the game, after I downgraded back to Snow Leopard(since Lion is a piece os crap), my CD-key was invalid. It looks like you can only install it once, and then the CD-key does not work anymore. This is the kind of DRM that makes you go the pirates way...

The Support button to contact Aspsyr support redirect you to a blank 404 error page also. The game is good, but the publisher of the Mac version is crap. I bought it on Windows and have been playing ever since via BootCamp.

Funny thing, there's no activation or CD-Key for the Windows version...

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Ochre
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I had the same problem, and contacted Aspyr regarding this back in July last year. They were prompt in their responses and, when I had exhausted all their troubleshooting measures, they sent me out the full Civ4: Gold DVD free of charge. Sorry to hear your experience wasn't as satisfying.
FYI: on the down side, the DVD they sent me has SecuROM DRM that requires the disc always be in the drive, which isn't great for portability, or for playing Civ4 on my new optical drive-less Mac mini. Swings and roundabouts, I guess. A third-party no CD patch is available that swings things back in the legitimate purchaser's favour, however :)

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Won't run without 'disk' and won't run with the disk I purchased with kit.

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citlalimcdowell Member IconReview+2
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LOVE IT, I just love this game. The patch, it took me like 4 hrs. to figure it out.

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citlalimcdowell Member IconComment+2
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I hve a MacBook Pro 10.6.8 and no problems playing but, I can't install the patch to play online.
Help anyone?
10.3.9 users note: Civilization IV 1.74 can not be installed while the game DVD is mounted.
And then after I agree to license:
An Internal error has occurred
You will not be able to install this software
It says that no software could be found to update!!!!!PLESE HELP!!!!!!

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citlalimcdowell
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Once you download the .dmg file, double-click it to mount the drive on the desktop. Open the drive and you should get a window with the installer file. Drag this installer file to where the game is installed and THEN run the installer. You will still get an error and need to click OTHER to locate the file, but this time it should recognize the game file and you should be able to click on it. Then the patch should should install and work without any problems.

hvdkooij Member IconReview+0
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In general it works well. I have not seen any crashes.

But after some time (usual several hours) the graphics seems to get mixed up. Saving the game, stopping and starting the application again is a workaround that always works.

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Jeroentbt Member IconComment+0
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Purchased in the MacUpdate spring 2011 Promo bundle.
The serial provided isn't working for me.
"You have entered an invalid serial number."

Did anyone have any luck with this?

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Creeper1607
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I am having the same problem with Civ IV and Monkey Island.

Celso Dantas
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me too. Having the same problem with Monkey Island

macbethfan
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I emailed MacUpdate and they just referred me to Aspyr media so I'm still waiting for a response

Piquiros Member IconReview+2
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I have been playing Civilization since the original version was released for the Amiga in the early 90's. This is without a doubt the most established and creative franchise for strategy simulation games for the PC. Civ 4 was a bit of a learning curve for me, it offered complexities that were far more challenging than any of the previous versions. Those complexities and improvements kept the game fresh and insanely addictive for almost 4 years. I still play this, my sad MacBook Pro won't cut it for the newest version Civ5. But I am not complaining, this game still reveals new tricks, advancements and challenges for me. Be careful, this game will become insanely addictive once you master how to engage in combat.

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Damacguy Member IconComment+2
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Running 10.5.5 on a 2.4GHz MBP. Clean install of Civ IV crashes on launch even with 1.74 patch.

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rumpelstiltskin Member IconComment+2
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Was stoked to see this, thinking it meant a patch, as my 1.74 crashes too much! But cannot find a patch just a monster demo. Doh!

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rumpelstiltskin
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Well, i downloaded the monster, and it IS an updater!

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Downloads 62,088
Version Downloads 11,063
License Demo
Date 06 Oct 2007
Platform OS X
Price $49.99