Civilization V
Civilization V 1.0.3.144
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Sid Meier's Civilization V for Mac reinvigorates the classic turn-based strategy genre with an astonishing new engine built from the ground-up for this flagship edition of the Civilization franchise. [ESRB Rated 10+]

Players are introduced to an entirely new combat system, deeper diplomatic interactions and a cavalcade of expanded features that deliver a fully immersive experience providing hours of entertainment as players build and defend their empire on their quest to become the greatest ruler the world has ever known.

Features:
    What's New
    Version 1.0.3.144 (update via Steam): Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
    Requirements
    • Intel
    • OS X 10.6.4 or later
    • 2.4GHz or faster
    • 256MB+ video card
    • Steam



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    Civilization V User Discussion (Write a Review)
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    Deemery reviewed on 09 Jan 2014
    The Mac versions of Civilization have never really been very Mac-like in their interface. Stability has been a problem in the past, but Civ V has been pretty stable. Civ V introduces new wrinkles, some of them are a bit strange, but I respect their intent to add more than just 'discovery', 'conflict' and 'resource planning' to the game.

    The problem is STEAM, which is a total piece of fertilizer! I will not buy any game that requires Steam, and I'm sick-and-tired of what feels like daily/weekly updates to something I didn't want in the first place.
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    RustyIron reviewed on 21 Dec 2013
    With Civ 5, they've jumped the shark. I played every iteration of Civilization, and each one was exponentially better than the next. That was until Civ 5. They traded prettier colors for playability. If you're looking for the best game of this genre, go back to Civilization IV.
    [Version 1.0.3.142]


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    dachkater commented on 20 Dec 2013
    Why did this show up as updated? This release came out 10/15/13, and the latest OS X rev is actually 1.0.3.144.
    [Version 1.0.3.142]


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    Zantafio commented on 06 Apr 2013
    If someone could help me... the game was working fine last year... Since mid feb (or was it March?) I am unable to play, whenever I start a game, I get the spinning wheel. I uninstalled everything, including steam, reinstalled, and I get a spinning wheel, on both saved games and new games.

    So at this point the game is 100% unusable for me. HELP!
    [Version 1.0.2.21]


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    PrezPete reviewed on 02 Aug 2012
    awesome game!
    [Version 1.0.1.705]


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    Lupowilk reviewed on 21 Jun 2012
    Boring, to simple. If You need a true startegy game, please go back to CIV 4. This is to simple, to stupid. It's more like the CIv Revolution.
    [Version 1.0.1.511]

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    jusher7281 replied on 24 May 2013
    Waaaahhhh!
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    Renzotavanti reviewed on 20 Jun 2012
    Best strategy games ever!!!
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    shoppercharlie commented on 19 Jun 2012
    Placed Steam in applications folder. Opened it and immediately it started an "upgrade". When finished I had only a "Steam" menu in the Apple bar and nothing useable was contained therein. Quit Stem and re-opened. This time I got the same Steam menu in the Apple bar and a graphic message stating: "Failed to load steamui.dylib."
    Repeated procedure with same results. Frustration does not bode well for an 80 year old recovering from both a heart attack and 43 radiation treatments for prostate cancer. Can someone please clue me in or tell me the darn game isn't worth the hassle?
    My rating is because I don't have the software and I can't submit this thing without ratings.
    [Version 1.0.1.511]

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    Misha replied on 26 Jun 2012
    Please contact Steam support for assistance with this.
    Also, you can leave a "Comment" (no rating) rather than a "Review" by selecting it accordingly from the pull-down menu.
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    pineappleboots reviewed on 10 Jun 2012
    How in the hell do I download this game without paying for it again? Any site that offers the Civ V download makes me pay for it FIRST. I already paid for it, and I have the code. What do I do?
    [Version 1.0.1.511]

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    Neil_m replied on 10 Jun 2012
    It is installed via Steam.
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    MacUpdate-Warren replied on 10 Jun 2012
    Napestr,

    Civilization V requires you to install and download the game via Steam. To do so,
    copy Steam to your Applications folder (if you don't already have it), then:

    1. Load Steam and login (create an account if necessary)
    2. Select +Add a game from the bottom left of the screen
    3. From the drop down list select Activate a Product on Steam
    4. Enter your code exactly as it is printed in your bundle receipt. Ensure it is entered
    in upper case and that you include the dashes.
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    MacUpdate-Warren replied on 12 Jun 2012
    Sorry to hear that you had a negative experience, Per-Olov. The four-step instruction process that I pasted above is the same one that we included with the download; which step in that process was difficult to understand? We'd love to try to improve the process of writing instructions in the future.
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    Darth Vader replied on 16 Jun 2012
    The problem is this. After purchasing the bundle, one is directed to a web page that says this:

    > Thank you for purchasing this MacUpdate Bundle offer!
    > We have sent you an email containing your purchase
    > receipt and serial numbers.
    > You can also view your receipt online now:

    Please notice that it does *not* say that the email also contains a link to a zip file that contains the SW. So, I started to download the SW by going to the *online* receipt (a link to which is provided on that very same web page !!!). The online receipt does not point to the downloadable zip file, but to each application's web site, most of which contain a "download" option ... but not Civilization. At this point the process fails. This is quite annoying.
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    MacUpdate-Warren replied on 17 Jun 2012
    Darth Vader,

    I'm sorry that you had a negative experience with those download instructions. Based on the feedback we've gotten, we're going to go way out of our way to make sure that our download instructions are even more clearly written in the future. Were you able to get that working eventually?
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    Darth Vader replied on 17 Jun 2012
    Yes, I was able to get it to work.

    My suggestion: Put the link to the zip file at the top (not the bottom) of the message. Most people (including me) will not read through a long post before beginning to respond to it. Best practice is to put the most important stuff first.
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    xoundbox replied on 20 Jun 2012
    Oh God. Thanks, Darth Vader. I was trying to follow each links and download each by each. And I got a same problem at Civillization V which says BUY again. Then I found this thread. There is a link I can download all! Yes, please place the link on the top of the receipt. It will be found after download all.
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    doug2k1 replied on 28 Jun 2012
    MacUpdate-Warren's instructions worked for me.

    I think those instructions could be in the e-mail and receipt also, and not just buried inside a 500 MB file. It could save some frustration and avoid the negative comments.
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    Napestr commented on 09 Jun 2012
    I would review the game if MacUpdate provided a way to download it so I could try it out. The .5 rating really applies to MacUpdate, but it should really be a ZERO rating for MU.
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    Misha replied on 26 Jun 2012
    There is no demo available for Civ V.
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    Sly had trouble on 23 Nov 2010
    Not sure what's going on... can't seem to have a picture, just sound. I do have all of the minimum requirements.

    Also, is there a way to just play the game without having to go through Steam? Really annoying. Frustrating to pay to get more frustration in my day, when I just want to kick back a little and escape.
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    Umaromc commented on 26 Nov 2010
    Unfortunately it seems as though you purchased the game via Steam. Even single-player games bought through Steam require you launch Steam. Aspyr IS selling a boxed version that, I'm sure, does not require Steam.
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    Sly replied on 26 Nov 2010
    I actually bought the downloadable version from Game Agent (link from Aspyr's website.

    I finally see something when I disconnect my second monitor. A bit of a drag. Hopefully, an update will take care of this.
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    Napestr replied on 08 Jun 2012
    You already have my email and name. I will not be publishing either here on this forum. duh
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    Napestr replied on 09 Jun 2012
    I did not reply to Sly, but I see Sly is also having problems caused by MacUpdate and their sleazy way of doing business.

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    Martin Smatanik rated on 09 Jan 2014

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    Imii rated on 09 Jan 2014

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    Fredd-Tigger rated on 18 Jun 2013

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    Abiebaby rated on 07 Dec 2012

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    Lebeis rated on 29 Nov 2012

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    zamazoom rated on 17 Nov 2012

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    Pmu8158 rated on 04 Nov 2012

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    theteach rated on 29 Oct 2012

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    Merachon rated on 17 Oct 2012

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    Sid Meier's Civilization V for Mac reinvigorates the classic turn-based strategy genre with an astonishing new engine built from the ground-up for this flagship edition of the Civilization franchise. [ESRB Rated 10+]

    Players are introduced to an entirely new combat system, deeper diplomatic interactions and a cavalcade of expanded features that deliver a fully immersive experience providing hours of entertainment as players build and defend their empire on their quest to become the greatest ruler the world has ever known.

    Features:
    • Civilization V Mac introduces hexagon tiles allowing for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire.
    • The brand new engine orchestrates a spectacular visual experience featuring fully animated leaders interacting with players from a screen-filling diplomatic scene and speaking in their native language for the first time.
    • Successful diplomacy will depend on players carefully managing relationships with other leaders, trading items and land, plying them with gold, and deciding if they are friend or foe.
    • Expanded visuals and immersive audio invite would-be kings to take up the reigns of power and forge a mighty empire. Civilization V offers a limitless variety of vast, realistic and diverse landscapes for players.
    • An intuitive interface eases both new players and Civ veterans into the game. Guided by a set of trusted advisors who will explain game functionality and provide counsel for significant decisions.
    • Wars between empires feel massive as armies dominate the landscape, and combat is more exciting and intense than ever before.
    • The addition of ranged bombardment allows players to fire weapons from behind the front lines, challenging players to develop clever new strategies to guarantee victory on the battlefield.
    • Write your own epic story each time you play. Choose one of eighteen historical civilizations to lead from the stone-age to the space age on your quest to build the world's most powerful empire.


    Note: Updates are available through Steam.


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