Have questions about Civilization: Beyond Earth for Mac? Below are some frequently asked questions and answers, with info on Steam Play, crossplay, system requirements, supported languages, and save file locations.
Q: Will Civilization: Beyond Earth for Mac support Steam Play?
A: Yes! All versions of Civilization: Beyond Earth on Steam will support Steam Play, meaning that when you purchase the game on any supported platform (Windows, Mac, or Linux), you get the game on all three.
Q: Does Civilization: Beyond Earth feature multiplayer? What about cross-platform multiplayer?
A: The Steam version of Civilization: Beyond Earth features competitive, cross-platform multiplayer. This means that Steam players on any supported platform (Windows, Mac, or Linux) may play with anyone else on any supported platform.
Please note that Mac App players do not have access to any online multiplayer modes, and can only access multiplayer games via LAN connection.
Q: Will I be able to sync my game saves between the Windows PC, Mac, and Linux versions?
A: Saved games will NOT sync between Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam Cloud, and will need to be transferred manually between versions. You can find your saves folder using the file paths listed later in this article.
Mac System Requirements
- Operating System: 10.12 (Sierra)
- CPU Processor: Intel Core i3
- CPU Speed: 2.2 GHz
- Memory: 4 GB
- Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
- Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 5750
- Video Card (NVIDIA): GeForce 640M
- Video Card (Intel): Intel HD 4000
- Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB
- Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard
Unsupported Video Cards:
- ATI Radeon X1000 series, HD 2400, 2600, 3870, 4000 series, 5670, 6490, 6630
- NVIDIA GeForce 7000 series, 8600, 8800, 9400, 9600, 320, 330, GT 120
- Intel GMA series, HD 3000, HD 4000, HD 5000
Q: What languages does Civilization: Beyond Earth for Mac support?
A: Civilization: Beyond Earth for Mac is expected to feature full text and audio support for English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
Q: Will the Mac App version of Civilization: Beyond Earth feature achievements?
A: The Mac App Store version of Civilization: Beyond Earth is not expected to feature achievements at launch. However, achievement tracking is expected to be added through Game Center in a future update.
Q: Where can I find my save files?
A: You can find the Civilization: Beyond Earth save files in the following locations:
~/Library/Containers/com.aspyr.civbe.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Sid Meier's Civilization Beyond Earth/Saves
~/Library/Application Support/Sid Meier's Civilization Beyond Earth/Saves
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