Civilization VI FAQ

***UPDATE 10/26***

Civilization VI is AVAILABLE NOW for Mac on Steam and the Mac App Store!!!

***NOTICE***

If your video card has less than 1 GB of VRAM, you will run into graphic issues and crashing!

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.

 

Q: And cross-platform multiplayer? Can I play versus my PC friends?                                          

A: While it was our sincere goal to have cross-platform play between Windows and Mac/Linux in this update, we were unable to meet that goal due to some immersion-breaking bugs that occur specifically with cross-platform play. Quality is simply too important to Aspyr and our partners so we elected to release this update while we continue to work on these remaining issues.

 
In the meantime, Mac and Linux players can join the Civilization VI Mac Steam group to start up multiplayer games with other players.  
 

We appreciate your patience and hope you enjoy #onemoreturn with the new update!

(Please note: This is not applicable for the Mac App Store version. The Mac App Store version is currently a single player only experience.)

**PC/MAC cross-platform is not currently available on Steam**

Mac players are encouraged to join the Mac Steam Civilization VI group here:

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/civ6mac

*Please note that cross-platform multiplayer with Windows PC may not always be available, including at time of launch. There may be times when the Windows PC version of the game receives an update prior to the version of the game; this will prohibit Mac players from playing with Windows PC players. Once the version of Civilization: VI receives the same update, cross-platform multiplayer with Windows PC will be re-enabled. Online multiplayer with players on the same platform will also always be an option.

*Please note that cross-platform multiplayer with Windows PC may not always be available, including at time of launch. There may be times when the Windows PC version of the game receives an update prior to the version of the game; this will temporarily prohibit Mac players from playing with Windows PC players. Once the version of Civilization: VI receives the same update, cross-platform multiplayer with Windows PC will be re-enabled. Online multiplayer with players on the same platform will also always be an option.

 

Sid Meier’s Civilization: VI is confirmed for Mac! And as usual, we’ve got all the details of the next entry to the award-winning Civilization series here!

Release date info for the Linux version is still in the works so subscribe to this post to be notified of further announcements.

 

Q: When will Civilization VI be released?  AS OF 10/25, THE MAC VERSION IS AVAILABLE ON STEAM!

A: We are working to get Civilization VI out on Mac as soon as possible and we hope to get it to Mac fans on the same day the PC is released. However, we are still working on finalizing the game and cannot confirm our final launch date. We will confirm the launch date with the community as soon as we have it finalized.

 

Q: What’s the cost of the game?

A: You can pick it up from Steam or the Mac App Store for    

     $59.99/€59.99/£49.99

 

Q: Is there a bonus for pre-ordering on Steam?

A: We thought you’d never ask! Pre-Orders receive early access to the Aztec Civilization Pack! (The Aztec Civilization Pack will be available to everyone free of charge after 90 days.) It includes:

  • Leader: Montezuma
  • Unique Unit: Eagle Warrior
  • Unique Building: Tlachtli
  • Wonder: Huey Teocalli

 

Q: Will there be any other DLCs in the pipeline for Civilization VI? A: As always with the Civilization series, downloadable content is a huge bonus to the base game! So far, there are four post-launch DLC packs that are part of the Digital Deluxe Edition adding new maps, scenarios, civilizations and leaders for a bundled discount.

 

Q: Does Civilization VI support Steam play?                                            

A: It sure does! All versions support Steam Play, meaning when it’s purchased on Steam, it’s available for PC and Mac.

 

Q: And cross-platform multiplayer? Can I play versus my PC friends?                                          

A: Yes, you will soon be able to challenge your PC buddies on Steam through competitive cross-platform multiplayer* but it won’t be available until after the 60 day patch.  (Please note: This is not applicable for the Mac App Store version. The Mac App Store version is currently a single player only experience.)

*Please note that cross-platform multiplayer with Windows PC may not always be available, including at time of launch. There may be times when the Windows PC version of the game receives an update prior to the version of the game; this will temporarily prohibit Mac players from playing with Windows PC players. Once the version of Civilization: VI receives the same update, cross-platform multiplayer with Windows PC will be re-enabled. Online multiplayer with players on the same platform will also always be an option.

 

Q: What are the technical requirements?

A: Your Mac must meet ALL of the minimum system requirements below in order to maximize your Civilization VI experience.

  • 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

 

Q: What are the languages that I can play in?                                     

A: You’ll be able to play the game in (Interface/Audio/Subtitles) – English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. Portuguese (Brazil) will be supported only for Interface and subtitles.

 

Q: Does Civ VI Mac support Metal?

A: Civ VI Mac does not currently support Metal.

 

Q: Is Civ VI available on Linux?

A: Linux is still being investigated as a project.  We hope to have clarity in coming months on if a viable version of Civ VI can make it to Linux and will let you know as soon as we have more information.

 

 

 

 

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