UPDATE 1/19/17: The Aztecs leader, Montezuma, is now available FREE for ALL players on Steam!
- Leader: Montezuma
- Unique Unit: Eagle Warrior
- Unique Building: Tlachtli
- Wonder: Huey Teocalli
UPDATE 1/11/17): The Winter 2016 update is NOW LIVE ON STEAM along with the Poland and Vikings DLCs! **YOU MAY NEED TO RESTART STEAM TO INSTALL IT**
Along with the AI and stability fixes, here's a few things to note:
- The graphic bugs for the late 2016 Macs have been addressed
- The Poland and Vikings DLCs are available for purchase (they'll automatically install if you purchased the Deluxe Edition)
- Cross-platform (PC/Mac) is still NOT available.
UPDATE (12/21): 2K released the Winter 2016 update and 2 DLCs on Steam for PC!
We're working on getting this update out asap but the holiday is going to cause a delay. There's no official eta at this time on when the Mac update is going to be available. We'll post more info here as it becomes available after the holiday break. Cross-platform is still NOT available.
The Fall 2016 update is now available for the Mac Steam version of Civilization VI! You may need to restart Steam in order for it to apply properly.
188.8.131.52 (in-game) version number for Mac
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 10.12.1 (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 (or more) 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.
If you're unsure as to what your Mac specs are, please check out this post:
You can also open a ticket with us and attach your 'About this Mac' screen so we can help!
Q: Why am I getting a “VERSION MISMATCH WITH HOST” error?
A: This comes from trying to join a cross-platform multiplayer game with a PC player.
**PC/MAC cross-platform is not currently available on Steam**
Mac players are encouraged to join the Mac Steam Civilization VI group here:
We’re working with 2K to get PC/Mac to minimize downtime. Right now, we’re shooting for syncing up around the holidays.
Q: Where's the Aztecs DLC that I've been hearing about?
A: The Aztecs DLC was only available as a pre-order bonus so you can't get it until after 90 days when it's released to the rest of the world.
Q: Why aren’t retina display resolutions available in the Graphics Options?
A: Retina resolution support is not yet available for Civilization VI but we're looking into updating the game to add them. Double check that you have your System Preferences/Displays option is set to More Space to enable higher resolutions in game.
Q: HELP! I can't select a Great Person from the Great People screen...WHAT DO I DO?!
A: There's a small unsuspecting bar at the bottom of the screen that you'll need to move to view all available Great People.
Q: Why is the audio is only coming through in Chinese, regardless of the language setting I have the game on?
A: This is a result of running the game on a case-sensitive formatted hard drive which isn’t supported for any of our games. We recommend partitioning your hard drive and reformatting that partition to the OSX standard Journaled HFS+ using your Disk Utility app and installing the game there.