UPDATE 1/19/17: The Winter 2016 update is NOW LIVE ON MAC APP STORE along with the Poland and Vikings DLCs! **YOU'LL NEED TO INSTALL THE LATEST 1.0.2 PATCH FROM YOUR UPDATES TAB TO VIEW 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
UPDATE: The Fall 2016 update is now live for the App Store version of Civilization VI! You can install it from the Updates tab of your App Store app.
1.0.1 (MAS product page version)
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 doesn't the App Store version have a multiplayer option?
A: Since Apple removed functionality of their Game Center app, there's no way to build in multiplayer functionality for the App Store version. The Steam version has it already built from the PC release of Civ 6 (from where the Mac version is ported).
However, you still have access to Hot Seat and LAN multiplayer options.
Q: Where's the Aztecs DLC that I've been hearing about?
A: The Aztecs DLC was only available as a pre-order bonus for the Steam version so you can't get it until after 90 days when it's released to the rest of the world (around late January 2017).
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.
If we missed something or have any further questions, please open a ticket with us: