Civilization V Mac: FAQ


Q: Where can I download Civilization V?

A: Civilization V is available on the Mac App Store and Steam.

Q: Is Downloadable Content available for Civilization V?

A: Yes! You can browse and purchase the available downloadable content from the In-App Purchase or Downloadable Content menu on the launch screen.




Your Mac must meet ALL of the minimum system requirements below in order to maximize your Civilization V experience.  If you run the game on a Mac below the system requirements, you will experience severe performance issues and crashing.

  • Operating System: OSX 10.10.5 or newer
  • CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (2 cores)
  • CPU Speed: 2.2 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
  • Video Card (ATI): HD 2600
  • Video Card (NVIDIA): GeForce 8800
  • Video Card (Intel): HD 4000
  • Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB
  • Peripherals: Mouse and keyboard

NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for Sid Meier’s Civilization® V:

  • ATI Radeon X1000 series, HD 2400
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7000 series, 8600, 9400
  • Intel GMA series, HD 3000

We recommend only playing on the default graphic settings designated at launch.

If you're unsure about 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: Which languages can I play in?                                

A: The Steam version is available in: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish.

The Mac App Store version is available in English, French, and German.  


Q: Does the Mac App Store version have multiplayer.

A: Yes.  Hot Seat and LAN multiplayer options are available.  Online multiplayer for Mac is only available on the Steam version.


Q: Can Mac and Windows play multiplayer together?

A: Steam users can play online multiplayer together.


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