The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Civilization IV Reaches Beta

Mac Gaming News - Civilization IV Reaches Beta

by , 12:30 PM EDT, June 8th, 2006

Aspyr Media on Thursday announced that its upcoming strategy game Sid Meier's Civilization IV, which will ship in late June with a US$49.99 price tag, has now reached the Beta stage of development. That phase is the final one before a game reaches Gold Master and is sent to manufacturing. Civilization IV will be a Universal Binary.

The title builds on its predecessors by introducing a new 3D world as well as such gameplay improvements as an enhanced interface geared toward making newcomers more comfortable, a flexible tech tree that offers more strategic choices, the ability to grow bigger empires, locked alliances, a map editor that supports XML and Python, new civic and religious options, and more.


Building a grand empire in Civilization IV

Minimum System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5, or an Intel-based Mac
  • 512MB RAM
  • 3.5GB free disk space
  • NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 or ATI Radeon 9600 with at least 64MB VRAM
  • DVD-ROM

Recommended System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4.6 or higher
  • 2.0GHz PowerPC G5 or an Intel-based Mac
  • 1GB RAM
  • 128MB VRAM

Aspyr's list of supported video cards includes the NVIDIA GeForce 5200, 6600, 6800, 7800, and ATI Radeon 9600, 9650, 9700, 9800, X600, X800, X850, and X1600 cards.

Recent TMO Headlines - Updated September 26th

Mon, 8:08 PM
iMovie for Mac gets HEVC Support
Mon, 5:55 PM
An Extraordinary Review of the Apple TV 4K
Mon, 5:41 PM
Here are Some Apps that Are (or Maybe Aren't) macOS High Sierra Compatible
Mon, 5:12 PM
TMO Background Mode Interview with Red-Sweater Software Founder Daniel Jalkut
Mon, 4:44 PM
Mac Pro Users: macOS High Sierra has a Firmware Update for You
Mon, 3:15 PM
Get Free Bitcoins from 50 Faucets That Pay
Mon, 3:07 PM
Here's a Direct Link to Download macOS High Sierra
Mon, 2:52 PM
macOS High Sierra Performs a Weekly EFI Security Check
Mon, 2:34 PM
Siri Web Search Will Switch to Google From Bing
Mon, 2:32 PM
Time Machine and APFS: What You Need to Know
Mon, 2:21 PM
Preparation Guide For macOS High Sierra Installation
Mon, 1:42 PM
Get Ready for macOS High Sierra - TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-25
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!