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In Topic: Obduction and UE 4

05 July 2017 - 05:39 PM

Just a PSA:
There's a critical path crash that is effecting very few Mac users (including me) that hits at about 80% through the game that remains unpatched. Spoiler free: essentially you get to a part where a door dissolve animation occurs and in this crashed the game for me. Others report similar issues in this specific area. I found that by sticking as far to the right as possible and looking at the ground in free roam mode (so that I never actually saw the door dissolve animation) and moving through the doorway still looking at the ground (so I didn't even see the door that had dissolved) and moving along the path a fair amount on the other side of the door before looking up (so I still didn't see the offending door) the game continued for me. Seems like any time I actually looked at the door in question the game bailed to desktop.
Moving in point and click mode you can't help but see the door dissolve animation, so free roam mode is the key.
If you are one of the lucky few to get this issue before it gets patched (I submitted the crash a couple of months ago and Cyan indicated that they knew about it then and it was high priority, so it should get patched at some point), just know that there is hope!

Pretty good game, overall. Found it suitably playable on a late 2013 rMBP. Not stellar performance, but playable for sure.

In Topic: Happy Holidays!

25 December 2016 - 01:21 PM

Merry Christamas, y'all!

Just made my Cranberry/Orange/Apple relish which made me think of tBC. Man, that goes back some years.

In Topic: New MacBook Pro's

27 October 2016 - 06:32 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 27 October 2016 - 04:59 PM, said:

Not sure what you mean. It is well above the system requirements for Civ IV. On the windows side the minimum CPU recommend for Civ IV is a 1.2 GHz Pentium 4. It doesn't take much at to run.

From Steam:
  • OS: OSX 10.7.5 or newer
  • Processor: Intel chipset
  • CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 3.5 GB free disk space
  • Video Card: (ATI): Radeon 9600 Video Card (NVidia): GeForce FX 5200
  • Video Memory: (VRam): 128 MB RAM
  • Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Internet play requires broadband connection.
  • Media Required: DVD Drive Supported Video cards: NVIDIA GeForce 5200, 6600, 6800, 7800 ATI Radeon 9600, 9650, 9700, 9800, X600, X800, X850, X1600
  • NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).

Sorry, obviously meant Civ VI. Ancient Rome went belly up long ago, shame they didn't take their number system with them. But thanks for posting the system specs for Civ IV anyways.

In Topic: New MacBook Pro's

27 October 2016 - 04:29 PM

Only things I wish my late 2013 rMBP had were a more powerful processor option and a real GPU. Apple addressed neither of these things and made the 13" rMBP thinner and put a gimmick bar on it. Apple's new fancy pants touch bar $1800 13" rMBP is still below the min sys reqs for Civ IV, with only a 2 core i5 vs the required 4 core i5.

I like magsafe and the SD card slot as well, but I could live without those for a good GPU. Nope. Thinner. Because the existing rMBP line up is like lugging around a cinder block.