Sid Meier s Civilization® IV: Colonization 3/5

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Sid Meier's Civilization® IV: Colonization

By Aspyr Media, Inc. (Aspyr Media (iDP))
Supported Devices : Mac OS

Release Notes

Version : 3.18 | Size : 616.4 MB
How we're making Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization even better
- Fix a crash unique to the Intel HD3000 GPU


Sid Meier's Civilization® IV: Colonization™ is the fifth offering in the award winning Civilization IV series for the Macintosh. A re-imagining of the classic Colonization strategy game Sid Meier created in 1994, this provides a new game experience in which you lead a European nation on a quest to colonize the thrive in the New World. Explore, trade, fight, and guide your people from the oppressive motherland. Ultimately you can battle for your freedom and independence!

◆ Classic Game Design - The strategy classic is rebuilt with beautifully improved visuals, while retaining the famously addictive gameplay and endless fun that are synonymous with Sid Meier games. .
• Establish a New Nation - Play as the English, Spanish, French or Dutch and journey to a brave new world in search of freedom from your oppressive homeland. .
• Detailed Tutorial - Enhanced tutorial helps both fans of Colonization and new players on your way to ruling the New World. .
• Multiplayer Offers Tons of Replay - Compete locally via the Hotseat and LAN modes, offering endless ways to conquer the New World.

IMPORTANT: Since the closure of GameSpy, internet multiplayer is no longer available for Civilization IV: Colonization on the App Store.

*** Please Check System Requirements Prior to Purchasing. ***

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In order to run the game with satisfactory performance, your Mac must meet these minimum system requirements: Intel Core 2 Duo / 1.83 GHz CPU Speed / 1 GB RAM / 1 GB free disk space / 128 MB (VRAM)/ Video Card (ATI): Radeon X1600 / Video Card (Nvidia): Geforce 8600

NOTICE: Intel integrated video chipsets are not supported.

NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS
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© 2017 Take-Two Interactive Software and its subsidiaries. Developed by Firaxis Games. Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization, Civ, Civilization, 2K Games, the 2K logo, Firaxis Games, the Firaxis Games logo and Take-Two Interactive Software are all trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. in the USA and/or foreign countries. Published and distributed in North America by Aspyr Media, Inc. Aspyr and the Aspyr "star" logo are federally registered trademarks of Aspyr Media, Inc. All rights reserved. The ratings icon is a registered trademark of the Entertainment Software Association. Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.


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Comments and Ratings for Sid Meier's Civilization® IV: Colonization

unimpressed (3.18)
14/12/2015 04:03:00 1/5 By Spoonyinnit
There are no instructions with this game, there is an ingame tutorial that is supposed to guide you through. However, if, like me, you’re not a gamer and are not familiar with the way games work it is completely baffling. I spent 15 minutes trying to work out how to get my dudes off the boat. The past four hours have been spent randomly clicking buttons and trying to figure out what is going on.

Yep, definitely not as fun as the original. (3.18)
20/01/2013 19:52:00 2/5 By Andrew Till
It looks good but the interface is confusing and the gameplay is just… really boring. It's through no fault of Aspyr - the port is certainly good enough - it's just the game unfortunately.

Not as fun as the classic... (3.18)
16/09/2012 00:52:00 2/5 By CoconutJo
Guys, I would recommend sticking with the classic DOS game (packaged in DOSBOX) for your Colonization fix. It's a good effort but there are lots of buggy aspects to the GUI and gameplay, feels a bit thrown together I'm afraid. The music from the old game alone is more entertaining than this, great missed opportunity

£2.99 (3.18)
25/02/2012 16:02:00 3/5 By Rolando123
Good price yea !!!

I want my money back (3.17)
11/07/2011 16:59:00 2/5 By Dragoneeev
Dear developer, Please find the way to give me my money back. I loved Colonization when I first played it nearly 15 years ago. A month ago I found out that someone made a remake of this classic strategy. I bought this game and installed it but it is impossible to play. Each time a want to place Farmer or Tobacconist or any other guy on the town screen the game freezes forever. Basically, it is impossible to play on my brand new Pro. So please, give me my money back or create a new version

Tutorial does not exist! (3.17)
29/05/2011 18:12:00 2/5 By Fatal-infection
No idea what to do. Tutorial does not exist. Crap contols. Tried very hard to get into the game but it keeps freezing. Crap all round. Crap, crap, crap

disapointed (3.17)
28/05/2011 00:57:00 2/5 By Aidan Porter
I loved there games before this. Honestly I got bored of this within 5 min...

Great Game Shame About the Graphics Problem (3.17)
20/05/2011 16:47:00 5/5 By jopali2
I purchased the game in April and had a few weeks of very enjoyable gaming, I played the original and have found it just as engaging. Now the game freezes after about 15min of play, Aspyr have told me that it is due to a recent update (05 May 2011) to my Macbook Pro video card (Intel HD 3000), I'm informed that it has been logged with Apple, but at the time of posting this review the problem has not been resolved for me. So beware, if you buy this after the update and have the same card, you might encounter the same problem, which effectively makes the game unplayable.

TROOPS (3.17)
16/05/2011 22:50:00 2/5 By lolololololollol
unlike previous versions there arnt many troops anyone know how i can because there no guide

Usability (3.17)
27/04/2011 21:14:00 3/5 By Mr.Edgar
Usability of the game is really poor. Even they don't needed to change the plot, but just to keep the same controls would be perfect.

Zero documentation, hideous controls, total waste of money (3.17)
22/02/2011 11:16:00 1/5 By John Whitehead
I can't believe how much work I've had to put in to play this game, only to find that it's rubbish anyway. There are no instructions or advice and the interface is profoundly awful. Save your money -- I wish I had.

At last - a great update for mac (3.17)
16/02/2011 17:45:00 5/5 By mbarlo
Colonization was a popular turn based game when released in 1994. The graphics were basic, but the gameplay was addictive. Firaxis finally released a new version for the PC in 2008, using the civ4 engine. It is not a version of civ but a distinct game, sticking fairly closely to the original. This may go some way to explain why a few people new to the game find the controls quirky. The original PC update (1.00) was unbalanced. The king increased the Royal Expeditionary Force so much that it was difficult to win even on the easiest setting. That problem was addressed along with other changes in the 1.01 mod. As far as I know early mac boxed versions used the pre-mod version 1.00. You can tell which version you have on advanced/about this build. The latest is Colonization version 101. In this version a converted native cannot be trained in a native camp. In the earlier version this was possible. Thats a good test if you are unsure. The good news is that this version in the mac app store is the latest, its also a lot cheaper than the boxed mac versions. I’m pleased to find its even more addictive than the original I played in 1994 - Add to that a haunting soundtrack and stunning graphics on my i5 27" imac - a truly great game of its type - hence 5 stars.

Awful (3.17)
05/02/2011 15:40:00 1/5 By Music, Application, Film and TV show critic
I'm not sure what everyone talking saying it's great. Ihate it. Controls and idea is just weird. Please don't waste your money on this game. PLEASE

Horrible controls, over priced (3.17)
15/01/2011 12:57:00 2/5 By David Robinson
I've played a lot of strategy games over the years from Starcraft/C&C through to the total war games. I find the controls in this game non intuitive and the gameplay frustrating. For instance I created my first settlement, it recommended that I build a dock which I accepted, a few turns later I decided I needed a warehouse more urgently than the dock so in the town build menu I opted for the Warehouse, after this no matter how hard I looked I could not find the option to build a port..... maddening! The graphics are ok, but does not support the native resolution of my 27" iMac, graphic wise it's between Age of Empires 2 and 3. Overall for the money I feel this is not worth the money, I'm sure the game has many die hard fans but it's not for me.

Great Game (3.17)
14/01/2011 22:01:00 4/5 By Callum Johnson
Great game and I've spent the last few hours playing on it. Classic and a great addition to the app store. I've only given it four stars because it seems a lot of money for the length of game. Its just the colonization expansion pack.

Good to see it here!! (3.17)
14/01/2011 00:51:00 5/5 By lcmricky
no doubt - one of the greatest games of all time!

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