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Can I Play Civilization 5 On Steam If I Bought It On The Mac App Store

Difference between Civilization 5 bought on steam or in a store?

To answer the main question first, there is no difference between a Steam-bought and store-bought copy of Civ 5. With the store bought version you can install from the disc and skip the download, but that is the only appreciable difference.

Civ 5 incorporates Steam with the addition of achievements, patches, additional DLC, multi-player, 'Cloud' saving which allows you to play a save on multiple computers, and mod support. The game will also 'announce' you are playing it to your friends. You can install Civ 5 on as many computers as you want, and can download instead of disc install even if you have/used a disc.

It should be noted that you must be logged into Steam to get patches, DLC, multi-player, or download mods. Your Steam account can only be opened on one computer at a time so you will not be able to multi-player locally without multiple accounts and copies of the access key. If you put Steam into off-line mode, however, multiple single-player copies of Civ 5 can be run at the same time.

ALL copies of Civ 5, regardless of where you buy them, includes Steam, as it is required to verify that you have a legal copy. You will have to create a Steam account, if you don't already have one, as part of the installation procedures and you will need an active internet connection to verify your game. Once Steam has verified your copy you can put Steam into off-line mode and ignore it (though you should NOT uninstall Steam itself). Do note the features you will lose access to, however.

Where can you buy Civilization 5 for Mac?

The Mac App store or Amazon have it. Here's what I found when I did a search:Civilization 5 for Mac

Is there a way to play Civilization IV Beyond the Sword on a Mac?

well you could use bootcamp and run windows on your mac Boot Camp - Apple Supportor you could use virtualbox

Where can you get Civilization for Mac?

Hello there! First off there are multiple ways you can purchase Sid Meyer's Civilization V, the premier format that I recommend is Steam by Valve, a free web store for Mac, PC, and Linux. It offers frequent sales and is a great platform for multiplayer as it has it's own servers and access to a massive community. Not to mention it has fantastic mod support via the Steam Workshop. A critical difference between the Mac and PC edition of Civ V is that mods are disabled by default, however the workaround is very simple and easy to do, check a guide that can explain better than I. If you do choose Steam I would wait for one of their triannual sales at spring, summer, and autumn as you can often pick up an amazing title like Civ for up to seventy five percent. The other option you have is via the App Store on Mac, which probably offers it too. However be warned, it will be more expensive and you will not have as large an available community to play with, and you cannot play with anyone on steam, which is a majority of the player base. The benefit is that you have no drm on your title, but that is really of no significance since steam is very noninvasive.As you can tell I have a preference and that is Steam, and I really suggest you try it! Have an awesome day!

Is it possible to play Civilization V on a laptop?

“Is it possible to play Civilization V on a laptop?”Of course you can! Well, as long as your laptop meets the system requirements for the game (Ex: The Steam product page). Civ V is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.I’ve played it on a Dell Latitude E6420 with 4GB of RAM under Windows 10, that I upgraded to the discrete Nvidia Quadro video card with 512MB of VRAM.I’ve played it on my late-2013 Macbook Pro with the shared Intel video subsystem.I’ve played it on my Dell Precision 7510 running Ubuntu 16.04, with 16GB of RAM and a 2GB Nvidia Quadro vidcard.I don’t recall if I’ve ever played it without having the power adapter connected, but other than a little bit of later-game chugging on the Windows and Mac systems, it runs just fine.

Why won't steam work on my mac?


The problem is not Mac related, it's a problem with your firewall. You should disable your firewall (whetever it is on your router/modem/software firewall). If you don't want to turn it off, you can also just forward the port that steam needs to run. For the client, these are the ones you need:

Steam Client
UDP 27000 to 27015 inclusive (Game client traffic)
UDP 27015 to 27030 inclusive (Typically Matchmaking and HLTV)
TCP 27014 to 27050 inclusive (Steam downloads)
UDP 4380

Hope this helps


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Can I get Steam for MAC?

Steam will work on Mac, but it is not preferred, as there are not many games available to it's platform. If you are kind of advanced you might be able to run Windows on your mac via VMWare's Fusion 5 (

Do we need Steam installed on our PC to play any single-player game?

Depends on which game. Maybe for some but not all.I do play a handful of Steam games. Internet over here isn't the best though, compared to amazing services in most Western countries. This is why Steam, and the easy "just download" “download anywhere” feature does not appeal to me. I do understand the convenience of this, but when a 10GB game takes 2 weeks + to download, I rather plop in 2–3 DVD disks and install the game in 2hrs.I get my games the traditional way, in DVD disks from a store.Not sure if coincidence, but none of these require the separate Steam program to be installed. You simply pop in the disk, run the setup, finish, and play.I have NEVER installed the main Steam application in my PC. Ever.Steam Games I played:(feel free to correct me if I got some wrong. Again I never used Steam and only based this list on the online list of Steam Games which I have played)(also you mentioned Single play. All these games I played Single Player only. I never tried the Multiplayer option because I don’t really play Multiplayer, so am not sure if it would work w/out Steam program)Aliens vs. Predator (2010)Batman Arkham seriesCall of Duty: Black Ops seriesCall of Duty: Modern Warfare seriesDead IslandDevil May Cry 4DmC: Devil May CryGuilty Gear Xrd -Sign-Injustice: Gods Among UsLeft 4 Dead seriesLost Planet: Extreme ConditionMortal Kombat XOrcs Must Die!Resident Evil 4 and 6Street Fighter VSupreme Commander 2The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimTransformers: Fall of CybertronUltra Street Fighter IVWarhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II seriesAgain, all just played in Single Player. No Multiplayer.EDIT:While I do not have the actual Steam program installed, most of these games have a Steam folder or Steam game file in the game folders. Maybe it is a portable Steam? But I do not have the separate Steam standalone application with the interfaces and login.EDIT v2:Turns out, even with those Steam folders automatically installed in my DVD version of the game, my game isn’t officially a “Steam Game” yet, until you register it in your Steam library.So yes you can play your game in single player, but it is just a normal PC game, and not officially a “Steam Game”. It becomes a “Steam Game” when you install Steam, and register it.

Steam on mac please help me?

I don't think counter-strike is available yet. Just hold on to it, the next few weeks more and more games will be supported including TF2. So just hold on till update.

Also, you can currently download Portal for free(a 20$ game) if you signed up with a mac.