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Will CoD2 and Civ IV work on my Mac PowerBook G4?

by Michael Grosack / July 17, 2006 2:34 AM PDT

I'm really interested in playing Call of Duty 2 and Civilization IV on my Mac PowerBook G4. I don't have the money to buy a new Mac with an Intel chip, nor do I want to shell out $100 for two games that won't work on my computer. I've heard mixed things online about how these games will run on my computer (which I know does not meet the specified system requirements). Some say they work just fine (though not perfectly) and others say that they won't run at all. Can anyone give me a definitive answer about whether or not these games will work? Here are my specs:

Mac PowerBook G4
1.67 Ghz


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by Loktoar / July 19, 2006 1:19 AM PDT

if you look on the box, it should say somewhere PC CD ROM. If it says that, its PC format. If it says MAC and (not always) universal on the front, than yes it will work. Its just a formatting thing. If you dont have them MAC formatted, I think they sell those games at the apple store. I had the same problems with format when I got my iMac G5.

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Thanks, but not really what I was asking.
by Michael Grosack / July 19, 2006 3:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Well,

I was more wondering if my system is up to the task of running the mac versions of these games (that is to say, can my computer handle the graphics and audio), which were recently released. Thanks anyway though.

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Technically, no...
by John.Wilkinson / July 19, 2006 3:07 PM PDT

Both CoD2 and Civilization IV have the same requirements when it comes to the Mac:
* Mac OS X 10.3.9
* 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5
* 512 MB RAM
* 4.0 GB free disk space
* NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 or ATI Radeon 9600 or higher
* 64 MB VRam

While your RAM and VRam are good, your processor is a little under specification and there's no mention of the model of graphics card or version of OS you have.

If that wasn't bad enough, those are the minimum's recommended that you be running OS X 10.4.6 on a 2GHz+ G5 with 1GB RAM and 128MB VRam.

You could try to swing it, but there's no guarantee.


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