Is there anywhere I can purchase and download a copy of Civilization 4 for the Mac?
November 23, 2008 1:23 PM   Subscribe

Is there anywhere I can purchase and download a copy of Civilization 4 for the Mac?

I've got a jonesing for Civ, and I'd prefer to buy a copy and download it rather than hunt all over the city on a Sunday afternoon. Direct2Drive seems to not even carry it and everywhere else is, you know, a physical copy. But I want it now, because I am a child. Any ideas?

(Note to developers and publishers: this is why people pirate games, you stupid, stupid idiots.)
posted by Optimus Chyme to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
 
They have a ton of copies at my nearest Apple Store, and probably at yours, if you don't want to do much hunting.
posted by gerryblog at 1:46 PM on November 23, 2008


The Mac version of Civ IV is published by Aspyr -- who, last I checked, doesn't offer any software via digital distribution.

(Legal and moral issues aside, I'd recommend buying Civ IV. If Aspyr goes under, Mac gamers will be in trouble.)
posted by danb at 1:51 PM on November 23, 2008


Steam has Civ IV, but I don't know if that's just for Windows. We have it running on our Mac, which dual boots into Windows XP.

Best of luck and happy world conquering!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:39 PM on November 23, 2008


Yeah, Steam only carries Windows games. I hear it runs well in Wine, though.
posted by danb at 7:13 PM on November 23, 2008


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