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Can the mid-2012 MacBook Air run Civ 5 with these specs?
1.8 GHz Intel Core i5
4 GB Memory
Intel HD Graphics 4000
- Asked by Fraser A
1 Answer from the Community
Yes, but not well. I have the MC224LL/A with 1.7GHz Core i5, 4GB RAM, and 128GB SSD.
Choosing "Launch Full Screen" after starting Civ causes my MacBook Air to crash and restart. I submitted a support request on Aspyr's website.
Choosing "Launch in Window" works well with all graphics options set to "Low", however the OS menu bar covers the Civ status and menu bar at the top of the game window, so how much gold, science points, culture points, etc. I have are not immediately accessible and I have to use keyboard shortcuts or find a work around to access Civ menus.
Lastly, I really wish I would have chosen the 8GB RAM option as Civ is a memory hog. Keep in mind RAM is not upgradable on this model.
- Answered by Randal G from Eugene