Attention, strategy game enthusiasts: Aspyr Media Inc. on Thursday noted that it is accepting pre-orders for its Macintosh conversion of
Civilization III Complete. The game can be purchased for US$49.99.
Civilization III Complete is a compendium that includes the original Civilization III strategy game, in which you try to develop a civilization’s economic, diplomatic, cultural and military might, expanding its borders, harvesting resources, pitting armies against each other, using political skills and much more. Also included is the content in the Civilization III: Conquests! expansion pack, and the Play the World multiplayer expansion pack.
This is not Civilization III’s first appearance on the Mac platform — several years ago, MacSoft released its own conversion of Civilization III. But this is the first time that Civilization III: Complete has been on the Mac. Ironically, the same developer responsible for the game’s original conversion — Brad Oliver, who worked at the time for Westlake Interactive — managed the conversion again this time around (Oliver now works for Aspyr Studios, Aspyr’s own in-house development team).
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, G4/500MHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 2.0GB hard disk space, 1024×768 resolution, and LAN or Internet connection for online play. Multiplayer is Mac to Mac only via GameRanger. The game was rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.