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    Get your Mac ready for Mavericks (OS X 10.9)

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May 02, 2011 by Paul | Posted in Desktops

IMac OS Tiger upgrading?

Hi, I just bought a Apple iMac (MA589LL/A) (20", 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo, 1 GB, 250 GB) Running Tiger (Sent with original disks) I see on eBay: QTY-1 IMAC MAC OS X INSTALL DVD MAC OS VERSION 10.6.1 DISC VERSION 1.0 2Z691-6588-A QTY-1 IMAC APPLICATIONS INSTALL DVD AHT VERSION 3A180 DISC VERSION 1.0 2Z691-6589-A Price=10.00 I did some research and it looks like you can upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard using the 29.99 disks. First, is that true? Second, can I use the above disks from eBay and save a few bucks? Or best to go to the Apple Store and pay the 29.99? Any ups or downs to this? Trying to avoid buying the Mac Box Set, really don't iLife or iWork. Any insight would be great!


The 29.99 upgrade does not include any iLife apps... and some of the old 10.4 ones will NOT work on it... which is why they sell a more expensive 10.4 - 10.6 upgrade that comes with new iLife apps. If you do not want any of the iLife apps, then no big deal... the 29.99 upgrade is only supposed to be for 10.5 machines, but you can do a full install technically on a machine that has no OS. Do not buy 10.6 from ebay unless its a retail copy. If it came bundled with an iMac, it will only work right on the same exact make/model of iMac it came with... not on yours.

| May 02, 2011
SilverTonguedDevil | May 02, 2011
"you can upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard" Not really true. You cannot install Snow Leopard over Tiger. You can erase the drive, and then install Snow Leopard. That's right, you have to erase all your documents and applications. Yes, you will find many forums online with claims of "Upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard", but when you read all the details, you see they ALWAYS erased the drive before installing Snow Leopard. If there is no longer any trace of Tiger on the drive, how can you upgrade Tiger? Technically, you could avoid erasing the drive by using target disk mode connected to another Firewire Mac, hide the System folder and Library folder inside some other folder, thus making Tiger completely hidden from the installer and then install Snow Leopard, but that still doesn't actually upgrade the Tiger system. It disables and hides the Tiger system. None of your previously installed apps that have essential files in the Library of Tiger will be working after such a false upgrade. You could also make a new partition for Snow Leopard, but just like hiding the Tiger system, it won't leave essential Library files of your apps in the Snow Leopard Library. You will need a retail DVD to install Snow Leopard. There is no other option. You do not need to buy the Mac Box Set if you don't need both iLife and iWork. BTW, "doh123" says "...some of the old 10.4 ones will NOT work on it" Not true, if we are talking about iLife '06. All those apps work fine in OS 10.6.
Mar 28, 2011 by Panic74 | Posted in Software

Help! Installing Snow Leopard from Tiger?

I am a complete Mac newbie. I have a Tiger intel iMac that I need to upgrade. My confusion is I see 50/50 success of people buying the $29 upgrade disc vs 100% success when buying the MAc box set of Snow leopard for $129. My question is technical - do I HAVE to wipe the drive and install or will the box set "upgrade" Tiger? I'll back everything up obviously to be careful but I'm fearful of something going wrong as I've never done this before on the Mac.


The safest way to upgrade to a newer Mac OS X generation is not to 'update', but to erase the hard drive and make a fresh new installation – it really isn't difficult and you make sure this way that hidden file system damages, bugs, or incompatible components don't make it to the new system (it's a huge step from 10.4 to 10.6.) Also, check all your applications for Snow Leopard compatible versions / updates and install these. In this sense, whether you take the $29 DVD or the $129 package with iWork and iLife is not a technical issue, just a budget and preference question (some prefer MS Office or one of the 3 OpenOffice packages). Garageband and iMovie'11 can be bought separately from the new Mac App Store. The other thing to consider is the amount of RAM. If you have 4 GB, you'll be ok. 2 GB is the least you should have, but this is where I would start thinking about adding RAM up to 4 GB (consult the printed manual).

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ELfaGeek | Mar 28, 2011
According to Apple Tech Support, the Mac Box Set ($129) is mandatory, when upgrading from OS X Tiger. Read and follow the Upgrade instructions, and choose the "Archive and Install" Option. It saves all your personal data, and tries to save all Snow Leopard-compatible Apps. BUT, Apple RECOMMENDS that you Back Up all your personal data, FIRST, just in case. I used Time Machine (in OS X Leopard) for that with an External USB Hard drive. OS X Tiger tips, and CCC, are here:

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* The definitive, 100% complete handbook and reference for the more than 12 million Mac OS X users has been improved and expanded to include essential expert guidance and advice on all of Tiger's new features* Tiger boasts more than 150 new features including Spotlight, the new system-wide search tool; Dashboard, which provides instant access to accessory programs; and iChatAV, which allows users to videoconference with up to three additional people* Packed with useful tips and secrets on installation, taking advantage of hot new features, setting up OS X on a network, running older apps in emulation mode, using Sherlock "X," AirPort, iChat, iCal, Address Book, Mail, QuickTime "X", and other Tiger features* Includes updates to iLife and the latest built-in Tiger apps


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  • Apple

    Mac OS X version 10.6.3 Snow Leopard (Mac computer with an Intel processor required)

    Software (Apple)

    Rating (840 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Apple

    Great, but not essential...

    Is Apple's latest operating system, Snow Leopard, a strong, reliable OS that demonstrates the versatility of Macs? YesThat being said, is Snow Leopard an essential upgrade? No, not exactly.THE DIFFERENCE IS NOT THAT DRASTICThe differences between Apple's "Tiger" OS (10.4) and "Leopard" (10.5) were very noticeable, and there were many improvements that made the upgrade worthwhile. Such as Time Machine, Boot Camp, Quick Look, and many more The bulk of changes between Leopard (10.5) and this latest release, "Snow Leopard" (10.6), are "under the hood" so to speak, and therefore the average user might not notice as much of a change as they'd expect with an OS upgrade. But then again, why fix a bone that's not broken? Leopard was a success, and Snow Leopard improves on it, without radically altering the user experience. The majority of improvements affect system reliability, speed, and resourcefulness. There is also Microsoft Exchange support, which is great... 5/5 Cinnamon - See all my reviews This review is from: Mac OS X version 10.6.3 Snow Leopard (Mac computer with an Intel processor required) (Software) Is Apple's latest operating system, Snow Leopard, a strong, reliable OS that demonstrates the versatility of Macs? YesThat being said, is Snow Leopard an essential upgrade? No, not exactly.THE DIFFERENCE IS NOT THAT DRASTICThe differences between Apple's "Tiger" OS (10.4) and "Leopard" (10.5) were very noticeable, and there were many improvements that made the upgrade worthwhile. Such as Time Machine, Boot Camp, Quick Look, and many more The bulk of changes between Leopard (10.5) and this latest release, "Snow Leopard" (10.6), are "under the hood" so to speak, and therefore the average user might not notice as much of a change as they'd expect with an OS upgrade. But then again, why fix a bone that's not broken? Leopard was a success, and Snow Leopard improves on it, without radically altering the user experience. The majority of improvements affect system reliability, speed, and resourcefulness. There is also Microsoft Exchange support, which is great... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 28, 2009

    A bargain for the price and an OS for the future

    The most remarkable thing about Snow Leopard is simply that it can be installed on a Mac running Tiger. You do not need to pay the money to buy the boxed set to upgrade if you never upgraded to Leopard. This means that you can upgrade a Tiger computer to Leopard using this disk. It is up to the user to determine if they have an ethical problem with that; Apple certainly knew that this was possible when they released the software: they understand and use DRM effectively and always have. The fact it is missing here tells me that they are primarily concerned with getting Snow Leopard unto as many computers as possible as fast as possible. I am sure part of that is the desire to have Snow Leopard outperform Windows 7 which debuts in October.So what do you get with Snow Leopard? The answer is largely performance boosts, although many of those are not really applicable (yet) since few (virtually none) third party applications use the performance gains offered by Snow Leopard... 5/5 Nathan Beauchamp "ConsumerAdvocate (nathan(at... (Oak Park, IL USA) - See all my reviews, August 28, 2009

    Nice New Features, But Far From Perfect...

    I upgraded my Leopard-equipped late 2006 Black MacBook to Snow Leopard. I had it on pre-order all week and delivered on release date. It doesn't boast a whole lot of new stuff to it, but I like the new features it does have, and I love the fact that it takes up so much less hard drive space on my MacBook (I gained an amazing 29 gigabytes of space). I also noticed a pretty good speed boost after upgrading.I really love the new Dock Expose, and how I can look at just one particular application in Expose instead of all the open windows in any given space. It makes finding things a lot easier. I also like the fact that you can now resize your icons in the finder. Dock scrolling (with magnification) and cover flow have been smoothed out greatly which makes it that much more attractive. Quicktime X is a pretty good movie recorder and the interface looks a lot better than previous version of Quicktime. Some other refinements are pretty nice as well.64-bit support is... 3/5 LG - See all my reviews This review is from: Mac OS X version 10.6.3 Snow Leopard (Mac computer with an Intel processor required) (Software) I upgraded my Leopard-equipped late 2006 Black MacBook to Snow Leopard. I had it on pre-order all week and delivered on release date. It doesn't boast a whole lot of new stuff to it, but I like the new features it does have, and I love the fact that it takes up so much less hard drive space on my MacBook (I gained an amazing 29 gigabytes of space). I also noticed a pretty good speed boost after upgrading.I really love the new Dock Expose, and how I can look at just one particular application in Expose instead of all the open windows in any given space. It makes finding things a lot easier. I also like the fact that you can now resize your icons in the finder. Dock scrolling (with magnification) and cover flow have been smoothed out greatly which makes it that much more attractive. Quicktime X is a pretty good movie recorder and the interface looks a lot better than previous version of Quicktime. Some other refinements are pretty nice as well.64-bit support is... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 30, 2009
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    64-bit computing, multicore-optimization, OpenCL, QuickTime X, and more
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    New core technologies unleash the power of today's advanced hardware technology and prepare Mac OS X for future innovation:
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    Stacks, quicker Time Machine backup, faster common tasks and installation, a smaller install footprint, and plenty more
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  • Sentey

    Sentey® Desktop Computer Case Cs1-1398 PRO / USB 3.0 + USB 2.0 / Hd Audio / 1 X 8mm Side Fan Cooler and Grill / Secc 0.5mm / Whole Interior Sandy Black Color / Support up to 6 Fan Coolers (Optionals)

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    Rating (12 reviews):
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    Sentey

    Just OK will not fit with Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

    0 2/5 Rick_FL - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sentey® Computer Case Cs1-1399 PRO / USB 3.0 / 2x8mm Side Fan Coolers and Grill / Secc 0.5mm / Sd-mmc Memory Card / Whole Interior Sandy Black Color / Support up to 6 Fan Coolers (Optionals) / Form Factor: ATX / M-atx - Supports up to 340mm Long Graphics Cards - CPU Coolers That ARE up to 150mm in Height ARE Supported / Hd Audio / Cable Management / 2.5 and 3.5 HDD Support / Watercooling Ready + Hidden Cable Sytem / Support Any Power Supply As 80 Plus Standard Bronze Gold or Platinum / Cable Management for Modular Power Supply - Best Pc Gaming and Desktop Mid Tower - Support Cheap and Expensive Video Cards AMD and Nvidia Ultra Pro Systems Works As Gaming Case Too (Personal Computers) It is just an ok case. Not looking for a heavy duty portable case this will work.No instructions, doesn't take a genius to put together, but there were a few questions, like where to plug in the the on board SD card reader.Will not accommodate the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 10, 2014

    I was tired of that setup as it was too deep to be put anywhere convenient so I wanted a tower case to better fit my needs

    5 star rating for a value priced case. I previously had my PC system in a rackmount server case I paid a small fortune for several years ago. I was tired of that setup as it was too deep to be put anywhere convenient so I wanted a tower case to better fit my needs. This sentey case is actually very well appointed. I wasn't expecting much for the price. I got a well ventilated case with some nice perks. There's a vent tunnel that extends off the left side cover to port air from outside the case over to your processor fan. The small case fan included is actually pretty quiet in it's operation and is the first fan this size I have used in a PC in many years. I like the 120mm fans they don't annoy me as much with noise. All of the case to motherboard wires are clearly labeled. I had my system swapped from my old case to this one within an hour, taking my time and laying things out nicely. The power button glows blue rather brightly. not an issue for me as the whole case will be unseen... 5/5 Biederstadt Household - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sentey® Desktop Computer Case Cs1-1398 PRO / USB 3.0 + USB 2.0 / Hd Audio / 1 X 8mm Side Fan Cooler and Grill / Secc 0.5mm / Whole Interior Sandy Black Color / Support up to 6 Fan Coolers (Optionals) (Personal Computers) 5 star rating for a value priced case. I previously had my PC system in a rackmount server case I paid a small fortune for several years ago. I was tired of that setup as it was too deep to be put anywhere convenient so I wanted a tower case to better fit my needs. This sentey case is actually very well appointed. I wasn't expecting much for the price. I got a well ventilated case with some nice perks. There's a vent tunnel that extends off the left side cover to port air from outside the case over to your processor fan. The small case fan included is actually pretty quiet in it's operation and is the first fan this size I have used in a PC in many years. I like the 120mm fans they don't annoy me as much with noise. All of the case to motherboard wires are clearly labeled. I had my system swapped from my old case to this one within an hour, taking my time and laying things out nicely. The power button glows blue rather brightly. not an issue for me as the whole case will be unseen... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 6, 2014

    Absolute Crap

    0 1/5 Bill - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sentey® Computer Case Cs1-1399 PRO / USB 3.0 / 2x8mm Side Fan Coolers and Grill / Secc 0.5mm / Sd-mmc Memory Card / Whole Interior Sandy Black Color / Support up to 6 Fan Coolers (Optionals) / Form Factor: ATX / M-atx - Supports up to 340mm Long Graphics Cards - CPU Coolers That ARE up to 150mm in Height ARE Supported / Hd Audio / Cable Management / 2.5 and 3.5 HDD Support / Watercooling Ready + Hidden Cable Sytem / Support Any Power Supply As 80 Plus Standard Bronze Gold or Platinum / Cable Management for Modular Power Supply - Best Pc Gaming and Desktop Mid Tower - Support Cheap and Expensive Video Cards AMD and Nvidia Ultra Pro Systems Works As Gaming Case Too (Personal Computers) Beware, DO NOT BUY, this product is so cheaply built it arrives as a total flaw. after installing my MoBo and ready to start computer i find out the reset button switch is shorted out, guess what it fried my MoBo. Yes i know what i'm doing, been building computers for years, just needed a cheap case, The shipping package itself was a flaw, looked like it went through a Tornado and had one strip of tape holding closed which was not. after opening containment box ,case had a small dent and a paint chip off item. i am NOT pleased, Entire case itself is cheap soda can thin metal with a very brittle front facing . Save your money and spend it elsewhere this item is a FAIL.so far my dealings with Amazon has been an absolute disaster with 1 out of 5 items being as described and usable. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 17, 2014
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  • Apple

    Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5.6 Leopard (OLD VERSION)

    Software (Apple)

    Rating (481 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Apple

    Worth it for Time Machine alone... but there's lots more reasons to buy

    The OS comes in a very small package with a little manual. Install took 45 minutes to confirm that the CD was in good condition, 45 more to install. This review is not going to be full of technical jargon... instead a brief first impression from a long time Mac user (circa 1984 Mac 512Ke vintage). For the technicals, go to Apple, read geeky blogs. For the rest of us, I'll try to keep it more straight-forward. They claim 300 changes... here are what I think are some of the more interesting ones... apologies for the length of the review, relative to the number of changes claimed, a moderate length to this review. Updated December 09, 2007 to reflect new experiences.Pro:-Time machine! OK, back up programs are available, but how many of them are sold versus the number of macs out there? This program is native, created by Apple for Apple. All I did was plug in a hard drive and Leopard asked if I wanted to make this my back-up drive for Leopard. I clicked yes,... 5/5 M and K (Dover, NH) - See all my reviews This review is from: Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5.6 Leopard (OLD VERSION) (Software) The OS comes in a very small package with a little manual. Install took 45 minutes to confirm that the CD was in good condition, 45 more to install. This review is not going to be full of technical jargon... instead a brief first impression from a long time Mac user (circa 1984 Mac 512Ke vintage). For the technicals, go to Apple, read geeky blogs. For the rest of us, I'll try to keep it more straight-forward. They claim 300 changes... here are what I think are some of the more interesting ones... apologies for the length of the review, relative to the number of changes claimed, a moderate length to this review. Updated December 09, 2007 to reflect new experiences.Pro:-Time machine! OK, back up programs are available, but how many of them are sold versus the number of macs out there? This program is native, created by Apple for Apple. All I did was plug in a hard drive and Leopard asked if I wanted to make this my back-up drive for Leopard. I clicked yes,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 26, 2007

    Just Brilliant new OS

    THis is a brilliant update to Apple's operating system. Installed with no problems, runs beautifully, and the new features are wonderful.This OS will not run on older Macs, but will run on any of the newer (last three years or so) Macs -- and it makes everything look clean, new, and runs faster (indeed!) than TIger.Safari is particularly lightning fast in Leopard. Mail has some wonderful new features (most notably the To Do and Notes features) and everything just looks better.Note that you might need to reinstall some printer drivers after updating - especially if you have Epson printers; but those are available at epson.com (or similar sites for other printers). Many of the "beta" drivers inside Leopard will not work.One note: if you watch the Apple video about Leopard and follow their instructions ("You can start the install, and go out for coffee and it will all be ready for you when you return") it is simply NOT TRUE. DO NOT LEAVE... 5/5 RonAnnArbor (Ann Arbor, MI United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5.6 Leopard (OLD VERSION) (Software) THis is a brilliant update to Apple's operating system. Installed with no problems, runs beautifully, and the new features are wonderful.This OS will not run on older Macs, but will run on any of the newer (last three years or so) Macs -- and it makes everything look clean, new, and runs faster (indeed!) than TIger.Safari is particularly lightning fast in Leopard. Mail has some wonderful new features (most notably the To Do and Notes features) and everything just looks better.Note that you might need to reinstall some printer drivers after updating - especially if you have Epson printers; but those are available at epson.com (or similar sites for other printers). Many of the "beta" drivers inside Leopard will not work.One note: if you watch the Apple video about Leopard and follow their instructions ("You can start the install, and go out for coffee and it will all be ready for you when you return") it is simply NOT TRUE. DO NOT LEAVE... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 27, 2007

    Wait for the First Update **UPDATED** 11-19

    There is a ton of potential here with Leopard, including some very nice new features that makes the Mac even better. The only problem is that the bugs in this first release are so annoying and problematic that I've wasted more time trying to work out the kinks than being productive. Going from the stability of Tiger to this has been a huge dissapointment.My advice is to hold off a bit until they get some of these issues worked out. Here are a list of the problems I am experiencing on both my Mac Pro and Macbook (other Mac owners are reporting similar problems on their machines):1. Desktop freezing - both machines frequently have their desktops freeze up, making them inaccessible. The solution is to change the screen resolution to a lower setting and back. **Since the 10.5.1 update I have not experienced additional desktop freezing issues**2. Installation woes - Leopard's upgrade disc did not recognize my Mac Pro's system drive initially, I... 3/5 Lon J. Seidman "lon@ lon.tv" (CT) - See all my reviews, October 29, 2007
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  • Aspyr Media

    Sid Meier's Civilization V - Mac

    Video Games (Aspyr Media)

    Rating (183 reviews):
    (2.7/5)
    Aspyr Media

    BRUTALLY UNCIVILIZED

    The working relationship between a game designer and his publisher is never a simple one. So I would not know where exactly to place the blame, Sid Meyer or 2K GAMES. But in the end, it does not matter. Because it is simply sad to see a great gaming franchise came to this.THIS IS NOT A CIVILIZATION GAMEA great number of major features of this beloved series have been simply removed. A fellow gamer called this "Civilization For Dummies" and he is absolutely right.There is no trading maps or technologies. There is no claiming resources outside your borders by building a colony. There is no need for transport ships as units apparently are now all..amphibious (and they need 15-20 turns to cross an ocean!). There are no city-growth milestone requirements (granary, aqueduct, refrigeration). There is no culturally conquering an enemy city (detonating a "culture bomb" by consuming a Great Artist will only get you extra territory tiles but no cities). There are no spies... 2/5 NeuroSplicer (Freeside, in geosynchronous orbit) - See all my reviews, December 4, 2010

    Sort of an alternate Civ experience, but not watered down. Bugs hold it back on Mac

    This is about the Mac version of the game, I've not played the PC version, though game mechanics should be the same.I read a couple of reviews complaining that the game was "watered down" or dumbed down in some way, but I don't feel that way at all. This is more like your standard Civ experience than is Civilization Revolutions for counsels (now that was watered down!). However there are some big changes. In fairness, if you've read any articles about the games development, or any game previews or preliminary reviews from game websites/magazines, you would know the big changes; 1) Hex tile board layout instead of squares, 2) no more unit stacking, 3) religion gone and cultural sway over rival civilizations reduced, and 4) the strategic limits of resources (one horse doesn't mean unlimited mounted units but instead 1 -4 [depending on the specific tile] mounted regiments]For those who have played earlier versions of the game, these are huge changes (except maybe... 2/5 Patrick Byers (Pittsburgh) - See all my reviews, December 6, 2010

    Gorgeous environment and fun game, but with caveats

    Having played most every version of Civilization since it came out (I missed Civ 3) I was eagerly awaiting this newest installment. The preview videos you see over the web looked fabulous. And, let's face it, if you're into Civilization, you're going to be eager to play the latest version. "Just one more turn" and all that.So after buying the DVD version and receiving it, here's the skinny:1. Installation is a bit of a pain because you have to download the Valve Steam stuff online. In my opinion that should be included on the DVD.2. Make SURE you go to Aspyr.com to check the LATEST version of the system requirements. They're VERY particular. Hopefully they'll improve compatibility over time, but many common Mac graphics cards are NOT supported. Also, it's Snow Leopard (10.6.4 and greater) ONLY.3. After I installed it, I could get to set up but couldn't actually start the game. It would always freeze up. Then I restarted my system and it worked fine... 4/5 Jason Cox "regular guy" (Knoxville, TN United States) - See all my reviews, November 29, 2010
    List Price: $29.99
    Wars between empires feel massive as armies dominate the landscape and combat is more exciting and intense than ever before.
    Wars between empires feel massive as armies dominate the landscape, and combat is more exciting and intense than ever before.
    New hexagon environment tiles allow for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire.
    Consult a set of trusted advisors who will explain game functionality and provide counsel for significant decisions.
    Civilization V introduces hexagon tiles allowing for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire.
    Choose one of eighteen historical civilizations to lead from the stone-age to the space age on your quest to build the world's most powerful empire.
    New game engine orchestrates a spectacular visual experience, featuring fully animated leaders interacting with players and speaking in their native languages for the first time.
    Successful diplomacy will depend on players carefully managing relationships with other leaders, trading items and land


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