Civ V Update Adds 4K Support, Leverages OpenCL for 2013 Mac Pro
“This update makes Civilization V the only big Mac game that currently supports 4K resolutions on the new Mac Pro,” writes GameAgent’s Russ Looney. “It should automatically download and install for Steam users; Mac App users can head to the Mac App Store to get the update.”
So, head on over to the Mac App Store and get Civilization V 1.3.6 Update, which priced at $14.99 in celebration.
Enabling GPU Texture Decode on Civilization V (KB article) — GPU Texture Decode allows for improved stability using higher graphic settings on higher end ATI and NVIDIA cards on 10.9.2
• To Enable GPU Texture Decode
— Launch Civilization V, from the Main Menu,
— Select Options > Video Options
— If the machine supports GPU Texture Decode, the options will be selectable.
— Select GPU Texture Decode.
— Select Accept.
Mac GPUs that support GPU Texture Decode:
— nVidia GeForce 600 series, 700 series cards
— ATI Radeon HD 5000 series, 6000 series cards
— Late 2013 Mac Pro
Again, Civilization V 1.3.6 Update brings 4K and OpenCL support for the 2013 Mac Pro, and is priced at 50 percent off through Thursday, March 27.