#61

So, have it pre-loaded with Steam, and it sits on my hard drive, taunting me.

Supposed to unlock just after midnight next Thursday. Having not pre-loaded a game with Steam before can anyone tell me do these thing usually unlock on time, and how long does unlocking take, so I know whether or not to bother waiting up to get an early 2-3 hours of Civ goodness?

pg633 Registered User
#62

Change the date on your system? I doubt that would work but it is worth a try.

Spear Moderator
#63

TwoShedsJackson said:
So, have it pre-loaded with Steam, and it sits on my hard drive, taunting me.

Supposed to unlock just after midnight next Thursday. Having not pre-loaded a game with Steam before can anyone tell me do these thing usually unlock on time, and how long does unlocking take, so I know whether or not to bother waiting up to get an early 2-3 hours of Civ goodness?


The unlock time can be a bit unpredictable, and tends to run in Pacific time, since that's Valve's local time. The actual unlock process should take just a few minutes, usually to decrypt contents, and maybe grab down a last component. This is all assuming Valves servers don't creak under the pressure.

ShaneU Registered User
#64

Anyone know if you can enter the serial code from the retail version into steam and install it there?

youcancallmeal Registered User
#65

Amazon have it on pre-order for £25, no delivery charge to Ireland with super saver. Not a bad deal if you can wait a few days after release.

#66

seriously a quad core reccommended???

i just pray this civ game doesnt suffer from a slow down like civ 3 did.

never got into civ 4, really hated the whole feel of it.

nesf Registered User
#67

pg633 said:
Change the date on your system? I doubt that would work but it is worth a try.


Nah, the unlock is based on server time not system time. Otherwise we'd all be playing it already and gladly be handing over the Steam Tax.

pg633 Registered User
#68

Only 5 days left for North America! Civilization V will be unlocking at 10am EDT (7am PDT) September 21st and can be pre-loaded on Steam right now!

From CIV on facebook
http://www.facebook.com/civ

nesf Registered User
#69

pg633 said:
From CIV on facebook
http://www.facebook.com/civ


6 days, 10 hours for us I'm afraid. The international release is after the US release.

gunner_twotone Registered User
#70

Having read the system requirements I am a little nervous to say the least.

Can anyone indicate if my system will run it well?

Dell XPS 420
Windows Vista SP2 32bit
Intel Quad Core Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz
4Gb Ram
Nvidia 8800GT 512mb
500 Gb Hard Drive

Thanks

ShaneU Registered User
#71

gunner_twotone said:
Having read the system requirements I am a little nervous to say the least.

Can anyone indicate if my system will run it well?

Dell XPS 420
Windows Vista SP2 32bit
Intel Quad Core Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz
4Gb Ram
Nvidia 8800GT 512mb
500 Gb Hard Drive

Thanks

Yes that will run it fine

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nesf Registered User
#72

Civilisation Revolution on the iPad is just about taking the edge off waiting for Civ V to unlock. Barely.

#73

You can download the manual now: http://www.civilization5.com/#/community/feature_manual

25 meg PDF. There seems to be a few contradictions or errors in there so it's presumably not the final manual.

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#74

A few reviews coming through

Gametrailers

Gameinformer

G4TV

Joystiq

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ShaneU Registered User
#75

Universally positive, I didn't expect any less.

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