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?
Change the date on your system? I doubt that would work but it is worth a try.
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.
Anyone know if you can enter the serial code from the retail version into steam and install it there?
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.
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.
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.
6 days, 10 hours for us I'm afraid. The international release is after the US release.
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
Nvidia 8800GT 512mb
500 Gb Hard Drive
Civilisation Revolution on the iPad is just about taking the edge off waiting for Civ V to unlock. Barely.
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.
Universally positive, I didn't expect any less.