Joey CA  [developer] Aug 21, 2014 @ 6:08am
MAC Public BETA Live NOW!
Hey Guys!

The Total War: ROME II Mac Public BETA is now available to everyone who owns the PC version of Total War: ROME II via Steam Play. This Public BETA is of course free of charge!

Taking part is easy, Please ensure that your Mac meets the “System Requirements” below, and follow these instructions to get started:

1) Ensure that you have Steam installed on your Mac.
If Steam is not installed on your Mac:
1. Open your web browser and navigate to store.steampowered.com
2. Click on the "Install Steam" button at the top of the webpage.
3. Follow the steam instructions to install.
2) Log into Steam on your Mac using the same steam account which owns the PC version of Total War: ROME II.
3) You should now see “Total War: ROME II” in your steam games library on your Mac. Right-click this and select “Properties”.
4) In the Properties window, select the “BETAS” tab.
5) In the drop-down list that says “Select the beta you would like to opt into” please select “MacPublicBeta”.
6) Close the Properties window, and right-click “Total War: ROME II” app and select “Install Game”, or click the “Install” button with the “Total War: ROME II” app selected, and it will download and install for you.
7) Once the download is complete, simply launch “Total War: ROME II” to take part in the Total War: ROME II Mac Public BETA.


System Requirements

To participate in the Total War: ROME II Mac Public BETA, please ensure that your Mac meets the following system requirements:


Minimum Mac System Requirements: OSX 10.7.5
Processor: 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5
Graphics: 512 MB graphics card
ATI: Radeon HD 4850
NVidia: Geforce 640
Intel: HD 4000
Screen Resolution: 1024x768
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hardrive Space: 25GB



Recommended Mac System Requirements: OSX 10.7.5
Processor: 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater)
Graphics: 1GB graphics card
NVidia 750 or better
Memory:8GB RAM
Hard Drive Space: 25 GB


Unsupported graphics chipsets for Mac: NVidia GeForce 9 series, NVidia GeForce 300 series, NVidia GeForce Quadro, AMD Radeon HD 4000 series, Radeon HD 2000 series.


Known Issues

The Total War: ROME II Mac Public represents work in progress and as such, there are still some bugs that we are aware of. Below is a list of bugs that are present in this version of the Public BETA:


• The game will crash on exit for some users.
• Game preferences / settings will not be saved once the game is quit.
• Changing the “Shadows” settings to “Medium” or above, or “Terrain” setting above “High” will reduce frame rate noticeably on ATI graphics cards.
• The Capture Point Icons during Siege battles will be stuck in one area of the screen, overlapping each other.

If you find any other issues, please report these to us at: http://forums.totalwar.com/forumdisplay.php/205-Mac-Support
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[63e] JiNxR8 Aug 21, 2014 @ 7:14am 
I LOVE U
Joey CA  [developer] Aug 21, 2014 @ 7:17am 
Originally posted by JiNxR8:
I LOVE U

I love you too...

As a friend.
[63e] JiNxR8 Aug 21, 2014 @ 7:22am 

Originally posted by Joey CA:
Originally posted by JiNxR8:
I LOVE U

I love you too...

As a friend.
:D
CommodusIV Aug 21, 2014 @ 7:26am 
The whims and desires of the common Mac have been satisfied.

Anything on linux in the future, then? :P.
Boiled Smurf Aug 21, 2014 @ 7:32am 
Yay. :)

Originally posted by CommodusIV:
The whims and desires of the common Mac have been satisfied.

Anything on linux in the future, then? :P.

+1.
Last edited by Boiled Smurf; Aug 21, 2014 @ 7:33am
[63e] JiNxR8 Aug 21, 2014 @ 9:06am 
Why does Intel Iris Pro Graphics run so bad when I have seen it run this game on high easily?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_1F7UrI0PA
chac_f1 Aug 21, 2014 @ 9:45am 
Aweomes Job CA!!! (from a Mac user who hated bootcamping windows just to play Rome 2) Thanks!!!
Last edited by chac_f1; Aug 21, 2014 @ 9:46am
Hippster Ostrich (ALT) Aug 21, 2014 @ 5:59pm 
I am getting so many bugs like when i zoom in my screen just fills up with black and stuff like that mking it unplayable
Migz - DH Aug 21, 2014 @ 6:32pm 
Originally posted by Joey CA:
If you find any other issues, please report these to us at: http://forums.totalwar.com/forumdisplay.php/205-Mac-Support
I <3 Anime Aug 21, 2014 @ 6:53pm 
help please i have the missing exe msg still popping up and i tried re downloading it already
I <3 Anime Aug 21, 2014 @ 7:28pm 
I FIXED IT THANK GAWD I FORGOT TO PUT THE MAC BETA THANKS JOEY
ssoshnikov Aug 22, 2014 @ 1:55am 
The game crashed when it's starting ((
Last edited by ssoshnikov; Aug 22, 2014 @ 1:55am
chingis.bad Aug 22, 2014 @ 2:18am 
Originally posted by ssoshnikov:
The game crashed when it's starting ((
I have the same issue.
What are your specs? My definetely seem to at least satisfy the requirements.
Trying to reinstall at the moment.
[V_M]_Aaronrus_{C} Aug 22, 2014 @ 2:23am 
The game crashed when it's starting too!
[63e] JiNxR8 Aug 22, 2014 @ 3:00am 
Originally posted by V_M_Aaronrus_{C}:
The game crashed when it's starting too!
What OS are you guys running?

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