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Civilization Beyond Earth FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
« on: September 14, 2014, 11:12:37 AM »
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    • What is Beyond Earth?
      Civilization: Beyond Earth is the latest game in the Sid Meier's Civilization francise. ‎‎‎
      ‎‎Beyond Earth follows the colonization of another planet in a future setting.

    • What is the release date?
      - October 24, 2014 for the PC version.
      - Mac and Linux versions will be released this holiday season via Aspyr Media on Steam and through Apple’s Mac App Store.
      You can pre-order a Steam code for the for Mac and Linux through Aspyr’s online store.

    • Where can I buy it?
      See: Steam link and Greenman Gaming link 

    • What is the price of the game?
      Prices are subject to change and may vary in different regions. The US price is currently $49.99, UK price is £29.99.

    • What are the minimum system requirements for Beyond Earth?
      Windows:
      Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7.
      2 GB RAM (4 GB Recommended).
      Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2 GHz or better.
      8 GB hard drive space.
      Graphics (one of the following):
      AMD/ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB or better
      NVIDIA 8800 GT 256 MB or better.
      Intel HD 3000 or better.
      *The latest drivers may be required to play*
      DirectX 11
      The Steam client and a Steam account are required for Beyond Earth.

    • Does Beyond Earth support Mac or Linux?
      Only Windows is supported for now. Aspyr Media will release the Mac and Linux versions in the upcoming holiday season.

    • Does Beyond Earth require Civilization V to play (or is Beyond Earth an expansion)?
      Beyond Earth is an entirely new, standalone game. It does not require any previous Civilization game.

    • Is this a sequel/remake of Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri?
      Beyond Earth is a new game, not a follow-up to Firaxis' earlier game, Alpha Centauri, although both games have similar themes.

    • Can you play multiplayer?
      Yes. Up to 8 people can play multiplayer.

    • Even cross-platform multiplayer?
      Yes. There will be cross-platform multiplayer available via Steam.

    • Is there mod support?
      Yes. See current state of support.

    • Is this game on Steam Workshop?
      Yes. Here's the

    • Will there be a feature similar to the Civilopedia/Datalinks?
      Yes.

    • Does Beyond Earth use One Unit Per Tile?
      Yes.

    • What factions can you choose?
      There are eight playable factions:
      -‎American Reclamation Corporation
      -Brazilia
      -Franco-Iberia
      -Kavitahn Protectorate
      -Panasian Cooperative
      -People's African Union
      -Polystralia
      -Slavic Federation

    • What victory conditions are there?
      There are five victory conditions:
      -Contact
      -Transcendence
      -Promised Land
      -Emancipation
      -Domination

    • Will the game include a digital soundtrack?
      Yes, you can extract the soundtrack files from your Civ: Beyond Earth copy of the game. See the .

    • Is there any DLC available?
      The Exoplanets Map Pack DLC was available as a pre-order bonus.

    • What does the Exoplanets Map Pack add?
      The DLC adds the following additional map scripts inspired by actual exoplanets:
      ‎-Kepler 186f
      -Rigil Khantoris Bb
      -Tau Ceti d
      -Mu Arae f
      -82 Eridani e
      -Eta Vulpeculae b

    « Last Edit: November 08, 2014, 12:30:28 PM by sisko »
    Anyone else feels like it's time to fix the faction graphics bug?

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    Re: CivBE FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
    « Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 09:43:27 PM »
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  • Why do they bother including RAM requirements anymore, even my jittery bargain laptop has eight gigabytes.

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    Re: Civilization Beyond Earth FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
    « Reply #2 on: October 23, 2014, 07:19:12 PM »
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  • Added today:
    - Linux and Mac release details;
    - cross-platform multiplayer confirmation.
    Anyone else feels like it's time to fix the faction graphics bug?

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    Re: Civilization Beyond Earth FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
    « Reply #3 on: November 08, 2014, 12:33:47 PM »
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  • New update:
    - more info about the soundtrack;
    - added links to articles on this board.
    Anyone else feels like it's time to fix the faction graphics bug?

     

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