Attila Apple Mac FAQs

As Mac operating systems differ from Windows in a number of ways (such as file structure and locations, file extensions, hotkeys and so on), we offer the following summary of Mac-specific details.

Q: Can I use mods with Mac?
A: Yes you can! More information here.

Q: I want to modify my preferences.script file or create a user.script file. Where can I find the scripts folder?
A: The scripts folder can be found in:

  • ~/library/The Creative Assembly/Attila/scripts (for the Steam download)

It may be hidden by default, like the Windows ‘appdata’ folder. To navigate to this folder, go to your Mac’s desktop, ensure the Finder is selected, click ‘Go’ on the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen, then ‘Go To Folder’. Enter the path exactly as above (including the tilde symbol).

Q: The Encyclopaedia minimises the game and opens a web browser. How can I view the Encyclopaedia in-game?
A: This feature can be modified through the preferences.script file found in:

  • ~/library/The Creative Assembly/Attila/scripts (for the Steam download)

Open the file and search for the term external_browser true; then change this to external_browser false; and re-save the preferences.script file. The Encyclopaedia will now open in-game.

Q: Can I play multiplayer with a PC Player?
A: Unfortunately there is no cross-platform multiplayer functionality, though you can play with other Mac users (Steam version only)

Q: Can I play my old PC saves on my Mac?
A: Yes, PC saves and replays are cross compatible. You will need to transfer them to your save-game folder, located in:

  • ~/library/The Creative Assembly/Attila/save_games (for the Steam download)

or sync your game with the Steam Cloud (this happens automatically provided your old saves have been synced to the Steam Cloud).

Q: Whenever I try to right-click with my Apple Magic Mouse, rather than issuing an order I deselect all units. Why is this?
A: The Magic Mouse can be highly sensitive to touch, and it’s important to note which settings you have configured when using it. If you’re using the default settings, the mouse will register one finger as a left-click and two fingers on the right of the Magic Mouse surface as a right-click. We recommend ticking the ‘secondary click’ toggle in the mouse settings screen (under System Preferences -> Mouse), which will make your Magic Mouse act like a traditional 2-button mouse.

Q: My game has crashed, how do I find the error report?
A: If any application crashes, your Mac should automatically generate and display an error report. If this is ignored or not sent to Apple it can be located in the following folder ~/library/Logs/DiagnosticReports under the name Attila[Date].

Q: The default Mac keyboard hotkeys are overriding the ATTILA hotkeys. How can I disable them?
A: To use the F1-F12 keys as game commands, there are two options:

1) Pressing Fn + F1-F12 will bypass the default Mac hotkey functionality.
2) Go to System Preferences -> Keyboard. Under this menu you will see a tick box labelled: ‘Use all F1 F2, etc. keys as function keys’. This will toggle the hotkeys to standard F-number keys. To use the default Mac hotkey functionality, you can then use Fn + F1-F12.

Q: How to submit a crash report and the relevant files
A: Please send us a copy of your crash report along with your appropriate save games/replay. These files can be found in

~/library/The Creative Assembly/Attila/Saves or Replays

Q: What is the minimum requirements to run the game on a Mac?
A: Minimum requirements are:

  • OS: OS X 10.9.4
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 1.7 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5670 or Intel HD 4000
  • Hard Drive: 35 GB available space

Unsupported graphics chipsets for Mac: NVIDIA GeForce 9 series, GeForce 300 series, GeForce Quatro series ; AMD Radeon HD 4000 series, Radeon HD 3000 series, Radeon HD 2000 series.

Q: What is the recommended requirements to run the game on a Mac?
R: Recommended requirements
• Operating System: OS X 10.9.4 +) 
• Processor: 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 (or greater) 
• RAM: 8 GB RAM 
• Hard Drive: 35 GB 
• Video Card: 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Unsupported graphics chipsets for Mac: NVidia GeForce 9 series, GeForce 300 series, GeForce Quatro series, AMD Radeon HD 4000 series, Radeon HD 2000 series

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