Where does the Game Of The Year edition Civilization V soundtrack get downloaded on Mac? I looked at this question and from it deduced that the equivalent location on the Mac would be ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/sid meier's civilization v/assets/DLC/DLC_Deluxe but this directory didn't contain a soundtrack directory.

Any ideas where I should be looking?

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I have Steam, a Mac, and I own the Deluxe edition of Civ 5 that I got for Windows, so I thought I'd go digging around to see if I could find the soundtrack.

The directory you mention on my install contains a Soundtrack directory, in addition to Sounds, Gameplay, Behind the Scenes, and the Babylon Expansion files.

/Users/{username}/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/sid meier's civilization v/Assets/DLC/DLC_Deluxe

You might try right clicking on the game in your Steam library, and then click "View Downloadable Content" to see if you have "Civ V Digital Deluxe Content (Mac)" as one of your DLC packages. I pre-ordered the Deluxe edition for Windows, and got the Mac version via SteamPlay after that became a feature of Steam, so that might be a factor.

Previously I found another method of extracting the soundtrack, which you can find below:

I checked around and I found this thread on the Steam forums. It appears to have a sections of interest:

You can access the soundtrack files directly from the game contents. Mine were here:

/Users/{username}/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/sid meier's civilization v/assets/Sounds/Streamed/Music/

You'll have to use the Finder to get to this directory, and then you can copy these files out, which are in .ogg format.

  • No sign of the Civ V Digital Deluxe Content DLC, so I'm thinking it didn't download. I've uninstalled and am reinstalling to see if that helps. If that doesn't then I guess the next stop is steam support. Thanks for the help
    – GordonM
    Dec 26, 2011 at 7:52
  • @GordonM, Some of the people in that thread (where I found the alternate method, see the link) seemed to think that if you bought the Mac edition of Civ V you don't get the Deluxe content regardless, since there technically isn't a Deluxe edition of Civ V for Mac. I don't know how accurate this is. I think your plan of contacting Steam Support if reinstalling doesn't work is good.
    – agent86
    Dec 26, 2011 at 15:05
  • @GordonM: I'm having the same issue. Did reinstalling help? (I just contacted Steam Support, too.)
    – Ed Brannin
    Jul 26, 2012 at 2:44

Sadly, Mac-only users appear to be out of luck re: the Soundtrack for now.

I bought the Game of the Year edition on my mac, and did not find a Soundtrack in the DLC_Deluxe folder as agent86 suggested I would.

I contacted Steam Support, and they told me the Soundtrack folder would be in the same location as the agent86's answer said. After telling them it wasn't there, someone else replied:

My apologies however it would appear that the soundtrack is currently not available on the Mac at this time.

You may install this game on PC to gain access to the soundtrack.

We apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused.

I don't understand why they don't just make the files available to Mac clients, but that's how it is right now.


from terminal:

# cd ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/Sid Meier's Civilization V/Civilization V.app/Contents/Home/assets/Sounds/Streamed/Music

# mkdir ~/Desktop/CivVSoundtrack

# find ./ -name '*.ogg' -exec cp {} ~/Desktop/CivVSoundtrack/ \;

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