GalCiv2 requires a number of TrueType fonts to be available.
On Ubuntu and Debian these are found in a package called msttcorefonts. This can be found in the non free Universe repository and installed using your favourite package manager such as Synaptic, or via the command line:
$ sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
Fixing mouse pointer
pointer changes to large white square block in Options menu. Enabling
hardware mouse cursor in Video options menu corrects this but leaves block
on screen until options are saved and game restarted.
There are minor artefacts on some text when running in Windows XP emulation. Switching to Windows 98 resolution corrects this. This has been logged as a bug.
Carriage returns are not rendered correctly and were shown as a box outline in Wine prior to 0.9.34, and as a '<' since. Although cosmetically distracting this has not caused any major problems with gameplay so far.
On my ATI graphics card using the fglrx driver there are no textures displayed for ships.
A workaround is to Disable Ship Textures in the Video Options menu.
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Starting new game or campaign freeze!
by lwolf on Thursday April 9th 2009, 13:25
When starting new game or campaign in GC2 (demo and Dread Lords also tested), not just Wine, but also X Server stops responding!! => only Reset button helps.
(Galactic Civilization 1 working fine on this config)
by David Hilton on Thursday October 30th 2008, 0:05
Apparently my video card (onboard ATI - HD 3200?, fglrx) doesn't support some features - my X log gives me ~50 warnings saying that " AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x23" to 0x72.
My X server always froze after the first page of trying to start a new game until I disabled just about every fancy graphical feature. I later tried reenabling a few features, but simply enabling textures caused X to go into a comatose state shortly after starting a game.
I didn't want to find out exactly how closely related these things are, as I very much dislike rebooting my computer to get rid of an unresponsive X.
by Brian on Monday February 4th 2008, 16:30
I'm running GalCiv with Ubuntu 7.10 & wine-.9.54 and am getting the three pop-ups mentioned above about resolution, color depth, and DirectX. Only I cannot get past them at all... Am I missing something?
by Gustavo Hexsel on Sunday January 27th 2008, 14:52
Using Ubuntu 8.04 beta, wine-0.9.54. Installer caused Wine to crash on WinXP mode, switched to win98 mode and all worked fine, except the resolution stays low after you exit the game (seems to be a known issue).