plus WARLORDS and BEYOND THE SWORD expansion packs.
All Civ IV versions have been merged into this one. When submitting test results please add if it's Steam or Retail CD install. Also specify which expansion pack you are using.
- Install the newest patches using the links on the left side (if retail version / non-GOTY edition)
- Steam version comes fully up to date.
Civilization IV - v1.74
Warlords - v2.13
Beyond The Sword - v3.19
Graphic Card Drivers
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Virtually everything works, though not 100% perfectly.
*Installation went fine for the Civ 4 disc and the Warlords expansion disc out-of-the-box. When I tried to install Beyond the Sword, the installer kept crashing. I was able to solve this problem by using winetricks to install a bunch of software... including directx, msxml, fonts, dotnet, and a number of others. After this, the install gave me an error pop-up, but installed perfectly anyway.
*The game runs quite smoothly. I notice no difference in gameplay speed compared with Windows Vista.
*The sound doesn't work perfectly. Music and sound effects stutter a bit, so it's best to leave the music turned off for now.
*Visually the game looks great, but the progress bars over the city that display orange for population and blue for production progress do not appear. You can still find out the info with a mouse hover, so it doesn't effect game play.
*Saving, loading, mods... all of it worked perfectly. I played a few games from start to finish with absolutely no problems except for the 2 sound and video anomalies mentioned above.
What does not
Aside from the topics mentioned above, and the trouble with installation (which will be a headache for many people, I believe), everything appears to work perfectly.
What was not tested
I haven't tested multiplayer yet.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jun 22 2020||5.8-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||llde|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"||Dec 29 2019||4.21-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Sissikana|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 25 2019||4.0.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jaroslav Smutek|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Jan 12 2019||4.0-rc5-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Gero45|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64||Feb 08 2018||3.1||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||2Utopia|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|18027||Switching to another window using Alt+Tab doesn't work if Civilization 4 was started in fullscreen mode||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|25323||Civilization IV Beyond the Sword crashed when trying to start a new game.||RESOLVED||FIXED||View|
|26142||Civilization 4: Screen turns black on turn end with built-in msxml||NEW||View|
|36711||Sid Meier's Civilization IV crashes while loading saved game (GOG.com complete, Colonization, Warlords, Beyond the Sword)('winetricks -q msxml3' is a workaround)||NEW||View|
|42195||civ 4 warlords freezes just before displaying game map||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44144||Errors during Civilization IV installation||UNCONFIRMED||View|
d3dx9*, msxml3, msxml4, vcrun2003, quartz, devenum. corefonts, lucida, tahoma.
*d3dx9_26.dll, d3dx9_31.dll, d3dx9_32.dll, d3dx9_33.dll
'msxml3r' native <=not a typo
install, run updater, launch game to create .ini file and quit game.
EnableVoice = 0
FullScreen = 0
NoIntroMovie = 1
DisableFileCaching = 1
DisableCaching = 1
ModularLoading = 1
CheatCode = chipotle
D3D9Query = 1
adjust custom resolution to taste/hardware limitations.
Sans Serif Font Fix:
cp ~/.../Assets/res/Fonts/sylfaen.ttf ~/.../windows/Fonts/
Fullscreen Cursor Fix:
mkdir backup ; cp *.ani backup/ ; rm -v *.ani ; cp backup/Pointer.ani Pointer.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Airbomb.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Airlift.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Airstrike.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Build.ani ; cp Pointer.ani BuildLarge.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Claim.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Deplete.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Edit.ani ; cp Pointer.ani EMP.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Found.ani ; cp Pointer.ani GoTo.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Grip.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Link.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Mine.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Move.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Mutiny.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Nuke.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Ping.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Rebase.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Recon.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Repair.ani ; cp Pointer.ani RouteTo.ani ; cp Pointer.ani 'Size All.ani' ; cp Pointer.ani 'Size Diagonal 1.ani' ; cp Pointer.ani 'Size Diagonal 2.ani' ; cp Pointer.ani 'Size H.ani' ; cp Pointer.ani 'Size V.ani' ; cp Pointer.ani 'Split H.ani' ; cp Pointer.ani 'Split V.ani' ; cp Pointer.ani Stasis.ani ; cp Pointer.ani Waiting.ani
illustrated instructions are here:
note: you have to use external msxml3.dll
(I doubt these are not needed anymore msxml3r.dll, d3dx9_26.dll, d3dx9_31.dll, d3dx9_32.dll, d3dx9_33.dll
i ran the game (and the installer) with:
WINEDLLOVERRIDES="msxml3=n" wine "C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\Beyond the Sword\Civ4BeyondSword.exe"
multiplayer over LAN works using vanilla BTS. multiplayer with mods requires DIRECT IP CONNECTION method.
INTERNET GAMES and PBEM were not tested. only multiplayer over LAN is confirmed.