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
Also be sure to install up to date drivers for your graphic card.
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Installing game (NOTE: Workaround).
Receiving patch within game in multiplayer, game downloaded patch, exited game, patched the game. Then I just manually start the game and played! :D
Multiplayer game. (I could join a few games after the patching was done, did not have time to play though.)
What does not
Game hangs during install as in dxsetup.
To complete install, just kill the dxsetup process, look for it in Gnome's system monitor or the like, then kill it. When installation is done use winetricks like this in the gnome terminal window:
sh winetricks msxml3
If this two things above would work out of the box, then it would be all fine and dandy I'd say!
What was not tested
Playing for a really, really long time.
Though I played for 5h+ and it worked fine! :D
Game was installed with a clean wine setup. Had to install MSXML3 through winetricks. Then game starts fine with the DVD and is fully functioning. After game patch v3.19+, no need for the DVD any-more! ---- Compiz was turned off. Nvidia card 9800gtx. Drivers: Nvidia 190.53. Pulseaudio temporary disabled by: Create/edit the file: "~/.pulse/client.conf" and write "autospawn = no" - Kill PulseAudio with "killall pulseaudio" in the terminal. - When you want pulseaudio back just: Type "pulseaudio -D" in the terminal.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE Leap 15.3||Aug 12 2021||6.14||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Pawel Mielimonka|
|Show||openSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)||Jun 29 2021||6.11||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Matthew|
|Show||openSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)||May 06 2021||6.7||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jesper Goll|
|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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|219||Programs refuse to run because of safedisc copy-protection||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14003||Civilization 4 City progress bar doesn't display||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14189||Civilization 4: install failure||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|17284||Civilization IV crashes on Intel gpu||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|17776||Installing on Fat32 partitions seems to be impossible nowadays||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|18027||Switching to another window using Alt+Tab doesn't work if Civilization 4 was started in fullscreen mode||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|21628||Civilization 4 : Civstat uploader causes Pboss to crash||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|22053||Steam games crash on startup if in-game community is not disabled (gcc bug)||CLOSED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|22618||Civ4 crashes after loading correctly||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|25289||Civilization 4: fails with 'error loading shader libraries' unless native d3dx9_26 is used||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|25323||Civilization IV Beyond the Sword crashed when trying to start a new game.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|26142||Civilization 4: Screen turns black on turn end with built-in msxml||NEW||View|
|26892||Civ4 Beyond the Sword v3.19 mod "Master of Mana" needs msvcp71.?_Myptr@?$basic_string@GU?$char_traits@G@std@@V?$allocator@G@2@@std@@QAEPAGXZ||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|29593||Civilization IV crashes when loading mod and clicking on the menu||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|33907||Civilization 4: missing some sound (could not read file)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|35361||Multiple games and applications crash or freeze on input (Steam with in-game community overlay enabled, The Scourge Project)(cross-process/thread IME manipulation is forbidden)||CLOSED||FIXED||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||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|44144||Errors during Civilization IV installation||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|45886||Civilization IV crashes while loading saved game||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|47507||Regression: can't return to full-screen Civilization IV BTS window after Alt+Tab-ing to desktop since wine 4.10||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|50907||Civilization 4: No hammers displayed on resource tiles||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|51358||Civilization 4: XML load error when trying to start||CLOSED||FIXED||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.