plus WARLORDS and BEYOND THE SWORD expansion packs.
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- 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
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Installation from Steam is without errors but getting the game to work I used the common tricks found on the general Civilization IV application sites.
- Many hours of consecutive game time. (Played for 4 hours straight, which led to a space race victory on emperor difficulty)
- Different settings, everything seems to work. I would say 50% of the different settings was tried (there are LOADS of different settings, so in depth testing was not done).
- Logging onto the Gamespy server
- Chatting with other players
What does not
Loading the mod BUFFY (used for Hall of Fame games) and pressing Singleplayer after game restart results in a crash. I'm going to open a Bugzilla for that, after I test more.
What was not tested
- Actually playing online (sigh!)
- LAN games
I'm using the feature of Steam to launch an application directly, together with WINEDEBUG=-all which increases smoothness of the game to what I consider as on par with XP!
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|50907||Civilization 4: No hammers displayed on resource tiles||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.