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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It all works fine, Mods (BUG 4.4, Blue Marble 4.5, BAT 2.3 with Bull.dll
The game loads fine, if not quicker than under windows, I played non stop for 12+Hr's with not a problem. I was Running a game on Huge Map, Factural map, with some slowing due to Memory leak in game. (and map size etc)
Sound was a big Problem for me, but I've solved it (yeah me!!!!)
Solution to Choppy sound;
1) In Wine Configuration, you MUST use Emulation under wine for Hardware Acceleration. This is for Sound cards built into the Motherboards (80+% these day's)
2) In Game, you MUST USE SYTEM CONFIGURATION for your sound out put. DON'T use Headphones (even if you have them, NO!!), DON'T use Stereo, Mono, or the other option thats compatible. I didn't try dolby 4.0, etc as I DON'T HAVE IT. (Again 90% or users)
Game runs as it should, faster, better, cleaner, quicker, all round great.
I ran the game in 1074x 720 (or what's High definition mode) Have updated Graphics card drivers. High detail, highest settings for graphics.
High detail, Global buildings enabled, etc.
What does not
The City tracking of builds and growth, in the colour bars. I assume this is one of the DLL's that haven't been enabled. Text figures do work for growth, and colouring of bars works in City screen, but not in world view.
What was not tested
World builder, Modding, etc. I would have to assume it all works fine.
Multiplayer ( I don't use that, Play by E-mail, etc SINGLE PLAYER ONLY TESTED )
To install flawlessly. 1) INstall the MSXML3+4 Files as previously noted. 2) Install the d3dx9.dll_26 file previously noted. 3) Install the Original Vanilla version, Use wine to do this. Don't know about wine, links on this page. Ver 1.44 used. Note, it will take up to 5 minutes or even more while installing Direct X Version, this is expected. PATCH to 1.74 (download from Civ 4 web page, link above. YOU MUST DO THIS, to have a fully functioning game. (I didn't do so 1st time) I ended up with a lot of text instead of the Graphics for trading , even though the game ran fine. It will only stay at Version 1.00 (My original cd version) your Warlords or BTS ADD ON WON'T PATCH THE GAME. 4) Install your next add on's as required (warlords and patch to latest version, I didn't have this, then BTS AND PATCH TO 3.19, I only have BTS. 5)Install the DLL's listed; Use Winetricks to do so, Program shell that can be downloaded from wine web page. MSXML 3 MSXML 4 d3dx9_26 d3dx9_32 Are only needed in Graphics tab of Wine, to over ride as Native, Built in. This is in my Default Application. For Civ 4 I've added d3dx9 31 and 32 (don't know if really required.) No need for Vicnet, or Dot what ever anymore. No need for a CD crack with 3.19 6) Now you configure your sound as previously noted. Audio; a) Use system configuration under Civilization 4 Options screen, audio. Again, don't use, Headphones or speakers (even if that what you have, don't use Mono, stereo, or other options, USE SYSTEM CONFIGURATION) Failure to do so will result in choppy sound, or sound suddenly cutting out. b) Wine must use Emulation of software. (audio option, under wine configuration for hardware Acceleration, ALSA driver.)
|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|
|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.