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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Everything important that I tried. I played a game until 0 AD. I used the Steam version with the Warlords and Beyond the Sword expansions.
What does not
Launching a game with the "play now" menu option crashes the program. Workaround: start a custom game instead.
Loading a saved game from the menu crashes the program. Workaround: start a custom game, and then hit escape and load the saved game.
When I start a new game the map area of the screen is totally black (but the HUD looks fine). Workaround: after starting a new game, hit escape, save it, hit escape again, load it.
What was not tested
Multiplayer, later ages.
Just a tip. I had some CPU overheating problems (I don't believe this was related to the game so much as it's related to me needing to clean my fans). I used cpupower to throttle the CPU to 1.2 Ghz and the game still runs great and the CPU stays at a comfortable 75 C.
|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.||NEW||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|
|47507||Regression: can't return to full-screen Civilization IV BTS window after Alt+Tab-ing to desktop since wine 4.10||STAGED||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.