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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Tested CIV4 1.74 only.
Everything worked after some fiddling with wine...
What does not
So far nothing
What was not tested
Multiplayer and mods
I had some difficulty making CIV4 1.74 work on its own but I think I figured it out. At some point I had two files msxml3.dll used in the wine environment. One from 2005 of 1Mo from the CIV4 install (I guess) and one dated 2013 of 384ko from winetricks. The one that shall be used to make CIV4 1.74 work is the 2005 one. Symptoms were black screen after centering the map (Calendar or Stonehenge) and being stuck at the end of some turn. Reloading in my case did nothing.
|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|
|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.||NEW||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||UNCONFIRMED||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||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.