This is the first edition of CitiesXL, that can be installed through any bought retail DVD.
Since the Planet offer has ended, Monte Cristo has published a special patch who has bumped the game to version 1.1.
What does not
The standard screen loader.... This game has to have the root crack file applied in the /home/USERNAME/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Monte Cristo/Cities XL/Paks (FOLDER) and the cracked EXE in the /home/USERNAME/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Monte Cristo/Cities XL (FOLDER) the standard loader is replaced.... allowing you to play offline. This works no problem in wine 1.2 BUT in 1.3.1 you must disable the gameux in order for it to work!
What was not tested
The details in the game seems to run a little smoother than 1.2 BUT I have also upgrade my Nvidia drivers from 195* to the beta 256.52
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 02 2010||1.3.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 29 2010||1.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Mandriva 2010.0 x86_64||Mar 29 2010||1.1.41||Yes||No||Garbage||Skiperdrake|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"||Jan 31 2010||1.1.35||N/A||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny" x86_64||Oct 27 2009||1.1.31||Yes||Yes||Gold||Markus Sinner|
If the game is unable to connect to the server, you probably need to install the latest game patch from e.g. http://forum.citiesxl.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=90
If the game crashes straight off, try 'winetricks dotnet20 gdiplus'
If the game puts up its welcome splash screen and then a fatal dialog over that, try 'winetricks corefonts'.
If it asks you for a user account and login, go get one at http://www.citiesxl.com/signup?lang=en
I haven't figured out how to get it to log in yet. (I can log in fine on windows.)