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.
Online update using the starter application
Online gameplay ("Planet offer" or "Planeten-Angebot")
What does not
I encountered some problems when saving my newly created avatar, the dialog "uploading" just did not disappear.
Closing the game and starting all over seems to have fixed that, the avatar was successfully uploaded and usable.
What was not tested
Use winetricks and install: - directx9 - dotnet20 The starter applications looks terrible, but works without problems. You need a valid license key to play the game. I bought a limited edition key online and torrented a limited edition DVD image.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||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|
|Current||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.)