Cities XL

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.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0.3.x
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.1

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What works

Installation (via Steam) Online update The game (offline) Low-res version is snappy and has few artefacts on a 1st-gen macbook unibody.

What does not

Frequent crashes, especially when changing options such as resolution.


What was not tested

The game (online) Uninstall

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Additional Comments

Winetricks/PlayOnLinux is required to install and run the game. Requirements are : - DirectX 9.0c - .NET Framework 2.0 - Visual C++ 2008 (credits to for instructions) I add to use a virtual desktop to have the game running. The good thing is that CitiesXL adapt to the size of the desktop (1152x720 here).

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 02 20101.3.1Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 29 20101.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowMandriva 2010.0 x86_64Mar 29 20101.1.41Yes No GarbageSkiperdrake 
CurrentMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Jan 31 20101.1.35N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny" x86_64Oct 27 20091.1.31Yes Yes GoldMarkus Sinner 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

If the game reports you lack privileges, run winecfg and disable the library gameux.

If the game is unable to connect to the server, you probably need to install the latest game patch from e.g.

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

I haven't figured out how to get it to log in yet. (I can log in fine on windows.)


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