Sid Meier's Civilization III

Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete from Steam. Featuring the Play the World and Conquests expansion packs.

Application Details:

Version: Complete edition (Steam)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0.1

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What works

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Additional Comments

For the game to run, the following must be done: copy the file: .wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/sid meier's civilization iii complete/Conquests/LSANS.TTF to: .wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/sid meier's civilization iii complete/Conquests/LSANS.fot then open a console and browse to: .wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/sid meier's civilization iii complete/Conquests/ and type the following command: sudo chown root LSANS.* This prevents the following two errors: Error loading font (Error code 13) Error loading font (Error code 28) With this the game should now run. Then to remove graphical glitches, uncheck "Allow the window manager to control the windows" in winecfg. From there, everything should work perfectly. But the music pops a little, that can probably be tweaked.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowmacOS 10.12 "Sierra"Jun 28 20172.0.1Yes Yes BronzeYegor Timoshenko 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 11 20172.0-rc4Yes Yes SilverAlden Davidson 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 27 20161.9.8Yes Yes PlatinumAlex Cooper 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 07 20141.7.13Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 01 20131.4Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
17726 Multiple games require IDirectPlay8Peer Host implementation for multi-player mode (Civilization III Play the World, Railroad Tycoon 3) NEW View
41930 Civilization III Complete shows black terrain (Wine compiled with OSMesa support) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


2015-08-19 Admin note: the following was extracted from a user comment made in 2014 and may not be relevant to current Wine.

To disable the annoying looping bird sound rename ~/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files (x86)/Firaxis Games/Sid Meier's Civilization III Complete/Sounds/Ambience Sfx/Hawk.wav to Hawk_orig.wav and create a new empty file named Hawk.wav

This is the most frequent sound which is buggy, for the other sounds disable sound FX and enable it again as mentioned before.