Sid Meier's Civilization III

Civilization III + Civilization III : Play The World

Application Details:

Version: Play The World
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.16

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Installation and finishing the game till the victory end was ok almost out of the box.

What does not

Intro videos change resolution which then does not return back to normal and makes it impossible to play. To solve an issue you need to add line:


into file:

Infogrames Interactive/Civilization III/Civ3PTW/ptw.ini

If the file does not exist then you need to create one.


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 04 20121.5.16Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Aug 27 20111.3.26No, but has workaround Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 03 20101.2-rc4Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jan 21 20101.1.36N/A Yes SilverAdam A. Zajac 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Apr 30 20091.1.20N/A Yes SilverAdam A. Zajac 

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

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Multiplayer Mode
by Michael Mizer on Wednesday March 4th 2009, 14:42
I have version 1.1.16 of Wine installed. Single player works perfectly fine for PTW, but I cannot get any multiplayer mode to work (i.e. Hot Seat, Play By Email, etc). As far as playing online is concerned, I can find other hosted games, but once I join wine crashes. When trying to set up a Hot Seat game, I can't even get the pull down menus to work. Why am I having these issues?