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

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What works

Installation and the game - graphics and sound.

What does not

Nothing found so far, except game intro. movies.


What was not tested

Multiplayer mode.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

As outlined for Civilization III (which the expansion requires) it needs LSANS.TTF copied to LSANS.fot, and the Art/Movies directory deleted. Gameplay was slow, in particular selecting and deselecting options in the preferences screen takes a couple of minutes to register. I could not get the game to play with a virtual desktop so it occupies about 3/4 of the screen, the rest being black. So, it is playable but a bit clunky.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 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?