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Sid Meier's Civilization V

Latest game version on Steam, with or without expansions or DLC.


There is a native Civilization 5 port in Steam, but the Linux port is not compatible with a few very popular, Windows-only mods.

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
URL: http://civilization5.com
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.8-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Link Complete Edition Link Base Game

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Hotseat 

Single player

Mods (Including Vox Populi  With EUI)

legacy launcher  

The frame rate is almost as good as Windows 10

What does not

I only found three problems when playing this 

1.The audio is choppy every now and again (Dont know why)

2.DX11 Only works with DXVK

3.The intro video does not play


Workarounds

I did use DXVK to use DX11 but nothing else was used

What was not tested

Internet/LAN

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentManjaro LinuxMay 11 20194.8-stagingYes Yes YesSilvercyberphy 
ShowAntergosJan 27 20194.0-stagingYes Yes YesGoldJacob Smith 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jan 16 20194.0-rc6-stagingYes Yes NoSilverJacob Smith 
ShowUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jan 12 20194.0-rc6Yes Yes NoPlatinumNowres rafed 
ShowGentoo LinuxDec 15 20184.0-rc1-stagingN/A Yes YesSilverAlex 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
24518 Civilization V start menu has style issues UNCONFIRMED View
37443 Sid Meier's Civilization V (Steam) with expansion packs crashes when starting new game UNCONFIRMED View
44987 Civilization V crashes on startup UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

Steam

If you are using this game with steam, see the Steam page for details on how to install Steam.

If you are unable to install Steam from the DVD, try installing it from http://store.steampowered.com/about/

Also remember to disable in-game community if you are using Steam.

Installation

For best results, start with a clean wine prefix, then install vcrun2008, d3dx9_36 and vcrun6sp6 using winetricks, then install the game normally.

DirectX 11 is not currently known to work, use DirectX 9 instead.

Use of downloadable content (DLC) may eventually cause the game to crash after a number of turns. If you are experiencing consistent crashes when near the renaissance age when playing with civilizations from the DLC, disabling any DLC other than the expansion packs is advised.

Unhandled exception

Lot of users are reporting

Unhandled exception which crashes civ5

This might be because of bug

http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31113




There is native Linux version now!
Enjoy.

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