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.
Installing works fine For this I used Steam within Wine. Nothing special there. Then the luck is over.
What does not
The application launch crashes with a:
Unhandled exception: page fault on write access to 0x7c002fd4 in 32-bit code (0xf79b06da).
A proposed workaround from 2015, which I haven't tried, is disabling the Gods and Kings DLC.
That, considering the nature of Civilization V, I find an unworkable solution.
What was not tested
The interesting part here, is that apparently not everybody has this problem. Why, is sadly not something I can extract from bug reports and working tests.
I got this problem in three different scenarios:
One conclusion might be, that it really only works on older wine versions and that changes since then have broken support.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||May 29 2019||4.9||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Aaron Franke|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||May 11 2019||4.8-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||cyberphy|
|Show||Antergos||Jan 27 2019||4.0-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jacob Smith|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 16 2019||4.0-rc6-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Jacob Smith|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 12 2019||4.0-rc6||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Nowres rafed|
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.
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.
Lot of users are reporting
Unhandled exception which crashes civ5
This might be because of bug