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
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.0

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works



-NQMod v12.4 (singleplayer + multiplayer)

-Direct X 9

-Beta Launcher

What does not

-Direct X 10/11 crashes


What was not tested

Steam Workshop

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

I used esync, but it's not a requirement.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 19 20238.0Yes Yes NoPlatinumluisguerra 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)May 29 20194.9Yes Yes NoSilverAaron Franke 
ShowManjaro LinuxMay 11 20194.8-stagingYes Yes YesSilvercyberphy 
ShowAntergosJan 27 20194.0-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAllison Smith 
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jan 16 20194.0-rc6-stagingYes Yes NoSilverAllison Smith 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
24518 Civilization V start menu has style issues UNCONFIRMED View
24521 Civilization V eventually crashes with too many open files CLOSED INVALID View
24674 Civilization V shows white screen instead of video when staring the game CLOSED FIXED View
24675 Civilization V shows terrain and units in grey when using low overlay quality CLOSED ABANDONED View
31113 Civilization V crashes after specific amount of game turns CLOSED FIXED View
31374 Steam text invisible with dwrite.dll enabled CLOSED FIXED View
34122 Multiple applications expects files returned by FindFirstFile/FindNextFile to be in alphabetical order (Civilization V with 2 expansion packs, TAGAP) CLOSED FIXED View
34960 Civilization V crashes when loading game CLOSED FIXED View
35361 Multiple games and applications crash or freeze on input (Steam with in-game community overlay enabled, The Scourge Project)(cross-process/thread IME manipulation is forbidden) CLOSED FIXED View
36437 Sid Meier's Civilization V (Steam): no text in game CLOSED WORKSFORME View
37443 Sid Meier's Civilization V (Steam) with expansion packs crashes when starting new game CLOSED DUPLICATE View
38216 Wrong screen in Civilization V CLOSED FIXED View
44987 Civilization V crashes on startup UNCONFIRMED View
45543 Multiple games and applications crash in dwrite due to invalid index access to cluster array (Rekordbox 5.3.0, SpellForce 3) CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes



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

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.

Unhandled exception

Lot of users are reporting

Unhandled exception which crashes civ5

This might be because of bug

There is native Linux version now!