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.
Almost everything works perfectly.Â I downloaded Steam and Civ 5, installed them on my Ubuntu 10.04 system, and played non-stop for 9 hours.Â I was very impressed.
What does not
1: A few in-game animations didn't work properly. During diplomacy interactions with some (but not all) of the AI players, sometimes the animation has gaps.Â This does not affect the main game play at all.
2: After playing for many hours, the game crashes with no warning or message.Â This seems to be caused by opening too many files, and can be corrected by changing a setting in/etc/security/limits.conf.Â Edit that file and the lines:Â
userÂ softÂ nofile 9000
userÂ hardÂ nofile 65000
replacing "user" with your user name.Â For more information on this, see:
What was not tested
Nothing was left untested!
I was stunned and impressed to see how well this game worked under Wine!
|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||Allison Smith|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 16 2019||4.0-rc6-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Allison 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