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Sid Meier's Civilization V

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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: 4.9

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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What works

Installation and normal gameplay.

What does not

Loading saved games that have mods active. You can start a new game just fine with mods, but I could not fix the crashes that happened when trying to load a modded game.

Would have given Platinum otherwise.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Since it was pointed out to be an issue, I did not set the diplomacy screen above the lowest setting.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

GPU: Nvidia GTX 560 Ti No winetricks Some users have reported that loading a modded save through the 'Mods' menu and selecting all the appropriate mods instead of loading the save through the 'Single Player' menu worked for them. Having tried it myself, I unfortunately could not get it to work for me.

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

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
24518 Civilization V start menu has style issues 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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