Sid Meier's Civilization V

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

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Launching, starting a game, playing a game.

What does not

Graphics are distorted in Diplomacy screens, freezes and crashes late in the game.


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Dec 06 20183.0.4Yes Yes NoSilverEonfge 

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 UNCONFIRMED View
38216 Wrong screen in Civilization V CLOSED FIXED View
44987 Civilization V crashes on startup UNCONFIRMED 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

Brave New World expansion
This comment was made on 2013-08-22 by illich
"I purchased the new expansion, it downloaded and installed fine, ran also well (I see the new start menu). But after starting the game, several menus are missing: such as purchase buildings/units in the city, unit commands, culture screen, etc. making the game unplayable.
When I load an old Gods&kings game (within the same program) it loads fine and all the menus are where they should be.
Did anyone else experience this too?"
might be wine bug or civ5 bug...

There is native Linux version now!