Sid Meier's Civilization V

Latest game version, with or without the expansions packs Gods and Kings, Brave New World, or any of the DLC available.

Application Details:

Version: Latest
License: Retail
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Anything involved in running a standard game.

What does not



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Additional Comments

Steam-provided version. Running on R7 250X (2048 VRAM) with mesa 13.0.3.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 14 20183.0Yes No YesGarbageEonfge 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Sep 21 20172.16-stagingYes Yes YesGoldL29Ah 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 01 20172.15-stagingYes Yes NoSilverRafaƂ 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Sep 16 20172.13Yes Yes NoSilverL29Ah 
CurrentRosa Desktop Fresh R6 (2014.1)Jan 25 20172.0Yes Yes PlatinumGiovanni Mariani 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
24518 Civilization V start menu has style issues UNCONFIRMED View
37443 Sid Meier's Civilization V (Steam) with expansion packs crashes when starting new game UNCONFIRMED 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!