Installs and runs perfectly from the DVD, single player mode, DirectX 9
What does not
DirectX 10/11 version The intro movie
What was not tested
Very good graphics with nvidia 9500 gt, proprietary driver. Tested in virtual desktop (1280x800) and Windows 7 mode. Use WineTricks to install vcrun2008 and dx9
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64||Dec 27 2013||1.7.8||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 23 2013||1.7.0||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 28 2013||1.5.31||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"||Aug 20 2012||1.5.10||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"||Jun 26 2012||1.5.6||Yes||Yes||Silver||Edward R.|
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.