Sid Meier's Civilization V

The initial release version in the first edition of the DVD

Application Details:

Version: DVD
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.8

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Test Results

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What works

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


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Additional Comments

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

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64Dec 27 20131.7.8Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 23 20131.7.0Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 28 20131.5.31Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"Aug 20 20121.5.10Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Jun 26 20121.5.6Yes Yes SilverEdward R. 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Important Before you go and add data to this entry, please note that if you don't have solely data from the DVD; i.e. you have registered it to Steam, playing using Steam, please add comments, test results and such to Steam page, not here.


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.