Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

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Application Details:

Version: GoG
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.21-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

The installation and the game in itself work.

The faction editor has also been tested and works very well.

What does not

There is a problem with the sound : sometimes there are cracking noises when some sounds play, like the sound playing when activating an unit or using the UI. It is annoying at first but after 5-10 minutes we can completely forget that it is there.

Moreover, the game launches in a small window and, in-game, it is impossible to modify the game's resolution or to choose to play fullscreen.


Here is a workaround to play in fullscreen :

- open Alpha Centauri's folder,

- open Alpha Centauri.Ini

- below [Alpha Centauri], write DirectDraw=0

- save and close the file.

Now the game should launch in fulllscreen, however the UI will not scale and the cinematics will still play in a window.

What was not tested

Multiplayer, except hotseat mode.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Nov 11 20172.21-stagingYes Yes YesSilverMaximilien 'Vaerassar' Merten-Pallanca 
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Nov 08 20161.9.22Yes Yes PlatinumDavid Faour 
ShowFedora 20 x86_64Apr 19 20141.7.16Yes Yes GoldNigholith 
ShowManjaro LinuxApr 14 20141.7.16No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 11 20141.6.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

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