Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

Good Old Games version

Application Details:

Version: GoG
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.6

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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

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 11 20216.6Yes Yes YesSilverJames Blackburn 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 13 20205.17Yes Yes YesGoldYoung Freud 
ShowManjaro 18.1.0Sep 13 20194.15Yes Yes NoPlatinumMatthew 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 18 20183.10Yes Yes NoSilverJames Blackburn 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Nov 11 20172.21-stagingYes Yes YesSilverMaximilien 'Vaeralys' Merten-Pallanca 

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