Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

Update to original game from Firaxis.

Application Details:

Version: 4.0
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.5

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Test Results

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What works

Game launches, sound "works", graphics seem okay, no obvious glitches or artifacts, unit movement and such seems okay.

What does not

Saving is impossible; the game does not apparently see any visible folders or drives; specifying an absolute file name (C:\Temp\Mygame.sav, e.g.) does not work at all, nor does loading. Configuration files, however, are saved okay.

Sound stutters, and the game runs rather slowly on occasion. The game crashes when I press "enter" to end a turn (I enabled "pause at end of turn" in the options).


What was not tested

Network play of any sort, multi-player, extended game play, unit design, achievement, score, or any other F1-12 menus, game ending, faction defeat, combat, etc.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

To make this game even run, you must enable OSS sound, and add the line "ForceOldVoxelAlgorithm=1" to the Alpha Centauri.ini file.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Apr 26 20172.5Yes Yes GoldJames 
ShowFreeBSD 9.0Jul 26 20131.6-rc5Yes Yes SilverGreen Dog 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 27 20121.4Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 25 20111.3.25Yes Yes BronzeIvan Yurasov 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 07 20111.3.21Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3498 Civilization 3: needs CreateScalableFontResource implemented CLOSED FIXED View
10503 Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri: Wine segfaults when clicking on a city. CLOSED FIXED View
17215 Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri - excessive clipping of title screen CLOSED FIXED View
30811 Music in Alpha Centauri stutters CLOSED FIXED View
33170 Sid mayers Alpha Centauri crashes at start CLOSED ABANDONED View

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