Installation and splash screen works.Â That's it.
What does not
Game does not run at all.Â I get the Choose Your World splash screen (I have the Planetary Pack edition CD).Â I clicked on Alien Crossfire, then I get the wine error screen that says, "The program terranx.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close.Â We are sorry for the inconvenience."
Here is what I did:
I am running wine 1.3.10 on ubuntu 10.04.Â I didn't use playonlinux to install the game, though, because it just uses wine anyway.Â I'm not sure, but I think wine 1.3.10 already comes with the DIB engine implemented.
I put the install CD in and ran setup.exe through wine.Â The game installed perfectly.
I followed the posted advice on adjusting the screen resolution to 1024 x 768 and did that and I also chose wine to run Win 2000.Â I also enabled OSS.
Then I tried to run the game.Â It gave me the wine error.
So, I went to look for my Alpha Centauri.ini file in the wine Browse C: Drive menu.Â Go under C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.Â I did not find it there after searching for files.Â So, I created one right there in the Programs menu.Â You just make sure you are in that file and right click to create a new file and then open it up with wine notepad and copy and paste the previous person's Alpha Centauri.ini information.
It looks like this:
Custom World=2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1,
Latest Save=C:\Alpha_Centauri\saves\Deirdre of the Gaians2
This is a good Alpha Centauri.ini file and you have to change it to this even if you are running a Windows machine.
After I did this, I tried running the game again and it gave me the same wine error.
Not sure what's causing this.
What was not tested
Installation works fine.Â Game does not play at all.Â I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't even give me a game screen.Â Normally it will give you a game screen a crash not long after, but it wouldn't even do that for me.
This game will install with wine, but it will not run at all for me. If others can get this working, then that is great, but this is a very problematic game even on a Windows machine.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"||Apr 26 2017||2.5||Yes||Yes||Gold||James|
|Show||FreeBSD 9.0||Jul 26 2013||1.6-rc5||Yes||Yes||Silver||Green Dog|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 27 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 25 2011||1.3.25||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Ivan Yurasov|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 07 2011||1.3.21||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|