Galactic Civilizations

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The feature- and turn-limited demo of Galactic Civilizations.

Application Details:

Version: Demo 1.03
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.1

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installation
  • The game logic
  • Some sounds (see notes)

What does not

  • Movies
  • Music
  • Metaverse


What was not tested

  • Saving/loading games

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
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Additional Comments

Game hangs on introductory movie at the beginning. Renaming the movies directory to something like _movies allows you to start the actual game. Music does not play, but some sounds do (the click sounds in particular) - however, when they play they 'echo' (play twice) and are a bit delayed too. Playing any movie seems to hang the game - this makes it impossible to get anywhere in the game, as it plays a movie (maybe even more than one at once - the one on the left and upper-right) after you have completed your first research (and maybe more for further research). Some smaller movies don't crash but don't play either - for example the little animation that appears when you select a Social Improvement in the Planet view.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 30 20121.5.1Yes Yes GoldFrédéric Delanoy 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 28 20070.9.37.Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
CurrentGentoo LinuxDec 26 20050.9.3.Yes Yes GarbageFrank Huang 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
30404 Galactic Civilizations 1: severe slowdown during ships battles NEW View

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Performance slowdowns during battles
by Frédéric Delanoy on Saturday April 7th 2012, 14:32
If you experience slowdowns during battles between ships,
setting HKCU\Software\Wine\Direct3D\DirectDrawRenderer to "gdi" (using 'wine regedit') may help.