Sid Meier's Civilization II

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.22

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What works

Installer will run and install from CD but gets some errors at the end that do not appear to affect game play. The game will start (with a mouse click on black screen) and then the user can walk through the game setup options to have a game start. Basic game play and most of the menu options appear to work correctly, was able to save, load, move, build city, do all game options that do not require a CD.

What does not

The installer will put up a "instructions" box that must be closed by clicking on the X in the upper right hand corner to continue the installation. wine d:/setup.exe runs to completion but the wine process does not exit; it repeats the following 3 times then puts up a GUI error box: err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x7efec5e4 "loader.c: loader_section" wait timed out in thread 0025, blocked by 0024, retrying (60 sec) wine: Critical section 7eaa3ca0 wait failed at address 0x7ef7a133 (thread 0023), starting debugger... Error Box states: "The program winevdm.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close...." Clicking close will close the box and wine exits. Running civ2 (wine civ2.exe) will display a black screen (and seem to freeze), but clicking anywhere on the screen will result in the game startup screen appearing. The option "Pick Music" from the main menu will tell you that the CD has not been found. I have confirmed that the CD is there (installed from it) but Civ2 is not finding it. The Music and heralds are not working (Music fails because it can't find the CD) but the heralds just shows up with black spaces where the "heralds" faces would normally show; it also moves blocks around so reading the heralds comments is difficult. Civilopedia options resulted in a crash in winevdm.exe


What was not tested

Game ending. Spaceship. Civilopedia. Music. And CD options. The test to continue (copy protection).

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Not having the CD work may mean some of the "problems" above were because of the CD and not the game itself. I will see what I can do to test the CD another time.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 01 20131.5.22Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 01 20131.4.1N/A Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowSlackware 12.1Oct 21 20111.3.31Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowSlackware 12.1Oct 02 20111.3.29Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
CurrentSlackware 12.1Sep 20 20111.3.27Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
2181 Civilization 2: crashes because of WM_SETFOCUS message CLOSED FIXED View
5349 Wine crashes on attempt to run SimTower with sound CLOSED FIXED View
6495 Civilization 2 crashes on load after game complains about audio driver CLOSED FIXED View
6927 Civilization 2: civ2.exe and civ2map.exe dont start (unhandled exeption) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
11064 Civ2 crashes before game. CLOSED DUPLICATE View
12871 Civilization 2 Test of Time is Unplayable CLOSED FIXED View
20816 Civilization II crashes on startup when sound is enabled in Wine CLOSED FIXED View
21069 16 bit apps crashes on exit CLOSED FIXED View
21087 Civilization 2 crashes during installation CLOSED FIXED View
23253 Civilization II crashes when trying to start a new game CLOSED ABANDONED View

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HowTo / Notes

civ 2 updates

I can no longer locate any official patches or the microprose website, but I managed to find patches here


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