Sid Meier's Civilization III

Civilization III

Application Details:

Version: 1.29f
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.16-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

  • The initial splash is choppy, if you are seriously concerned about it you can abort and re-launch wine Civilization3.exe and it will play perfectly ...

  • The Sound quality is not the best, as in other versions or wine/civ3 updates the midi mixes do not blend and are choppy. (I recommend disabling sound completely.)

  • The game play is good, I played Civilization III for 2-1/2hrs w/o crashing... I tested All on board menus, Launched from Advanced Start,Quick Start, Scenario, and Saved Games, all performed equally.

What does not

  • Sound is still choppy

  • Game play is slightly sluggish

    (I test everything from a Toshiba Satellite A55-S1063 Laptop, w/Celeron M 1.50GHz processor and a Intel Extreme Graphics Card, 248MB of Ram. Running SuSe 10.1 ONLY as you know.) Compared to CIV3's performance on “Windowz XP” it is not so bad...

  • Civ3Edit.exe is still not working, Could be a simple change in MS Versions, but for now it will go untested as I work on perfecting Civilization III's Game Play... until then the “WineX” Application Cedega is supporting Civ3Edit (and only that LOL)


What was not tested

  • Nothing went untested...

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I Won't rest untill I get the sound, game play and Civ3edit working in Wine!

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 13 20172.16-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumRafaÅ‚ 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 01 20172.15-stagingYes No NoGarbageRafaÅ‚ 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 04 20121.5.16Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowFedora 15 x86_64Jul 01 20121.5.4Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 12.1 x86_64Feb 14 20121.4-rc3Yes Yes GoldRoger Koot 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
17726 Multiple games require IDirectPlay8Peer Host implementation for multi-player mode (Civilization III Play the World, Railroad Tycoon 3) NEW View
41930 Civilization III Complete shows black terrain (Wine compiled with OSMesa support) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

draw-buffer error
copy LSANS.TTF to LSANS.fot­

find your LSANS.ttf file in C:\...\Civilization III folder

(for example. in console type this: cd ~/.wine/drive_c/.../Civilization III )

and copy &; paste your LSANS.ttf file to LSANS.fot.

your error message will goes away :)