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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Selected Test Results

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
3498 Civilization 3: needs CreateScalableFontResource implemented CLOSED FIXED View
7018 Civilization3 doesn't start anymore (GLXBadDrawable) CLOSED FIXED View
7460 crashes when running Civilization III setup.exe CLOSED FIXED View
13261 Civilization III Crashes When Starting New Game CLOSED FIXED View
17726 Multiple games require IDirectPlay8Peer Host implementation for multi-player mode (Civilization III Play the World, Railroad Tycoon 3) NEW View
18480 Civilization III 1.29f will not start game. CLOSED FIXED View
30309 Civilization III Complete Edition fails to start CLOSED FIXED View
30669 Civilization 3 game display fully corruption CLOSED FIXED 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 :)