Installation, gameplay with no-CD patches.
What does not
.bik movies, foreign advisor screen (lines connecting showing war/peace/alliance and trade statuses). Does not play at all without no-CD patch. Sound glitches frequently, and often units make sound when attacking even though sound effects are "off." Turning sound effects off stops effects from infinitely repeating, however.
What was not tested
Two tweaks are needed (thanks, Roger Koot): - link or copy LSANS.TTF to LSANS.fot - Remove the .bik files from Arts/Movies You must start Civilization III from the directory in which it was installed. Using "wine /path/to/Civilization\ III.exe" from another directory will cause an error in Wine. Frequently, the initial splash screen is drawn covering about a quarter of the screen (i.e., there is black at the bottom and right sides, obscuring the menu). You can still click the menu options, allowing you to exit the game and try again if you click the right spot. It usually works normally the second and subsequent times. I'm actually using Wine 1.5.3, but that is not listed in the releases menu....
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 13 2017||2.16-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||RafaÅ‚|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 01 2017||2.15-staging||Yes||No||No||Garbage||RafaÅ‚|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 04 2012||1.5.16||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Current||Fedora 15 x86_64||Jul 01 2012||1.5.4||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||openSUSE 12.1 x86_64||Feb 14 2012||1.4-rc3||Yes||Yes||Gold||Roger Koot|
|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|