Civilization II: Multiplayer Gold Edition

Application Details:

Version: 1.3
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Normal gameplay with audio and video.

What does not

Audio has frequent clicks and pops, occasional dropouts.  Spaceship screen is very laggy.


What was not tested

Heralds, High Council, and other CD-ROM only features.

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Testing was performed with the stock MicroProse software, no patches or mods.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 11 20141.6.2N/A Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 14 20131.5.31Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64Jun 09 20131.5.31N/A Yes PlatinumrhY 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 09 20131.5.31Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 30 20121.5.14Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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which file was removed?
by Dylan on Sunday March 7th 2010, 13:23
Could the maintainers explain the process by which they got it to work? With .40, it crashes for me on display of the first menu, where you can choose "start new," "load," etc.

AVI file crash
by Julius Schwartzenberg on Sunday January 24th 2010, 17:57
The avifile related crashes should be fixed with the latest Wine version (1.1.37). In my limited testing, I did not encounter any crashes when playing the intros or counseling the in-game advisors.

The in-game advisors do still have some graphical glitches.

To get around the intro crash in older Wine version, you can use a native avifil32 (from WinXP).
by Daniel on Tuesday September 18th 2007, 23:58
The game seems to start well when is opened from Wine File, but once that you are ready to begin playing, it closes.
No-CD Patch
by Wain Hopkins on Thursday June 29th 2006, 16:03
I couldn't find a no-CD patch that worked. Just a .COM that wine wouldn't run.

But the good news is that you don't need one! Just run autorun.exe off the CD and tell it play. I set drive D to /mnt/cdrom but I don't know if that's nessisary.

For me, though, the civ2 exe wont run period w/o first running autorun. I applied the patch for it thinking it'd fix it (hey, it did for Civ4!) but I still get the same results. I might try running the COM file on my old Win95 computer and moving the new civ exe over.