Sid Meier's Civilization III

This is the bundle set from Atari featuring the Play the World and Conquests expansion packs.

Application Details:

Version: Complete edition
License: Retail
Votes: 12
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0.4

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Test Results

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What works

Game installs and runs.  It takes some tweaking in Wine to get it operational.  The game runs native 1024x768, so creating a Wine Desktop matching those settings fixed a lot of my issues.  (there are ways to modify the .ini file to permit larger resolutions, but the game runs fine at 1024x768).  The intro "splash" screen from 2K Software doesn't display, but I can hear it.  After that, the game loads and plays ok. 

What does not

Sound in game is glitchy.  It plays fine for a while, then starts looping.  It hangs fairly often.  The way I fixed it was going to preferences in game (ctrl + p) and turning off music and sound and then turning them back on.  It's only a temporary fix and it happens frequently. 


What was not tested

Didn't try the editor or any other modes of play.  I loaded 1 game and it came up just fine, even on this old machine (2007 Sony Vaio). 

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Will continue playing around with settings to see if the sound is able to be unglitched. Can't stress enough ***PLAY IN VIRTUAL DESKTOP EXPLORER MODE SET AT 1024x768***

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 03 20182.0.4Yes Yes YesGoldguillaume 
CurrentLinux Mint 18 "Sarah"Sep 18 20161.9.19Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowFedora 20 x86_64Oct 16 20151.7.47Yes No GarbageJay Ayerson 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 21 20131.6Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64Sep 02 20121.5.12No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 

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

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