Civilization 5 on Ubuntu

September 25, 2010

I’ve been a die hard Civilization fan ever since Civilization II (and I made the jump from Colonization). I have therefore been waiting for Civilization V with anticipation. Yesterday the waiting was finally over!

I tried it this morning using Wine on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) and it would not start. Rather than mess around I took the plunge and updated to the new Ubuntu 10.10 Beta (Maverick Meerkat), which I’ve been meaning to do anyway. On 10.10 it works “out of the box”. Just for the proof, here are some screenshots!

Here is Steam running under Wine 1.2 on Ubuntu 10.10:

Here is the actual game play. The graphics are pretty bad, but this is on my underpowered laptop! You can see that it is perfectly acceptable for on the move:

I suspect that it started working because of a later version of Wine, so if you are not yet ready to put Ubuntu 10.10 on your system then follow Installing the latest Wine on Ubuntu to get Wine 1.2. Please post a comment with your experiences getting it to work, and whether you’ve been successful or not!

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