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Has anyone gotten Civillization III to run under WINE?

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  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,180
    James wrote:
    Has anyone gotten Civillization III to run under WINE?

    you can check the wine appdb to see what results people have posted from their attempts.

    I found it in the appdb (http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=426) and it appears that the results vary depending on the patched version that you are using, one specific version number is actually playable though. In all it doesn't look promising.

    hopefully someone on the forum may have some hints to help get it working.

    You can checkout cedega (http://www.cedega.com/gamesdb/index.html?search=civilization&join_operator=AND&submit_keyword_search=Search), it is reporting that the game work through their software, although cedega is a paid service. Also crossover games is paid and works on some games, but it appears to have the same issues as wine (http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/search?name=civilization+III&search=app).
  • mfillpot wrote:

    You can checkout cedega (http://www.cedega.com/gamesdb/index.html?search=civilization&join_operator=AND&submit_keyword_search=Search), it is reporting that the game work through their software, although cedega is a paid service.

    I, too, own Civilization III and wish to run it within Linux (in fact, I was dreading the possibility of dual-booting solely to play this game and other ones I enjoy). Would it be advisable to purchase Cedega if it meant I did not have to purchase Windows 7 and could run games near-flawlessly in Linux?
  • I have gotten it to run under playonlinux ,
    one thing i like about playonlinux . it can install many different wine version in your machine
    each app has it own wine version

    but the sound is pretty bad.
    -winecfg start audio as oss . The only problem here that it mute pcm volume every time i start the game.
    change playonlinux wine version 1.2 for it would play
  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,180
    GrouchoMarxist wrote:
    mfillpot wrote:

    You can checkout cedega (http://www.cedega.com/gamesdb/index.html?search=civilization&join_operator=AND&submit_keyword_search=Search), it is reporting that the game work through their software, although cedega is a paid service.

    I, too, own Civilization III and wish to run it within Linux (in fact, I was dreading the possibility of dual-booting solely to play this game and other ones I enjoy). Would it be advisable to purchase Cedega if it meant I did not have to purchase Windows 7 and could run games near-flawlessly in Linux?

    Honestly i don't really play many games and have not use Cedega, but I have heard great things about it and the subscription price is still much less than for a license of windows 7. My preference for stability reasons is to run apps on their native platforms, resorting to emulators and hacks to force an app to run on a non native system may result in unknown consequences.

    But my recommendation is to run the trial of cedega (http://www.cedega.com/demo/) or purchase a 6 month membership ($25) to test your apps and if they don't run to your liking you have lost little and can resort to purchasing windows to dual boot the system.

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