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Old 05-21-2005, 03:13 PM   #1
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Civilization 3 and wine


Ok, this has probably been asked a million times, but I have yet to find someone with an actual solution.

I'm trying to run an installed version of Civ3 on Wine with DirectX 8 installed. When I run "wine Civilization3.exe" at the command line here is what I get:

wine: Unhandled exception (thread 0009), starting debugger...
WineDbg starting on pid 0x8
Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x0000000c in 32-bit code (0x00561339).
In 32 bit mode.
Register dump:
CS:0023 SS:002b DS:002b ES:002b FS:1007 GS:004f
EIP:00561339 ESP:467bfbe0 EBP:005e5488 EFLAGS:00210212( - 00 - RIA1)
EAX:00000000 EBX:46690bac ECX:467bfbfc EDX:48b800d4
ESI:467bfbfc EDI:00000006
Stack dump:
0x467bfbe0: 005e558f 0045c9f0 00000103 bb2c56b0
0x467bfbf0: 005e5488 467bff20 46690bac 0059df50
0x467bfc00: 74786574 62616c5c 2e736c65 00747874
0x467bfc10: 4634a860 464a0184 00000001 4634a860
0x467bfc20: 461a3c00 c7c6c5c4 4634cc2c 00000000
0x467bfc30: 001a0018 467bfc38 0045004b 004e0052
0200: sel=1007 base=461a3000 limit=00001f97 32-bit rw-
Backtrace:
=>1 0x00561339 in civilization3 (+0x161339) (0x005e5488)
2 0x00000000 (0x005a06c8)
3 0x3c8efa35 (0x0045d280)
0x00561339: testb $0x10,0xc(%eax)

I don't want to use Cedega or WineX or any such thing. I'd like to run it using Wine if possible. Thanks.
 
Old 05-22-2005, 02:00 AM   #2
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Well it never worked for me on wine dude, nor did under winex, although under winex it install no problem but i just got the startup logo thennothing lol.

I am not sure if wine(now) supports civ3 dude, i heard of cedega did i am not sure thou
 
Old 05-25-2005, 03:23 PM   #3
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I've been through this same process, and taken it about as far as I could. There is another thread somewhere on this forum where I discussed it, but to save you having to hunt through the forum, the answer in brief is:

No, Civ3 will not run under Wine.

Nor will it run under CedegaCVS (ie the downloadable version).

It *will* apparently work with the commercial version of Cedega. (but I haven't actually tried it).

The reason for all this is that Civ3 uses DirectX for its graphics, which Cedega uses, but needs to pay a licence for, so it only comes with the paid version.

It is a shame, because I really enjoy Civ3, but not enough to spend more money getting it to work.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 03:48 PM   #4
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The problem is the macrovision protection

you must try replacing the civilization exe file with a nocd patched one, the problem come from the antipiracy protection.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 05:52 PM   #5
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really> dominedi????? but I used the original cd, i bought the dang game! cuz it is good and thought hey does programmers deserve it!

Spudley> is there anyway of knowing which files one need inorder 2 make civ run under cedega(CVS)?
 
Old 05-25-2005, 07:18 PM   #6
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You can go to the website www.gamecopyworld.com in order to find a no-cd patch to try. No-CD patches are not illegal and are just used to allow you to run a game without wearing out your CD. The reason Cedega's commercial version can run Civ3, but wine and cedega cvs can't is most likely just because of the copy protection just as dominedi stated. Cedega has contracts that allow them to decode the copy protection mechanisms. They are only allowed to ditribute it in their commercial project because of licensing.

No not feel like you are letting down the developer's by using a no-cd patch. All you are doing is exercising your personal Fair Use Rights. I hope that solves your problem and helps you understand a little more about the underlying cause.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 11:32 PM   #7
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I agree w2ith mammlouk beacause the latest version of wine even has directx9, or so I read on cnet.com
 
Old 05-26-2005, 04:26 AM   #8
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i understand your disappointment windowsrefugeeX but consider that wine is not windows and civilization and his copy protection shit want run in windows.

Just be sure to get the right "cheat" file for your civilization copy/version.

And don't forget to "whine" to atari/infogrames/etc for them releasing version of their games for linux too (or utilities for running their game on linux).

Good Luck
 
Old 06-03-2005, 02:34 PM   #9
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I know, it is very disappointing so disappointment that i am, i am switching over to free civ, and heck why not email the programmers with ideas and see if i can help out in anyway.


screw civilization!!!! lol
 
Old 06-03-2005, 02:41 PM   #10
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freeciv is the poor parent of civ3, very poor
 
Old 06-04-2005, 12:58 AM   #11
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I know it is! but who cares!!!! at least I can b a part of it and b helpful and screw civ3 lol I know civ3 is a good game, but with time I believe freeciv could become just as good or even more!

C'mon aren't some things on civ3 that you just don't like? how about the mutual pack>? where if ur ally gets attacked u r automatically at war w/ the other civilization!! that 2 me is stupid!!! or how about of some sort of black ops to overthrown a government of a country u just don't like so that country can fall into a civil war?!?!?!?!?! that sounds pretty good no!?? take advantage of things!!!! that's just an idea, i am sure if we start asking ppl what they want or don't like we get tons and tons of data lol
 
Old 06-10-2005, 04:12 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by windowsrefugeeX
I know it is! but who cares!!!! at least I can b a part of it and b helpful and screw civ3 lol I know civ3 is a good game, but with time I believe freeciv could become just as good or even more!

C'mon aren't some things on civ3 that you just don't like? how about the mutual pack>? where if ur ally gets attacked u r automatically at war w/ the other civilization!! that 2 me is stupid!!! or how about of some sort of black ops to overthrown a government of a country u just don't like so that country can fall into a civil war?!?!?!?!?! that sounds pretty good no!?? take advantage of things!!!! that's just an idea, i am sure if we start asking ppl what they want or don't like we get tons and tons of data lol
Freeciv is equal in gameplay but worse in graphics
Screw graphics :-)
 
Old 06-11-2005, 02:02 PM   #13
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yup, so if we really want good graphics I guess we have to contribute to the game no?
 
  


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