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Old 10-05-2004, 04:38 AM   #1
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Does Civ III run acceptably with Cedega?


Hi,
I'm a newbie to Linux and would like to play one of my favorite games, Civ III, in Linux.
Is this possible with Cedega/WineX?
Thanks in advance,
Mette
 
Old 10-05-2004, 10:59 AM   #2
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I have had no problem running civ3 with cedega. It should work fine if you have the latest version.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 12:31 PM   #3
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That's pretty much a system to system thing...

There are some titles that don't run on my system that run on others machines, and vice versa...

Case in point is Imperium Galactica 2. I can't get it to run at all. On the other hand, I've got the X-Wing/TIE Fighter/ and full version of X-WING vs. TIE FIGHTER working on my system. I can't get Spider-man (non-movie) running. Then again, I get Independance War running (which some have had trouble with).

There is a little bit of crap shoot when it comes to getting win games running in Cedega.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 02:15 PM   #4
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Yes but slackware and gentoo are known for being mostly unmodified barebones distros. I would think something you could get to run on slack would also go on gentoo. As opposed to something made for redhat working on gentoo or slack.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 02:24 PM   #5
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Thank you for your answers.
I have now registered at TransGaming, but unfortunately they haven't registered my payment yet, so I'll probably have to wait until tomorrow before I can install Cedega and ultimately Civ III.... I feel like a little kid at Christmas again :-D
Again, thank you for your help - when the game is installed, my husband will have to make dinner for a long time.... :-D
Kindly regards,
Mette
 
Old 10-06-2004, 01:28 AM   #6
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I've had a few troubles. The only way I managed to get Civ 3 going was using winex 3.2 through point2play with desktop set to 1024x768 and win version as win Me.

I am using red hat 9 linux and civ3 version 1.07. Apparently the CD protection is quite tight and for some reason later versions including cedega 4.0 couldn't handle it. the other problem is that the intro screen does some odd mode changes which can result in a black screen with nothing happening.

Running it with winex3.2 wasn't that crash hot either as the sound wasn't right. Single event sounds would keep repeating themselves indefinetly. Very annoying.

I tried to run it with later versions (3.3.2 runs Black and white, Warcraft3 and Diablo2 flawlessly) a no cd crack, various patch levels and various options but the best I could do was reach the menu screen where it would crash on starting a new game.

So whether it works depends on your system, the version of the Civ3 you are using (later ones are harder to run than earlier versions apparently as the safe disc was upgraded), the patch level, a no cd crack or not, the winex/cedega version and the windows version chosen.

I haven't tried the latest version as my account has run out but I found that winex3.3.2 runs better than cedega 4.0. probably somthing to do with ALSA or something which could be fixed with a newer distribution.

Good Luck!

azraelder

ps, I gave up and I reboot and run it in windows as I don't like bad sound.

pps If anyone had a way of getting the original Dungeon Keeper to go under Cedega, I would love to know how.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 09:36 AM   #7
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Are you using the game of the year edition?
 
Old 10-06-2004, 09:49 AM   #8
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No, it's the original version. I still haven't heard from transgaming...
 
Old 10-06-2004, 10:21 AM   #9
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For some reason I think it works best on the game of the year edition. I can't remember where I read that and google is coming up short. You could try and upgrade , sometimes that helps.
 
  


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