Sid Meier's Civilization VI

Sid Meier's Civilization VI

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Aspyr-Blair  [developer] Jan 9, 2017 @ 11:01am
The official Linux thread
Alright party penguins. We are proud to announce the launch of Civ VI Linux today (Feb 9th)!

I'll keep this thread updated with the most current info possible, so check in frequently for updates and of course to share your experience.

A huge heartfelt thanks to all the patient Linux gamers that supported our efforts. Especially those that sent cookies to our office with notes of Civ VI encouragement ;)

System requirements below:

Operating System: Ubuntu 16.04 / SteamOS
CPU Processor: Intel Core i3 530 or AMD A8-3870
CPU Speed: 2.93 GHz
Memory: 6 GB
Hard Disk Space: 15 GB
Video Card (NVIDIA): GeForce 650
Video Card (ATI): Not Supported
Video Card (Intel): Not Supported
Video Memory (VRam): 1 GB

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Some Intel i3 Processors may require an additional 2 GB Swap Partition.

If you dont meet the above system requirements, that does NOT mean you wont be able to run Civilization VI. If we know anything about the Linux community, its that you all find a way to make something work on your specific distro and comparable hardware sets. Chime in here with issues, and we will either help you get a ticket into our support system, or if unsupported there are many penguins that can help.


UPDATE 3/14/17 - We are live with Australian Summer! Linux and Mac are still in sync. Full details from the Windows announcement: http://steamcommunity.com/games/289070/announcements/detail/576861888092920827

UPDATE 4/20/17 - We are finally live with the Spring update!

UPDATE 12/10/18 - Cross platform update is finally live! All platforms are now in-sync and can play together.

UPDATE 4/2/19 - The Antarctic Late Summer Update is now live. All platforms in-sync and can continue cross platform play :)

UPDATE 9/10/19 - September 2019 update is now live! All platforms in-sync and can continue cross platform play. Enjoy Red Death!
Last edited by Aspyr-Blair; Sep 10 @ 1:12pm
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mishugashu Feb 12 @ 10:34am 
I noticed the DLC is missing the icon for Linux support. How long do we have to wait this time?
trevize.fi Feb 12 @ 10:48am 
Originally posted by mishugashu:
I noticed the DLC is missing the icon for Linux support. How long do we have to wait this time?
They stated the following in the Mac thread, on having Linux supported on the official release date:
Originally posted by Aspyr-Blair:
We are very hopeful. Signoff will literally be last minute. If it gets bumped, it wont be by much.
I tried the game and understood that it does not work under Ubuntu 18.04 .Conf. AMD® Ryzen 7 2700u 8 gb memory 2 videocards Vega 8 Mobile and AMD RX 550 kernel 4.15.0-45-generic The game freezes and take down the system.I could be able to launch the game on the kernel 4.17 but when I start a new game and apeared on the map it take down the system again.Maybe drivers are too raw,maybe game is too raw I do not know for sure.But it does not work for my configuration.
Sounds like not enough ram.
Yep experienced similar issues with 8GB ram. Game is quite hungry. You have two options:

1. Upgrade your ram (I can confirm with 16GB runs without issues)
2. Extend your swap partition (4GB should be enough), minimalize your ram usage (close browser etc.), set ram usage in game settings to low and play small size maps

You can try it after GS patch release they might fix ram usage, but I wouldn't put much faith in that.
Last edited by MARILYN MONROE; Feb 13 @ 1:18am
Aspyr-Blair  [developer] Feb 13 @ 8:44am 
Great news everyone! We just got signoff for the 14th with Gathering Storm AND we will be in-sync with cross platform :)

Happy Valentines Day Penguins!
Originally posted by Aspyr-Blair:
Great news everyone! We just got signoff for the 14th with Gathering Storm AND we will be in-sync with cross platform :)

Happy Valentines Day Penguins!
Brilliant! This will be in my shopping cart shortly.
Vildravn Feb 13 @ 9:04am 
Originally posted by Aspyr-Blair:
Great news everyone! We just got signoff for the 14th with Gathering Storm AND we will be in-sync with cross platform :)

Happy Valentines Day Penguins!

Awesome, thanks!
Limewood Feb 13 @ 9:17am 
Originally posted by Aspyr-Blair:
Great news everyone! We just got signoff for the 14th with Gathering Storm AND we will be in-sync with cross platform :)

Happy Valentines Day Penguins!
That's amazing news! Then I can stream Gathering storm with my Windows friends on Friday already. Thanks, Blair!
Raaben Feb 13 @ 9:44am 
Originally posted by Aspyr-Blair:
Great news everyone! We just got signoff for the 14th with Gathering Storm AND we will be in-sync with cross platform :)

Happy Valentines Day Penguins!

Nice! Just bought that to play with friends this weekend. Glad there's no wait.
Originally posted by Aspyr-Blair:
Great news everyone! We just got signoff for the 14th with Gathering Storm AND we will be in-sync with cross platform :)

Happy Valentines Day Penguins!

Thank you Aspyr!
jrepin Feb 13 @ 10:14am 
Originally posted by Aspyr-Blair:
Great news everyone! We just got signoff for the 14th with Gathering Storm AND we will be in-sync with cross platform :)

Happy Valentines Day Penguins!
Awesome news. Thanks you very much and hope this continues in the future.
shuryon Feb 13 @ 10:59am 
Originally posted by MARILYN MONROE:
Yep experienced similar issues with 8GB ram. Game is quite hungry. You have two options:

1. Upgrade your ram (I can confirm with 16GB runs without issues)
2. Extend your swap partition (4GB should be enough), minimalize your ram usage (close browser etc.), set ram usage in game settings to low and play small size maps

You can try it after GS patch release they might fix ram usage, but I wouldn't put much faith in that.

I think people should probably upgrade their RAM. There is so much a SWAP partition can do - of course, have a SWAP either way. I will upgrade my RAM as soon as possible as the last year the game became almost unplayable for me with 'only' 8GB RAM.

Originally posted by Aspyr-Blair:
Great news everyone! We just got signoff for the 14th with Gathering Storm AND we will be in-sync with cross platform :)

Happy Valentines Day Penguins!

Well, that is some good news! :)
lost Feb 13 @ 11:57am 
Originally posted by Aspyr-Blair:
Great news everyone! We just got signoff for the 14th with Gathering Storm AND we will be in-sync with cross platform :)

Happy Valentines Day Penguins!
Yay! On the heels of that previous patch mess, this is refreshing news.
mishugashu Feb 13 @ 12:51pm 
I am honestly shocked (in a good way!) that this is going to be a same day release! I'm glad you guys got it all taken care of. This is outstanding.
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