Sid Meier's Civilization VI

Sid Meier's Civilization VI

View Stats:
 This topic has been pinned, so it's probably important
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

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.

Note: Currently Linux multiplayer is compatible with Mac, and we are working towards making full cross platform multiplayer a reality.

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!

Important note about cross platform multiplayer: While it was our sincere goal to have cross-platform play between Windows and Mac/Linux in this update, we were unable to meet that goal due to some immersion-breaking bugs that occur specifically with cross-platform play. Quality is simply too important to Aspyr and our partners so we elected to release this update while we continue to work on these remaining issues. Linux and Mac can still play with each other.
Last edited by Aspyr-Blair; Apr 20, 2017 @ 8:41am
< >
Showing 391-405 of 1,567 comments
cake Feb 15, 2017 @ 6:51pm 
Do you guy's see any multiplayer games listed (Internet)? Mine comes up blank, both for Civ5 and Civ6. I don't think I have any ports blocked. Just wondering if its my end.
[LnX]leillo1975 Feb 16, 2017 @ 2:44am 
Aspyr, Keep us informed, please.

Is good to see that Vulkan can be an alternative for you. I take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts.
rgx107 Feb 16, 2017 @ 3:02am 
I purchased the Deluxe edition yesterday and have the same issue as many others with "Unrecoverable error..." when trying to start the game. It's an older laptop with i5 and Intel graphics, Ubuntu 16.04 (yesterday updated to 16.10 - same result). I appreciate all the helpful links and hints, tried them all in vain. I am slowly realising why, it's because they are mostly in one of two categories:
a) how to make Steam games run on non-Ubuntu
b) how to make Civ V run on Steam (on Ubuntu or non-Ubuntu)
But, my configuration works fine with Civ V, Civ BE and many other Steam games. There are no tweaks as far as I remember, it's the default Ubuntu 16.04 and Steam installation. I think many of the posters in this thread are in the same situation, they don't need help with getting Steam games graphics work, it works already. What doesn't work is Civ VI. And yes it doesn't only apply to Ubuntu but most of the posters seem to be on Ubuntu or derivatives of Ubuntu.
Another general observation from the many links and discussions is that since Ubuntu integrated the Steam client, they are trying to manage the Steam setup. Steam however, continues to try to manage what drivers and interfaces to use in Ubuntu. There are lots of interface files in the .steam folder. The Steam client also frequently updates itself, shouldn't the updates come from Canonical? On top of this Aspyr is trying to manage both Ubuntu and Steam interfaces, adding a lot of them in their installation path. What can possibly go wrong?
I also recognise this pattern from Civ BE, it was the same back then that you had a working Civ V installation, but Civ BE didn't work. After a number of updates from Ubuntu and Steam it started working, about 6 months ago. It seems Ubuntu and Steam reached out to each other but I'm not sure.
So sure, the community might be able to re-engineer the configuration, find out what drivers and interfaces that were supposed to be used, and find a workaround. It will work until the next update of Ubuntu, Ubuntu's Steam client, Steam's Steam client or to Civ VI. To get a more stable solution to the problem I think Canonical, Steam and Aspyr need to meet. Maybe they have already but from this end it doesn't look like it. It doesn't look like they have agreed on who should manage which part of the configuration, and exactly what interfaces and interface files to use. At least Aspyr and Steam should have incentive enough to put some joint effort into this.
I am hoping for the best.
SamBC Feb 16, 2017 @ 3:20am 
Originally posted by rgx107:
I purchased the Deluxe edition yesterday and have the same issue as many others with "Unrecoverable error..." when trying to start the game. It's an older laptop with i5 and Intel graphics, Ubuntu 16.04 (yesterday updated to 16.10 - same result). I appreciate all the helpful links and hints, tried them all in vain. I am slowly realising why, it's because they are mostly in one of two categories:
a) how to make Steam games run on non-Ubuntu
b) how to make Civ V run on Steam (on Ubuntu or non-Ubuntu)
But, my configuration works fine with Civ V, Civ BE and many other Steam games. There are no tweaks as far as I remember, it's the default Ubuntu 16.04 and Steam installation. I think many of the posters in this thread are in the same situation, they don't need help with getting Steam games graphics work, it works already. What doesn't work is Civ VI. And yes it doesn't only apply to Ubuntu but most of the posters seem to be on Ubuntu or derivatives of Ubuntu.
Another general observation from the many links and discussions is that since Ubuntu integrated the Steam client, they are trying to manage the Steam setup. Steam however, continues to try to manage what drivers and interfaces to use in Ubuntu. There are lots of interface files in the .steam folder. The Steam client also frequently updates itself, shouldn't the updates come from Canonical? On top of this Aspyr is trying to manage both Ubuntu and Steam interfaces, adding a lot of them in their installation path. What can possibly go wrong?
I also recognise this pattern from Civ BE, it was the same back then that you had a working Civ V installation, but Civ BE didn't work. After a number of updates from Ubuntu and Steam it started working, about 6 months ago. It seems Ubuntu and Steam reached out to each other but I'm not sure.
So sure, the community might be able to re-engineer the configuration, find out what drivers and interfaces that were supposed to be used, and find a workaround. It will work until the next update of Ubuntu, Ubuntu's Steam client, Steam's Steam client or to Civ VI. To get a more stable solution to the problem I think Canonical, Steam and Aspyr need to meet. Maybe they have already but from this end it doesn't look like it. It doesn't look like they have agreed on who should manage which part of the configuration, and exactly what interfaces and interface files to use. At least Aspyr and Steam should have incentive enough to put some joint effort into this.
I am hoping for the best.
It sounds like you probably don't meet the minimum hardware requirements. They are definitely tougher than Civ5 or CivBE.
FrigoHat Feb 16, 2017 @ 4:37am 
Originally posted by Aspyr-Blair:
Originally posted by Swiftpaw:

Any comments yet about if we might see multithreading support adopted to improve performance at some point?

Multithreading is supported now, but not on the rendering path. Our implementation of OGL has issues with multithreading unfortunately, and we are actively looking at alternatives.
Have you tryed to ask for solutions AMD or Mesa developers?
Ducklord Feb 16, 2017 @ 12:03pm 
Reminds me of the late 90s, before OpenGL, when games would only run on a single brand of 3D-card. Remember 3DFX and PowerVR?

I hope Intel support is planned. Civ VI is a game to be played on the go, it doesn't need graphics.
ProjectDia Feb 16, 2017 @ 6:26pm 
Originally posted by Linuksiarz / Czytaj Opis Prof.:
Originally posted by ProjectDia:
Haave you found a solution to the Graphics Card issue? I'm on Arch Cinnamon, but my GTX 970 isn't showing up.

How the hell he got Driver version of Nvidia 440? If you mistake and have 340 the game doesn't work. You need to upgrade your drivers for GPU.

I have the same issue with the 375.26 drivers.
Ryad Feb 17, 2017 @ 3:05am 
Thank you Aspyr for that great port. It does run decent on my laptop (765M, Arch).

Unfortunately, I often get a black screen when another civilization is contacting me. I'm only able to press Esc to get back into the game, but of course this upsets the other leaders.

Regarding XFCE and Alt-Tab: I use a shortcut for "Show desktop" to successfully get out of the game. Settings Manager > Window Manager > Keyboard > Show desktop (assign a shortcut like Super-D).

Again: Thank you so much Aspyr, I love it!
Simulacrum Feb 17, 2017 @ 4:24am 
Originally posted by Ryad:
Unfortunately, I often get a black screen when another civilization is contacting me. I'm only able to press Esc to get back into the game, but of course this upsets the other leaders.

Have you tried going into the advanced graphics options and turning Animated Leaders from off to low? That solved it for me on Ubuntu 16.04, GTX 680M (I recall reading something like this much earlier in this thread)
LinuXiarz Feb 17, 2017 @ 7:24am 
Originally posted by ProjectDia:
Originally posted by Linuksiarz / Czytaj Opis Prof.:

How the hell he got Driver version of Nvidia 440? If you mistake and have 340 the game doesn't work. You need to upgrade your drivers for GPU.

I have the same issue with the 375.26 drivers.

That's mean you have a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ distro.
King Buzzo Feb 17, 2017 @ 8:07am 
I'm not having performance issues, but one core does get to 100% under Civ6. Performance is fairly good as it is, but I wonder how it would be if all my cores were under 100.
Ryad Feb 17, 2017 @ 10:41am 
Originally posted by Simulacrum:
Originally posted by Ryad:
Unfortunately, I often get a black screen when another civilization is contacting me. I'm only able to press Esc to get back into the game, but of course this upsets the other leaders.

Have you tried going into the advanced graphics options and turning Animated Leaders from off to low? That solved it for me on Ubuntu 16.04, GTX 680M (I recall reading something like this much earlier in this thread)

Thank you very much. That solved it for me as well!
j_c_p Feb 17, 2017 @ 2:41pm 
A bit strange : I've got the music but not the voices! (ALC 898 from Realtek is my audio chipset).
Last edited by j_c_p; Feb 17, 2017 @ 2:41pm
Bongoman12 Feb 17, 2017 @ 2:44pm 
Anyone got it running on arch with a 480 rx?
Colombo Feb 17, 2017 @ 7:00pm 
Thanks Aspyr! I have turned off some unit animations that takes quite a lot of time and makes game swifter and it seems that game is performing better than Civ5!
< >
Showing 391-405 of 1,567 comments
Per page: 15 30 50