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 :)
Last edited by Aspyr-Blair; Apr 3 @ 8:52am
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Lion Heart Jul 18, 2018 @ 11:01am 
Originally posted by King Buzzo:
Originally posted by Lion Heart:
well thats the biggest damn lie ive ever heard, civ vi be it linux macos or windows is the same ♥♥♥♥ing product

If you know so much about how software is built to make such an aggressive statement, you can therefore surely run wireshark while Civ6 is up on Linux to see if it's talking to RedShell at all. That would be easy to do and answer your own question. Right?
the old dumb "but i dont have anything to hide, let the nsa spy on me" arguement
King Buzzo Jul 18, 2018 @ 1:57pm 
Originally posted by Lion Heart:
Originally posted by King Buzzo:

If you know so much about how software is built to make such an aggressive statement, you can therefore surely run wireshark while Civ6 is up on Linux to see if it's talking to RedShell at all. That would be easy to do and answer your own question. Right?
the old dumb "but i dont have anything to hide, let the nsa spy on me" arguement

I didn't say that. I'm just pointing out, if you're going to accuse someone of lies (in this case, Aspyr is supposedly lying that RedShell isn't part of the Linux Civ6 build), you need to provide evidence. And since you appear to know so much, running wireshark to prove that data is being sent from the Civ6 game client is easy to do. So just do it and then come back when you have the evidence to show Aspyr is lying.
King Buzzo Jul 18, 2018 @ 2:01pm 
You could just as well run strings(1) against the binaries looking for 'redshell' or its api address 138.91.197.151. I'm not going to do it for you. Please come back when you can show something.
Link Jul 19, 2018 @ 10:23pm 
Hello when the new update is released will we have cross play between Windows and Mac like the Mac players?
fabry Jul 20, 2018 @ 6:33am 
Waiting for crossplatform T_T
MARILYN MONROE Jul 20, 2018 @ 7:55am 
Originally posted by Link:
Hello when the new update is released will we have cross play between Windows and Mac like the Mac players?

You ask question which any sane software developer can answer only with "It will be released when Its ready".

I would rather ask "Is there any progress on getting Linux version insync with other platforms?"
Aspyr-Blair  [developer] Jul 20, 2018 @ 8:58am 
Originally posted by MARILYN MONROE:
Originally posted by Link:
Hello when the new update is released will we have cross play between Windows and Mac like the Mac players?

You ask question which any sane software developer can answer only with "It will be released when Its ready".

I would rather ask "Is there any progress on getting Linux version insync with other platforms?"

Wrapping up now actually! Should be through sweeps over the next couple of weeks.
CanadianBlueBeer Jul 20, 2018 @ 1:05pm 
Originally posted by Aspyr-Blair:
Originally posted by MARILYN MONROE:

You ask question which any sane software developer can answer only with "It will be released when Its ready".

I would rather ask "Is there any progress on getting Linux version insync with other platforms?"

Wrapping up now actually! Should be through sweeps over the next couple of weeks.

Really looking forward to the update! Thanky!
Jul 21, 2018 @ 1:28pm 
Originally posted by Aspyr-Blair:
Originally posted by MARILYN MONROE:

You ask question which any sane software developer can answer only with "It will be released when Its ready".

I would rather ask "Is there any progress on getting Linux version insync with other platforms?"

Wrapping up now actually! Should be through sweeps over the next couple of weeks.
Alright see ya guys in December
librin.so.1 Jul 21, 2018 @ 1:50pm 
Originally posted by :
Alright see ya guys in December

das :steamsalty: as fokke, bruh
Elder_Salt Jul 23, 2018 @ 2:10am 
I've stopped talking to windows users unless I need someone to pass me the ketchup. Just kidding. Sort of. I am done with the civ franchise. Stellaris and Europa Universalis, it's whats for dinner.
DJViking Jul 23, 2018 @ 4:23am 
I am playing this game on OpenSUSE Leap 42.3
It works fine, no problems.

I am now planning to upgrade to OpenSUSE Leap 15, but I wanted to check if there is anyone who has gotten to play Civ on Leap 15? This is one of my most important games on Linux and I wanted to make sure there was no problems before I did the upgrade.
anarcher Jul 23, 2018 @ 5:25am 
Originally posted by Elder_Salt:
I've stopped talking to windows users unless I need someone to pass me the ketchup. Just kidding. Sort of. I am done with the civ franchise. Stellaris and Europa Universalis, it's whats for dinner.
Have you tried the civ4 mod scene?
Sekal_Desu Jul 24, 2018 @ 7:51pm 
I'm running Mint 18.3 and I tried to start a custom game and all the menu options were blank. Couldn't pick a Civ, map type, game duration, anything. I then decided to try the play it now and I got a blank map and the turns just kept turning over. I don't have any mods enabled and have reinstalled the game once already with no effect.
omega496 Jul 26, 2018 @ 7:22am 
I post comment about bug causes window not restored from task bar properly on ICE-WM DE. I launch Civ6: R&F on Plasma5 today and the same error exist.
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