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Civilization V Looks Rather Close To A Linux Version
Posted , 19 May 2014 at 8:28 pm UTC / 10346 views
Civilization V looks like it will gain a Linux version after-all with new information from the awesome SteamDB. We speculated on it coming to Linux as a result of being pictured in Steam's major announcements when they unveiled SteamOS.

Since then nothing really came of it until today! This is some major supporting evidence to support Civ V coming to Linux, I would be shocked if it didn't after this.

The SteamDB entry for it has been updated with new Linux information today:
Quotelaunch/2/config/oslist: linux
launch/2/description: Launch
launch/2/executable: ./Civ5XP

And also:
Quote282300/config/oslist: linux
282300/name: Civ5 BaseContent Linux
282301/config/oslist: linux
282301/name: Civ5 Executable Linux
282302/config/oslist: linux
282302/name: Civ5 BaseContent2 Linux
282303/config/oslist: linux

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wleoncio commented on 19 May 2014 at 8:30 pm UTC

So as far as one could tell from SteamDB is Civ V as likely to come to Linux as XCOM: EU?

So as far as one could tell from SteamDB is Civ V as likely to come to Linux as XCOM: EU?
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liamdawe commented on 19 May 2014 at 8:31 pm UTC

wleoncioSo as far as one could tell from SteamDB is Civ V as likely to come to Linux as XCOM: EU?

Not sure, it's all speculation of course until someone confirms it.

[quote=wleoncio]So as far as one could tell from SteamDB is Civ V as likely to come to Linux as XCOM: EU?[/quote] Not sure, it's all speculation of course until someone confirms it.
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Maquis196 commented on 19 May 2014 at 8:36 pm UTC

Damn, I promised myself i'd play it once it came out on Linux. People seem to love it but I find it really dumbed down compared to Civ4 (my favourite outside of AC).

Whats the consensus here? People love/hate Civ5?

Oh and I have all the expansion packs, I keep trying to give it a go but...

Damn, I promised myself i'd play it once it came out on Linux. People seem to love it but I find it really dumbed down compared to Civ4 (my favourite outside of AC). Whats the consensus here? People love/hate Civ5? Oh and I have all the expansion packs, I keep trying to give it a go but...
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wleoncio commented on 19 May 2014 at 8:37 pm UTC

liamdawe
wleoncioSo as far as one could tell from SteamDB is Civ V as likely to come to Linux as XCOM: EU?
Not sure, it's all speculation of course until someone confirms it.

I see, but do you know of any records of a game acquiring "Signs of Linux Support" status and then reverting back to "No Linux Launch Config" or something like that?

[quote=liamdawe][quote=wleoncio]So as far as one could tell from SteamDB is Civ V as likely to come to Linux as XCOM: EU? [/quote] Not sure, it's all speculation of course until someone confirms it.[/quote] I see, but do you know of any records of a game acquiring "Signs of Linux Support" status and then reverting back to "No Linux Launch Config" or something like that?
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wleoncio commented on 19 May 2014 at 8:38 pm UTC

Maquis196Damn, I promised myself i'd play it once it came out on Linux. People seem to love it but I find it really dumbed down compared to Civ4 (my favourite outside of AC).

Whats the consensus here? People love/hate Civ5?

Oh and I have all the expansion packs, I keep trying to give it a go but...

Honestly, I had already accepted skipping Civ V and going straight to Beyond Earth, but now I guess I'll buy both just to show my appreciation.

[quote=Maquis196]Damn, I promised myself i'd play it once it came out on Linux. People seem to love it but I find it really dumbed down compared to Civ4 (my favourite outside of AC). Whats the consensus here? People love/hate Civ5? Oh and I have all the expansion packs, I keep trying to give it a go but...[/quote] Honestly, I had already accepted skipping Civ V and going straight to Beyond Earth, but now I guess I'll buy both just to show my appreciation.
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Victor Tramp commented on 19 May 2014 at 8:53 pm UTC

holy!

I thought i'd have to wait for Beyond Earth, too!

yay!

holy! I thought i'd have to wait for Beyond Earth, too! yay!
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Hamish commented on 19 May 2014 at 9:06 pm UTC
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Maquis196Whats the consensus here? People love/hate Civ5?

My brother still thinks that the original Civilization is the definitive version, although he will accept Civilization II as being acceptable. Anything later than that is crap as far as he is concerned. My uncle is more tolerant of the later ones, however.

Given that, you may have trouble finding a consensus on any of the Civ games from anyone.

[quote=Maquis196]Whats the consensus here? People love/hate Civ5?[/quote] My brother still thinks that the original Civilization is the definitive version, although he will accept Civilization II as being acceptable. Anything later than that is crap as far as he is concerned. My uncle is more tolerant of the later ones, however. Given that, you may have trouble finding a consensus on any of the Civ games from anyone. :P
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pb commented on 19 May 2014 at 9:10 pm UTC

HamishMy brother still thinks that the original Civilization is the definitive version, although he will accept Civilization II as being acceptable.

What does he think about FreeCiv?

[quote=Hamish]My brother still thinks that the original Civilization is the definitive version, although he will accept Civilization II as being acceptable.[/quote] What does he think about FreeCiv?
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Maquis196 commented on 19 May 2014 at 9:15 pm UTC

What about Civ call to power?

/me ducks.

What about Civ call to power? /me ducks.
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