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Civilization V Strategy Game Launches Natively On SteamOS Linux

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Another glorious day to be a Linux gamer isn't it folks? Civilization V is now officially on SteamOS Linux and promises to steal plenty of time from you all.

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Here's the announcement:

QuoteAspyr Media is pleased to announce our first Linux and SteamOS title, Sid Meier’s Civilization V. The SteamOS release includes all Civilization V DLC and expansion content, including Gods & Kings and Brave New World.

This release targets SteamOS on current gen hardware. Additionally, we're working towards supporting Ubuntu 14.04 as well as additional video cards in future updates.

Here’s where we need your help! To improve Civ V and future AAA games on SteamOS, we're looking for feedback. Tell us below what's working great or what's not working. If you're having any problems, please contact our support directly at


They also stated elsewhere that it's a native port!

QuoteReal way. We don't use wrappers in our work.



The Flagship Turn-Based Strategy Game Returns

Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the space age: Wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, go head-to-head with some of history’s greatest leaders and build the most powerful empire the world has ever known.

It's probably one of the most popular strategy titles around and now joins the ranks of 500+ Linux games.

The complete pack is also on sale right now with 67% off which is an absolute steal.

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Anonymous 10 Jun, 2014
"...and future AAA games..."

Sslaxx 10 Jun, 2014
Quoting: Anonymous"...and future AAA games..."
I wonder if this means just Firaxis, or Take2 as a whole... GTAV on Linux, anyone?
FutureSuture 10 Jun, 2014
Yet another title in Steam's top 10 most played games on Linux. Brilliant. That's the vast majority now.
MayeulC 10 Jun, 2014
I don't have anything else to say.

Oh, btw, I am deleting TW2 from my partition to install CIV5, I am counting on gol to tell me when an update is available ;)
Donkey 10 Jun, 2014
Downloading happily.
pb 10 Jun, 2014
Quoting: MayeulCOh, btw, I am deleting TW2 from my partition to install CIV5, I am counting on gol to tell me when an update is available

I bade goodbye to L4D2 for now to make some space, I'll welcome it back on my SteamBox when it gets released finally. ;-)
Anonymous 10 Jun, 2014
Great work! Runs very well on my system (Open Suse 13.1; Nvidia Geforce 460). But I have a problem with the DLC. They don't appear in the library (neither in steam, neither in the game). I guess they will come later. Anyway, good news good job :-)
killx_den 10 Jun, 2014
Downloading :)

Lets see how Civ 5 goes. I tested Pandora two days ago and was totally destroyed after 3 minutes xD
hidekin 10 Jun, 2014
It runs really well. just a problem with the dlc they're not available in the game but i think it'll be updated soon.
I was waiting for this game for a long time :-)
TesX 10 Jun, 2014
Runs PERFECTLY (it seems :P) very smooth...
I hope VP optimizes The Witcher 2 to get something similar to Civ V!!

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