Looking for info on Civilization V for Linux? Below is information on purchasing Civilization V and its DLCs, minimum requirements for whether your computer can run the game, and info on multiplayer, saves location, and known issues.
Q: Is Downloadable Content available for Civilization V?
A: Yes! You can browse and purchase the available downloadable content through Steam.
Your computer must meet ALL of the minimum system requirements below in order to maximize your Civilization V experience. If you run the game on a computer below the system requirements, you will experience severe performance issues and crashing.
- Operating System: SteamOS / Ubuntu 18.04* or newer
- CPU Processor: Intel Core i3, AMD A10
- CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
- Memory: 4 GB
- Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
- Video Card (ATI): HD 6450
- Video Card (NVIDIA): GeForce 640M
- Video Card (Intel): Iris Pro
- Video Memory (VRam): 1 GB
- Peripherals: Mouse and keyboard
*We are no longer supporting Ubuntu 16.04 due to a conflict with the Steam Client.
We recommend only playing on the default graphic settings designated at launch.
Q: Which languages can I play in?
A: Civilization V Linux is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish.
Q: Does the Linux version support Crossplay with Mac and Windows?
A: Steam users can play online multiplayer together when these version are in sync. Crossplay between Linux Steam and the Epic Games Store is not supported.
Q: Where can I find my save files:
A: You can find your game's save folder here:
/home/steam/.local/share/Aspyr/Sid Meier’s Civilization V
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