Civilization V Linux: FAQ


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 14.04 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 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: Can Linux play multiplayer together versus Windows/Mac players?

A: Yes! Linux players can play with Windows and Mac Steam players.


Have a question that isn’t here? Check out our Civilization V Linux: Known Issues


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