Sid Meier’s Civilization V Released

June 10th, 2014 by TimeDoctor

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Aspyr, “The Greatest Mac Publisher on Earth, ever” has shipped their first game for Linux. Civilization V and the various DLC expando-packs are now available on Steam. The system requirements for the game’s Steam listing and the announcement post both mention that this release is specifically targeting Steam OS rather than Steam for Linux on Ubuntu.

Civ V is also 75% off for the next 20 hours.

Sid Meier’s Civilization V on Steam

One Response to “Sid Meier’s Civilization V Released”

  1. oldrocker99 Says:

    Here’s what I posted to the CIV V Steam forums, and their reply:

    Originally posted by oldrocker99:
    To the Devs:

    This is how a Linux port should be done, and I congratulate your team for their hard work. It is apparently running well on a variety of distributions, which is what Steam for Linux games should do.

    Now. I saw on your website that you have among other games you’ve successfully ported to the Mac two that I wouldn’t mind seeing ported: Bioshock Infinite and Borderlands 2. If this is something that (a) your team could port, and (b) is economically feasible for your company, you have heard a suggestion.

    I hope that you make a goodly profit from this, and, hopefully, continue porting games for our platform. You may have noticed that we Linux users are HUNGRY for great games…

    REPLY: Thank you so much for the support! We’ve been doing native ports for a good long time (over 17 years) and I can honestly say we have never recieved this kind of positive community reaction. We are ear to ear at the office….seriously.

    So with that said, you’ve hit the nail on the head. If its economically feasible, we would be proud to bring more AAA Linux titles to a community that is this positive and engaged.

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