"Aspyr 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

Aspyr has ported a ton of games to Mac including BioShock Infinite, Borderlands 2, Civ V, Starwars Knights of the Old Republic & Call of Duty. Now they are getting into the SteamOS/Linux porting game, which is great news. Can't wait to see what they port next!

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/13/2014 at 03:09am

I'm glad to see Aspyr jumping on the Linux train. From what I hear, this implementation isn't perfect but it's quite good.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/13/2014 at 03:44pm

Aspyrs Mac Ports are really good. I played much of BioShock Infinite on the Mac. Hopefully they will fix some of the bugs so it's a pretty seamless port.

MoonWyrd   Supporter wrote on 06/24/2014 at 12:50pm

One thing I noticed immediately was that that leader intro screens are animated on Linux. The is missing on OS X. Not a big deal to game play, but a nice environmental touch.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/24/2014 at 11:05pm

Great. I wonder why they did that? Maybe a newer version of SDL supports something a bit better than the one they used on the OSX version?

I also noticed that the title is a bit misleading. It wasn't JUST Civ 5, it was 4 and all the expansions too, at least it seemed to be the case when I opened up Steam on Linux.

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