Below is a method for installing Civ 3 on GNU/Linux if anyone else like me uses this as their OS rather than Windows/Mac. OS: Fedora 25 Civ versions: Civilization 3 Gold Edition (includes Civ 3 and Play the World), Civ 3 Conquests What works: Everything so far, but only briefly tested. Method: Install Play on Linux Set up a Wine virtual drive in Play on Linux Tools -> Manage wine versions -> Select version 1.5.16 from the list in either 64 bit or 32 bit (other versions of wine may work but I chose this one because I knew from the Wine apps database that it works. The latest versions of wine do not work without a patch which was too complicated for me as an noob to compile from source code). Click next to install Return to main Play on Linux screen and click Configure -> New and follow the process to set up a new virtual drive making sure to choose wine 1.5.16 (if asked to let Play on Linux install Mono let it). Install Civ three on the Configure screen. Micellaneous -> Run a .exe file in this virtual drive -> navigate to the setup.exe file on your disc or hard drive -> follow the normal install process and apply patches as necessary Add a NO CD crack .exe file (multiple different ones are available on this site) to the Conquests folder that Play on Linux created when you installed the game (you may need to switch on hidden files in your file manager to see it). Eg. /home/user/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/virtual drive name you chose/drive_c/Program Files/Atari/Civilization III/Conquests/ Launch the game with Micellaneous -> Run a .exe file in this virtual drive -> navigate to to the NO CD crack .exe you just added and launch it. The game will likely crash the first time and your screen resolution will be wrong. To fix this open the conquests.ini file in the conquests folder and add the following line Eg. /home/user/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/virtual drive name you chose/drive_c/Program Files/Atari/Civilization III/Conquests/conquests.ini Open the conquests.ini text file, scroll to the end and add the line PlayIntro=0 (this will stop the intro video playing which causes the crash and changes the screen resolution) Optionally add KeepRes=1 if you want Civ 3 to correctly adjust to you current screen resolution. Repeat step 5 to launch the game again and it should work. The first time I launched Civ 3 it was a little bit buggy. The sound totally failed and when I exited the game the screen froze and I had to force the program to quit. Other times it has worked perfectly. Warning: This may not function as well as a normal install on Windows or Mac. Additionally, I provide this short guide as is and take no responsibility if something goes wrong, although I will endeavour to help if I can. I am not an expert GNU/Linux user and so my troubleshooting skills are limited to what advice I can find by searching online. If anyone follows this please let me know if this works for you. Also, if you have a better/alternative method let me know. Finally, if I have missed anything let me know and I will amend this post.