I am considering buying Civ 5 on steam sale, well there is also Civ 4 and Civ 6 to choose from. But Civ 4 doesn't run on Linux unlike 5,(not completely no sale, but makes a big difference for me) and reviews for Civ 6 are harsh. But as is my method, even with overwhelming positive reviews on steam, I still look at the negative reviews to see if there is anything I should be aware of and investigate. And multiple negative reviews say civ 5 multiplayer doesn't work at all. Not only on Steam, but this issue was mentioned in amazon reviews too. I could see the game getting lots of positive reviews from single player playing from people who don't care about multiplayer. I love the idea of simultaneous turns. Having to tape ones fingers waiting for another persons turn is boring. But only if it actually works of course. I see it works for some people, but is there something to this negative review? Only problem is that most on the forum will have had at least some success else why would they be here. Unless its all for that mail in turn thing, which the simultaneous turn thing sounds much more interesting. But maybe they have heard and know some of those who haven't had success with getting multiplayer to work. A couple other questions, Can you use simultaneous turns for single player? Is there no way to do individual turns for multiplayer? I see this thread https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/how-to-activate-mods-to-multiplayer-games-on-linux.619961/ and wonder about that too. Is there any isssues/incompatibility in multiplayer between platforms? Like can a Linux and Windows user play together in multi online? Can console and PC play together? Can steam and nonsteam play together? You might thing that is a silly question, but don't underestimate how much problems DRM can cause. I know it's the holidays, but helpful responses before the 4th of Jan when the sale ends would be appreciated.