So i did a manual install (since scripts in POL in ubuntu are usually not working) of Civilization 4 - complete. i chose not to install Colonization.
It installed well and loads with no issues. i went to play Beyond the sword sicne it has a better tech tree. at first it was ok, but the more area i uncovered the slower it all became (scrolling animaitons...). i tried reducing the GPU settings but it has not effect. it defaulted to high. i went with lowest possible but game is still very slow.
i know the PC is old but so is the game and it works well on XP on the same PC. is there something else i could do? tweak? there are no issues in gfame so far, it's just very slow.
i used wine staging 3.2
installed what i could from this list:
d3dx9*, msxml3, msxml4, vcrun2003, quartz, devenum. corefonts, lucida, tahoma.
*d3dx9_26.dll, d3dx9_31.dll, d3dx9_32.dll, d3dx9_33.dll
'msxml3r' is set to native.
System (old but can still run some older games decently):
System: Host: stari Kernel: 4.15.0-118-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.9
Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS
Machine: Device: desktop System: Gigabyte product: M56S-S3 serial: N/A
Mobo: Gigabyte model: GA-M56S-S3 v: x.x serial: N/A BIOS: Award v: F3 date: 12/04/2007
CPU: Single core AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (-UP-) cache: 512 KB speed: 2400 MHz (max)
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GF108 [GeForce GT 730]
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 730/PCIe/SSE2 version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.138
Audio: Card-1 NVIDIA MCP65 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k4.15.0-118-generic
Card-2 NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-3 Logitech Webcam C270 driver: USB Audio
Network: Card: NVIDIA MCP65 Ethernet driver: forcedeth
IF: enp0s6 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 4000.8GB (15.5% used)
ID-1: /dev/sdb model: ST2000DM006 size: 2000.4GB
ID-2: /dev/sda model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD10EARS size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 1.8T used: 573G (34%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 6.00GB used: 0.44GB (7%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 33C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 161 Uptime: 1 day Memory: 1053.6/3944.1MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56