Galactic Civilizations

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Galactic Civilizations
Galactic Civilizations cover
Developers
Stardock Entertainment
Release dates
Windows March 26, 2003
Galactic Civilizations on Wikipedia
Galactic Civilizations
Galactic Civilizations 2003
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General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename movie files[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\GalCiv\movies\.
  2. Delete or rename Intro.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GalCiv\Data\Prefs.ini[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/214150/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GalCiv\Data\SaveGames\[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/214150/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings
General settings

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian
Official translation by «Logrus». Available here.

Issues fixed[edit]

Steam version of game doesn't launch[edit]

Manually run installers and set Compatibility Mode[1][2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Run GalCiv1_steam_setup.exe.
  3. Choose Yes if a security prompt appears.
  4. Go to <path-to-game>\GalCiv\.
  5. Run register_dart.exe.
  6. Choose Yes if a security prompt appears.
  7. Choose OK or Ignore at any installer prompts.
  8. Go to <path-to-game>\AltarianProphecy\.
  9. Set GalCiv.exe to run in Windows XP (Service Pack 3) Compatibility Mode.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) 600.0 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/214150/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (214150) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References