The game works perfectly fine in single player mode!
What does not
The launcher eu3.exe (use eu3game.exe instead)
What was not tested
I recommend you install PlayOnLinux as it is a nice wine frontend and makes it easier to carry the steps to get the game working nicely.
You can find the modified .txt and .reg files and the needed .dll here:
Let me make one thing clear. Older versions of wine needed a lot more fiddling and tweaking to get EU3 working but this is no longer the case. Just follow the steps here on a clean wine 1.1.36 installation.
First run the installers:
Install EU3 first, do not install dotnet when asked
then Napoleon Ambition expansion
then In Nomine expansion
then In Nomine patch 3.2 (may be this step is not required)
finally Heir to the throne
2) Copy d3dxof.dll to your wine windows/system32 directory
3) Run winecfg and set library overwrite
d3dxof = native
and set MaxShadowSize to 0 in the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\DirectSound
run regedit and import d3dxof.reg and maxshadow.reg (contained i
4) overwrite the files terrain_2_0.fx and borders_2_0.fx in:
your Europa\ Universalis\ III/gfx/FX/
edit the same files and
replace the lines that start with:
float4 TerraIncognita =
float4 TerraIncognita = float4(0,0,0,0);
I followed the instructions
by Zachariahskylab on Thursday April 8th 2010, 21:07
I followed the instructions step by step, (I didn't use the launcher but the eu3game.exe that is recommended and when I try to start it I still get an error message and it takes a long time to quit- I usually have to shut it down from systems monitor.
I played this game on this computer quite a bit when I had windows installed. Now that I have linux I can no longer play it. Very frustrating. Is there anything else I could be missing? Resolution... various settings?
Sound does in fact work
by Zachary Stewart on Sunday December 27th 2009, 12:01
I said in my review that the sound does not work. This was a mistake on my part. With a registry change, it is possible to have the sound work. The music will not play, though. I have just now tested a mod with the launcher and that works perfectly.