Includes Rome Total War (version 1.5) and Barbarian Invasion (version 1.6). Steam version of Rome: TW is this version.
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The game works perfectly in general, there is only one small bug I couldn't really workaround, which is that the mouse pointer seem to meet some "resistance" near the bottom of the screen and can't be just moved on the bottom panel. Others suggested to try different screen resolutions or to run the game in a virtual desktop, but none of these helped. What worked for me is to move the mouse very quickly up and down which does bring the cursor on the bottom panel. Of course once you bring it back to the game area, you have to repeat this to get on the panel again...
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Platinum rating with crashes?
by Tim Cooper on Sunday March 17th 2013, 9:38
Total war has always CTD'd on me, and only the install works. This has always been the case since I bought the "Gold edition" several years ago, tested with many different versions of wine since 1.4. my rig plays skyrim, warband, dark souls, and more flawlessly. tried on 32bit and 63 bit freebsd, same result.
Rome Total War - Gold Edition. Graphic problems
by Sebastiano on Tuesday December 20th 2011, 17:24
I tried to make the game work with wine 1.3.28 but the graphic is totally corrupted.
It seems to be due to bad directx configuration: i tried to apply DirectX emulation (the game calls DirectX 9.0c) through winetricks but with no result (... it is also difficult to understand wich directx install in winetricks; you can choose d3dx9, d3dx9_26, ..._28, ...31 and so on). I didn't find any useful guide about that.
I use Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV350 driver for my Ati Radeon 9600 card.
The sound seems to work fine (i use the OSS).
I installed the game through wine using the original dvd of Rome Total War Gold Edition.
I installed the game in the past with an old version of wine (don't remember wich one) and it worked but too slowly. Now it is impossible to read menu options due to graphic corruption.