Imperivm: Great Battles of Rome

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Application Details:

Version: 1.40
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.17

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Load/Save Games
Mini and enormous maps with multiple players.

Lowest and Highest Resolutions with all settings activated


What does not

In game sounds doesn't play without workarounds.

Video playback has some issues depending on the combination of native
and builtin dlls  (relevant to this section are only quartz and

Out of the box videos are playing too fast and the video's audio is terribly glitched.

With native dsound and builtin quartz, the videos in audio stop completly. Video remain reproduced too fast.

With quartz native from 20181203 winetricks release, in video audio
still doesn't reproduce, but the videos is reproduced at the right

With quartz native from a post 20181203 winetricks release, the game seems to hang when trying to reproduce the video. 

With quartz native and dsound builtin, game close automatically and unexpectedly.


GBR need some native DirectMusic Component and native dsound
installable with winetricks to be able to reproduce  (the frist two
steps may be done with any recent winetricks release):

winetricks dmime dmsynth dmusic dswave dsound


winetricks dsdmo  (this is only needed with normal wine, wine-staging doesn't need native dsdmo)

then after obtaining a winetricks 20181203 release

winetricks quartz (so at least the videos play correctly even if without sound)

These workaround allow Imperium GBR to play all in game sounds and musics. Videos stil doesn't have any audio-.

I'm searching a way to make also the videos play with sound as intended

What was not tested

Multiplayer has GameSpy closed long ago, and the pseudo-official VPN program from jordi is written in .NET

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

wine-staging 4.17 works as normal wine,  however doesn't need winetricks dsdmo as workaround.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Oct 12 20194.17Yes Yes YesSilverllde 
ShowArch LinuxMay 05 20081.1.0Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 15 20070.9.51.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
35478 Multiple applications and games need dsdmo.dll (DirectSound Effects) STAGED View
44548 Imperium GBR doesn't reproduce audio associated with videos when native dsound.dll is loaded UNCONFIRMED View

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