Rise of Nations

The version(s) that can be bought without the manual.

Application Details:

Version: 2.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installer.
  • Uninstaller (but there are a few error message at the end).
  • Intro video (with winetricks directx9).

What does not

Anything else.  Game exits and console shows an unhandled exception.


What was not tested

Gameplay could not be tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

None of the "workarounds" offer any help with the unhandled exception. Bug opened. I had to use a native mfc42.dll and patchw32.dll just to get this far.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 04 20172.0Yes Yes SilverJacob Cameron 
ShowArch LinuxJan 18 20131.5.20Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 12 20091.1.18Yes Yes BronzeKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 04 20091.1.16Yes No GarbageKen Sharp 
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 26 20091.1.13Yes No GarbageKen Sharp 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
657 Many games and applications need 'mfc42.dll' ('winetricks -q mfc42' is a workaround) NEW View
9027 No sound for rise of nations - all versions NEW View
10277 Uninstalling software does not remove them from Programs menu CLOSED FIXED View
17144 Rise of Nations Unhandled Exception CLOSED FIXED View
17614 Rise of Nations: Both mouse keys required for single left-click NEW View
18601 Many games and applications crash due to incorrect handling of TLS slots in urlmon (Google Sketchup 7, TomeRaider3, Sling Player 2.0, Counter Strike Source, Troopmaster 2009, Warhammer Online) CLOSED FIXED View
46104 winepulse-PulseAudio_Support patch cause application to hang with native dsound.dll CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Online Multiplayer

You may have difficulty joining online multiplayer games.  To resolve this, read this article from the FAQ.



The following DLLs are required to install and run Rise of Nations:

Cursor Bug

There is a cursor bug that can:

  • Cause the mouse buttons to not do what you expect; or
  • Cause a transparency problem with the cursor; or
  • All of the above

To work around this, edit the rise2.ini file (~/.wine/drive_c/users/{user}/Application Data/Microsoft Games/Thrones and Patriots Trial/rise2.ini) and set "ForceGDICursor=1".

Please report if you had to do this when submitting reports.


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mouse key single left-click
by f6p30 on Wednesday September 23rd 2009, 4:22
I had the same bug as mentionned but the solution was different:

In the file ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/profiles/fpwin/Application Data/Microsoft Games/Rise of Nations/rise2.ini,

I changed O to 1 at the lin ForceLowCPUBackgroundVid=1 and now the mouse key single left-click is goin well.

By the way :
I Use debian lenny with whine 1.0.1-1
I downloaded Patchw32.dll from the given addresstéléchargé à l'adresse indiquée
I installed mfc42.dll using the winetricks script with "vb6run – MS Visual Basic 6 runtime" selected

To enable multiplayer games I installed some dlls using the winetricks with "directplay – MS DirectPlay (from DirectX 9 user redistributable)" selected

In the file ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/profiles/fpwin/Application Data/Microsoft Games/Rise of Nations/rise2.ini changed to 1 the SkipIntroMovies=1 parameter to skip the videos at the beginning

and forgive my bad ennglish.