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Rome: Total War

Rome Total War - Barbarian Invasion retail CD version

Application Details:

Version: Barbarian Invasion Expansion
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4.1

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Test Results

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What works

Install, menus, cut scenes, solo battles, solo campaign map, audio, graphics at highest quality allowed by game. Securom seems to be happy and does not need a No-CD patch.

What does not

  • Network/Multiplayer logs in but doesn't allow you to connect to a server - though admittedly I didn't install the full GameSpy support.
  • Need to set Windows to Win2K or later (XP, Vista) or securom will complain about a debugger running in the background and refuse to start the game.
  • Need to set dll overrides on d3d9, d3d8, dinput, dinput8 or the game won't run. Leave this until after installation.
  • If you have problems with a crash message relating to "dxdllreg.exe", run regedit (from the fake Windows directory) and go to Hkey_Current_User\Software\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and delete this program from there
  • To stop Barbarian Invasion crashing between the load screen and the campaign map you need to create a new "Direct3D" key in the registry under HKCU/Software/Wine/ - "DirectDrawRenderer" must be set to "opengl", "UseGLSL" must be set to "disabled" and "VideoMemorySize" should be set to your video card's memory size (e.g. "512") - See


What was not tested

Network/Multiplayer beyond login.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Tests run on an Acer 5738G laptop with an intel Core2Duo @ 2Ghz, 4Gb Ram and an Nvidia G105M/512Mb.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya"Jan 12 20131.4.1Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 12 20101.1.42Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 03 20101.1.42Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 17 20091.1.27Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 22 20091.1.26Yes Yes SilverRygle 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Correctly rating
Do not rate above silver unless you have tested multiplayer and installed the application and it does not require a nocd


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gstreamer should be turned off
by Richard Thier on Monday March 15th 2021, 6:45
Recently I cannot run the game unless I turn off gstreamer in wine.

Saw "winegstreamer" in the stack trace on crash when opening campaign map (load saved or new campaign). Did not crash when just doing "Quick battle".

Just followed this guys tutor on turning wine's gstreamer off:

Basically it is not listed in libraries tab, but you can manually write in "winegstreamer" in winecfg libraries tab and disable it. Only disabled for this game of course.

Likely this is regression, but I am not sure it is regression in wine itself! Because I looked at the last savegame date and build a version of wine at that moment, then it still crashed without gstreamer, so either I was already using outdated wine at that point when I saved (might be possible) or maybe the regression is in gstreamer or somewhere else outside wine codebase. Workaround is to just disable it.