|Latest Wine Version Tested:||4.0|
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Install, start, tutorials, playing the game at 800x600 resolution
What does not
Mouse cannot leave virtual desktop window.
There are problems controlling the mouse at resolutions higher than 800x600; the higher the resolution, the more uncontrollable the mouse.
Some graphical glitches.
What was not tested
Playing more than a few minutes.
Giving it a bronze due to very limited testing. Need to install directmusic with winetricks or it will crash on start. Ran it in an emulated virtual desktop.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 28 2019||4.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Simon W.|
|Current||openSUSE 11.4 x86_64||Jan 08 2012||1.3.36||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Rosanne|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 12 2010||1.2-rc3||Yes||No||Garbage||Ken Sharp|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 16 2009||1.1.17||Yes||No||Garbage||Ken Sharp|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|10277||Uninstalling software does not remove them from Programs menu||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|13351||Empire Earth v. 1.00: mouse is not responsive||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|17766||Empire Earth crashes on start without native directmusic||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|35882||Empire Earth 1.x display artifacts||NEW||View|
|46536||Empire Earth (GOG version) main menu rendering is broken||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
Needs winetricks directmusic, or it will crash on start.
When running from a terminal, cd to the program directory to run it (or use wine start /unix) or it will crash on start.
Mouse is unresponsive (bug 13351)
This may not be a Wine bug, as the problem has been reported by Windows users, too. The workaround in Linux is to use xinput to change your acceleration profile. In a terminal, run
and take note of the ID of your mouse. Then run
xinput set-prop mouse-ID 'Device Accel Profile' 6
If your mouse still moves too slowly, run:
xinput set-prop mouse-ID 'Device Accel Velocity Scaling' 100
Since this affects mouse acceleration on your whole system, not just the game, you will probably want to change it back after exiting the game:xinput set-prop mouse-ID 'Device Accel Profile' 0