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Europa Universalis III

Heir to the Throne is the third expansion to the
preeminent historical strategy game Europa Universalis III.

Application Details:

Version: Heir to the Throne
License: Retail
URL: http://www.europauniversalis3....
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.9

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What works

  1. Installation (skip directX, dotnet and vcrun installation when prompted )
  2. Single Player
  3. Sound effects
  4. Graphics including borders WITHOUT corruption (follow steps below to get them working)
  5. The game works perfectly fine in single player mode same speed as native windows!
  6. The launcher eu3.exe (use winetricks to install dotnet 2.0 and vcrun2008)
  7. Mods (Magna Mundi, MEIOU, Aetas Tenebrarum, The Dark Years)

What does not

  1. Background music
  2. Game crashes on exit
  3. Beta updates will not work UNLESS you use 7zip (or winrar) to extract the files directly to the main EUIII directory


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Additional Comments

I recommend you install PlayOnLinux as it is a nice wine frontend and makes it easier to carry the steps to get the game working nicely. You can find the modified .txt and .reg files and the needed .dll here: Follow the steps here on a clean wine 1.2 installation. 1) First run the installers: Install EU3 first, do not install dotnet when asked then Napoleon Ambition expansion then In Nomine expansion and finally Heir to the Throne. 2a)Copy d3dx9_35.dll and d3dx9_36.dll from your Windows XP installations (or use winetricks) to your wine windows/system32 directory 2b) install vcrun2008 using winetricks 3) Run winecfg and set library overwrite d3dx9_35.dll = native and d3dx9_36.dll = native and finally run regedit and set MaxShadowSize to 0 in the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\DirectSound OR run regedit and import and maxshadow.reg 4) overwrite the files terrain_2_0.fx and borders_2_0.fx in: your Europa\ Unive rsalis\ III/gfx/FX/ with the ones provided above OR even better edit (use gedit and the Find feature) the same files and replace the lines starting with: float4 TerraIncognita = with float4 TerraIncognita = float4(0,0,0 ,0); NOTE 1: You need to do step 4 also for any mods that modify these files such as Magna Mundi and MEIOU NOTE 2: Install 7zip using winetricks and any beta updates (that come normally in a .rar format) use 7zip to unpack them to the EUIII directory. DO NOT ignore this or the updates will be partial as some files can be for example 'maps' and 'Maps' and this will lead to multiple crashes and a very unstable experience. So use 7zip or stay well clear from beta updates! NOTE 3: I have tested the above on Ubuntu 9.10 32bits and on Linux Mint 9 64bits (based on Ubuntu 10.04)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint DebianJul 21 20121.5.9Yes Yes SilverKojirou Sugihara 
ShowopenSUSE 12.1 x86_64Jan 20 20121.3.37Yes Yes SilverMiloÅ¡ RaÅ¡ić 
ShowLinux Mint 10 "Julia" x86_64May 18 20111.3.20N/A Yes BronzeKojirou Sugihara 
CurrentLinux Mint 9 "Isadora"Aug 03 20101.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 02 20101.2Yes Yes BronzeJonas Aaberg 

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