Sins of a Solar Empire

Sins of a Solar Empire without any expansion

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.sinsofasolarempire....
Votes: 15
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works


Single player 

Resolutions up to 1366x768 

What does not

Launcher: To start either browse C: to Sins of a Solar Empire.exe or run setup.exe on the CD and chose repair, the installer will say its installed, click finish and the game will run.


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

There are compatibility issues with Unity and Gnome 3 desktops resulting in unreachable areas of screen. However it runs perfectly with Xfce.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 23 20141.6.2Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 11 "Katya"Nov 08 20111.3.30Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jan 13 20111.3.10Yes Yes NoSilverCaleb Totten 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 04 20101.2Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 10 20101.2N/A Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Install how-to

There's a quite detailed howto on installing the game on stardocks own forum, check there for the most up to date information:


Font fix

Fix 1

1. In the game's directory inside the "Font" folder are 3 .ttf files, you have to copy to your local font folder (if you use gnome you can open with gnome-font-viewer and click on install). and in a terminal run:
fc-cache -fr ~/.fonts

2. Using a terminal enter the game's Font directory and run:
sed 's/SinsAgencyBold/AgencyFB-Bold/g' -i.bak *.font 

Thanks to Marcos

Fix 2

Download fixed fonts from here  unpack and copy to Font sub-directory in Sins of a Solar Empire folder.
This fix is from the "Unofficial guide to SoaSE under Wine"  .


None of this is perfect, particularly the fix 2 which just edits the fonts to be smaller. It is possible that some text will still overlap.
For more detailed explanation of the problem see:

Changing resolution

When using NVIDIA proprietary drivers, game resolution cannot be changed in game. You need to change it manually in user.setting file located in ".wine/drive_c/users/username/Local Settings/Application Data/Ironclad Games/Sins of a Solar Empire/Setting/".

Resolution can be changed just fine with mesa drivers. I haven't tested fglrx.


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