Empire Earth

This is the basic version of Empire Earth, without the AOC expansion.

There are 3 versions:
1.0, 1.04 and 2.0. These verions don't make any noticeable difference in Wine.
The 2.0 version is NOT Empire Earth II

Application Details:

Version: 1.0-2.0
License: Retail
Votes: 12
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Gameplay, scenario and campaign editors.

What does not

Prone to page faults


DirectMusic installed using winetricks

What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Installed from CD, patched to v1.0.4.0 (1.04.5188 on main menu screen)

Wine from WineHQ package

Xubuntu 20.04.3 x86_64

AMD Phenom 9550

GeForce GTX 750 Ti using Nvidia 470.57.02 driver

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 08 20227.0Yes Yes YesSilverJeff D. Hanson 
ShowFedora 25 x86_64May 12 20172.6Yes Yes NoGoldPhilipglo Joshua Opulencia 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 04 20172.0Yes Yes NoBronzeJacob Cameron 
ShowFedora 24 x86_64Nov 05 20161.9.20N/A No NoGarbageFederico Guerra 
ShowLinux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64May 13 20141.7.18Yes No NoGarbagePhilipglo Joshua Opulencia 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
10841 Restore display resolution when focus is lost or on exit RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
34166 Fullscreen flickering on Mac RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
35882 Empire Earth 1.x display artifacts NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


Running the game:

-Use the native msvcrt.dll

-disable DirectMusic

do this by setting the following Registry key to "0":

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SSSI\Empire Earth\Music Enabled


To allow EE to find the CD you should open winecfg and add a drive mapping, setting it to CDROM.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Success work
by Petr Akhlamov on Monday July 3rd 2017, 7:28
*Debian 9.0
*wine-staging 2.6

*native msvcrt.dll
*install directsound

*single player

don't works:

*minor graphics bugs
RE: Success work
by Petr Akhlamov on Wednesday July 5th 2017, 4:46
Update: For fix minor graphics bugs enable CSMT (only in Wine-staging)
RE: Success work
by Petr Akhlamov on Tuesday April 3rd 2018, 6:35
directsound => directsound
Empire Earth 1 success
by Kevin DeFord on Saturday November 2nd 2013, 17:47
I was able to get Empire Earth Gold Edition to work finally for single player games. The biggest issue is don't install any patches and don't install Art of Conquest.

I used:

Wine 1.6

Then just did a normal install. I have not gotten it to work properly outside of an emulation mode - seems to have trouble with the screen resolution when run outside emulation. Mouse speed works fine in this mode - game is definitely playable.

If the patch 1.00 - 1.04 patch is installed, the mouse stops working. If the expansion is installed, Empire Earth still works fine, but the expansion does not work.

Anyone had any success getting the expansion to work?