|Version:||Gold Edition (GOG)|
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||4.18|
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Installing and running the game.
What does not
The mouse moves very slowly.
The game crashes on startup without DirectMusic installed.
Winetricks was used to install DirectMusic.
What was not tested
Gameplay, as the mouse was slow.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Manjaro Linux 18.1.2||Nov 18 2019||4.18||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alamatar|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 23 2019||4.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Simon W.|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 07 2018||3.13||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Isira Seneviratne|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 03 2018||3.4||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Emeraude|
|Current||Manjaro Linux||Jan 11 2018||3.0-rc5||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Isira Seneviratne|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|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|
|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