|Version:||Gold Edition (GOG)|
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||4.18|
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What does not
Mouse movement is too slow for any real gameplay.
What was not tested
Playing the actual game...
Need to `winetricks directmusic` to get the game to launch. Mouse movement is however, way too slow for gameplay.
|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|
|Show||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|
|52959||Some games are rendered in square instead fullscreen||NEEDINFO||View|
|55136||Empire Earth: Crashes after few minutes of gameplay||UNCONFIRMED||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