Caesar II

Build a City, Build an Empire!

Application Details:

Version: 1.01
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.16

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Test Results

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What works

launching the msdos based installer straight from the cd-rom, which then gets redirected to DOSBOX thanks to wine.

What does not

launching the autoplay from the cd-rom.

installing the game through the windows 95 / 98 installer which is found on the original cd-rom.


What was not tested

everything that can not be done through the "wine configurator" tool.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Because i played this game on different windows versions I know that this is not a pure wine based bug, I am adding this information so the wine developers would know about this not being their fault. real windows 95 / 98 : works as this game was made for those operating systems. real windows xp : The graphical user interface of the caesar 2 installer and its windows get deformed and shrunk, and placed in the wrong place of the screen. once installed you had slight audio bugs and sometimes an irritating pop up window that is not supposed to be there. windows vista : There was the need to forcefully move a very tiny deformed window from somewhere outside of the screen to the desktop, and then resize it before it would work. most of the time caesar 2 was impossible to play as intended on windows vista.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 14 20172.16Yes Yes NoGarbageazrdev 
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 02 20131.6No Not installable NoGarbageeximius 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 05 20101.1.41Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 05 20101.1.41Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowFedora Core 6 x86_64Dec 25 20060.9.25.Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
5903 Caesar 2: system test crashes during install UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

The City, Provence, Empire game type does not work. Once you select your City name, it opens the window asking if you want to start a new game. If you try to close that window, wine quits.

According to the site, there are a DOS and a Windows95 version of the game. Comments 114 and 117 there describe how to run these on DOSBox and newer Windows versions.