Europa Universalis IV

The version that's on Steam.

Currently 1.4.0 (post Conquest of Paradise DLC)

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
URL: http://www.europauniversalis4....
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.4

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Link Europa Universalis 4 Wiki

Test Results

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What works

Everything related to gameplay itself.

What does not

The game suffers from a memory leak and gets slower as time goes on. Eventually it either consumes the computer's entire memory or becomes unbearably slow and requires a restart.

Crashes are much, much more often compared to Windows. They happen every thirty or so in-game years for me.

The in-game screenshot tool does not work and instead saves black pictures into the screenshots folder.

The game might fail to work at all and show a black screen instead, but tinkering with the settings should eventually get it working.


What was not tested

Multiplayer, mods.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentEndeavourOSMar 28 20238.4Yes Yes NoSilverAta 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Apr 02 20194.5-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumHonki Tonk 
ShowSolusAug 08 20183.13Yes Yes YesSilverSkortas 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)May 17 20183.8Yes No NoGarbageAaron Franke 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"Aug 13 20131.7.0Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
47278 Multiple games and applications require TGA support in D3DXSaveSurfaceToFileInMemory (Europa Universalis 4 Golden Century, ShaderMap 4.x) NEW View

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Problem with Europa Universalis 4 the game.
by Anton on Monday December 10th 2018, 2:15
I installed Europa Universalis 4 the game. It run. But I did face the sound problem. It twitch. Maybe someone met with such problem? If so, please, suggest me problem solving. I used wine 3.0 during installing. I use PlayOnLinux for installing games.
Getting the game to work with PlayOnMac
by manu on Monday July 11th 2016, 11:00
Hi, I'm currently trying to get EUIV 1.17 works on my mbpro2015
Install work and thanks to your comment I have the launch box, but I have the blank screen when I try to actually launch the game (even in window mod...) with wine 1.7.0
any advice ?
Getting the game to work
by Erkan Uretener on Sunday February 14th 2016, 20:13
To get the game to work, install d3dcompiler_43,d3dx9,c++ 2015. All are under winetricks. Also to remove the visual memory error, just pick the option to make ur wine dispaly 2048mb of visual memory
RE: Getting the game to work
by Dale on Friday April 22nd 2016, 21:17
I am trying to get this to work but I still get the blank screen. Any chance that I could get a step by step on how you are doing this and how you are launching the game?
After I configure via winetricks I then run wine eu4.exe and just get the blank screen.
RE: Getting the game to work
by Albert on Saturday May 14th 2016, 5:30
I'm launching through Steam, still got the black screen after clicking play in the launcher. Setting it to windowed mode in the launcher fixed it for me.
wine1.8 debian stretch vertexshader fix
by _oj on Monday December 21st 2015, 8:19
- Installations works but game starts with black window

- looked into error log:
c:\Users\USER\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Europa Universalis IV\logs\error.log
... SimpleVertexShader.vertexshader error: syntax error, unexpected NEW_IDENTIFIER ...

- winetricks d3dcompiler_43 fixed it for me

wine1.8 on debian stretch
RE: wine1.8 debian stretch vertexshader fix
by Erkan Uretener on Sunday February 14th 2016, 19:40
Oh yes, I was having the same problem. Glad I saw your comment! Tyvm
by Tom Hackers on Tuesday January 28th 2014, 13:09
Actually without directmusic sound is much better and not jerky.