Rise of Nations

Steam version of the game

Application Details:

Version: Extended (Steam)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.8

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Test Results

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What works

I used winetricks to install steam in a new 64-bit wineprefix, and applied a few workarounds as mentioned below. My results are similar to tahm's previous results, screenshots attached.

What does not

Most UI elements, units, rare resources and other map placements are all invisible.

However gameplay works if you can correctly guess where the UI is.

Other observations:

  • In the pre-loading screen, using alt-mouse-move you can drag around the main window and the UI elements separately.
  • fixme:d3d11 (with WINEDEBUG=fixme+all) does not appear in the pre-loading screen, it only appears after you start the main game (by clicking the top empty button). This suggests that the invisible elements are problems with existing code and not with missing DX10/DX11 stubs.


  • `winetricks devenum directmusic quartz vcrun2015`
  • MaxVersionGL = 0x00040003 (DWORD) to HKCU\Software\Wine\Direct3D
    • this number should match your OpenGL version, which you can see by running `glxinfo | grep OpenGL`, version 4.3 becomes 0x00040003
  • As described in previous reports, set the following entries in %appdata%\Microsoft Games\Rise of Nations\rise2.ini
    • ForceHardwareCursor=1
    • ForceGDICursor=1
    • ForceLowCPUBackgroundVid=1
    • SkipIntroMovies=1

What was not tested

Most things, because they were invisible

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 12 20216.8Yes Yes YesGoldMontjoie 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Testing "Bullseye"Jan 11 20205.0-rc4-stagingYes Yes YesBronzeAlex Henry 
ShowFedora 27 x86_64Mar 11 20183.3Yes Yes YesGoldLuke Short 
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Mar 05 20183.3Yes Yes NoGarbageSteven Wilson 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 02 20183.0Yes No NoGarbageMurteza 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9027 No sound for rise of nations - all versions NEW View

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Wrong game
by Steven Wilson on Thursday March 29th 2018, 6:14
I didn't relize this was Rise of Nations. I thought it was rise of man. Attention wine application database, please move these test results to Rise of Man (alpha) and add me as a monitor. You may need to create a new page. Thank you.