Installation and the game itself.
What does not
Sound works, just not properly.
What was not tested
Multiplayer, ALSA sound (OSS has problems)
Has problems with sound when wine is set to OSS, its very scratchy, skips out often, and i ended up turning it off.. The game itself runs fine, but some of the buttons are mislabeled, such as the ones relating to foreign relations in the "Empire Map" screen, and the buttons that appear with the message box that appears when a city invades (surrender, fight, history of the city attacking you). I'm an unable to determine whether or not this is Wine's fault or the nocd crack's fault.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 07 2019||3.20||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Alexander Karatarakis|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 12 2017||2.0||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Bogdan Marginean|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 02 2015||1.7.37||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Alexander Karatarakis|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 23 2014||1.7.17||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alexander Karatarakis|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 20 2013||1.6||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alexander Karatarakis|
Emperor's default settings have it run fullscreen. If you get a blackscreen then press F6/F7. These are in-game shortcuts to change the resolution which usually fixes the problem.
If pressing F6/F7 does nothing for you, then check this:
In this bug, there is a ResolutionFix attachment. Download the ResolutionFix attachment and replace the Emperor.inf file in your Emperor directory, which typically is:
with the one provided so you can start the game.
This "fix" just sets the display settings to Windowed.
Throughout wine version there have been mixed results when running the game fullscreen or changing resolution and sometimes even windowed mode. To avoid all these problems, you can run the program in a virtual desktop.
On the terminal, type:
1)Adding the application on winecfg
First of all, we should add the application to the list so that
changes on wine settings don't affect any other applications. Click on
"Add application..." and navigate to the Emperor executable.