Installation (broken upside down video at beginning)
Sound, music, fullscreen, all gameplay elements for over 4 hours of play, campaign creator, intro videos, saving/loading
What does not
Needs no-cd patch
Resolution switching and windowed mode. Causes black screen.
What was not tested
patching, detailed campaign creation, multiplayer
Needs no winetricks System: Core2Duo e4500, 4GB RAM, Nvidia 8800 GTS 320 game tested is v1.0
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 09 2021||6.16-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Niklas Seyfarth|
|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|
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.