The game runs and is mostly playable (with the exception of military). Intro and music plays, campaigns work and have there introductory text read aloud, tutorial tips work.
The campaign editor starts and both the empire as well as the map view work properly.
What does not
What was not tested
I am using the GOG version (184.108.40.206), but mostly to not have to do any CD copyright checks.
I did use the virtual desktop workaround right from the start and only with 1024x768 resolution.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|4426||Emperor patch fails while preparing InstallShield||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8387||Emperor: RotMK installer doesn't work||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|13247||Emperor - Rise of the middle kingdom runs slowly w/o virtual desktop||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14995||wined3d regression results in broken rendering for Age of Empires II||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|15182||Zeus and Emperor display crash introduced in 1.1.3||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|19234||Emperor fails to change resolution or be fullscreen||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|20933||Emperor Rise Of the Middele Kingdom fails to start||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22627||Emperor fails to switch from Windowed Mode to Full Screen||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
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.