Rise of Nations

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Initial release

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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Test Results

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What works

* Installation; graphical menu installation
* Minimizing the graphical installation menu (with one minor issue, see what doesn't work)
* Shortcut placed on KDE desktop
* In-game menu
* Uninstall; using 'wine uninstaller' without quotes from ALT+F2 in KDE or at the command line loads a graphical uninstaller which uninstalls the game.

~ Manually removed desktop shortcut
~ Manually removed files in windows/temp following uninstall

What does not

- Starting a game; when a Quick Battle is selected from the in-game menu, it allows you to modify options for the game in a new screen but after the screen that follows which shows the game loading, the progress bar nears the completion of loading the game with your choices but then exits with an error window which reads, "Rise of Nations Trial has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." "If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost." with two buttons available for the user to click on: one which reads Debug, the other which reads Close. I chose close and the window closed.

- No sound during the animations in the in-game menu when the menu first appears and when additional menu animations occur.

- Minimizing the graphical installation menu during the install does minimize the menu, but the result is a yellow square at the bottom left of the screen. The install does continue during the minimization and the window can be restored to full size by right-clicking on the yellow square and selecting Restore but the minimization option should normally minimize the graphical installation menu into the panel of the KDE desktop (like it does in Windows when minimized, it appears in the Windows taskbar) to appear as it does in Windows. When the right-click and restore option is performed, the graphical installer does appear as it should and as it did appear prior to the minimization.


What was not tested

+ Playing a game; unable to play a game because it exits with an error
+ Installation of GameSpy Arcade (a choice presented during installation)

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64Jul 26 20141.6.2Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowArch LinuxJan 04 20131.5.20Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowScientific Linux 6Jul 04 20121.2.3Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 23 20101.3.3Yes Yes BronzeMatrim Cauthon 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 23 20101.1.44Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
657 Many games and applications need 'mfc42.dll' ('winetricks -q mfc42' is a workaround) NEW View
9027 No sound for rise of nations - all versions NEW View
17614 Rise of Nations: Both mouse keys required for single left-click NEW View

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HowTo / Notes



The following DLLs are required to install and run Rise of Nations:

Online Multiplayer

You may have difficulty joining online multiplayer games.  To resolve this, read this article from the FAQ.

Cursor Bug

There is a cursor bug that can:

  • Cause the mouse buttons to not do what you expect; or
  • Cause a transparency problem with the cursor; or
  • All of the above

To work around this, edit the rise2.ini file (~/.wine/drive_c/users/{user}/Application Data/Microsoft Games/Thrones and Patriots Trial/rise2.ini) and set "ForceGDICursor=1".

Please report if you had to do this when submitting reports.