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

Game installs and appears run properly. Once single left mouse button click needing both mouse buttons at the same time was corrected via a work around (see below), I could change all the in game graphical settings to high and 1600x1200 resolution display which would show with the correct aspect ratio and there did not appear to be any graphical flaws that I could see.

What does not

The mouse would not do a single left click without pressing both left and right mouse buttons. The game was unusable this way as I could not open drop down menus to change game settings. The work around that worked for me was to open  ".wine/drive_c/users/gaming/Application Data/Microsoft Games/Rise of Nations/rise2.ini" in notepad and change the following setting from 0 to 1.


Sound does not work at all. I couldn't find a work around that worked that didn't involve using winetricks which I don't want to use so that the developers here have the proper data they need to fix this issue.


What was not tested

Playing any full game. I just spent a few minutes in a quick game to see if things worked.

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Additional Comments

System specifications: LinuxMint 17 XFCE 64-bit CPU - AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (2.8Ghz) RAM - 4GB GPU - AMD HD5770 1GB Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5, v2.1, F6 BIOS version Chipset - AMD 890FX and AMD SB850 Sound card - HT Omega Striker 7.1 Using AMD proprietary graphic driver 14.6 beta 7/14/2014. Shows as version 14.20-140529a-173820E in AMDCCCLE.

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