Rome: Total War

All retail CD versions 1.0-1.5

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 17
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.34

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Test Results

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Menus, campaign map, battles (with noted caveats)

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Additional Comments

Tested was version 1.5 from Rome Total War Gold Edition. All of these comments also apply to Barbarian Invasion expansion. Loading screens show background image for a split second then turn black. In the campaign map screen, moving the mouse to the right side of the screen and the bottom of the screen do not move the campaign map. Similarly, in the battle screen, when moving the mouse to the right side of the screen it does not rotate the view, and moving the mouse to the bottom of the screen does not move the view. This might seem small but makes battles too annoying to play. Battles crash immediately unless "Battlefield Shadows" are disabled. Menus act strangely. If I move in and out of menu options too much without starting a game, the "Historical Campaign" and "Provincial Campaign" options disappear, after which starting a campaign isn't possible. Then when I try starting a game I cannot, and instead get the odd message window that says "Please select an item from the list". Then I have to restart the game in order to play it. An easy way to duplicate this is by selecting "Imperial Campaign" or "Historical Campaign", clicking the back button, and repeating until the historical and provincial options disappear. Selecting "View the credits" simply crashes the game.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 21 x86_64Jan 22 20151.7.34Yes Yes BronzeJan Jasper de Kroon 
Showelementary OS Freya BetaMar 12 20151.7.33Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64Nov 19 20121.4.1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 19 20111.3.30Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 08 20111.3.25Yes Yes GoldWilliam J May 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


If you have any problems with playing Rome, you should try this:

  1. Use the lowest graphic settings, because one of them crashes the game
  2. Type wine regedit in a terminal. Then go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER / Software / Wine / Direct3D or create it if it doesn't exist. Now you have to add two new keys.DirectDrawRenderer with the string value opengl and VideoMemorySize with the string value of you graphic memory size, for example 512 or 256.

If you want to post a test please write in it, if you have an ATI/AMD,Nvidia,or any other graphic card, because they can cause different problems