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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What works

Everything in single player.

What does not

Battlefield shadows need to be disabled. Mouse battlefield rotation ( works with keyboard )


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1798 Keyboard focus to terminal, not the program CLOSED FIXED View
2819 Some applications cannot regain keyboard focus EVEN WHEN MANAGE OPTION ENABLED CLOSED DUPLICATE View
4533 Half Life 2 fails to install [ MSI ] CLOSED FIXED View
5280 vertex shader problem in ROME demo CLOSED FIXED View
5892 Rome TW setup fails (multi-dsic) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
6028 Rome: Total War too many shaders error (appears to be hardcoded to max of 64) CLOSED FIXED View
6554 Rome TW demo doesn't install files CLOSED FIXED View
6971 Mouse "escapes" window or is confined to an area in the full screen program CLOSED FIXED View
12228 No ALSA support for certain soundcards since 0.9.57 CLOSED FIXED View
13118 Rome Total War Gold v1.5 stops responding in main menu after a while CLOSED FIXED View
13501 Rome Total War v1.5: Crashes everytime when entering a battle. CLOSED FIXED View
13603 Rome Total War 1.5: Mouse movement at screen borders does not cause desired behavior CLOSED DUPLICATE View
13604 Rome Total War 1.5: Disappearing and breaking menu options CLOSED ABANDONED View
13760 Rome Total War reports insufficient video memory at maximum quality CLOSED ABANDONED View
14986 Rome Total War v1.5 Gold crashs if buttons that highlight on mouse hover CLOSED FIXED View
15434 Rome: Total War crashes on senate tab CLOSED ABANDONED View
15496 Rome Total War always crashes on certain maps CLOSED FIXED View
16551 install fails - msi_cabextract FDICopy fails CLOSED FIXED View
19959 Rome Total War loading screen has incorrect colors, rendered twice CLOSED FIXED View
20999 installations that were fast in 1.1.34 are very slow now due to ole32 storage changes CLOSED FIXED View
33178 Game 'Rome: Total War' crashes at end of turn CLOSED ABANDONED View
33596 Rome total war crash at start up CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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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