Zeus: Master of Olympus

All versions(without the expansion) of the great strategy game based on ancient Greece universe. This includes the original release of Zeus - Master of Olypmpus in 2000 as well as the version of Zeus - Master of Olympus that was re-released by "Sold Out Software" on retail CD-ROM in 2005.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.16

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What works

Almost everything.

What does not

Needs a virtual desktop to avoid errors with fullscreen.


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Additional Comments

The game runs without errors in a virtual desktop. See the relevant How-To for more information.

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ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 09 20172.16Yes Yes NoPlatinumazrdev 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 02 20151.7.37Yes Yes NoPlatinumAlexander Karatarakis 
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 23 20141.7.17Yes Yes NoGoldAlexander Karatarakis 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 20 20131.6Yes Yes NoGoldAlexander Karatarakis 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 10 20121.5.19Yes Yes NoGoldAlexander Karatarakis 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

About windowed/fullscreen issue

EDIT: Newer versions of wine (tested 1.7.37) do NOT need the following notes.

(Tested under wine 1.3.18) Fresh installation with virtual desktop enabled. Note that the size of the virtual desktop can be set in "Wine Configuration" in the "Graphics" tab.

The first time it is launched, Zeus starts into fullscreen mode with resolution 800x600.

1) If the size of the virtual desktop is larger than 800x600 you'll see a black screen. Try to select windowed mode (F5 key).

2) If the size of virtual desktop is 800x600 then you'll not see the black screen but F5 key doesn't switch the game into windowed mode.

3) If the size of virtual desktop is 1024x768 and you see a black screen press F7 key (this will change the game resolution to 1024x768 fitting the whole wine virtual desktop).

4) If the size of virtual desktop is 1280x1024 or larger then you can use F6 or F7 and then F5 keys to play in windowed mode at the two resolutions supported by the game (=800x600 and 1024x768).

These solutions can be used with Pharaoh (and its expansion) too.

Virtual Desktop

EDIT: Newer versions of wine (tested 1.7.37) do NOT need the following.

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 Zeus executable.

2) Make sure Zeus is the selected application and then go to the "Graphics" tab. On "Windows Settings" make sure "Emulate Virtual Desktop" is checked. Use 800x600 or 1024x768 as desktop size. These are the two resolutions supported by the game, so pick one depending on which one you plan on using in-game.