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Empire Earth

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Empire Earth
Empire Earth cover
Developers
Stainless Steel Studios
The Art of Conquest Mad Doc Software
Publishers
Sierra Entertainment
Engines
Titan
Release dates
Windows November 12, 2001
Empire Earth guide at StrategyWiki
Empire Earth at Wikipedia
Empire Earth
Empire Earth 2001
Empires: Dawn of the Modern World 2003
Empire Earth II 2005
Empire Earth III 2007

Key points

Official multiplayer servers were shut down on November 3, 2008; use NeoEE Lobby Client instead.

General information

Empire Earth Wiki
Empire Earth Heaven
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SecuROM DRM.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Gold Edition - Includes the expansion pack The Art of Conquest.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
DRM details are not known
Gold Edition - Includes the expansion pack The Art of Conquest.
Windows
GamersGate
DRM details are not known
Gold Edition - Includes the expansion pack The Art of Conquest.
Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
The Art of Conquest
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename videos[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\Movies\
  2. Delete or rename the video files.
  3. Repeat for the expansion if you have it.

Patches[edit]

A list of patches for the game can be found here. The GOG.com version is already patched.

NeoEE Lobby Client[edit]

NeoEE Lobby Client replaces the official multiplayer servers which were shut down on November 3, 2008.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\SSSI\Empire Earth

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\Saved Games

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
No mouse acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
On by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Polish
Local retail version only.
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8
Online play
8 Use Save-EE Lobby Client to replace the official servers.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Use the Direct Connect tab.

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on using Hardware T&L[edit]

Certain modern graphics cards may cause the game to crash when using hardware T&L.
This issue does occur in Windows 10
Use dgVoodoo2[1]
  1. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo2.
  2. Open the ZIP file downloaded and copy DDraw.dll and D3Dlmm.dll from the MS folder.
  3. Paste the file into the installation folder.
  4. Start the game.
  5. Go to the video settings.
  6. From the Video Card dropdown menu, select dgVoodoo.
  7. From the 3D Acceleration list, select Direct3D Hardware TnL.
  8. Select your desired resolution from the Screen Resolution list.
  9. Click OK.

Notes

If you use a multi-monitor setup and intend to play the game fullscreen, you'll also need to extract dgVoodooSetup.exe to the folder of your choosing so you can set the display monitor to your primary (See Readme.txt, included in the ZIP file, for more details).
Requires a GPU capable of DirectX 10.1 or higher and Windows Vista (patched with the DirectX 11 Platform Update) or higher.

Game freezes in main menu (Windows 10)[edit]

Disable all the options in Compatibility tab in Properties for game's executable[2]

Game is stuck in 24Hz on HDMI monitor[edit]

Create a custom resolution with higher refresh rate[3]
You may not be able to use the native resolution with this following option.

Depending on the GPU, you may have to create a custom resolution for the monitor with 75 Hz of refresh rate.

On 1080p monitors, the 75 Hz is supported up to 720p.

While on 4K monitor, it supports up to 1080p.

Nvidia users can create one by going into Nvidia Control Panel → Change Resolution → Adjust

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer WON Official multiplayer servers were shut down on November 3, 2008.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 350 MHz or equivalent Intel Pentium III 600 MHz or equivalent
System memory (RAM) 64 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 550 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.0a compatible
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.0a compatible
Supported video cards: Nvidia Riva128, Nvidia TNT, Nvidia TNT2, Nvidia GeForce 256, Nvidia GeForce2, Nvidia GeForce3, 3dfx Voodoo3, 3dfx Voodoo4, 3dfx Voodoo5, S3 Savage 4, S3 Savage 2000, Matrox G200, Matrox G400, Matrox G450, ATI Rage Pro (excluding 4 MB PCI), ATI Rage 128, ATI Rage Fury MAXX, ATI Radeon, PowerVR Kyro II, PowerVR Kyro Series3, Savage 3D

References

  1. Verified by User:Expack3 on 28 May 2015
  2. December 2017
  3. December 2017