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Paradox didn't exactly have the best launch with Imperator: Rome but hopefully some of the most pressing issues will be sorted soon.

Speaking to Paradox last night, they said to me "I believe there is a patch planned to be released next week; as always if internal testing reveals new problems it may be delayed, but that is the plan at present as I understand it!" so unless something major happens, we should get a better experience next week.

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The most annoying issue for a number of Linux users, is that the game will refuse to run unless you turn your networking off. You don't have to turn it off for your entire desktop session though, you can disable it in terminal just for Imperator by doing something like this:

unshare -n '/Imperator Rome/game/binaries/imperator'

Debian/Ubuntu based users may need to use sudo, as it seems by default normal users don't have access rights to do it. Do so at your own risk, if you think it's too risky you can disable networking your normal way through whatever network manager you use.

If you're looking to pick up a copy it's on Humble Store, GOG and Steam.

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tumocs 2 May, 2019
Disabled UPnP from router and it started working.
brokkr 2 May, 2019
Those aren't the only problems they've had. I have followed the user reviews percentage and the positives have been dropping day by day to 41% as of today. Seems like people aren't that impressed with the gameplay...?
gojul 2 May, 2019
With today's patch the game does not start at all.

@brokkr -> the problem is that the game is ways to buggy.
kean 2 May, 2019
Paradox launches are like beta tests I am still waiting for a nice discount and some patches to fix all the stupid bugs and improve gameplay.
Exidan 2 May, 2019
For once, I've been lucky. The game runs with no problems to me, and I'm having a blast
Redje 2 May, 2019
Quoting: ExidanFor once, I've been lucky. The game runs with no problems to me, and I'm having a blast
The same for me on both my pc’s.

Last edited by Redje on 2 May 2019 at 4:23 pm UTC
Disharmonic 2 May, 2019
Quoting: ExidanFor once, I've been lucky. The game runs with no problems to me, and I'm having a blast
Same here. It is buggy as hell though, but that is to be expected with fresh Paradox releases.
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