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  • Submitted: Sep 09 2012 09:30 AM
  • Last Updated: Dec 20 2020 10:31 AM
  • Views: 5593
  • Downloads: 197

Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: Wineskin
  • Wine Version: Wineskin 2.6.2 Wine 1.9.24
  • ATI / AMD: GREEN (fully playable)
  • NVIDIA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel GMA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel HD: GREY (not tested)

Wrapper Type Info

Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Download Wrapper Imperialism 1.4

* * * * * 2 Votes Please vote for the Quality of this Port / Wrapper, not for the Game or Application!

Imperialism is a turn-based strategy game for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh computers, developed by Frog City Software and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. ("SSI") in 1997. In Imperialism, the player is the ruler of a 19th-century country, and aims to become ruler of the world by conquest or by vote.

There are two ways to play Imperialism: in a fictional, randomly generated world, or in a historical scenario. In the first case, the player selects one of seven "great powers" and starts ruling in 1815, a year considered by many historians the beginning of the 19th-century era in the real world. The goal is to be voted world ruler by a two-thirds majority in the "Council of Governors", in which all provincial governors of the world convene once in a decade. Governors in "minor nations" tend to vote for great powers that have favored their country in trade and diplomacy, whereas governors in great powers vote for strong military powers. If no two-thirds majority is ever reached, the game continues until the year 1915, when the power with the largest number of governors behind it wins the game. Although victory is determined by the Council of Governors, the game score is determined by how much a player has built, including the size of a Great Power's military, workforce, transportation network, merchant marine, diplomatic standing and number of provinces controlled.

Empire building can be achieved either through diplomacy or through conquest. In either case, the empire must have a solid economic grounding, which is established by exploitation of the country's resources (wood, ore, etc.), by industry (for example, turning raw materials iron and coal into steel) and by trade.

In the historical scenarios, the player chooses a European industrial power (depending on the scenario, Great Britain, France, Prussia, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Sardinia, Italy, Russia and the Ottoman Empire are available). The game starts not in 1815 but either in 1820 (apparently so that France isn't too weak at the start of the game), in 1848, the year of revolutions, or in 1882, at the start of the arms race that eventually led to World War I. The end of the game is still the same, except that in the third scenario (1882) the Council of Governors does not convene until 1915.

Imperialism is entirely turn-based. Each turn, players make their decisions in five screens: the map screen, where "specialists" (prospectors, engineers, etc.) are put to work, and military orders are given; the transport screen, where transport capacity is allocated; the industry screen, where production is determined and workers are trained in various ways; the trade screen, where offers and bids for the next trade session are determined; and the diplomacy screen, where diplomatic decisions are made.

When all the players click the "End turn" button, the orders are processed. Turn-based trade sessions, diplomacy sessions (the acceptance/declining of treaties) and battles follow. Battles too are turn-based, and they can be either fought by the player or left to the game AI. Naval battles are always handled by the AI.

[Source: Wikipedia]

Table of contents
- System specs of test system
- Known Issues
- Installation manual

My System Specs:
- OS: Mac OS X 10.11.1
- CPU: 2,8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
- RAM: 8 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC
- Video: ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB
- Disk Space: 560 MB

Known Issues:
- There will be no music.

- Multiplayer was and still is pretty buggy so it is recommended so save a lot. (For playing over the internet you can use LogMeIn Hamachi. You will be able to use a limited version for free. All you need is an account.)


[Decompress the .zip.]

[Installing the game can be done in 3 different ways. Use an installer or move an already installed game folder to the wrapper (automatically/manually).]

[Your game folder has to be named "Imperialism"!]

Option 1 // Install the game via an installer:
1. Right-click the wrapper and select "Show package content".
2. Open Wineskin.
3. Click "Install Software".
4. Click "Choose setup executable".
5. Navigate to your installation .exe and go through the installation process. [The game has to be installed into "drive_c/Program Files/"!]
6. Wait until its finished.

Option 2 // Move an existing game folder to the wrapper (automatically):
1. Right-click the wrapper and select "Show package content".
2. Open Wineskin.
3. Click "Install Software".
4. Click "Move a Folder Inside".
5. Navigate to your game folder and press ok.
6. Wait until its finished.

Option 3 // Move an existing game folder to the wrapper (manually):
1. Right-click the wrapper and select "Show package content".
2. Navigate to "drive_c/Program Files/".
3. Open a secondary finder window and navigate to your existing game folder.
4. Copy your existing game folder over to "drive_c/Program Files/".
5. Wait until its finished.
6. Have a drink or two. (Placeholder bulletpoint.)

[Copying over the content of the "MOVIES" folder. This folder can be found on the game CD.]

7. Locate the "MOVIES" folder on your game CD.
8. Right-click the wrapper and select "Show package content".
9. Navigate to "drive_c/Program Files/Imperialism".
10. Copy over the "MOVIES" folder to the "Imperialism" folder within the wrapper.
11. When its finished close everything and your are ready to go to use your wrapper.

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What's New in Version 1.4 (See full changelog)

  • Fixed wrapper issues, new compression format (.dmg), updated wrapper


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Thankyou for this! I have been looking for a good way to play this game again for years.
The install fails, it says it's a win 95 disk that can't be run on windows NT

hiramstern, on 27 January 2013 - 05:34 PM, said:

The install fails, it says it's a win 95 disk that can't be run on windows NT

Thats odd. Try getting the game downloaded and installed from an internet source instead of installing it from the CD. (It's freeware and you seem to own the disc anyway so theres no problem with that.)

It's not working very well on El Capitan, someone has the same trouble ?

LMWRT, on 02 April 2016 - 09:37 AM, said:


It's not working very well on El Capitan, someone has the same trouble ?

This is like the worst description of a problem I've ever heard. Can you be more specific? Also are you using the latest wrapper version?

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