Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom

Emperor: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom is a game about politics, trade, and city design in ancient China. In Emperor, players progress through 3000 years of Chinese history, facing ever-changing economic, military, and diplomatic challenges as each Chinese dynasty waxes and wanes.

This game is similar to Caesar III or Pharaoh and is the forth full game in Impressions City Building Series. Gameplay is centered around laying out a city in the best possible manner. For instance, all houses will need access to a market and a water source but also to entertainment and religious structures as well. The game begins easily and walks you through all the needs of a city. Later scenarios add requirements such as building a large structure or defending the city against an attack.

Unlike other games in the city building series, Emperor adds multiplayer play and an engine that supports more detailed graphics.

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Support summary
Screen change: 
Pixel based

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  • None

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Game information
Game status:
Release Date:
Monday, 9 September, 2002
Tested Version: 
1.0.1.0

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Comparison Screenshots
  • 4:3 Screenshot
    Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom
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    Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom
  • 16:9 Screenshot
    Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom
  • Eyefinity / Surround Screenshot
    Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom
Solutions & Issues
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues

Replace Emperor.exe and DATA folder depending on your resolution.
Emperor.7z




Ultra-Widescreen (21:9) Specific Solution & Issues



Eyefinity / Surround Specific Solution & Issues



4k UHD Specific Solution & Issues



Stereoscopic-3D Solution & Issues

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Submitted by jackfuste on 27 September, 2012 - 19:14
Updated by Anonymous on 3 August, 2013 - 08:57