I love this game. It holds a lot of potential for fans of city-builder games like Tropico. In fact it is pretty much a Roman-era version of Tropico. The combat is... slightly less interesting than expected however.
posted by Huntibilis (PORT ORANGE, FL) Jul 7, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
Yes it will work, for games that have issues or just wont run at all on w7 do the following
1) Download the game normaly with your GF client.
2) DO NOT INSTALL the game from the GF client.
3) Find the setup file you just downloaded on your computer.
(for me this is Documents>GameFly>downloads>60671435)(Each game you download will get its own number just find the numbered file for IRG)
4) Right click Imperium Romanum Gold_v1.04.147_ddsetup(Choose Properties)
5) Under the Compatibility tab check the box marked "Run this program in compatibility mode for: and select Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
6) Press Apply on the bottom right of the window and close it.
7) Double click Imperium Romanum Gold_v1.04.147_ddsetup (This will start the install of the game, finish the download as normal.)
Note: The game will run fine for you after doing this, but will not show up in your GameFly Client "Installed" tab. You will have to launch the game from the location you installed it to, or the shortcut on your desktop.
I hope this helps fellow members out there.
PS. These same steps work for a number of games that have issues running with w7.
posted by gman11 (HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO) Jun 13, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
This game was way better than I thought, due to the fact that it had an impressive city strategy/simulation aspect to it. You need to build everything a usual city needs (food, drink, baths, homes, resources, jobs), in order to fulfill your citizens' needs and wants. If you do not fulfill these expectations, than riots will burn your city apart, which almost gets annoying after awhile, since it can be hard to please everyone.
The only disappointing aspect of this game I thought was the lack of warfare simulation. You can only build three military buildings - barracks, stable, and archery training, which is the most common military there was back then, but you cannot specifically train individual units or different genre of a foot soldier. I do like how the military buildings, such as the barracks, have a squad a soldiers you can deploy, instead of dealing with every soldier invidually.
For the most part this game was pretty good, far better than I thought at first. The only let down of this game was the lack of military expansion you were allowed to create, but as far as other things in the city, it is very versatile.