Fixing the black screen issue on Emperor running using Crossover on macOS

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  1. michael says:

    Hello, i also have this issue with the black screen but im playing it on a mac via Porting Kit, not Crossover.
    i could not find a way to try your first solution since i couldn’t find any way to “Emulate a virtual desktop” in the Porting Kit Wine settings. So i tried your second solution to run the game in windowed mode, i downloaded the emperor.inf file, replaced and renamed it and after opening up the game the intro sequence was playing in windowed mode but it was only a black screen and then when i reached the title screen /menu the window changed size and became extremely small, only a few pixels wide. i could make out some colored pixels so i suspect that it is actually showing the menu instead of only a black screen… but yeah, the window is super tiny. this problem happend both on my macbook and on my mac mini with an external monitor. any idea whats happening here?
    thanks in advance 🙂

  2. Ken Ng says:

    Do you have a 4K external monitor? 😄 I’m unfamiliar with Porting Kit so not sure how much help I can provide. However, Emperor: ROTMK runs only on 800×600 and 1024×768 screen resolutions. Perhaps you can try to run the game in low resolution mode on macOS (right-click the app -> Get Info -> Check “Open in Low Resolution”) to try and get it to open in a bigger window? Alternatively, try to also use F5 (toggle full screen vs windowed), F6 (run at 800×600) and F7 (run at 1024×768) and see any of that resolution flipping helps? Lastly, perhaps try to force your external monitor to run at 1024×768 resolution and then run Emperor in full screen mode? I can’t think of anything else.

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