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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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Global Rank #46,017
United States Rank #40,005
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What is Empires?  (from the publisher)

Empires, the award winning Half-Life 2 mod, combines the best of the first person shooter and real-time strategy genres. Fight as either the Northern Faction, remnants of the fallen nation of Jekotia, or as the imperial Brenodi Empire. Players can organize themselves into highly-effective squads, overwhelming their opp...  Read more


The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named EmpiresLauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 62% of users of Empires come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.valvesoftware.com
Help link: steamcommunity.com/app/17740
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Empires
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/17740

Program filesFiles installed by Empires

Program executable:EmpiresLauncher.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Empires\EmpiresLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • EmpiresLauncher.exe
  • hl2.exe
  • AdminServer.dll
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • bsppack.dll
  • bspzip.exe
  • bugreporter.dll
  • bugreporter_filequeue.dll
  • bugreporter_public.dll
  • captioncompiler.exe
  • chromehtml.dll
  • datacache.dll
  • datamodel.dll
  • demoinfo.exe
  • dmserializers.dll
  • dmxconvert.exe
  • dmxedit.exe
  • elementviewer.exe
  • engine.dll
  • FileSystem_Stdio.dll
  • FileSystemOpenDialog.dll - SteamFileDialog Dynamic Link Library (SteamFileDialog DLL)
  • GameUI.dll
  • glview.exe
  • hammer.exe
  • hammer_dll.dll (by Valve) - Valve Hammer Editor (tm) (Hammer)
  • haptics.dll
  • headtrack_oculus.dll
  • height2normal.exe
  • height2ssbump.exe
  • hlfaceposer.exe
  • hlmv.exe
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icudt42.dll (by IBM and others)
  • inputsystem.dll
  • launcher.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • libsasl.dll
  • MaterialSystem.dll
  • mdllib.dll
  • mksheet.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • EmpiresLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Empires\EmpiresLauncher.exe'.
  • hl2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\hl2.exe'.

How do I remove Empires?

Quickly and completely remove Empires from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Empires from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Empires, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Empires.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 5%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.18%
Windows 8 27.27%
Windows XP 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.18%
Windows 8.1 18.18%
Windows 7 Professional 13.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.55%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.16%
  Canada 8.11%
  United Kingdom 8.11%
  France 5.41%
  Australia 5.41%
  Hong Kong 2.70%
  Estonia 2.70%
  Netherlands 2.70%
  Germany 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Dell 21.43%
ASUS 21.43%
Alienware 7.14%
Acer 7.14%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.76%
Alienware M14xR2 5.88%
MSI MS-7592 5.88%
HP ProBook 4730s 5.88%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.88%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 5.88%


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