Imperialism downloads

Imp 1/2 game files, maps, manuals, and editing tools.

The following is a collection of everything available related to Imps 1/2, including full game downloads.

For inquiries, problems, or to have a file added, contact admin email:

The other two main resources are:

  1. The wiki at
  2. The Imp subreddit at



  • Imp 2 Britain map beta 2 – An early version of a new map for Imp2, based (very loosely) on Britain during the period of the heptarchy. Playable powers: Wessex, Mercia, Northumbria, Jorvik, Normandy, and Ulaidh.  Any feedback and suggestions about this map is welcome. Read more about it.


  • ResHacker setup – ResHacker is a small utility which will open, view, edit and save the .gob files which Imp uses. The text strings (country and province names, etc) which Imp2 uses are in “str#eng.gob” and “str#enu.gob”. These are essentially the same file with different names; one is read by the US version of the game, and the other is read by the international version. ResHacker will also open the .gob files which Imp1 uses. In Imp1’s case, the .gob files also contain all the graphics and sprites.


  12 comments for “Imperialism downloads

  1. Tom
    February 1, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    How timely, I just started playing Imp1 two weeks ago. Has anyone been able to get CDROM music to work with just available download?

    • DM
      February 4, 2019 at 5:19 am

      I don’t know Tom – someone at might be able to help.

    • s4c
      September 10, 2019 at 10:39 am

      music is directplay from cd.
      if you’re not skilled… NO

      else if you’re not good in adjusting your hardware settings then NO, play it from file (download music) or search youtube for it.

  2. Robin Forlonge Patterson
    February 2, 2019 at 12:16 am

    Looks great, dm!

    • DM
      February 4, 2019 at 6:01 am

      Thanks Robin.

  3. Justin
    February 4, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Hey DM, looks great, just a couple of questions:

    I downloaded both Imp1 and 2, both run fine, but I can’t tell if either is pre-patched.

    When I click on properties > details on the .exe files, both seem to indicate they may be patched (product version 1.1 and, respectively), but in-game I can’t find any reference to the patch number on either (I particularly remember seeing 1.03 in Imp 2 previously).

    Additionally when I try to patch either I get the same error: “Old file not found. However a file of the same name was found. No update done since file contents do not match.”

    Any light you could shine on whether the game is already patched or not or if we need to change something for the patch to update would be much appreciated 🙂

    No rush though, thanks for your hard reorganizational efforts!

    • DM
      February 4, 2019 at 6:00 am

      Justin, yes, they’re both patched already. Those numbers that you see on the property tabs of the .exe files are correct. No worries re the reorganizing, hopefully it’ll be of use to folks 🙂 – David

  4. Fardaza
    February 15, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Thanks for all your work DM! I rarely posted on Yahoo, but looked in from time to time. Imp2 is still one of my all time favorite games. Every year or so, I return to it for another go.

    Are the old threads from Yahoo going to make it here too?

    • DM
      February 15, 2019 at 7:05 pm

      Fardaza, the recent development is that the Yahoo group is not going to close down, but has a new owner (Joshua). So it will continue, along with the wiki, the downloads here, and the Subreddit.

      • Ken
        February 23, 2019 at 1:57 am

        Fantastic! Thanks.

  5. Kevin Redick
    April 3, 2019 at 9:14 am

    It looks like there is a collection of maps for Imp2 available to download. Can someone tell me how to download and install these (step by step please)

  6. Arafurian
    April 29, 2020 at 2:17 am

    I have , in addition to the Imp2 maps included under Imp2-maps above, Revised Europe and Revised Europe – Denmark. I don’t know who created them, and haven’t played them. Are they of interest?

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