Use Wine version 0.9.36 or newer (version 0.9.31 or earlier also work)
To prevent installer windows from being hidden, change Wine's settings so that the window manager is not allowed to control Wine applications (can be done with winecfg).
In Wine versions prior to 0.9.17, elements such as taskbars designed
to cover other applications are not hidden when Age of Empires II is
run in full-screen. This can be fixed by not allowing the window
manager to control Wine applications (can be changed in winecfg), or by
changing the taskbar's options so that windows are allowed to cover it.
Multiplayer To get multiplayer working, place the following DLLs in Wine's windows/system32 directory, then start winecfg and add dll
overrides (native, builtin) for them: dplayx, dpnet,
dpnhpast and dpwsockx.
NOTE: the game freezes when exiting a multiplayer game.
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Wine 1.3.24 fc15 x86_64 Install Problem
by James Donley on Tuesday December 13th 2011, 9:15
The AoE trial installer is asking for administrative privileges after the EULA prompt is accepted in Wine 1.3.24 (the version in the repositories) on Fedora 15 64-bit. I tried running the installer in Windows 2000 and Windows 98 compatibility mode in winecfg, same results. I'm not able to test this on other versions because I'm restricted to using software from the repositories because of our security policy.
Is anyone able to reproduce this? If so, is it only a problem with 1.3.24? Screenshot here: i.imgur.com/ED35W.png