The game installs with just one hangup, I ended up having to hit Enter somewhere along the line to get it moving again (must have been a hidden dialog box). It seems to play fine. I've gone through maybe 15 campaign scenarios, with no problems. Sound works for me (OSS driver). No lockups. It seemed to work best in a 640x480 wine desktop.
What does not
Nothing that I tried.
What was not tested
I did not test multiplayer or random maps.
The black text is annoying enough for me to rate this one as bronze. I have to play it with my desktop configuration window with the gamma settings open so I can up the gamma to read the text at certain times. Even then, the text is still unable to be read because it's writing black-on-black in some places.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||AntiX Linux 19 i686 (Debian Stable)||Dec 05 2020||6.0-rc1-staging||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Alexander|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64||Jan 01 2021||5.0.3||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||John W|
|Show||Fedora 24 x86_64||Nov 17 2016||1.9.22||Yes||Yes||Gold||Federico Guerra|
|Show||Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64||Aug 23 2014||1.7.24||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 28 2012||1.5.15||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|1830||Multiplayer problem in age of empires (All versions)||NEW||View|
|3548||.lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon...||NEW||View|
|4066||Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay)||NEW||View|
|17682||AoE Help graphics immediately whitened, no text||NEW||View|
|34166||Fullscreen flickering on Mac||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
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.
If the game does not recognice your CD, use a crack. This may or may not be legal, depending on where you live.