I filed an old test data here:
After I tried "winetricks directplay", also playing with multiplayer works mostly.
What does not
From time to time, multiplayer freezes on both PCs. If one leaves the game, the game continues on the other PC.
The game crashes if I install UPatch HD: http://upatch-hd.weebly.com/ But this isn't an official patch.
Futhermore, on two of three PCs (one with RX 480, one Thinkpad T440), I need to choose "Emulate virtual Desktop", and can not run AoE directly.
If I run it directly, it says "Could not initialize graphics system. Make sure that your video card and driver are compatible with DirectDraw."
I needed to do "winetricks directplay", without this multiplayer did not work.
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful" i386 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 20 2018||3.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||beer_not_wine|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 15 2018||3.0||Yes||Yes||No||Bronze||beer_not_wine|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 14 2014||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64||Jul 24 2013||1.6||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Ryan|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 08 2013||1.5.27||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|