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Age of Empires

This version includes the original game and the Rise of Rome expansion pack.

Application Details:

Version: Gold Edition
License: Retail
URL: http://www.microsoft.com/games...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

I filed an old test data here: 

https://appdb.winehq.org/objec...

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."

Workarounds

I needed to do "winetricks directplay", without this multiplayer did not work.

What was not tested

Map Editor

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" i386 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 20 20183.0Yes Yes YesGoldbeer_not_wine 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 15 20183.0Yes Yes NoBronzebeer_not_wine 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 14 20141.6.2Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64Jul 24 20131.6Yes Yes PlatinumRyan 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 08 20131.5.27Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
17682 AoE Help graphics immediately whitened, no text NEW View

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Comments

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Menus very slow
by Mateus Rodrigues on Saturday May 5th 2018, 5:55
Everything in the game works fine, but the menus takes ages to load, so until I get to really start playing it takes almost 10 minutes. Once a scenario is started it runs smooth. It worked flawlessly on wine 2.x
UPatch HD works with wine-mono
by Mateus Rodrigues on Saturday May 5th 2018, 5:53
dotnet is a pickle to work, but with wine-mono it worked just fine for me.
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