Age of Empires

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

Application Details:

Version: Gold Edition
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.1

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Test Results

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What does not


What was not tested

I didn't test MSN Zone and Serial Connection for multiplayer

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Game should work out of the box if you copy an installed folder, if you want to install, there is a workaround that are also needed on real windows, game installer doesn't work on windows versions higher than xp, so you need to set windows version to windows xp from winecfg to be able to install game, or using winetricks:

winetricks -q winxp

If you don't like wine fonts, you can install arial font with:

winetricks -q arial

If you want game videos to be played, you need indeo codecs, you can install it with:

winetricks -q icodecs

When game is fullscreen, that resolution seems to remain like that after game is closed, you can use lutris-fshack to make sure resolution is not changed and scaled, or alternatively use virtual desktop from winecfg.

If you don't want to use lutris and virtual desktops, you can launch the game inside an Xvnc and connect it with a vnc viewer like Remmina or some scaling enabled viewer, it gives best results.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Feb 11 20238.1Yes Yes NoPlatinumEvren 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 01 20227.11Yes Yes YesGoldStephan Sokolow 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 09 20205.2Yes Yes YesGoldcrati 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 25 20194.0.1Yes Yes NoPlatinumJaroslav Smutek 
ShowElementary OS 5.0 JunoMar 10 20193.0.5Yes Yes YesBronzeLewis Clement 

Known Bugs

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

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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.