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: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.11

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

All features of normal gameplay, tested on both game and the expansion running on the original and most recent patches:

Random Map



Scenario Builder

What does not

Network Play.

Intro movie.

Installer shows no images and is not clickable. You have to move around using tab. There is a patch available on bug #28011 that fixes this. 

 Colours are not properly drawn on some text. Therefore black text on black background occurs on scenario instructions and all but god-tier unit (they have a golden background) queuing, so you can't know how many you've queued.

 Game lags noticeabily at 1.5x and 2.0x speed. Not noticeable at 1.0x.


What was not tested

Network play with overriden DLLs.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Everything tested "as is" out of the box. No patches or overrides. Windows 95 compatibility. You must have a MIDI synthesizer such as Timidity configured and running to hear the music. This is not the game's fault. The game manual is broken and doesn't render properly, thus unusable. This is unrelated to the game itself.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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 
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" i386 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 20 20183.0Yes Yes YesGoldbeer_not_wine 

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.