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

Single player 

Network play (client side)

What does not

Sound did not work. Didn't hear any sound effects either. Didn't try using a MIDI synthesizer like the other tests however.


What was not tested

Scenario Builder

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Tested a full game of multiplayer over LAN - Server was Windows 7, Client was Mac OSX 10.5.8 (Wine 1.4). No patches were applied for either version. I had to use the latest version of XQuartz instead of stock X11 client because stock had direct draw issues. I also had to apply winetricks directplay and the overriden DLLs (see HOWTO for AOE 1.0) for multiplayer to work. There is an issue with closing out of multiplayer - it always crashes. I wouldn't call it "flawless" since it crashes, but it's not an in-game problem. Note by K1773R: Take a look at the following Note: Prepatched fully working wine

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.