Basic game is enjoyably playable. Saving/loading works great.
What does not
Sound stutters. Don't believe background music plays. Very processor-intensive and laggy, especially when a unit is selected. Selecting a building with a full production queue makes game nearly unusable. Some fonts still black on black. CD validation must be cracked.
What was not tested
Multiplayer. Map editor.
Intel Pentium M 1.6 GHz, 512 MB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 27 2019||4.18||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||consolelogger|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 28 2018||3.14||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Alastair Hughes|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 16 2017||2.14-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jacob Cameron|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 19 2017||2.8||Yes||Yes||Gold||Ave Elixire|
|Show||FreeBSD 11.0 x86_64||May 11 2017||2.7-staging||N/A||Yes||Silver||Sameed Pervaiz|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|34166||Fullscreen flickering on Mac||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|47677||Age Of Empires 2 crash before starts an singleplayer game||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|49649||Multiple games cause X11 to crash on resolution change (Age of Empires 1 & 2, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds)||UNCONFIRMED||View|
To get multiplayer working you have to use by now the directplay libraries from microsoft, still (since 2006) no open source libraries for direct play that include libraries to open sockets and close to play games, so install winetricks:
(in ubuntu/debian) sudo apt-get install winetricks
and then exec:
It will download the directplay libraries from microsoft and install them, that's all, tcp/ip will work with direct connect.