Category: Main Games Voobly


Latest version as of January 4th, 2010.

Application Details:

License: Free to use and share
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.41

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What works

I got it to work quite well after including DirectPlay DLLs w/ overrides, setting firewall, and applying NoCD patches to M$ games.

Here's the highlights:

  • Install
  • Running from terminal
  • Instant Messaging Buddies, sending emotions, noises etc.
  • Joining lobby from browser (with hacks)
  • Game Recognition and Playing games online (with hacks)
  • Glass Skin works fine, all fonts and colors.
  • Full Screen and virtual desktop. (Virtual Desktop suggested because it launches older games which mess with Xorg some times.)

What does not

  • Does not configure "voobly:\\" extension in firefox on Ubuntu.
  • Anti-Cheat DLL fusses for having to use any NoCD patched games. Not much of an issue, except for SafeDisc protected games, just tell host to turn off anti-cheat. :-P


What was not tested

  • Never got the firefox hack to work, although some say it does. Instead use a browser installed on wine. Or try the old hack:


    anyway ya type about:config into the web browser url thingy
    right-click new->bool then type network.protocol-handler.external.voobly
    click on true
    right-click new->string then type

  • Never tested sending nudges or advanced IM things. And left it on latest glass theme.

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Additional Comments

You will need to install FireFox (or IEs4Linux, or any other browser) inside of wine FIRST. Then install Voobly. This will allow it to bind to the "voobly:\\" protocol and you can use the browser to connect to the lobbies. Make sure all games you are running are patched to latest versions. I have successfully played Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings, and Age of Empires 2: Age of Conquerors over Voobly. :-) Also make sure your distro is properly set to leave ports open or games won't launch even with DirectPlay DLL overrides. 47624 (DirectPlay), 2300-2400 (directplay). Ok enough talk, GL and happy gaming. ;D

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 25 20101.1.41Yes Yes GoldLuke 
CurrentUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 04 20101.1.35Yes Yes GoldLuke 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
29384 Multiple applications expect correct handling of WRITECOPY memory protection (Voobly fails to launch Age of Empires II, MSYS2) STAGED View

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