Starting the game.
Playing a campaign or a scenario.
The main map.
The battle map.
What does not
The intro doesn't work (see how-to)
Initially the game did not start - see workaround.
Setup an application in winecfg for AoW.exe and AoWCompat.exe and untick the following options in the graphics tab:
-Allow the window manager to decorate the windows
-Allow the window manager to control the windows
What was not tested
OS: Linux Mint with MATE
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Linux Mint 19.2 Tina||Aug 09 2019||4.0.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||David Nicholson|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64||Mar 25 2013||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Nico Bendlin|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 26 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Gold||Athrun|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 30 2011||1.3.27||Yes||Yes||Gold||Athrun|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 31 2011||1.3.25||Yes||Yes||Gold||Athrun|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|4066||Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay)||NEW||View|
|27244||Wiggles: Indeo movies aren't played (requires Indeo 3.2 codec)||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|31245||xrandr12 warcraft 3 regression||NEW||View|
|34166||Fullscreen flickering on Mac||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
Age of Wonders intro movie is enconded with Indeo3.2 video codec [IV32] which can't be found in a standard wine prefix, in order to fix this, IntelVideo codec needs to be installed.
Google for a copy of iv5setup.exe and run:
When asked about which type of install do you want, select Custom (this is because Indeo5 codec fails to install and the installation is dropped), then select only, Indeo Video 3.2 codec and Indeo Audio Codec, press next.
If the installer asks about searching for backups press No.
This should fix it and the intro movie will show without problems.