Age of Empires II

"This is a feature and bug-fix update for Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion created by xOmicron. Its primary focus is to correct several long existing issues with the AI system and related game elements."

 It brings many changes and allow to select which ones to install, e.g.:

  • Windowed mode support
  • Port forwarding support
  • Multiple building queue
  • Population caps to 1000
  • Snow/ice terrain removal

and many more, check the website.

Application Details:

Version: Userpatch 1.4
License: Free to use
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.12

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Download link for userpatch 1.4 (full AoK Conqueros needed first)

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installation
  • Singleplayer gameplay + AI
  • Multiplayer (with the Microsoft DLLs, installed with winetricks directplay)
  • Higher resolutions (only in-game, the menus are always 800×600px only)

What does not

  • Music (installed the Ubisoft Collectors Edition)
  • Userpatch Windowed Mode (crashes) - but not needed


What was not tested

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

It's a bit slow, but still playable. Since the Laptop is quite old (Samsung R40 from ~2007, Core Duo T2300). I tested both running from within the Kubuntu KDE desktop, and from tty (while no other Xserver was running).

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 14 20172.12Yes Yes YesSilverazrdev 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 06 20161.9.13Yes Yes NoGoldazrdev 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 12 20161.9.1Yes No NoGarbageIsira Seneviratne 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Jan 13 20161.6.2Yes Yes NoGoldazrdev 
CurrentUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 13 20161.6.2Yes Yes NoGoldazrdev 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


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:
winetricks directplay

It will download the directplay libraries from microsoft and install them, that's all, tcp/ip will work with direct connect.

Black screen issues

If you get only a black screen upon starting a game