"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.:
and many more, check the website.
What does not
What was not tested
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).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Sep 14 2017||2.12||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||azrdev|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 06 2016||1.9.13||Yes||Yes||Gold||azrdev|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 12 2016||1.9.1||Yes||No||Garbage||Isira Seneviratne|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Jan 13 2016||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||azrdev|
|Current||Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 13 2016||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||azrdev|
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.