"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.
(but my Computer is too slow)
What does not
What was not tested
Laptop is a Thinkpad R40 from 2003/4, with a Pentium M 1.4GHz. In Windows XP the game is playable, in wine it's way too slow, even if nothing is happening (singleplayer game with 2 AIs at startup). Comments: - Pentium M needs "forcepae" on the kernel command line to startup. - wine 1.6.2-20 from debian repos works fine - wine-development 1.7.29-4 from debian repos does not work: main menu shows black screen
|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|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Jan 13 2016||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||azrdev|
|Show||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.