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Age of Empires II

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It's a pack published by Ubisoft with Age of Empires 1 and 2 and their Expansions. CodeGame series.

Application Details:

Version: Collectors Edition by Ubisoft
License: Retail
URL: http://www.microsoft.com/games...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.13

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Age of Empires I:

Both (Vanilla + Rise of Rome) install and run

Multiplayer LAN works (I did install directplay typing "winetricks directplay" in terminal)

Age of Empires II:

Both (Vanilla + Conqueror) install and run

Multiplayer LAN works (I did install directplay typing "winetricks directplay" in terminal)

What does not

Age of Empires II:

First installation did not work:

After vanilla install, "system requires reboot" message pops pup when trying to start the game and wineboot did not fix this problem. Running .exe from installation folder let the game run successfully though.

Same message "system requires reboot" appears when trying to install The Conquerors and refuses to continue. Again, wineboot did not help.

I used a new .wine folder and everything worked

(I was unable to reproduce the problem with "system requires reboot". The only thing I did was using a fresh .wine folder)

Workarounds

What was not tested

Campaign, Mapeditor

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 06 20161.9.13Yes Yes Goldazrdev 
ShowUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 25 20151.7.45Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64Apr 16 20161.6.2Yes Yes SilverKyle Nokes 
CurrentUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 26 20151.6.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"Jan 06 20151.6.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
30814 Age of Empires II scrolling gets stuck after Alt-Tab away and back CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO PLAY ONLINE

Multiplayer
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

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