Age of Mythology

Build your civilisation through the mythological ages, battling enemy armies while maintaining favour with your god.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Multiplayer LAN works

What does not

No problems occurred so far


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Installation steps I needed: 1) copy all contents of cd1 into a new folder ~/aomcd 2) copy all contents of cd2 into a new folder ~/aomcd2 3) run "winecfg" and add pidgen.dll 4) run "winetricks -q mfc42" (without steps 3 or 4 installation does not start for me) 5) run the setup.exe in ~/aomcd (using "wine aomcd/setup.exe" from home directory) 6) when cd2 is requested, use a new terminal and switch folders, e.g.: 6.1) mv aomcd aomcd1 6.2) mv aomcd2 aomcd 6.3) hit ok and installation should proceed 7) when trying to launch the game, nothing starts and terminal says something like: 'L"SecDrv" failed' To resolve this just copy the file "secdrv.sys" from aomcd1 into your .wine directory into "drive_c/windows/system32/drivers/". The error no longer occurs and the game starts

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 26 20151.6.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"Nov 20 20131.7.5Yes Yes GoldLinus Unneb├Ąck 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 24 20111.3.31Yes Yes GoldLara Maia 
ShowopenSUSE 11.3 (x86_64)Nov 12 20101.3.5Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.2 x86_64Mar 02 20101.1.39Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
657 Many games and applications need 'mfc42.dll' ('winetricks -q mfc42' is a workaround) NEW View
31850 Age of Mythology needs pidgen.dll.PIDGenSimpA RESOLVED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Old Errors/Problems

These errors/problems have been reported on older versions of wine, but are listed here (along with possible solutions) in case they pop up again.


Problem:  Flickering water and/or memory leak
Solution:  Set graphics detail to low and increase your swap size. 

Problem:  MS EULA Appears below AoM logo on first launch.
Solution:  Focus the window using the taskbar or Alt+Tab and then use Alt+A to agree.

Problem:  You need MSXML 4.0
Solution:  Use the version included on the install CD.  Type "wine msiexec /i msxml.msi" to install.

Problem:  The installer can't find PidGen.DLL.
Solution:  Copy PidGen.DLL from the installation CD and place it in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32.


AoM installation may require:


If nothing happens after you click "Next" on the CD Key input screen, you may need this file.

Place the file in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32.  Add a new override (see below).


Adding an Override

Run "winecfg" from the command line.  Click the "Libraries" tab at the top of the window that appears.

Type the name of the library into "New override for library:" (type "pidgen" for PidGen.DLL).  Click "Add",

make sure that "(native, builtin)" appears next to the library you just added.  If it doesn't highlight the new

override and click "Edit" select "Native then builtin" and click "OK" and finally click "OK".


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