Copying the data of both CDs to a folder; and running setup from there works fine with MFC42.DLL. After you have installed the game, you may wish to run autopatcher.exe inside the game's directory in order to update the game. The game starts fine with a crack (you may name the cracked exe aom-cracked.exe and place it in the game directory instead of replacing the original exe with the cracked one). On high graphics and audio settings, the game functions plausibly without any major graphical corruption. Run winecfg, and set the audio to ALSA with full hardware acceleration at 44100hz with a sample rate of 16 bits. Disable emulation.
What does not
Problems playing via direct connect with/without hamachi. The other person on a windows box may have been able to see the game but unable to connect. This may not have been a problem with wine though.
Playing on ESO may fail due to usage of a cracked exe.
What was not tested
Have not played the whole campaign with wine as of time of typing.
Silver with multiplayer for me (though it may work flawlessly for you) but Gold if its just single player for this one.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 01 2018||3.0||N/A||Yes||Yes||Gold||psofiterol|
|Show||Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 26 2015||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"||Nov 20 2013||1.7.5||Yes||Yes||Gold||Linus UnnebÃ¤ck|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 24 2011||1.3.31||Yes||Yes||Gold||Lara Maia|
|Show||openSUSE 11.3 (x86_64)||Nov 12 2010||1.3.5||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
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".