Essentially everything for single player campaign random map play.
Editor works, but the fonts are too garbled to understand most of what options are there.
What does not
The water flickers, as mentioned, and is bad enough to give anyone a headache. Lower detail isn't a bad price to pay to get past that.
Copy Protection doesn't work, a NO-CD patch is required. Even in 0.9.57, it's not working.
What was not tested
Online play. Chances are that the NO-CD patch won't allow it. Updates do work, however. It would be advisable to download this and get the 1.10 patch to help with the memory leak issue that was already inherit in the game.
When the epilepsy water, and the fonts are clear enough, I'll give it platinum. Until then, it's got a little way to go. Performance of the game was not an issue whatsoever.
|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".