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: 3.0

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What works

  • Installation works
  • Startup works
  • Startup cinematics work
  • Startup sound works
  • Main menu sound and graphics work

What does not

  • Fonts upon startup
  • Installing msxml from the disk using regular 'wine'.
  • After installing winetricks version app terminates with corrupt install of XML
  • wine uninstaller: Does not properly uninstall


What was not tested

  • Because the app would not start I was unable to test anything.

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

This is retail install version of this game. If you do not install MSXML it'll actually make it to the main menu giving an error that fonts cannot be used. If you install MSXML you'll get an error that the install is corrupt and the game will crash.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 01 20183.0N/A Yes YesGoldpsofiterol 
ShowUbuntu 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 Unnebäck 
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 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
219 Programs refuse to run because of safedisc copy-protection CLOSED FIXED View
657 Many games and applications need 'mfc42.dll' ('winetricks -q mfc42' is a workaround) NEW View
3108 GTA: San Andreas:hidden windows in managed mode CLOSED FIXED View
4042 Age of Mythology keyboard not working CLOSED DUPLICATE View
4043 The water in Age of Mythology flickers when graphics quality set to high CLOSED FIXED View
4695 D3D8 Support is gone. CLOSED FIXED View
4847 regression: movieplayer.exe in aomtrial stopped working. CLOSED FIXED View
5076 Age of Mythology will not start CLOSED DUPLICATE View
5101 Age of Mythology The Titans - Memory Leak CLOSED FIXED View
5141 Age of Mythology - no menu text CLOSED FIXED View
5359 Age of Mythology crashes CLOSED FIXED View
13256 Age of Mythology: missing bilinear filtering CLOSED FIXED View
14067 Virtual desktop window refreshing CLOSED ABANDONED View
31850 Age of Mythology needs pidgen.dll.PIDGenSimpA CLOSED 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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