Age of Empires II

An unofficial expansion for Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. "Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings" and "Age of Empires II: The Conquerors" is required.

Includes bug fixes, new civilizations and new AIs.

Application Details:

Version: Forgotten Empires
License: Free to use
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0-rc5

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Single player
  • Multiplayer (if directplay is installed)
  • Audio
  • Music

What does not

  • When tabbing out of the Wine window and back in, it hangs and has to be killed. Might be due to my tiling window manager (dwm) on Arch Linux though.
  • The game randomly selected one of the two sound cards I have and sometimes changed it again between the game menu and the started game.


  • Never tab out of the game window.
  • winetricks directplay for multiplayer

What was not tested

  • Campaigns

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Jan 06 20183.0-rc5N/A Yes YesGoldDanilo 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 13 20172.0.3Yes Yes NoSilverJuan 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 16 20172.14-stagingYes Yes YesGoldJacob Cameron 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 11 20172.4Yes Yes GoldJacob Cameron 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 01 20172.2Yes Yes GoldJacob Cameron 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
30814 Age of Empires II scrolling gets stuck after Alt-Tab away and back NEW View
44803 Age of Empires II Forgotten Empires crashes "Unhandled privileged instruction" UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes


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


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

AoFE directplay culprit
by Derek on Monday May 30th 2016, 14:35
I'm working on a mac (Yosemite) running wine 1.8-rc4

AoFE works extremely well until directplay is installed with winetricks. Directplay allows AoC to work fine though and to flawlessly connect to multiplayer, but on installation it breaks AoFE so that it never reaches the main menu screen.

Any ideas how to fix this?
RE: AoFE directplay culprit
by Nicolás Hermosilla on Monday August 15th 2016, 13:54
Run FixAOFE.exe (which is placed in the age2_x1 folder, inside the AOE2 installation folder) and disable Port Forwarding Support. It should work like a charm :D
by Izequiel on Wednesday June 18th 2014, 6:21
Hi there! Ive got that, version 3...something, with Wine 1.6.2!

Doesnt work, the Multiplayer things only gives me 3 options, "Lobby Browser" "Quick Match" and "Create"
And only the "Lobby browser" runs! The rest gives me the message "you've been dropped out of the game"

Ive tried to run the DirectPlay as it said on the website, no difference!

Any idea how can I run it through LAN?

by A on Sunday November 2nd 2014, 3:16
Hey there, did you ever get your LAN going? I'm looking for an answer!
graph issue in wine 1.6
by Andrew on Monday July 22nd 2013, 16:28
It worked flawlessly on 1.4.1 but now in the new final 1.6 I can see only the quarter of the screen when I start the game.
If I emulate a virtual desktop for it the whole screen will be visible but in full resolution the position of the game is incorrect, the top is off the screen and i can see my Ubuntu desktop at the bottom.