Play, sound, save and load games.
What does not
Launcher has no text (see bug #43758) and crashes.
Open the folder
/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/Age2HD in the Steam wineprefix, rename or delete Launcher.exe and rename the file
AoK HD.exe to
What was not tested
Scenario Editor and Multiplayer.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Rosa Fresh 2016.1||May 12 2019||4.8-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Giovanni Mariani|
|Show||macOS 10.13 "High Sierra"||Nov 26 2018||3.0.3||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||YVES|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Sep 21 2018||3.15-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Erol M. Yasar|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64||Jul 15 2018||3.12||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Daniel Bulgakov|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64||Aug 29 2018||3.0.2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Patrick Rooney|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|17273||Many apps and games need SetNamedPipeHandleState implementation (support for named pipe message mode)(FireFox+Flash, Win8/NET 4.x SDK/vcrun2012, WiX installers)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|29384||Multiple applications expect correct handling of WRITECOPY memory protection (Voobly fails to launch Age of Empires II, MSYS2)||STAGED||View|
|30814||Age of Empires II scrolling gets stuck after Alt-Tab away and back||NEW||View|
|31487||kernel32.dll.InitOnceExecuteOnce needed for several MS installer (Office2013 / Windows Essentials 2012 / .NET Framework 4.5 / Skydrive / ARM Applications)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|34055||Textures missing in Age of Empires II: Steam||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|34796||Flickery mouse cursor in Age of Empires II||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|35215||Age of empires II HD Steam version: no video at start||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|35358||Age of Empires II HD (Steam) crashes shortly after game starts||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|36062||Age of empires 2 - Forgotten empires does not work with Nvidia drivers but it does with noveau.||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|37387||Age of Empires 2 crashes on startup (Safedisc v1.5 encrypted .ICD must be already decrypted when calling/resuming entry point)||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|37742||Age of Empires 2 steam: can't use any hotkey.||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|38784||Age of Empires II: wine 1.7.x series do not work with the external monitor as the primary output||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|40906||Age of Empires 2 HD is no longer playable after the latest game patch||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|42435||Age of Empires 2 HD Steam has a dimmed down interface and the ingame main screen is just white with an intel 945gm gpu||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|43758||Age of Empires 2 HD Launcher has missing text||NEW||View|
|44871||Age of Empires II HD crashes often when restarting a scenario||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
This is a known problem with older Intel GPUs. Try to use Wine 2.1. In most of case solve Direct3D glitch.
Hit each direction key in succession while holding Ctrl. For instance: