Playing the game, including multiplayer.
What does not
The launcher, but who needs it anyway?
What was not tested
Workshop and DLC
I have tested this on two different machines, both running Arch Linux x86_64. On one machine, the launcher worked except that the button labels were missing. I just hit the topmost button expecting it to be the play button and it worked. On the other machine, the launcher showed up but was unresponsive, not allowing me to launch the actual game. If you also have problems with the launcher, you can bypass it by going to AoEs installation directory, deleting Launcher.exe and renaming AoK HD.exe to Launcher.exe. Also, I had to install lib32-libldap from the multilib repository for the game to start.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||Fedora 27 x86_64||Jul 04 2018||3.10||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Ken|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|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|
|35215||Age of empires II HD Steam version: no video at start||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|36062||Age of empires 2 - Forgotten empires does not work with Nvidia drivers but it does with noveau.||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|38784||Age of Empires II: wine 1.7.x series do not work with the external monitor as the primary output||UNCONFIRMED||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|
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: