Age of Empires III

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Age of Empires III complete collection available on steam:

Application Details:

Version: Steam version
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.18-staging

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Solo (campaign, skirmish)
  • Everything in game
  • Home city customizing

What does not

  • Not being able to enter CD key because letters doesn't fit
  • PID issue after writing CD key
  • Cinematic in a super small window
  • Game crashing after cinematic
  • Sound is buggy


All the problems can be solved with the following commands:

winetricks --force corefonts dsound l3codecx quartz
winetricks -q mfc42
winetricks d3dx9 dotnet20

Note that some of those winetricks (dotnet20) are requiring a 32-bits WINEPREFIX.

What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Nov 01 20194.18-stagingYes Yes YesSilvernva 
ShowRosa Fresh 2016.1May 12 20194.8-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumGiovanni Mariani 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Sep 20 20183.16Yes Yes YesGoldLe Gluon du Net 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Mar 13 20183.3Yes Yes YesGoldEmeraude 
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" i386 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jan 23 20182.0.4Yes Yes YesGoldRiki 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
657 Many games and applications need 'mfc42.dll' ('winetricks -q mfc42' is a workaround) NEW View
20456 Multiple applications have text rendering issues with 'Courier New' font using distro provided Liberation fonts (cut off/partial text display)(FEAR, AoE 3, Supreme Commander, fasmw 1.x) STAGED View
34565 Setting shadows detail to medium or higher in Age Of Empires III creates a lot of colorfull artifacts UNCONFIRMED View

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CD Key
by ZleNaes on Thursday June 28th 2018, 9:16
Hello, I've tried to install Age of Empires 3 with Steam and started with a 32bit WinXP Prefix. I've installed everything which was needed
(winetricks --force corefonts dsound l3codecx quartz, winetricks -q mfc42 ,winetricks d3dx9, winetricks dotnet20), but the CD Key input doesnt work properly. I can't write all 25 numbers but just 24 or less.
Im using Ubuntu 16.04. Any Idea how to solve this problem?
RE: CD Key
by BumbaGET on Tuesday October 30th 2018, 13:35
corefonts should do the trick, it worked with wine-3.19