Age of Empires III

The Complete Collection, with all expansion packs (and updates), that has been previously installed to a windows installation.

Application Details:

Version: Complete Collection
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.16-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Almost everything works :

  • solo games,
  • network games on :
  • Linux/Linux computers,
  • Linux/Windows XP computers (network game doesn't work on W7 and maybe above) with Linux as a client and WinXP as a server and vice versa.

What does not

Although sound works fine almost all of the time in solo games, it works almost never in network game.


What was not tested

The other things that were tested by others (map creation and so on).

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

(many thanks to other contributors) copy all 3 AoE III disc contents to ~/tempaoe3 $export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-AOE3 $wine winecfg in winecfg, under Drives, for drive D:, set path to ~/tempaoe3 In the display tab, select nothing you might set the screen resolution to 120dpi to enter the CD keys. in ~/.wine-AOE3/drive_c/windows/system32, rename d3dx9.dll and dsound.dll to not overwrite them. copy mfc42.dll, d3dx9.dll, dsound.dll and in ~/.wine-AOE3/drive_c/windows/system32. In wine winecfg, set to native, builtin : mfc42.dll, d3dx9.dll, dsound.dll wine regsvr32 Run "wine regedit" from a terminal -Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->SOFTWARE->Microsoft->Microsoft Games->Age of Empires 3->1.0 -Right click in the right pane and click "New->String Value" Name it "CDPath". -Right click on the new key and select "Modify". -For "Value Data" enter wine's path to your cd drive, ex: "D:\" (this solves the problem of the product's publication information installation). -Click "OK". $wine tmpaoe3/install.exe Once installed copy the Quartz.dll file into ~/.wine-AOE3/drive_c/windows/system32 directory and set it to "Native" in winecfg Insert the warchief extension CD: $wine /media/cdrom0/install.exe Insert the asian dynasties extension CD: $wine /media/cdrom0/install.exe patch (from $wine aoe3-114-[your language].exe $wine aoe3x-106-[your language].exe $wine aoe3y-103-[your language].exe

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 21.04 "Hirsute" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 07 20216.16-stagingYes Yes YesGoldjes 
ShowmacOS 10.13 "High Sierra"Apr 14 20215.0.4Yes Yes YesGoldStevey Ellul Bonici 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 27 20205.7No, but has workaround Yes YesBronzehackerncoder 
ShowUbuntu 16.10 "Yakkety" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 02 20172.11-stagingYes Yes GoldJames 
ShowElementary OS FreyaJun 30 20161.9.13Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
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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