The game installs and runs with no need for cracking.
The 1.3 patch also just works.
The tutorial and the first campaign missions work (I haven't played any further yet).
Saving and Loading worked fine.
What does not
Quite a few small annoyances have stopped me from giving this game a platinum or gold rating.
In Windowed mode:
Intro movies and the game work fine except the keyboard and mouse input is too lagged and/or erratic to be enjoyable.
In Fullscreen mode:
Intro movies must be disabled or the game proper will not start because it fails trying to change bit-depths.
The in game HUD flickers (but not the main game window)
What was not tested
To run the game: wine AoWSMSetup.exe disable "show intro" set "cursors" to black and white For windowed just select windowed... For fullscreen the resolutions are being reported without their bit-depths. Select the last 1024x768 resolution in the first group of 1024x76s to get 1024x768x32
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64||Jun 09 2016||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||May 24 2014||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 18 2012||1.4-rc2||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 14||Mar 16 2011||1.3.15||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 08 2010||1.3.1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Hety|
Network Play can be fixed using one of two methods:
1) Install Microsoft DX9 using the winetricks script.
The game seems to require registry entries created by the DX9 installer in order to initialize network play.
2) Install native directplay dlls
Set the overrides for these using wineconfig, but make sure to set them up in the global container, not for the game itself.
Register all the dlls using the command regsvr32 dllnamehere
Hosting a game seems not to work, however you should be able to join a network game.