Installing the game
Playing*, saving, loading
*with increased process priority only
What does not
Network play, unless using directplay workarounds from wiki.
Direct3D mode is unusably glitchy
Intro videos cause black window and prevent game from launching correctly
What was not tested
Extended play or beating the game
Keyboard and mouse input are severely delayed unless using the renice script explained blow, or manually changing the process priority to -19 after the game has been launched.
|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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|4066||Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay)||NEW||View|
|6847||DirectPlay metabug. Implement dplay tcp/ip provider.||NEW||View|
|10016||age of wonders 2: the application does not get any mouse input||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|10695||Music in Age of Wonders 2 demo causes buzzing sound in left stereo channel||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|10696||Direct3D mode in Age of Wonders 2 demo is unusably slow and glitchy||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|13688||Age of Wonders Shadow Magic crashes||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|14553||Age of Wonders : Shadow Magic, Can not create or join a network game (directplay 8)||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|19100||Age of Wonders Shadow Magic: Game doesn't launch!||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|23337||AoW Shadow Magic: Uninstalling cause freeze||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|27028||Touchpad mouse cursor flickers when moved, jumps back towards original position when released||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
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.