Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic

Application Details:

Version: 1.3
License: Retail
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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Test Results

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What works

Installing the game
Launching/copy protection
Sound, Video
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

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

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.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64Jun 09 20161.6.2Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64May 24 20141.6.2Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 18 20121.4-rc2Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowFedora 14Mar 16 20111.3.15Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 08 20101.3.1Yes Yes BronzeHety 

Known Bugs

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

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO : Getting Network Play Working

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.