Age of Empires II

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An improved version of the Userpatch compared to 1.4, with some more added features, such as animated water.

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Application Details:

Version: Userpatch 1.5
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.3-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Everything in the game except multiplayer, all UserPatch features except windowed mode.

What does not

1. The game pauses for some time (depending on computer speed) when switching between screens:

  • before the introvideos
  • when (re-)entering the main menu
  • when entering the game itself
  • when entering the game settings screen
  • possibly others i forgot

2. Multiplayer not working.

3. Textboxes flickering.

4. Intro videos not working, they get skipped.

5. Windowed mode


For 1:

launch wine with the environment variable WINEDEBUG=+relay .

This does not completely fix the issue but makes it less apparent. (on my PC 5 instead of 30 seconds) note that this hack does not work if you pass the output to /dev/null. "2>&1 | true" does work (a little bit worse than terminal output) and not use (as much) resources as the terminal showing the log.

For 2:

winetricks directplay

This does not make all multiplayer modes available (they are afaik obsolete anyway) but allows "Local (LAN) Tcp/IP Connection" to work, which is enough to play the game on LAN and over something like an VPN over internet.

For 3:

The chat box flickering can be fixed via an option in the UserPatch installer that gets available after pressing F5. All other text boxes stay bugged.

For 4:

winetricks icodecs

For 5:

simply enable virtual desktop for the same effect.

What was not tested

Never tested "Internet Tcp/IP Connection For DirectPlay"

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 08 20238.3-stagingYes Yes YesGoldLucas 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 08 20215.0.3Yes Yes YesGoldRiley P. 
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jul 31 20183.13Yes Yes YesSilverJohannes Merl 
ShowManjaro LinuxJan 11 20183.0-rc5Yes Yes YesGoldIsira Seneviratne 

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HowTo / Notes

Black screen issues

If you get only a black screen upon starting a game