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Age of Empires II

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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is the new, lovingly remastered version of the legendary real-time strategy game inspired by the annals of human history! Relive the most glorious battles of history with all-new graphics, music, sound, and more.

Application Details:

Version: Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.7-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • The Campaign
  • Historic Battles

    What does not

    • Units and Buildings aren't Displayed
    • Loading Screen Stutters
    • Game can crash in the Mod menu


      To fix the issue that units and buildings are invisible install dxvk in your wineprefix. I used dxvk 1.4.4.

      What was not tested

      • Installing Mods
      • Multiplayer
      • Watching Mixer Streams
      • Higher resolutions than 1080p with graphics DLC.

      Hardware tested


      • GPU: AMD
      • Driver: open source

      Additional Comments

      How To:

      Install Steam in a new 64bit wine Prefix:

      WINEPREFIX=$HOME/aoe2_de winetricks --no-isolate steam

      Install the game there like you would in Windows, after it is installed close Steam.

      Remove the installed vcrun2017 with:

      WINEPREFIX=$HOME/aoe2_de wine uninstaller

      Install vcrun2017 again with a current release of winetricks:

      WINEPREFIX=$HOME/aoe2_de winetricks vcrun2017

      Set Windows Version to Windows 10:

      WINEPREFIX=$HOME/aoe2_de winetricks win10

      Get dxvk and install it into your wineprefix with:

      cd path/to/dxvk/
      env WINEPREFIX=$HOME/aoe2_de ./ install

      Now you can start the game.

      A Message saying that a vcrun assertion failed will appear, click on ignore.

      After that your mouse cursor changes and a wine Window will appear telling you that BattleServices.exe won't work, just ignore this window and do nothing with it.

      It won't affect the game (except maybe multiplayer but that's untested by me).

      The Loading Screens might stutter and freeze, however gameplay is pretty smooth.

      selected in Test Results table below
      Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
      ShowManjaro LinuxApr 30 20205.7-stagingYes Yes YesGoldVitaliy Yagutkin 
      ShowDebian GNU/Linux 11.x "Bullseye" x86_64Jan 10 20205.0-rc4-stagingYes Yes YesGoldbestie 
      ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 22 20194.21-stagingYes Yes YesSilvernva 
      CurrentUbuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 15 20194.19-stagingYes Yes YesSilverGeorg 

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