Age of Empires II

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The demo version of the original game.

Application Details:

Version: The Age of Kings: Demo
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.26

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installer
  • Main Menu
  • Playing the first part of the tutorial (Marching)

What does not

  • The game runs very slow and the mouse cursor flickers a bit. The game is not really playable -> Bronze rating


What was not tested

  • Playing a campaign

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 30 20141.7.26Yes Yes GoldCapitan Pistacho 
ShowopenSUSE Factory i686Sep 09 20141.7.25Yes Yes SilverMaik Wagner 
CurrentMandriva 2010.2Apr 13 20111.3.17Yes Yes BronzeMaik Wagner 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 27 20111.3.14Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 10 20070.9.49.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
421 Implement a DIB engine CLOSED FIXED View
2666 Text color lost CLOSED FIXED View
4248 Richedit Fixme in Age of Empires 2 CLOSED FIXED View
5534 DirectPlay games hang when exiting multiplayer CLOSED FIXED View
5666 Some garbled fonts in Age of Empires II CLOSED FIXED View
7863 worms armageddon frontend can't set screen resolution setting CLOSED FIXED View
29499 Age of Empires II freezes when disconnecting from a multiplayer room/game using native DirectPlay DLL CLOSED FIXED View
30814 Age of Empires II scrolling gets stuck after Alt-Tab away and back CLOSED FIXED View
36986 Age of Empires II Trial: Starts with Blank Screen CLOSED DUPLICATE View
49649 Multiple games cause X11 to crash on resolution change (Age of Empires 1 & 2, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds) CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes


To get multiplayer working you have to use by now the directplay libraries from microsoft, still (since 2006) no open source libraries for direct play that include libraries to open sockets and close to play games, so install winetricks:

(in ubuntu/debian) sudo apt-get install winetricks

and then exec:
winetricks directplay

It will download the directplay libraries from microsoft and install them, that's all, tcp/ip will work with direct connect.

Black screen issues

If you get only a black screen upon starting a game