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

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What works

  • Installation
  • Sound
  • Music
  • Graphics
  • Playing the "William Wallace Learning Campaign"
  • Random Map Skirmishes

What does not

  • Multiplayer causes the game to crash (from what I have heard it is necessary to install directplay via "winetricks")


What was not tested

  • Didn't play that long in Skirmish mode - but the campaign definetely works well.

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Additional Comments

Singleplayer works out-of-the-box without any problems.

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 
CurrentopenSUSE Factory i686Sep 09 20141.7.25Yes Yes SilverMaik Wagner 
ShowMandriva 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

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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