Age of Empires III

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A remake of the game with better graphics (direct X 11) and additional features.

Application Details:

Version: Definitive Edition
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.0

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

playing the game

What does not

Playing the game :

- without Dxvk

- with dxvk 1.5.5

- with wine 5.5


in a clean WINEPREFIX, 

winetricks vcrun2017

install dxvk 1.7.3

The game sometimes crashed with dxvk errors related to DXGI and AMD GPU. I use Nvidia GPU, so I created a dxvk.conf file in the game executable directory containing the vendor name and graphic card name :

dxgi.customDeviceId = 21C4
dxgi.customVendorId = 10DE

No more crashes after that.

What was not tested

finishing all the historical battles


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Every video options set at the maximum, the game is very fast and maps are loading very fast too, even with the WINEPREFIX installed on my old HDD instead of my SSD.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Mar 27 20216.0Yes Yes YesGoldeugenio 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 23 20206.0-rc1Yes Yes YesGoldAliekezhi 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 13 20205.22-stagingYes No NoGarbageAliekezhi 

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GTX 660,, debian buster 24GIGA of ram , i5 intel
by eugenio on Thursday March 25th 2021, 9:06
I used a normal 64-bit prefix
running with WINEHQ 6.0 e dxvk 1.8.1 ( done on the game.exe folder )
lastest nvidia drivers (dxvk support already present )

i had to install vcrun2007 , quartz

some time the game crashes , but the game speed is awsome , just like in a windows box
i put a dxvk.conf file in the game directory specifing the and
i have to figure out if is needed or not the NVAPI hack ....i dont know if i have to set it on true or false inside the dxvk.conf file.
Running the game
by Aliekezhi on Monday December 14th 2020, 8:36
By creating a new WINEPREFIX containing only vcrun2012 (installed with winetricks), I'm able to run the game.
However, it's very slow and I have to set the game graphics options to medium or low, and uncheck all possible effects.

If I install dxvk into that wineprefix (running with setup_dxvk), the game doesn't start anymore.

Tested with wine-vanilla:5.22 and dxvk-1.5
Any other games I tried with this version of dxvk worked very well
RE: Running the game
by Aliekezhi on Wednesday December 23rd 2020, 9:17
with dxvk 1.7.1, the issue is solved