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The free version of CaptureAge version 1.4.5.

Application Details:

Version: CaptureAge Free 1.4.5
License: Free to use
URL: https://captureage.com/
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.13

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Installation requires duplicating the "compatdata" folder in Steam version of Age Of Empires 2: DE (basically, copy the whole /home//.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/813780 folder to another location), and use the copied folder with the STEAM_COMPAT_DATA_PATH variable to execute CaptureAgeSetup.exe in command line using "proton run".


What does not

When starting a replay, while Age of Empires 2: DE correctly starts the proper replay as instructed by CaptureAge, the application hangs at the "Waiting for Interface" screen. At some point, an error message "Unexpected error encountered in application" appears.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Using the CaptureAge interface to watch a replay.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

I managed to have CaptureAge and AoE2DE talk to each other by duplicating
the compatdata directory for AoE2DE, and using the duplicate as a base
in order to launch both programs at the same time. Using the same 813780
directory results in only one of the two programs launching, the other
one hangs.


So, basically, I would run Age Of Empires 2 DE the “normal” way, using the steam launcher with GloriousEggroll 6.5; then, once the game is running, I would launch CaptureAge this way, using the duplicated compatdata folder (here called “test”) and wine 6.13:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/test/pfx" wine /home/user/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/test/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/Local\ Settings/Application\ Data/Programs/CaptureAge/CaptureAge.exe

or, if it’s the first time and I want to install CaptureAge:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/test/pfx" wine /SOMEFOLDER/CaptureAgeSetup.exe

This works up to a point. I can see the replays, use the filters, select the
one I want to watch. Once I click “watch”, the already running AoE2DE
starts the replay automatically, and after about 15-30 seconds the
loading screen “Waiting for Interface” appears in CaptureAge. Then, an
error message in the bottom right appears, “Unexpected error encountered
in application”, and the loading screen hangs forever.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Jul 28 20216.13Yes Yes NoGarbageRemy Baccino 

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