The free version of CaptureAge version 1.4.5.
Installation requires duplicating the "compatdata" folder in Steam version of Age Of Empires 2: DE (basically, copy the whole /home/
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.
What was not tested
Using the CaptureAge interface to watch a replay.
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
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.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||openSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)||Jul 28 2021||6.13||Yes||Yes||No||Garbage||Remy Baccino|