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Age of Empires II

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The demo version of the expansion pack.

Application Details:

Version: The Conquerors Expansion: Demo
License: Demo
URL: http://www.microsoft.com/games...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.11

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What does not

Graphics

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Installation from CD-ROM

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The graphics will flicker back and forth between a black screen and the menu when any button on the main menu is highlighted.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowFedora 17 x86_64Sep 14 20121.5.11Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"Jan 25 20091.1.13Yes No GarbageDennis Hedegaard 
ShowSlackware 12.1May 29 20081.0-rc1Yes Yes Goldabez 
CurrentLinux From ScratchFeb 24 20080.9.56.N/A Yes GarbageDavid J Kyle 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 27 20080.9.51.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
30814 Age of Empires II scrolling gets stuck after Alt-Tab away and back NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO
Use Wine version 0.9.36 or newer (version 0.9.31 or earlier also work)

In Wine versions prior to 0.9.17, elements such as taskbars designed to cover other applications are not hidden when Age of Empires II is run in full-screen. This can be fixed by not allowing the window manager to control Wine applications (can be changed in winecfg), or by changing the taskbar's options so that windows are allowed to cover it.

Multiplayer
To get multiplayer working, place the DLLs in this archive in Wine's windows/system32 directory. Then, start winecfg and add dll overrides (native, builtin) for the following DLLs: dplayx, dpnet, dpnhpast and dpwsockx.
NOTE: the game freezes when exiting a multiplayer game.

HOWTO PLAY ONLINE

Multiplayer
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

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