Category: Main Games Strategy Games Real-Time Strategy Age of Empires II The Conquerors Expansion: Demo

Age of Empires II

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The demo version of the expansion pack.

Application Details:

Version: The Conquerors Expansion: Demo
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.11

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What works

All in single player games. The sound and graphics are perfect. I changed video resolution from 800x600 to 1280x1024 and 1024x768, and both modes work.

What does not

It's a little slow.


What was not tested

Multiplayer games.

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Additional Comments

If you install all the fonts in the CD more some extras like Arial and Times New Roman (in Windows' fonts folder) you will haven't any trouble with that. In the start screen the text that should be white appears black. And it runs slower than in Windows. But you can run it in Ubuntu Gutsy =). I really tested it with Wine 0.9.46 xD

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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 
ShowLinux From ScratchFeb 24 20080.9.56.N/A Yes GarbageDavid J Kyle 
CurrentUbuntu 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
421 Implement a DIB engine CLOSED FIXED View
2666 Text color lost CLOSED FIXED View
4248 Richedit Fixme in Age of Empires 2 CLOSED FIXED View
5534 DirectPlay games hang when exiting multiplayer CLOSED FIXED View
5666 Some garbled fonts in Age of Empires II CLOSED FIXED View
7863 worms armageddon frontend can't set screen resolution setting CLOSED FIXED View
29499 Age of Empires II freezes when disconnecting from a multiplayer room/game using native DirectPlay DLL CLOSED FIXED View
30814 Age of Empires II scrolling gets stuck after Alt-Tab away and back CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

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.

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.


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