Gameplay works quite well, but the mouse pointer sometimes moves jerkily. The same things can be said for the campaign editor.
What does not
What was not tested
Internet play via MSN Gaming Zone
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 04 2014||1.7.22||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Luis Alvarado|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 17 2013||1.6-rc5||N/A||Yes||Platinum||Justin Dray|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 15 2013||1.5.27||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alexander|
|Show||Arch Linux||Apr 13 2013||1.5.25||Yes||Yes||Silver||Hamish Paul Wilson|
|Show||Linux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64||Nov 08 2012||1.5.16||N/A||Yes||Platinum||Lewis Clement|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|421||Implement a DIB engine||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|2666||Text color lost||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|3548||.lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon...||NEW||View|
|5534||DirectPlay games hang when exiting multiplayer||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7863||worms armageddon frontend can't set screen resolution setting||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14190||No audio with Age of Empire & Rise of Rome||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|23330||Age of Empires: Install bar with missing percentage and flashing||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|23350||Age of empires expansion setup weird text||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
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.
If the game does not recognice your CD, you may need to use a crack. This may or may not be legal, depending on where you live.
To get multiplayer working, place the following DLLs in Wine's windows/system32 directory, then start winecfg and add dll overrides (native, builtin) for them: dplayx, dpnet, dpnhpast and dpwsockx.
NOTE: the game freezes when exiting a multiplayer game.