Setup, game itself
What does not
No sound whatsoever. Sound works only on first screen menus.
What was not tested
This game could perform much better if sound would be working. There is also a problem with dualhead configuration. I have second desktop above the primary and when I move mouse to upper edge, it leaves the game switching it to black.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 01 2022||7.11||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Stephan Sokolow|
|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|
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.