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Age of Empires

Version 1.0 and 1.0a of the expansion pack.

Application Details:

Version: The Rise of Rome: 1.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.microsoft.com/games...
Votes: 0
Rating: Platinum
Wine Version: 1.7.22

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Test Results

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What works

Setup, game itself

What does not

No sound whatsoever. Sound works only on first screen menus.

What was not tested

Network play

Additional Comments

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.
selected in Test Results table below
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 04 20141.7.22 Yes Yes PlatinumLuis Alvarado 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 17 20131.6-rc5 N/A Yes PlatinumJustin Dray 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 15 20131.5.27 Yes Yes GoldAlexander 
ShowArch LinuxApr 13 20131.5.25 Yes Yes SilverHamish Paul Wilson 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64Nov 08 20121.5.16 N/A Yes PlatinumLewis Clement 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO
To prevent installer windows from being hidden, change Wine's settings so that the window manager is not allowed to control Wine applications (can be done with winecfg).

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.

Crack
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.

Multiplayer
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.

Comments

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Game not launching
by Mauro Foti on Tuesday February 3rd 2015, 13:26
I install the game and it doesn't give any error, but when i try to launch the game, the pc loggs off and it leads me to the login screen.
Graphics problems solved with 1.3.37
by Marco Azzali on Tuesday January 17th 2012, 7:36
Hi,

I tried every suggested patch and DLL override and did not work (graphics flickering and strange colors); now it's working perfectly with wine version 1.3.37.

Marco
The game runs very slowly, constantly outputs debug messages in the terminal
by Alexander on Sunday September 12th 2010, 16:56
The game runs with little pauses about every 150-250ms. Terminal starts to output from the early start of the game constantly:

"err:d3d_surface:d3dfmt_p8_init_palette This code should never get entered for DirectDraw!, expect problems
fixme:d3d_surface:IWineD3DSurfaceImpl_BltOverride Unsupported blit operation falling back to software"

Changing DirectDrawRenderer from opengl to gdi takes these messages away, but the game performance keeps the same.

(I'm using ArchLinux 64bit, nvidia 9800GT)
Age of Empires Gold Edition
by Steven Willis on Sunday July 1st 2007, 19:35
I have Ubuntu Feisty (7.04) which came with wine 0.9.33. The installation of AoE worked just fine, but as soon as I tried to play it would give an error about how Direct3D or DirectDraw or something couldn't be initialized. I added the wine .deb repository as detailed here: www.winehq.org/site/download-deb and installed the latest version (0.9.40) and the game works as described above... basically:

- some text that should be white show up as black, this is sometimes a problem when on a black background, but not often.
- the game runs slowly, there seem to be slight pauses every second or so.
- I haven't tested network play or anything.
Unable to run game
by Amr on Monday December 25th 2006, 19:50
Hello,

I have the Gold Edition of AoE and installation went well. I updated the game using the patch on Microsoft's website to 1.0a, but was unable to run the expansion and I got the following error message:

"Age of Empires Expansion requires Age of Empires 1.0, 1.0A, or 1.0B to be installed"

I tried using a crack but the result was the same.

Any ideas?

--Amr
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