Version from original CD-ROM plus patch 1.36
audio on opening video (visual side is just a black screen); first tenth of a second or so of the main menu
What does not
after about a tenth of a second, the program freezes at the main menu
What was not tested
I did the install with a fresh user in a fresh environment to ensure that any information from prior installation didn't interfere. As per the section description, I also did the patch to 1.36. This appears to be a regression with 1.3.25 because other than the opening video being black, 1.3.24 worked fine for me with this program. [ EDITED BY MANTAINER ] This appears to be a regression on this specific wine version, so avoid using this wine version with AoW
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 28 2013||1.6||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 26 2011||1.3.28||Yes||Yes||Gold||jamie|
|Current||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 30 2011||1.3.25||Yes||No||Garbage||jamie|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 30 2011||1.2.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 09 2010||1.2-rc2||Yes||Yes||Gold||Felipe Moraes|
Currently Age of Wonders installs and runs out of the box on recent versions of wine.
winecfg settings (for older wine versions)
This isn't needed on wine 1.2.0 or more recent wine versions.
In order to get Age of Wonders working in wine 1.1.X or lesser you need to follow next steps:
In a terminal run winecfg.
Press "Add and application"
Navigate until you find AoW.exe (usually found at /home/user/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Age of Wonders/AoW.exe ) and press open.
And with AoW.exe selected in Application Settings, go to the Graphics tab and uncheck the "Allow the windows manager to control the windows"
Press Ok and should be done.
Age of Wonders intro movie is enconded with Indeo3.2 video codec [IV32] which can't be found in a standard wine prefix, in order to fix this, IntelVideo codec needs to be installed.
Google for a copy of iv5setup.exe and run:
When asked about which type of install do you want, select Custom (this is because Indeo5 codec fails to install and the installation is dropped), then select only, Indeo Video 3.2 codec and Indeo Audio Codec, press next.
If the installer asks about searching for backups press No.
This should fix it and the intro movie will show without problems.