Note: Instructions for version 0.9.18, version wasn't avaliable on list at time of posting. Installation requires mfc42.dll to be placed in ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32, which can be found in C:\WINDOWS\system32 if you have Windows installed. Works fine otherwise. Gameplay requires ntoskrnl.exe, bootvid.dll, hal.dll, and kdcom.dll in ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32, which can also be found in C:\WINDOWS\system32. No-CD patch is required to play. Black textures issue from 0.9.17 has been fixed. Flickering water has been fixed so the game can be played with graphics on high.
What does not
Title videos are garbled Game crashes after the video on the campaigns. Cannot enter any text as your name when trying to play a LAN game, making multiplayer impossible.
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 05 2018||3.13||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Isira Seneviratne|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 24 2016||1.9.15||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Isira Seneviratne|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 20 2014||1.7.18||No, but has workaround||Yes||Silver||Thor|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 29 2013||1.6.1||No, but has workaround||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora 19 x86_64||Aug 25 2013||1.6||Yes||Yes||Gold||albert|
These errors/problems have been reported on older versions of wine, but are listed here (along with possible solutions) in case they pop up again.
Problem: Flickering water and/or memory leak
Solution: Set graphics detail to low and increase your swap size.
Problem: MS EULA Appears below AoM logo on first launch.
Solution: Focus the window using the taskbar or Alt+Tab and then use Alt+A to agree.
Problem: You need MSXML 4.0
Solution: Use the version included on the install CD. Type "wine msiexec /i msxml.msi" to install.
Problem: The installer can't find PidGen.DLL.
Solution: Copy PidGen.DLL from the installation CD and place it in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32.
AoM installation may require:
If nothing happens after you click "Next" on the CD Key input screen, you may need this file.
Download this file from dll-files and place it in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32. Add a new override (see below).
Adding an Override
Run "winecfg" from the command line. Click the "Libraries" tab at the top of the window that appears.
Type the name of the library into "New override for library:" (type "pidgen" for PidGen.DLL). Click "Add",
make sure that "(native, builtin)" appears next to the library you just added. If it doesn't highlight the newoverride and click "Edit" select "Native then builtin" and click "OK" and finally click "OK".