Everything in single player
What does not
Multiplayer over LAN: both machines can see each other, but the connection attempt lasts 120seconds, then gives up. fixme: the problem could be the IP address 0.0.0.0. I read around that you could override this misconfiguration error, but I haven't found a way yet.
Sometimes sound stops working on my machine, and there's no way to recover it except restarting wine
What was not tested
The Titans installation is straightforward. However, the plain AoM installation is a bit tricky, to me, due to the setup splitted in 2 CDs. Anyway you need to add overrides for MFC42, PIDGEN and MSXML4 dlls Also, I play it in a virtual desktop because both latest GNOME and KDE have problem with their panels and compositing managers. Sometimes sound stops working.
|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".