Installation requires MFC42.dll to be placed in ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/, works fine otherwise.
Single player campaigns and random maps work without any major issues.
What does not
Terminal has keyboard focus when running fullscreen.
EULA window that shows first time you run the game shows up behind the loading splash screen.
Copy protection does not work, no-cd patch required.
What was not tested
Excellent progress is being made with Wine and this game is progressing well, there are few issues left now.
|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".