Age of Empires III

First expansion pack for Age of Empires 3, named the Warchiefs

Application Details:

Version: The Warchiefs
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0-rc1

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Installing and opening the game

Singleplayer skirmish, campaign, scenario editor and multiplayer ESO were all tested on the same wine install with Asian Dynasties

What does not

Game doesn't install or run without the necessary libraries. Windows version must be set on XP and no higher.


I made this work with a digital backup of the install CD I had. If you own the CD, copy the contents into a folder.

Use winetricks get the necessary libraries (warning - this used over a gig and a half of internet):

winetricks corefonts d3dx9 quartz mfc42 l3codecx msxml4 vcrun6 riched20

After they're installed, run winecfg and under the "drives" tab set drive D: to the folder containing the the data from the CDs. Now:

wine D:/setup

should install it with no hiccups. In order to run the game, I had to use winecfg to set the Windows version to XP. To run it without a CD, update it by running the patch you can find here.

Sound doesn't work? See here. In my case I had to set quartz back to "builtin" in winecfg.

What was not tested

Multiplayer LAN

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Some notes on the winetricks: I don't actually know how many of those are necessary. I compiled them from around the web. d3dx9_36, quartz, mfc42, and l3codecx are all in the original instructions, and you may be able to get away with the old method of manually gathering these dlls if you want to save internet. corefonts fixes a nasty bug where you can't fit the product key into the boxes. riched20 was necessary for me to run the game due to this error when trying to accept the licence:

0009:err:richedit:ReadStyleSheet skipping optional destination
0009:err:richedit:ReadStyleSheet skipping optional destination
wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x001f0900 at address 0x7ac2b592 (thread 0009), starting debugger...

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Dec 09 20184.0-rc1Yes Yes YesGoldIsaac Horvath 
ShowFedora 13Jul 25 20111.3.24Yes Yes GoldKaj Forney 
ShowsiduxDec 21 20091.1.35Yes Yes GoldYu Tendo 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 29 20091.1.28Yes No GarbageSense Hofstede 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 18 20081.1.1Yes No Garbagedoug 

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