What does not
What was not tested
Something stoped working in the last versions of wine. I read people have problems in the past with online playing, probably is the same bug as the bug o directconnect from age of empires 2, just by now you have to install directconnect from winetricks but by now it doesn't launch in the last version of wine I tested.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 10 2013||1.5.25||Yes||Yes||Gold||Capitan Pistacho|
|Current||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 27 2013||1.5.22||Yes||No||Garbage||Capitan Pistacho|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 17 2010||1.1.37||N/A||Yes||Silver||Pedro Costa|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Feb 23 2010||1.1.34||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 7 "Gloria"||Aug 09 2009||1.1.27||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Pedro Costa|
To get multiplayer working you have to use by now (wine 1.5.27) the directplay libraries from microsoft, still (since 2006) no open source libraries for direct play that include libraries to open sockets and close to play games, so install winetricks:
(in ubuntu/debian) sudo apt-get install winetricks
and then exec:
It will download the directplay libraries from microsoft and install them, that's all, tcp/ip will work with direct connect.