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France Rikikipu
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29 Dec 2017, 17:21

Hello guys ! Wanna play the best game ever on the best Operating System ? Let's make it real and easy !

~ Tested on Ubuntu 17.10 and Wine 2.0.2 and Age of Empires III Complete collection on Steam ~

1) First download wine :

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$   sudo apt-get install wine-stable


2) Dowload SteamSetup.exe and open it with Wine :

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$   wine SteamSetup.exe

Install steam and once finished, download Age of Empires III Complete collection with Steam client.
Now, you should have a lot of bugs trying to run AOE 3. We are going to fix them all.

3)Download winetricks and all the fixes needed :

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$   sudo apt-get install winetricks
$   winetricks --force corefonts dsound l3codecx quartz
$   winetricks -q mfc42
$   winetricks d3dx9
$   winetricks dotnet20


4) After AOE3 is installed and before launching it, I advice you to go to ~/Documents/My Games/Age Of Empires 3/Users for Vanilla game or ~/Documents/My Games/Age Of Empires 3/Users3 for The Asian Dynasty, and edit NewProfile.xml with a text editor. Find this line :

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<Setting Name="optiongrfxwindowmode">false</Setting>

and replace it by :

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<Setting Name="optiongrfxwindowmode">true</Setting>

Indeed, in sone situation, not enabling window mode can make Ubuntu crashing.

5) Restart Wine and AOE3 should work now !


Note :
  • corefonts : fixes the issue where you can not enter cd key password properly.
  • dsound : fixes Fraunhofer sound issue.
  • l3codecx : fixes the issue where the game is in a super small window.
  • mfc42 : fixes the PID issue after writing CD key.
  • d3dx9 and dotnet20 : fixes the issue where the game is lagging super hard or crashing after the cinematics. You need to have a wine 32 bits version and not 64 bits version in order to download dotnet20, otherwise the game will likely crash after the cinematics
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Tuvalu gibson
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29 Dec 2017, 17:25

linux LOL
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Czech Republic EAGLEMUT
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29 Dec 2017, 17:35

Nice! Does EP work too, after these changes?
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29 Dec 2017, 17:36

gibson wrote:linux LOL

You spend your days using Linux, why not playing AOE3 on it afterall ?
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France Rikikipu
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29 Dec 2017, 17:39

EAGLEMUT wrote:Nice! Does EP work too, after these changes?

I don't know, I got to check it, I'm like 50% sure.
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Sweden Gendarme
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29 Dec 2017, 18:28

I never had trouble running RE, but EP was totally RIP. Furthermore, I remember I couldn't run VPN with the game on the newer Ubuntu versions. I had no trouble with it before, but on the newer versions I got "Cannot determine IP address" (or something similar).
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