Ubuntu – Running Age of Empires 2 in Linux


I've been recently trying to play Age of Empires 2 on my Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS computer. However, I can't seem to get it to work with any method i found on the computer. I've tried Playonlinux, however, when i try to play it, a message comes up saying that there has been an internal error. I've also tried doing it though virtualbox and installing it onto a virtual version of windows xp. However, after it completes the install, it tell me that there is no CD in the disk drive and that I should insert it and restart the application. If anyone has a way I haven't tried yet or something that I could have missed please let me know. Thanks.

Best Answer

You should give WINE a look. WINE has come a long way over the last few years and many Windows-based applications can be run on it with varying degrees of success.

Here is the WINE HQ page for Age of Empires 2:

It looks like Age of Empires 2 has a pretty good rate of success. To get WINE, you first need to add the WINEHQ PPA Repository by adding "ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa" as a software source from within the Ubuntu Software Center (Edit->Software Sources). Then you should be able install WINE by executing the following from Terminal:

sudo apt-get install wine1.5

For further instructions, see WINE For Ubuntu and Ubuntu Derivatives