The only reason I still use W indows is to play this game. I tried before and couldnt get it to work on Ubuntu and I wonder if it is possible now.

  • Here are the full results at the WineHQ: appdb.winehq.org/… (anything below gold is arguably a waste of time. – user589808 Mar 14 '17 at 16:23
  • If all else fails, there's also 0 A.D., which is somewhat similar to AoE 2 and which can be installed with sudo apt-get install 0ad. Bear in mind that it requires a sizeable download when installing or updating it to a new version, so be careful if you have a data cap. – Chai T. Rex Mar 14 '17 at 22:20
  • I'd rather not close those as dupes, especially since it is distributed by Steam which has increasingly more Linux native games: store.steampowered.com/app/221380/Age_of_Empires_II_HD – Ciro Santilli 郝海东冠状病六四事件法轮功 Nov 22 '17 at 18:51
  • does steam not work? – Charlie Parker Dec 23 '17 at 20:51
  • I'm not running 14.04 but you could try my answer here – Hugo Mar 11 '18 at 18:08

I personally vote for Playonlinux. Playonlinux is a third party wine wrapper and has the necessary script for AOE2.

You can install Playonlinux by

sudo apt-get install playonlinux

then in Playonlinux install menu choose Age of Empires 2 and prepare your disk with AOE2, then follow the install steps on the screen.

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