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Last post 09-06-2011, 6:35 AM by dejavunl88. 11 replies.
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  •  09-04-2011, 11:26 PM 105232

    Age of Empires [Linux]

    Hi,

    Is it possible to run AoE:O via Linux(Ubuntu)?

  •  09-04-2011, 11:28 PM 105234 in reply to 105232

    Re: Age of Empires [Linux]

    did you try it? if not, go ahead and see what happens

    if not, tell us about it and where it whent wrong


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  •  09-05-2011, 12:04 AM 105239 in reply to 105234

    Re: Age of Empires [Linux]

    I will test it today =)
  •  09-05-2011, 2:03 AM 105286 in reply to 105239

    Re: Age of Empires [Linux]

    Doesn't work :( can't install GFWL on Linux, i hope they will fix it soon =)
  •  09-05-2011, 5:21 AM 105346 in reply to 105232

    Re: Age of Empires [Linux]

    If you must run it "on" Linux, try running it in Wine or in a VM.

    A better suggestion is to install Windows on your machine to dual boot.

    The best solution is to dual boot into Windows if you want performance.



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  •  09-05-2011, 8:14 AM 105392 in reply to 105346

    Re: Age of Empires [Linux]

    I test it now on Virtual Box (Win 7)

    I reply if it works or not.

     

    See you tomorrow.

  •  09-05-2011, 5:58 PM 105758 in reply to 105392

    Re: Age of Empires [Linux]

    It should run, but with performance issues. An emulated GPU doesn't work quite as well compared to the game accessing your physical (real) GPU directly. The game could also be showing an error message about your GPU not being good enough to run AoEO.



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  •  09-06-2011, 1:00 AM 106021 in reply to 105758

    Re: Age of Empires [Linux]

    Yeah, i got problems with Direct3D on the VM.
  •  09-06-2011, 1:11 AM 106023 in reply to 106021

    Re: Age of Empires [Linux]

    As said earlier, best option is make your computer dual boot. There's no plans at all to make Games for WINDOWS compatible with Mac or Linux Operating Systems. Windows Only.

     

  •  09-06-2011, 1:13 AM 106024 in reply to 106021

    Re: Age of Empires [Linux]

    VMWare may do better.  It generally outperforms Virtual Box.  However, I do believe that you can still do hardware accelerated graphics with both.  But that's probably just for OpenGL.  Good luck finding VM support for DirectX.
  •  09-06-2011, 1:18 AM 106025 in reply to 106021

    Re: Age of Empires [Linux]

    Okay, the Game starts now, i see the Main Menu, but after 3 sec i have black screen :/
  •  09-06-2011, 6:35 AM 106107 in reply to 106025

    Re: Age of Empires [Linux]

    There are a few threads on the forum about your black screen problem. Though I still recommend dual booting your system with Windows on the side. It will save a lot of troubleshooting headache.

     



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