Age of Empires on FreeBSD --- Possible?

David Jenkins david.jenkins at
Sun Oct 10 03:50:01 PDT 2004

On Sat, 9 Oct 2004 23:17:50 -0700, Joshua Tinnin <krinklyfig at> wrote:
> On Friday 08 October 2004 02:20 pm, "Hugo Silva" <klr at> wrote:
> > Hey,
> >
> > I really need to get Age of Empires II - The Conquerors Expansion working
> > on my (only workstation) FreeBSD box.
> >
> > I don't have windows anymore and I'll not switch back to be able to play,
> > but I'd like to know if it is possible at all to run the game on BSD.
> > Perhaps winex ? I heard it is compiling OK now with several patches..
> Well, this probably isn't the answer you wanted to hear, but personally I
> still keep a Windows partition for this explicit reason (games and sound
> production). There are some games which run fine on some sort of emulator,
> but I'd rather not have to deal with a whole bunch of extra stuff to do
> something I can achieve more easily and with better results by using the
> intended OS. I don't like Windows, but some of the best games will only run
> on it. It's sort of a pain to reboot just to play Medieval: Total War, for
> instance, but once the game is over I can reboot into fbsd and have my
> workstation back, which I sort of like better than having a one-size-fits-all
> setup. In fact, I'll probably end up building a separate box with a Win
> installation just for gaming and sound, so I can concentrate on the hardware
> that will work best for a workstation and some servers using FreeBSD.
> - jt

I tend to agree with this view  - i.e. use the right tool for the right job.

``Usually'' this means using Windows for games ...

Just my $0.02.

Hope this helps.


More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list