Age of Empires on FreeBSD --- Possible?

Radu MOLNAR taipan at
Mon Oct 11 02:04:30 PDT 2004

Wll, maybe if development on wine for FBSD would have stopped things would 
have been different. In my office we have linux and FreeBSD workstations. 
I run FreeBSD but my friends have linux. Because of that they can play 
about anything using winex (Broodwar, Counterstrike, Rise of Nations etc) 
and i cant join because wine on FreeBSD doesnt work too well.


On Sun, 10 Oct 2004, David Jenkins wrote:

> 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.
> David
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