Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition


Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition

I will dive into it directly, while the Issue for the game is still open, it runs smooth on my machine.


  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • GTX 1080
  • POP_OS 21.04

How to

  • Force the use of Proton 6.21 GE Custom. Check the repo for more infos [](]
  • Under Properties -> Compatibility -> Check the Force the use... and select Proton 6.21 in the dropdown.
  • Rename the movie folder, like in the Reddit post described.
  • I did the following, but that but IT DID NOT help:
sudo apt install cabextract

cp ~/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/AoE2DE/vc_redist.x64.exe ~/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/813780/pfx/drive_c/windows/system32/vc_redist.x64.exe

cd ~/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/813780/pfx/drive_c/windows/system32/

sudo cabextract vc_redist.x64.exe

sudo cabextract a10

sudo chown -R $USER:$USER .

Important I had the game on a NTFS file installed and the game only worked after moving it to my main drive.


Proton Layer really does wonder. I can not only run AoE 2 DE, but also Control and Ori and the Blind Forest. I am really looking foward to the Steam Deck.


Written on November 28, 2021 at 21:50

Last but not least

If the post is updated, the creation date, will be pushed. So it might happend, you see an existing page back on frontpage. I think, this approach is valid, so wrong information or gained information is covered. But if I am going to write a new part of topic, I might include an updated link to the new post.