openage started it’s discourse forums. Any of you Age fans are very welcome to join.
openage : a volunteer project to create a free engine clone of the Genie Engine used by Age of Empires , Age of Empires II (HD) and Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds , comparable to projects like OpenMW, OpenRA, OpenSAGE, OpenTTD and OpenRCT2. At the moment we focus our efforts on the integration of Age of Empires II , while being primarily aimed at POSIX platforms such as GNU/Linux .
openage uses the original game assets (such as sounds and graphics), but (for obvious reasons) doesn’t ship them. To play, you require an original AoE II: TC or AoE II: HD installation (via Wine or Steam-Linux).