Age of Empires 2 HD for the Mac!

Great news and on for the more older Mac’s age of Empires 2 HD (2013) has been added to Porting Kit and Crossover! In Age of Empires 2 HD, fans of the original game and new players alike will fall in love with the classic Age of Empires II experience. Explore all the original single player campaigns from both Age of Kings and The Conquerors expansion.

Install/Porting is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Get the steam key of Age of Empires 2 HD  from kinguin.
3. Then in Porting Kit search Age of Empires 2 HD (not the DE version) on the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation launch the Windows Steam by clicking “Play”.
5. Login and activate the serial and download and “Play” to start the game! Have fun!

Alternatively there is also Parallels Desktop (a very easy to use Virtual Machine with Windows 11 (free trial of 14 days)) where the game will work fine as well. More info about that up here: https://www.paulthetall.com/parallels-desktop/

If you have an Medium/High-end Mac (AMD Radeon GFX card with more then 2GB VRAM or an Apple Silicon Mac, then Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition might be something for you as well!

Important Note:
After download and installing the game in Steam and click play, the Age of Empires 2 HD launcher will pop-up with on the right news and on the left 4 wooden boards with no text on it (bug), just click on the first one to launch the game. This is also explained in the video below. Enjoy!


Instruction video Crossover

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2 thoughts on “Age of Empires 2 HD for the Mac!

  1. Hi, can you help me? I have download AoE 2 hd on steam with crossover but when I want to launch the game, The launcher do not pop up… What can I do?

  2. I tried doing this (albeit I’m pretty rookie) with AOE2 DEF and it said I couldn’t run it due to Direct X 11 not compatible. If I try the 2013 version with Direct X 9 will that make any difference? What am I not doing correctly? Best.

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