Welcome to the “Age of Empires 2” for Mac game page. This page contains information + tools how to port this game so you can play it on your Mac just like a normal application.
Great news! This game is already available in the Porting Kit. Porting Kit is the new application which “ports” the game to your Mac. The video and download links in the slider are outdated and won’t work on OS X 10.11+. To fix/update it, install the game with the Porting Kit visit its page here. Or use the crosstie with the Crossover application.
The only thing you need is a legal copy of the Windows game Age of Empires 2 + the Conquerors and the Porting Kit.
Combining the features of hit games Dune II and Civilization, this strategy adventure proves to be one of the more challenging and graphically advanced we’ve seen in some time. We were floored by the program’s highly detailed graphics, based on an isometric, two-dimensional design, which presents a world of medieval warfare in which you can practically feel the gritty action. Even when compared to more contemporary graphics, the game’s soldiers and weapons, the program environment, and especially the interface elements will satisfy players. The interface is user-friendly and features plenty of options, including a great control system. Each of the 13 nations involved in Age of Empires II has its own strategic advantages over the others, and most units are put together on a “ro-sham-bo” strategy. The game includes historical scenarios as well as “skirmish” modes and multiplayer options. The game’s choice of music adds an appropriate tension to the gameplay, and in a nice touch, the warriors of different nations speak in their native languages.
Additional Port Information:
Graphical Cards Tested: NVIDIA 9400M graphics card, AMD Radeon 6770M
Whats tested: Playing campaign, loads of multiplayer games, standard games. In short everything
Does Multiplayer work?: Yes using Hamachi, read the “how to” manual I made up here…
OSX 10.7.5 and 10.8.2+ compatible?: yes
Known issues: None!
Whats not tested: Intel graphical cards