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Age of Empires II: Gold Edition

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AOEII_Gold.toast_.sit (420.82 MB)
MD5: c62b9d8c070872685029ed3e640586d7
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
age_of_empires_ii_nocd.to_.sit (62.23 KB)
MD5: 08b8557e577cde4b84bdf79cb280db55
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
aoeii_1.0.5_update.sit (1.85 MB)
MD5: a9549a5b37b921eb673a1d46b837cf03
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (1.89 MB)
MD5: 0216d33454978364d89e6eb9208f9235
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
This game works with: SheepShaver,

Sequel to the original Age of Empires. The classic Mac release of Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, also including "The Conquerors" expansion.

Rome has fallen, and the world is up for grabs! Build one of the most powerful civilizations of the Middle Ages into a flourishing empire in this best-selling, award-winning real-time strategy game. Raise your armies. Forge alliances. Grow a thriving market economy. Build wonders to stand the test of time.

  — Microsoft

When it comes to vast, kingdom-spanning ambition, you can't do better than Microsoft's Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings. Microsoft went all out to create this real-time strategy game, and it fairly hums with gorgeous graphics, sophisticated AI and challenging scenarios for the novice and experienced player alike.

  — Amazon

The point of the game is to shepherd your fledgling civilisation to world domination, using war, trade and exploration. You start with the bare minimum to get going, and you've got to balance your people's needs with your desire to be a little Napoleon. The Age of Kings Gold Edition gives you a ton of new units and technologies to enrich your strategic options. Each scenario is placed accurately within history, but you're also free to create your own.

The multiplayer format is robust, allowing up to nine players to share a world. When battles commence, you can take control of every aspect of your workers and soldiers, sending them running for shelter in the town centre, ordering them to defend a watchtower, or setting their combat stance to aggressive for free-for-all sword smashing fun. When you're not fighting, find your idle peasants with a mouse click and send them back to work chopping trees, rounding up sheep, fishing or mining gold and stone.

As you acquire more resources, you can improve your soldier's gear and skills, start to trade more efficiently and make life better for everyone in your empire. You can choose from 13 groups to manage, from the Japanese to the Teutons and Franks. Each group has unique units and special characteristics, making this a game that changes every time you play it.

The Gold edition includes the Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion and will let players wage war on an epic scale with all new civilisations, unique units and technologies and campaigns based on the infamous conquerors such as Attila the Hun, El Cid.

GameRanger support: 1.0.5+
GameRanger crossplay: No.

A note about the downloads available above:

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized)

This is a Mac-only CD-ROM.

Requirements for install listed as:
G3/350 or faster (500MHz required for on-line play),
Mac OS 8.6 or higher (Carbonized for OS X),
Rage 128 or better video card,
128MB RAM,
and 750MB free hard disk space.

Note that requirements jump up when you apply the v1.0.6 patch, which requires OSX 10.3.9


SpektrumSP's picture
by SpektrumSP - 2020, October 9 - 11:00am

Works excellent in my iMac G3 DV 400Mhz with Tiger (10.4). If someone wants to play with me on GameRanger just tell me

mePy2's picture
by mePy2 - 2019, May 3 - 5:45pm

Who wants a play?
Make sure you have GameRanger!

Also (very important!!) if you have a recent computer/smartphone, Join these Discord Server!
• This one is an unofficial GameRanger Server (because the online Forum sucks):
• This one is specific for Age of Empires II for Mac!!

Please join them!
You can understand how important is we stay together. It’s fine also if you do not want to play at the moment. One day you will!!

nightrun99's picture
by nightrun99 - 2018, December 17 - 6:10am

Thanks! It runs well in Powermac G5 with OSX Tiger.

cutlercollin99's picture
by cutlercollin99 - 2018, August 2 - 5:08am

I can't seem to install this because when I hit the install button, a dialog box pops up and says "the item 'read me' cannot be found. Installation cannot continue." I've tried deleting the read me, copying it, everything. What am I doing wrong?

SmokesBrandy's picture
by SmokesBrandy - 2017, April 3 - 9:58am

I remember this happening when running SS in full screen. What I do is never let the intro run, simply by pressing enter a few quick times right after launching.

noam.bechhofer's picture
by noam.bechhofer - 2017, February 23 - 9:49pm

Anybody know why it won't show the cursor after a few minutes? (I'm running it on SheepShaver, so I expect glitches, but I do want to overcome them when I encounter them)

noam.bechhofer's picture
by noam.bechhofer - 2017, February 23 - 9:46pm

with, but the installation file is in the dvd

Gordontron's picture
by Gordontron - 2016, December 5 - 8:16am

Easily in my top three favorite games - thank you for uploading and hosting! Made my week (month?).

I'm having it crash a fair amount running on a pre-intel MacBook (it's either quit on its own or I've been able to force quit). Any tips to get it running properly would be much appreciated.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2016, August 28 - 9:20am

In Mac OS 8 to 9, it runs without, or with CarbonLib required?

budster's picture
by budster - 2015, November 2 - 1:55am

thanks again great game

SmokesBrandy's picture
by SmokesBrandy - 2014, April 10 - 10:55pm

Highly addictive game!
Runs perfectly in SheepShaver running OS9.0.4 (without the updater patch).

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2013, June 12 - 9:43am

afraid so. You could try it in SheepShaver, without applying the v1.0.6 patch.

or buy an old G4 / dual G4 for $10.

bopgah's picture
by bopgah - 2013, June 11 - 10:03pm

That may well be the problem. I'm running OS X 10.8.4 on an intel mac. Is there no hope for me?

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2013, June 11 - 10:00am

Are you on an Intel Mac ?

or OS X 10.5 or later ? This app is Carbonised, not Cocoa, so your hardware / OS may be too recent.

bopgah's picture
by bopgah - 2013, June 11 - 3:36am

Do I need OS 9 in order to install this on my OS X? I tried to install AOE 2 1.0.6 using the updater, but it still tells me that it needs to be on PowerPC. Please help!

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2012, November 16 - 1:09am

Replaced MU links with working links. Thanks to bertyboy for the disk image.

Scottie Watson's picture
by Scottie Watson - 2011, March 21 - 4:18am

By far, this is my top rated game that I've downloaded from Macintosh Garden.

Konpon96's picture
by Konpon96 - 2010, December 2 - 8:54pm

Yes, thank you. Smile

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, December 2 - 7:57pm

Basically, this game is a carbonized type of game, to be runnable in Mac OS 8.6/9.x and Mac OS X (PowerPC), but to run the game natively on an Intel based Mac, you've to install the latest update, which is version 1.0.6

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, December 1 - 7:02pm

And a thanks for leaving thanks. If you have any success under emulation, please post details to help others.

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2010, December 1 - 1:01pm

I just wanted to leave a "Thank you" for uploading it. Smile