The classic Mac release of Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, also including "The Conquerors" expansion. Sequel to the original Age of Empires.
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.
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.
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.
A Hybrid Mac/PC CD saved as a toast image and compressed with Stuffit 5.5
A note about the downloads available above:
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,
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
Untested on any emulation.