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Age of Empires

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (158.95 MB)
MD5: 94221bae193d6c2524f37499c9e82bbb
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (427.79 MB)
MD5: f0c43de93f687f1ef56b8f5b9afee2a9
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (826.25 KB)
MD5: b2d4e87809301cacddd2a4c34304f019
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Age_of_Empires_update_1.3.sit (711.21 KB)
MD5: b0f362c95c2c9a30baf904b5c04a16db
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (988.62 KB)
MD5: 35191c0e2ababd615872743c7704e9a8
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
aoe_user_campaigns.sit (5.50 MB)
MD5: e454c4f756354ebbc653b7976885202e
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (16.67 MB)
MD5: bcd0677a7978596f63ea13cc0952f30a
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
This game works with: SheepShaver,

An amazing real-time strategy with solo campaigns, LAN and Internet play.
Chose one of many races and build an empire !! It is insanely great.
GameRanger support: v.1.3.1+
GameRanger crossplay: No.

Gameplay is pretty smooth. Your first task is to build shelters for your tribe and begin collecting raw materials in the form of wood, stone, gold, and food. You will need your villagers to gather all these supplies. Did I mention you should read the manual? Anyway, begin gathering and building. Once you build a barracks, you can begin training military units. In order to progress through the ages (i.e. Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, etc.), you have to achieve predetermined levels of raw materials and build the prerequisite buildings for each age. When you advance to the next age it is rewarding to see your buildings change in appearance. Why? I don't know, maybe I need to get out more. One piece of advice: when you can build a temple, build it. Training a priest is the only way to heal wounded units. That last only applies to living units. Don't use the priest to heal buildings. It will not work. Use villagers for that purpose. Another advantage to having priests is they can convert enemy priests or any other enemy units.

  — Inside Mac Games

A note about the download links available from above:

Technology Charts and Scenario Design docs
Quick Reference Card (PC)
Manual (PC)

See also: Age of Empires II

Architecture: PPC

This is a Mac-only release of the game.

Minimum requirement:
PPC 604 @ 120MHz
70MB disk


SolarstrikeVG's picture
by SolarstrikeVG - 2019, November 25 - 11:40pm

You'll need an emulator to run this on 10.15 Catalina or above, such as SheepShaver or QEMU; as this did not make the OS 9 -> OS X jump unlike the sequel.

terry's picture
by terry - 2019, November 25 - 8:34pm

Any idea how to run it on Catalina?

Thank you!

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2019, January 28 - 6:52pm

I just added a .sit with 8 user made campaigns from back in the day. Should keep you AoE fans busy for a while Smile

scott Praed's picture
by scott Praed - 2019, January 1 - 11:57pm

I unload to Age of Empires Cheats to manual.

nightrun99's picture
by nightrun99 - 2018, December 16 - 1:59pm

It is working great!! Thanks a lot. It reminds me those good old days...

SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2018, September 15 - 9:48am

Cool. "Hari Kari" is a commonly accepted American mispronunciation of the Japanese seppuku.

scott Praed's picture
by scott Praed - 2018, September 15 - 4:11am


The HARI KARI Do work in lower case. The cheat code don't work in caps as example HARI-KARI. The cheat code in lower case is hari kari. I change all cheat code and put in lower case and put space between each cheat code to separate them and put in age of empires 1.2 updater is four download.

SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2018, September 14 - 11:17pm

If HARI-KARI doesn't work then it's correct spelling is "HARA KIRI".

scott Praed's picture
by scott Praed - 2018, September 14 - 6:53am

This my favorite game to play. I upload these cheats.

Gordontron's picture
by Gordontron - 2014, November 10 - 7:40pm

Alright, I've put in about 5 hours trying to figure this out. I've managed to get Age of Empires installed in Sheepshaver, but can't create a disk (virtual or physical) to get the game to run.

The steps provided by bertyboy do not seem to work as there is no longer a "Age of Empires Audio.toast" file, rather now it seems that the CD data is provided in a .bin and .cue formats. I've got toast 5.0.1 in Sheepshaver and Burn in mac os 10.7.5 to potentially burn a game cd, but have had no success with either. I tried a unix utility to combine them to a ISO file, but wound up with one 152 mb iso file and 13 other cdr files. I burned both the ISO/cdr and bin/cue files to different cds, and also dragged them into .dmg volumes created through disk utility using cd/dvd settings and also the DVD/CD Master settings (6 different combinations in all) and was able to mount them in Sheepshaver but the game won't recognize any of the methods as a game cd.

Ideally I'd like to learn how to create a "disk image" game CD rather than a physical one, as some friends of mine are running on versions of Mac Os X that the manual says won't allow for physical game CDs.

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you

Slik's picture
by Slik - 2013, December 2 - 2:13pm

I can get the game running nicely in SheepShaver, best with QuickTime 4 (the Greek campaign's intro movie crashes with QuickTime 3, though all the other movies are fine), but the AoE Help application (run from Finder or from AoE's main menu) crashes SheepShaver running 8.5 or 8.6, regardless of Microsoft's sundry extensions.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2012, September 28 - 8:22pm

This has already been asked in this thread, more than once.

We suspect that you need to burn the CD, but read the thread for possibilities.

jskybld's picture
by jskybld - 2012, September 1 - 6:37pm

Is there any way to play without CD? My iBook's drive has crapped out :[

Applemeister's picture
by Applemeister - 2012, February 21 - 10:17pm

Ah, so it does. Thanks, Bertyboy. Hopefully this'll sort it out.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2012, February 21 - 8:06am

The 1000KB-ish download link has the 1.0.3 updater.

Applemeister's picture
by Applemeister - 2012, February 20 - 10:05pm

I remember acquiring a copy of this for the Mac years ago, and found that the tutorial has exactly the same problem as the PC version. During one scenario, your objectives are to clear a small island of its wild animal inhabitants, and then proceed to erect a number of watchtowers. However, once you complete these two objectives, the scenario refuses to end.

Is anyone aware of a patch which addresses this issue? Perhaps even the version available for download here has already been patched?


hunter13's picture
by hunter13 - 2011, April 8 - 12:36pm

I've had this game for years now, and it's barely gotten old. Thanks a lot.

Pedro's picture
by Pedro - 2011, March 23 - 10:06pm

I use the Sheep Shaver Tutorial for Mac (Run OS9), whit this guy:

And this is the problem, i have many white files:

if you can do a video and put on youtube our send i really say thks.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2011, March 23 - 12:40pm

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2011, March 23 - 8:24am

Burn the CD. Can't remember if mounting a locked Toast image works or not, I suspect with the number of AoE burned CDs I have lying around, that it does not. Burn the (Mac) CD on Mac or on Windows.

Pedro's picture
by Pedro - 2011, March 22 - 11:56pm

when I open the game, it is ok I skip the info but when I click in singer player the game ask for CD :S help i need play this game, I search this on my life and i am close PLZ how i do for current the game

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, August 21 - 12:32pm

Cripes, it's just background music. I've added a mirror link to the version I have on my own site; it's just the Toast image from here, zipped together with MP3s of the audio portion of the disc.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, August 21 - 7:59am

Well you'll have to look at the Windows CD burning software you have, ie. Nero, Astroburn, and search google or the manual to see if it burns mixed-mode. It's not a big deal. In your searhes you may find some other free Windows burner software that does burn mixed mode CDs. Just make the effort, if it doesn't do it, then sure just use the game part of the CD - maybe import the AIFFs into iTunes and have them playing when you start the game. Or play AoE while listening to Hendrix.

If you get it to work / not work, post back your results and it'll help everyone else.

hurleyl's picture
by hurleyl - 2010, August 20 - 11:33pm

I don't know if it can burn Mixed Mode cds.

I think I will just download the other great games from this site that just run from a folder on the hard drive.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, August 19 - 7:45am

"We choose to go to the moon, not because it is easy, ..."

A simple question, yes or no:

Do you have a Windows burner / software capable of burnng "mixed-mode" CDs ?

Get the .toast image and the AIFFs from the audio part to the PC with the CD burner and burn a mixed mode CD. I can't tell you if specific Windows software can do it, you'll have to read the documentation / help / search google.

hurleyl's picture
by hurleyl - 2010, August 18 - 10:17pm

I have previously used Transmac to burn a backup of OS 9 cd . I have CloneCD for CD cloning and also Daemon tools to mount CD Images in windows, and Astroburn lite. I have an Imac 333MHz with OS 9.2.2 and a Powermac 8500 with 9.1. So can I just download Toast 5 Titanium and mount disk image with it with and then run the game without without sound, if possible since that seems easier.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, August 17 - 7:47am

Do you have a Windows burner / software capable of burnng "mixed-mode" CDs ?

The Toast part should mount as an ISO. You'll need Toast 5 on your Mac (even without a burner) to mount the .Sd2f part and copy the AIFFs off. You'll need to get these files to the PC somehow - maybe a USB memory stick will work.

hurleyl's picture
by hurleyl - 2010, August 17 - 1:51am

Are you able to combine these parts and burn it from a windows computer ? My macs don't have Cd writers.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, April 7 - 7:43am

what an i suppose to do?

Read the game description.

iCow's picture
by iCow - 2010, April 7 - 6:50am

I only get the update file when i download, what an i suppose to do?

greystash's picture
by greystash - 2010, April 4 - 6:49am


Attila's picture
by Attila - 2010, February 19 - 3:10pm

Don't double click on it, use drag and drop. Pick it up and drop it on StuffIt Expander.

Akurn's picture
by Akurn - 2010, February 19 - 5:10am

I downloaded this game on my iMac Bondi Blue running Mac OS 8.6, the file is a .zip file and I expanded it using Stuffit Expander which made it into a .hqx file. When I click on it I get a message reading..." The document could not be opened, because the application program that created it could not be found". I thought that I wouldn't have to download an emulator because i'm already running OS 8.6 on my computer....someone please help me and explain to me how to run the game!

Thank You

schoolhacker's picture
by schoolhacker - 2010, February 7 - 9:36pm

this has got to be the best game on the old macintosh!!! (after starcraft of course...)

i just downloaded it! and its AWESOME!!!

though AoE II lags soo much that it does run on the macintosh well... this works fine!

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, January 31 - 8:26pm

Mmm, I'm sure my two-button mouse worked perfectly, with right-clicks doing what they were supposed to do. I can feel your pain, I remember trying to play with the Apple one button mouse - the round puck mouse as well - it was hell.
Honestly, go and buy a good Microsoft / Logitech 2 /3 / 5 button mouse, even from eBay.

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2010, January 31 - 6:12pm

Thank you, it worked out fine with the instructions. I'm having another problem ingame: Under OS 9.2.2 I use USB Overdrive for a right-click with my no name USB mouse. While in Age of Empires this doesn't work though, I have to use the apple-key to move units around. Would they just leave out the support for right-click when porting it over to Mac or is this just a settings thing? (though I couldn't find anything in the game settings)

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, January 29 - 10:40pm

could tell you how to find it, but it's easier just to post the link here.

There's a few step-by-step guides, depending on the version of Toast you use. Bear in mind that the Audio part is only a collection of music tracks, so it doesn't have to be treated as carefully as a Mac OS part, ie. mount the ausio part (read the instructions) and drag the Audio files to the Toast window etc.

If you're using another version of Toast, ie. v6 or v8 or v9 or v10, if it doesn't work, you may have to experiment and post your results. I probably created about 10-12 coasters in Toast v7 before getting it to work. Toast v5 was the easiest, so if you can use it, USE it.

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2010, January 29 - 9:42pm

I'm sorry guys, I'm stupid!? Laughing out loud I just don't get how to reunite the both parts when burning AOE on disc. Toast would tell me the sound files are not a proper image, thus will only burn it as an audio disc. I looked up the forums as suggested but couldn't find an instruction. Would anyone be so kind and sum up the steps in a few words? Thanks in advance Smile

ive's picture
by ive - 2010, January 28 - 8:42pm


Attila's picture
by Attila - 2010, January 28 - 8:17pm

I've noticed that before, that only one manual file will show up onscreen despite multiple uploads. If you go to the edit page they are there...

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, January 28 - 6:59pm

Damn, I added the AoE_Docs, for detailed info on the game engine, which you can see, but I also uploaded the manual and quick reference card, under manuals, but they're not showing.

My G3 tower will be here in a few hours. I can see OS8.6 installed and AoE being "tested". Already 5 G4's, and a Mac Pro under my desk (and an iMac on the floor, SE in the cupboard, PBG4 ON the desk. A veritable Mac museum.

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by IIGS_User - 2010, January 28 - 5:09pm

This game is untested in any emulator, or even in Classic.

My experiences (I can't remember whether in 10.2 or 10.4), it runs in Classic mode, but you can't do a single player, because it asks for its CD then, even if it is inserted.

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2010, January 28 - 4:15pm

Wow, thanks a lot for uploading bertyboy. A true classic, can't wait to play it again (especially in multiplayer mode)

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, January 28 - 12:16am

I'll post a lnk to the Audio part of the install cd tomorrow (when it finishes uploading).