Age Of Empires 2: Gold Edition

Doesn't work in 10.8

Doesn't work in 10.7

Age Of Empires 2: Gold Edition

Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

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Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

From the very popular Ensemble Studios comes an amazing game - choose your team, travel through time and fight deadly foes on a battlefield.

Version 1.0.5
Developer Ensemble Studios
Status Doesn't work

0 ratings

This requires Rosetta which is now a discontinued feature on OS X Lion. This app will NOT work under the current conditions and the likelihood of an update is slim.

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[ ThatAngryPolak]ThatAngryPolakAnonymous 01 Mar 2012 23:17

How could you guys :( ; couldnt we have left PPC stuff the way it was?

Gone :( Dead :( WHY!? WHYYYYYYYY


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[ will]willAnonymous 05 Mar 2012 01:05

age of empires for windows = beter…

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[ Dane Smith]Dane SmithAnonymous 07 Mar 2012 20:05

You can play it on lion using this

It uses a windows port instead of the actual mac version

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[ armany ibarra]armany ibarraAnonymous 07 Jun 2012 07:15

i just bought the game it took me a year to get it now that i have it i cant play it aaaaaaggghhh i wishhhh they will remake it!!! this game is the best in the world dont let it die!!!!! sad !!

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[ Chuck67322]Chuck67322Anonymous 07 Jul 2012 21:06

If Apple didn’t get rid of Rosetta for no reason, they would’ve had a lot more customers…
Sadly, I’m stuck with it on my new computer…

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[ Doug]DougAnonymous 10 Jul 2012 09:49

When I bought my new mini MAC running OS X 10.7.4, I bought AOE III cause the box says it works with "MAC OS X v10.5.8 and higher". I don't blame Apple, I blame the developer for misrepresenting their product.

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[ RH]RHAnonymous 24 Aug 2012 12:40

I contacted the developer. Here is what they said:

Unfortunately, because removing PowerPC was Apple's decision, we cannot update the title for OSX Lion without redoing the game from the ground up. We currently have no plans to update Age II

Destineer/Macsoft Support

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[ Mike]MikeAnonymous 13 Dec 2012 00:19

I would totally pay a high cost to get them to remake AOE 2 for Mac OSX.
Remake from the original cut scenes and graphics but make the game more stable and update the online game play to bring in high profits and online gaming.

If not i'm going to develop my own game that is based around similar concepts to AOE 2.

Can't live without it!

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Lion (10.7) Comments

IARZEVEGOIARZEVEGOAnonymous 04 Jul 2011 14:53

Nooooo! :(

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[ Simple Park]Simple ParkAnonymous 05 Jul 2011 04:45

Noooooo! -_-;

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[ davisin66]davisin66Anonymous 13 Jul 2011 21:09

Uses rosetta :(

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[ Ant]AntAnonymous 25 Jul 2011 02:55

I've contacted the developers about updating this, they're the same people who develop the Mac version of AOE III. I highly doubt they'll be interested in updating it for OS X Lion though. I'll post an update when I get a reply.

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[ Ant]AntAnonymous 26 Jul 2011 01:49

A followup,

The developers replied informing me that they are considering it however its very unlikely as it would require a whole re-write of the software. So it seems that this game will unfortunately have to go in the cupboard for a long time unless you're all willing to downgrade back to SL.

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Mark HughesMark HughesAnonymous 15 Aug 2011 21:10

If they re-make it i'll re-buy it.

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[ Loved AoE]Loved AoEAnonymous 25 Aug 2011 07:38

I'm Sad.

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[ Dom]DomAnonymous 04 Sep 2011 14:22

age 2 the greatest rts of all time…. gone :(

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[ Drew Riddle]Drew RiddleAnonymous 09 Sep 2011 17:59

Shaft!!!! @mark hughes - I'll re-buy it too!!

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[ Jack D.]Jack D.Anonymous 11 Sep 2011 09:37

Very disappointing! Timeless classic of a game. Mind, not the only one OS X Lion has killed off for new Macs. Also out goes Rise of Nations, Civilization 3, Starcraft, Diablo 2, to name a few. Thanks Apple!

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[ krishna]krishnaAnonymous 21 Sep 2011 19:46

well, u can use parallel desktops to install windows and play it on that… I am currently doing that and no issues about it getting slow. works fine for me now, I certainly do miss playing it on a mac though..

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[ Sam]SamAnonymous 22 Sep 2011 20:20

I'd happily re-download/re-buy it from the Mac App Store/wherever if they made an Intel version, pretty please AOE developers :)

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loklokAnonymous 24 Sep 2011 16:33

Mark Hughes : If they re-make it i'll re-buy it.
me too.

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[ kingpin]kingpinAnonymous 09 Oct 2011 02:17

installed it on parallels on win7 can run ok but the colours look dodgy. Can anyone tell me how to move people to a selected point. I just migrated from PC to Mac and haven't figured out the finer point of point and click yet, no pun intended.

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[ Mike]MikeAnonymous 12 Oct 2011 12:39

I would re-buy it too, hope they're gonna do it!!

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[ Rob]RobAnonymous 09 Nov 2011 15:18

Since the developers have stated they are just going to sit on their hands instead of rewriting a likely profitable update to AOE2, then why not release the code so someone who wants to do the work can get to it?

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[ kdw]kdwAnonymous 10 Nov 2011 20:31

i would buy too.

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[ Bobby]BobbyAnonymous 16 Nov 2011 16:21

I would absolutely re-buy it too. It's my favorite game of any kind, ever. Some friends/family members (who would also re-buy it) and I still have LAN parties. Haha. We wait till Christmas, when everyone is home, and stay up till three or four in the morning having epic battles of all our 200 population. Fun times that will be ended unless they rewrite it. Sad.

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powernaturepowernatureAnonymous 18 Nov 2011 17:49

need this game on my macbook pro OS X Lion plssss !!!!!!!!!!

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parapharmacie en ligneparapharmacie en ligneAnonymous 18 Nov 2011 17:51

i will buy, evan its 200$ !!!!!

hope they will update …….

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[ pussyhunter]pussyhunterAnonymous 19 Nov 2011 23:23

wow, they should update this game!!!!!

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[ moron]moronAnonymous 19 Nov 2011 23:24

i would buy it even if its $5000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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[ Lord Johnny]Lord JohnnyAnonymous 19 Nov 2011 23:25

come back pussies!!!!!!!!!!!!

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[ silly developers]silly developersAnonymous 19 Nov 2011 23:29

i dont understand why u update 3 and not 2 when far more play age 2 on windows than age 3, plz explain me this logic. i would also re-buy it for what ever the price is! If u dont il tear apple down with every breath in my body …. (joke) just gimme an updated version fast!

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[ Salmonator]SalmonatorAnonymous 09 Dec 2011 20:15

The 3rd game is not even the same! Have the game makers looked at Blizzard who made Starcraft. It is still on the shelf and sells just as well as the newer version because it has resell ability and replay ability. They should make a newer version. They would keep getting revenue.

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[ Me]MeAnonymous 16 Dec 2011 17:23

Just partition your hd and run snow leopard on that just. Easy fix. Then all the old games come back to life

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[ aoe king]aoe kingAnonymous 26 Dec 2011 16:30

please remake for lion osx! I would gladly rebuy!

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[ Alex]AlexAnonymous 28 Dec 2011 12:42

No me parece justo que vendais algo que no se puede usar en los ordenadores nuevos o actualizaciones, pensaba que MAC era algo diferente a los pc pero veo que sois todos iguales trabajando, UNOS CHAPUZAS!!!!!

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[ Joel]JoelAnonymous 08 Jan 2012 02:34

Please update AOE II. Best game ever. Not happy that I can't play it on LION.
I would also gladly re-buy it if it worked. This game is a timeless classic that needs to be preserved.

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[ BM]BMAnonymous 21 Jan 2012 16:18

I can't believe it, AoE2 is now dead? I'm heart broken!

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[ squiggles]squigglesAnonymous 26 Jan 2012 00:25


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[ Graham]GrahamAnonymous 06 Feb 2012 00:54

you can find Rosetta on the disk that comes with your mac. I upgraded to Lion but needed Rosetta for Apple's jam packs. Open the CD files and you can install Rosetta from there. No problems.

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