Age of Empires 3

Discussion in 'Games' started by carpe diem, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. carpe diem macrumors 6502

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    I love age of empires but eversince i went mac my PC has been gathering dust so i dont know if it will be able to play it. So do you think they will release a mac version???
    I really hope so.
    Thanks alot in advance.
     
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    It's entirely possible, but I wouldn't count on it :(
     
  3. Mord macrumors G4

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  4. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    They'll probably make a Mac port a year after the PC release.
     
  5. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Unlikely, because this game uses the Havok physics engine. There will almost certainly not be a Mac version.

    --Eric
     
  6. carpe diem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But it should work on the intel mac's right.
    Thanks
     
  7. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    If you buy Cedega for $10, or dual boot Windows, yes, it should. Hopefully.
     
  8. wrxguy macrumors 6502a

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    who knows?...they arn't out yet! lol...
     
  9. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Only if the IntelMacs can boot into Windows, and there are appropriate Windows drivers for whatever hardware happens to be on board.

    --Eric
     
  10. cubist macrumors 68020

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    The demo is out, and I can't use it... it only works on 32-bit Windows XP. :p If that's a limitation of the final product, I won't be interested.
     
  11. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    Ever hearda WINE? It apparently works (haven't tried), so that'd be it done and sorted completely
     
  12. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Cedega is sort of a commercialized WINE designed specificly around DirectX games. The compatability is very good (even Battlefield 2 and WoW run) and some even report it running the Windows games faster than Windows. One guy was getting a higher framerate in Linux at 1024x768 than in Windows at 800x600.

    Transgaming already makes Mac software, and WINE is already being planned for OS X, so there's very little doubt in my mind that we'll see a OS X port of Cedega.
     
  13. kuyu macrumors 6502a

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    I downloaded the demo on my gaming PC. It's pretty cool. Different from 1 and 2, but still a good game. I've got an x800 Pro in this machine and the graphics are amazing for an RTS game.

    The coolest feature is "shipments" from the motherland. Once you gain so much experience, you can have gold, lumber, stone, people, etc. shipped to you from England. But you have to keep your supply routes open or the enemy will take the resources. Neat idea.
     

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