Age of Empires III on the new C2Ds

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  1. Machead III macrumors 6502

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    Getting my C2D MBP soon, and ditching my MacBook, and am stocking up on classical themed games to fuel my ancient history fix, Age of Empires III included.

    But I have't found any info on how it should run, or even how it ran on the last MBPs. So, how should it run on the new C2Ds, or the X1600 in general?
     
  2. Machead III thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nobody has ever played this game on their MBP?
     
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    Yes it is I think Mac soft made it
     
  5. DodgerBlue macrumors newbie

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    I'm definitely going to play Age III on my new MBP but probably under bootcamp since I bought the XP version a while ago. Since it runs on my old dell it should do fine under XP. Anyone play many windows games in bootcamp/parallels on their MBP?
     
  6. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    It hasnt been released yet.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    It ran great on a CD MBP in BootCamp'd Windows.
     
  8. djchristie macrumors member

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    No problems here

    Run it perfectly on my CD MBP in bootcamp as well, in fact everything runs like a dream on my CD MBP I love it!
     
  9. Machead III thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Super duper. I always game with Bootcamp because Windows usually squeezes plenty more fps out of games than OS X.

    If it runs fine on a CD MBP, I guess we can expect a small increase on the C2Ds as well.

    It's a really stunning game from the screenshots I've seen. I can't wait!
     
  10. nmamur macrumors member

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    i love age of empires!
    its one of the few reasons i was sad i didnt have windows...
    this is amazing!
    wonder why i didnt know about this....
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Age of Empires is out for OS X as well. (Well the original might be Classic. I know the other ones are PowerPC OS X.)
     
  12. thiagofll macrumors member

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    What is Age of Empires about? Is it a good game?

    I am interested in getting a good game that I will not get tired of. I like the Nintendo style of games better than xbox/ps2 games....
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Please use Google...

    http://www.microsoft.com/games/empires/
     
  14. clevin macrumors G3

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    never liked AoE series, even when i was on a pc, just not good at realtime,
     
  15. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Civilization then.
     
  16. clevin macrumors G3

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    i was M&M and HoMM-ing b4, diablo2 now
     
  17. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Wow, I understood all of that...
     
  18. Machead III thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Age of Empires is one thing, but Civilisation...

    I got IV a couple weeks ago. I never thought it was possible to be so addicted to a game. It is just... sublime.

    Age of Empires is a series of games in the Real Time Strategy genre, which means the game world is a landscape and somewhere on it your chosen race/civilisation/tribe sets up camp, which grows larger, begins producing military units, or setllers that can found new towns, and so on. Elsewhere on the board are other races/civilisation doing exactly the same thing, and the aim of each game is to either wipe them out, wipe one in particular out, perhaps by allying with another, or destroy/create a particular target.

    Age of Empires is a historically themed RTS - the first was set in the ancient world, the second in medieval times and this one during the colonisation of the new world, which is your larger objective as one of a bunch of European nations. AoE III has had some great reviews, and is particularly stunning to look at for an RTS, so you should definately give it a look.
     
  19. al3000 macrumors 6502

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    I can't believe I only just found out AoE 3 is available for mac. I used to love 1 & 2 on the pc, and a friend of mine was recently playing 3 on his pc..looks great! I was going to buy it on amazon but delivery is 1-2 weeks :(
     
  20. rootuid macrumors newbie

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    Delivery is one to two weeks because it hasn't been released yet! Can nobody read!
     
  21. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Wait for mid-November. :rolleyes:
     

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