Age Of Empires 2 Problems

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by evan g, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. evan g macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2008
    I loaded up Age Of Empires 2 on my mac, and went to the settings, but when I tried to change it to a higher setting, it would only let me select the low and medium, but not high (1280 x 1040 or whatever). Now I KNOW that my mac can handle the highest one, but why can't I select it?

    Also I found the disc today, and never played it while on 10.5.2, and am now on 10.5.3. I have heard that there are some problems with 10.5.2 and AOE2, but what about 10.5.3?
  2. Beric macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2008
    Bay Area
    Have the same problem on an iMac. Apparently the iMac does not support the high resolution, probably because it is widescreen. It's a bummer.
  3. evan g thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2008
  4. John89 macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2008
    Age of Empires is brilliant! Love to set up a multiplayer with my brother now and again.

    Gave AOE3 a try, but tbh I thought it was pants.
  5. PCisbetter macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2013
    its a Mac

    Why dosnt it work.... Because... Its a mac
  6. gregorsamsa macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2006
    (Metamorphosing near) Staffs, 51st State.
    Assuming a genuine, non-trolling query here: AoE 2, along with a number of other older, Rosetta-reliant Mac games, won't work on any version of OS X after Snow Leopard 10.6. If you bought a new Mac with Lion or ML, forget it!

    By the by, I was in the same position. Lost access to AoE 2 & a fair number of other classic Mac games after buying new Mac in 2011. I thought I could easily downgrade to Snow Leopard, but not so. All in all, too much hassle, requiring access to another Intel Mac.

    If you want to play AoE 2 on a Mac, best option is buy a PC version & use Windows in Bootcamp. Otherwise, get a PC. That's what I did for gaming purposes.
  7. The-Pro, Apr 6, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2013

    The-Pro macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2010
    i cant change the resolutions above 1024 x whatever it is. it just crashes
    i was able to select high but it didnt make a difference.

    Age if empires 3 is crap i think

    Who agrees someone should port the game for ipad???
  8. gregorsamsa macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2006
    (Metamorphosing near) Staffs, 51st State.
    IMO, AoE 3 is far from "crap". Sure it's more linear, but it's still a great game with some outstanding graphics. Ditto both AoE 3 expansion packs.

    Re AoE 2 & switching to higher resolutions, make sure you've installed all the updates:

    If that doesn't help, I'm not sure of any other solutions. But someone else might be.
  9. jamesbarns macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2013
    Cedar Hills, Utah
    Personally I have always been a big fan of AOE2, and was wondering the same thing about the screen res. I don't know the facts but I can tell you this, I have just set up an old monitor that isn't being used that has a max screen res of 1280x1024 and now it runs just fine on highest settings with that one.

    BTW I am looking forward to getting the new HD Edition that just came out (There is no way I am paying $20 for a game I already have, but I do think if it goes on a Steam Sale, $5-10 will be worth the 8 player online :))
  10. truettray macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2012
  11. TedM macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    I just got mine!
  12. iF34R macrumors 65816


    Jul 13, 2011
    South Carolina
    It's too bad that isn't going to be coming to the Mac. I'm already tired of booting into Windows to play some games lol.

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