Age of Empires 3 is from 2005?

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  1. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    I'm not really a huge gamer but was looking for a game or two. Been a long time since I've played games on my computer. Age of Empires 3 looks like something I would like. Strategy+thinking+real time gameplay. I noticed it's from 2005?? Won't the graphics be dated by now. It's 4 years old.

    Any recommendations similar to AOE? Or are the graphics / gameplay still decent? I would like to showcase my mac with a good quality game.

    I've got a 2.16 CD MBP 17 and will be picking up a base MBP13 tonight FYI.

    Thanks - eV
     
  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Yes, it has been out for a while. It's still a great game, I still play quite a bit. :)
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I still play Age of Empires 2 and never complain about the graphics.

    I'd pick up a copy of Company of Heroes.
     
  4. eVolcre thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Are there any similar games in the same genre? I'll take a look at Company of Heroes right now. Wow - It looks incredible. I'm a huge WW2 buff. Now is it real time and fast paced like COD or Doom because I do NOT do well at games like that. They're too quick for me. I like to think a little :)

    eV
     
  5. eVolcre thread starter macrumors 65816

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    How will Company of Heroes look on the 13" MBP? Today's integrated GPU's are probably better than the dedicated ones from 2006 right?

    eV
     
  6. cmoneyster macrumors newbie

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    you have Age of Empires 2 for os x?? please tell me where i can purchase that. I have a Intel C2Duo 15" MBP, will it work on that? Thanks!!!!!!
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    For Windows.
     
  8. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Oh yea, I still play AoE 2 (For Mac) as well. It is around, just search... ;)

    P.S. Of course it will run on your machine! :rolleyes: :p
     

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  9. Beric macrumors 68020

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    I have the Mac version of AoEII. The cheapest place is Newegg, with free shipping as well.
     
  10. cmoneyster macrumors newbie

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    great!! thanks everybody!

    i think i might just have to go ahead and order that right now.. since i havent played since i switched over to a mac alittle over a year ago. Thanks again!!
     
  11. eVolcre thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is Company of Heroes available for OSX? Can't seem to find it at all.

    eV
     
  12. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    AoE II is a great game, I much prefer it over AoE III.

    Yeah 4 years old already, and I still can't run it on full settings :rolleyes:
     
  13. arkitect macrumors 601

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    I pull out AoE I now and then… still my favourite of the 3.
    AoE III just never caught my imagination.
     
  14. Foop macrumors member

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    Rome: Total War Gold will be out any week now from Feral (Amazon is saying July 7). It's about the same vintage as AoE3, but it includes the expansion for $30.
     
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  16. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Not anymore...
     
  17. redraidermacman macrumors regular

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    no, only for windows, dl windows 7 and run it in bootcamp, its good until june of next year....
     
  18. eVolcre thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What's good? Download windows 7 demo you mean? I'm new to bootcamp. Do I download it from a MAC and then run it or download it, burn it to a disc and then install the OS by starting bootcamp

    Will Windows 7 run ok on a base MBP 13? How about the games? WIll they run at a decent quality? I might even pick up Flight Simulator in that case if I can play PC games on a MAC.

    eV
     
  19. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Windows 7 runs well on my MacBook. The download should still be up for the RC on Microsoft's site.
     
  20. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Get Rise of Nations Gold
     
  21. eVolcre thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. Since you play PC games on OSX would you mind walking me through this bootcamp thing? I log into the OSX side of the MBP and download the WIN7 demo on the MAC side? Will it run?

    Then I start bootcamp and extract this demo?

    eV
     
  22. Beric macrumors 68020

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    You run the Boot Camp in OS X, using your Win7 DVD. I play AoE2 and 3 on the Mac side, but it runs much better on Windows. I also play other good Windows strategy games, such as Galactic Civilizations II, and Sins of a Solar Empire, both of which have no Mac version.

    Yup, same here. Prefer AoEII. And me and my poor tired GMA 950 on AoEIII. :(

    Unfortunately, the company went down, being integrated into M$. No more support, no nothing. And a mere pittance of a chance of any AoE IV ever.
     

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