Age of Empires II gold ed Crashing

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  1. Sam726627, Sep 12, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2012

    Sam726627 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2012
    Hello there, probably like most of you when I got a Mac I started to miss my old PC games. So I've recently been fining ways to play them (Wrappers etc) and today I got Age of Empires II Gold Edition, and it starts up perfectly fine. I can read the menus, watch the videos etc. But as soon as it begins to load a map or a game it crashes. I think I have sourced the problem down to myself not having the correct permissions to change the file or something.

    When I press CMD-I, I can't change the permissions to "read and write for everybody" I have even tried using the 'root' user to see if that has the privileges, but that does not either. I even tried ~/Library/Preferences/Age of Empires II Preferences but it tells me I don't have permission? Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
    Running Mac OS X 10.6.8 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    I have a bit of code telling you all abit about the problem more in-depth
  2. stuckwithme247 macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2003
    It would help a lot if we knew what these so-called "wrappers" you are referring to are.

    What I can tell you is that I recently played AOE2 on Windows 7 64-bit and it ran fine. I had to play around with compatibility mode a little bit if I recall, but eventually it worked. Your best bet is going to be to install Windows 7 using Boot Camp, or possibly Parallels and run it there.

    After playing a little AOE2 I decided to get AOE 3 Complete which is great also in my opinion.

    Good luck
  3. Sam726627 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2012
    Oh sorry, lack of clarification on my part. I'm not using any wrappers to run AOE2 this time. Because the game already comes in a Mac version. But if it makes any difference I normally use Wineskin for other titles.

    I always held out from parallels but I guess I'll finally give it a shot. Mailed apple too and they can't give me a response to change locked permissions.
  4. stuckwithme247 macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2003
    Mac OS X 10.6.8 can't run classic mode. This means you are pretty much out of luck as far as support goes. It may be possible to emulate Mac OS 9 and run the game there, but you can't run the game natively on OS X. Hope this info helps.
  5. shulerg macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2009
  6. goMac macrumors 604

    Apr 15, 2004
    Whaaaaa? Age of Empires 2 is Mac OS X native. I used to play it on Mac OS X all the time.

    It doesn't have an Intel binary, but that's another can of worms...
  7. Northwestern macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2011
    They should bring it up on the MAS, best AOE of all time imo.
  8. gregorsamsa macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2006
    (Metamorphosing near) Staffs, 51st State.

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