Windows Age of Empires II HD & III

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  1. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    I just bought a couple classic and most-played games on sale from Steam yesterday. AoE II & III for like $12!

    I used to play these games a lot back in the day. My friends and I would either play each other online or in a LAN party with these games. Lots of good times and memories.

    I played a game, against the computer, of each already and they're still fun to play even years later.

    The Steam sale ends tomorrow at 1 pm EST.

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  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    I picked up Age of Empires II HD when it was released a while back. So many memories from when I was younger! Fun game, never tried AoE III though.
     
  3. EdwardSmith36 macrumors regular

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    Damn, I'm so unlucky as i got to know this very late. I wish I would have come been here earlier.
     
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Add it to your wish list, so you will get a email when the price goes down.
     
  6. EdwardSmith36 macrumors regular

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    Can you please let me know if there is any sale in future? Just post it here, I will see that.
     
  7. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    If you log into your account, you can add it there. I doubt I'll remember to post it here the next time it goes on sale.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    I picked of AOE2 on Steam, not on sale,but I was in the mood for something different. Now that I have PC, I have so many options and selection and yet I pick a 20+ year old game :eek:

    I have to say though, I'm really having fun playing the game, it didn't take too long to get my sea legs so to speak and even now in 2019 its a fun game to play
     
  9. SandboxGeneral thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I still play AOE2 on a somewhat regular basis. I actually fired it up on Ubuntu this morning for a little bit.

    AOE2 has a huge following on Twitch and I watch more community games and expert games on there than I play.
     
  10. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    My friends and I have played this for the last few years ever since Steam resurrected it. Hah, didn't know there was a thread on this. When I was a kid, my dad went and bought this at compUSA? We installed this and played it non-stop until the next day. That was AOE 1. We continued to play AOE heavily until AOE 2. AOE 3 wasn't bad but no one I knew played it, that and most of my friends went off to Eve Online, then World of Warcraft. (Of which I played both for many years).

    A coworker of my dad's, when I was a kid, was also Blizzard employee so he got tons of Warcraft II cds and let us install them. This was about the time of AOE. So I grew up on AOE and Warcraft II (but my family preferred AOE).

    I have successfully installed PlayOnMyMac with Steam and AOEII on my Mac mini - works really well, but it isn't easy to setup. Doesn't work at all on my MBP. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=247537337 -- but I have access to a cheap Windows laptop that I can run AOE II on if needed. But, as my friends and I get older, we're playing a lot less.

    I don't play much of anything anymore - Starcraft II now here and there.

    AOE II is a lot of fun, especially if you grew up with it as a kid. :) Amazingly really stable on Steam.
     
  11. SpacemanSpiffed macrumors regular

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    I know one of the original Ensemble Studios developers. He seems pretty happy every time he runs across someone who still is getting enjoyment from AoE/AoK.
     

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