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Topic Subject:AoE III in 2017, PCs and MACs Lanning together?
posted 11-11-17 12:33 PM EDT (US)         
Hello everybody!

I want to refresh some informations about playing in LAN and the compatibility between Windows and MAC in this year of 2017.

I saw other threads but they are 7 years old now.

I discovered that game last year and I am playing the Windows Version with Linux MATE using Wine.

My friend has a MAC version of it. We would like to play together.

Unfortunately, many people faces the compatibility problem with PCs versions and Mac versions. It seems impossible to launch a game between Pc and Mac.

Old rumors say that you need that you need the Windows version 1.12 and Mac version 1.04.

It's hard to now nowadays because it seem forgotten in the obsure years of the Internet.

We remembered that there was a compatibility table of AOEIII versions and the equivalences between Windows and Mac, but it seems lost today...

I have the 1.14 version, it seems to be most up-to-date version according to this page:

Is there anybody somewhere in this modern world that 'workaround'-ed this old problem?

My next attempt will be to install the Windows version on my friend's mac using PlayOnMac. I guess it will work since the game is older and his computer might survive the emulation.

Have a good evening, day, morning and hope we can share some ideas.

posted 01-30-18 11:27 PM EDT (US)     1 / 2       
Patch with latest and try on hamachi.
posted 03-06-18 08:34 AM EDT (US)     2 / 2       
If somebody searches for an answer, I've seen these infos on another forum (eso-community). From user 'Mitoe'.

"I also use a Mac to play AoE3, and you have a few options:

1) Bootcamp - If you can get a hold of a Windows install disk, you can install the OS via bootcamp and then reboot your computer onto your new Windows partition and play there.

2) Crossover - Codeweavers ( have developed a program called Crossover which uses Wine to emulate the Windows OS and thereby let you install Windows applications directly to your Mac. I've heard it works very well for AoE3 and there's a free trial if you want to make sure you can get it working before you buy

3) WineSkin - This is my preferred option, but probably only because I didn't have to pay for it. It works similarly to Crossover in the sense that it uses Wine to install Windows applications on your Mac, but while WineSkin is free, it is also a lot more work than either of the two previous solutions, and you often have to do a lot of minor tweaking to get things working just right. I'm going to be writing a guide on how to set up WineSkin with AoE3 in the near future (maybe sometime in July), but if you want to try using this option and need some help setting it up let me know "

hope it can help!
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