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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition cover
Forgotten Empires
Xbox Game Studios
Release dates
November 14, 2019
macOS N/A
iPadOS N/A
tvOS N/A
Metacritic 84
OpenCritic 84
Series PCGW Templates
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition on IGDB
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition on Wikipedia

macOS Compatibility

Compatibility layer Rating Notes
CrossOver Perfect Playable.[1]
Wine Playable Playable. Text on main menu doesn't work but works in other menus.[2]
Parallels Perfect Playable.[3]

CrossOver issues fixed

I have included the ucrtbase.dll file to skip several steps:

  1. Download above link to ucrtbase in the CrossOver Steam bobble under C:\Windows\System32\
  2. Open Wine configuration Libraries tab
  3. Set concrt140.dll and ucrtbase.dll to native
  4. Ctrl click on Steam bottle and make sure Settings - DXVK Backend for D3D11 is enabled
  5. Play Age of Empires II

Gameplay videos


  1. Verified by User:Andytizer on
    Device: MacBook Air M1 2020 8 GB RAM
  2. Verified by User:Hermitfeather on 2023-06-11
    Device: Macbook Pro 16 M1 Max 2021 32 GB RAM
    Method: GPTK
    Game version: Steam
  3. Verified by User:Netknightx on 2021-10-02
    Device: Mac Mini M1 2020 16 GB RAM
    Method: Windows 11 ARM on Parallels 17
    Game version: Steam

Steam/Windows 11 Arm/Parallel/Mac M1 Pro issue fixed

AOE2DE always crash after launch till I install Insider preview update for Win 11.