Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition cover
Developers
Forgotten Empires
Publishers
Xbox Game Studios
Engines
Engine
Release dates
November 14, 2019
macOS N/A
iOS N/A
iPadOS N/A
tvOS N/A
Reception
Metacritic 84
OpenCritic 84
IGDB 87
Taxonomy
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 Unknown
Virtualization
Parallels Perfect Playable.[2]

CrossOver issues fixed[edit]

I have included the ucrtbase.dll file to skip several steps: https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/2081-ucrtbasedll-extracted-from-microsoft-visual-c-2015-redistributable-update-3-rc/

  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[edit]

References

  1. Verified by User:Andytizer on
    Device: MacBook Air M1 2020 8 GB RAM
  2. 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