Age of empires ii on mac and parallels desktop


As I‘ve written in earlier blog posts, Age of Empires is my most favorite game of all time. So, you can imagine my dismay when Microsoft announced in 2008 that they were shutting down Ensemble Studtiện ích ios, the development studio for all the Age of Empires titles. It would appear that Microsoft has reconsidered the decision to lớn end the Age of Empires line, as they’ve sầu recently released two significant updates—Age of Empires: Definitive Edition & Age of Empires II: Definitive sầu Edition.

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These updates improved the graphics quality and also moved to DirectX 11 as the graphics library upon which the games are based. I wrote about Age of Empires: Definitive sầu Edition and Desktop in an earlier blog post, và in this post I will discuss Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition.

I won’t keep you in suspense any longer: because Desktop™ for Mac moved khổng lồ Apple Metal and now supports DirectX 11, Age of Empires II: Definitive sầu Edition plays great in Desktop on my MacBook phiên bản Pro. You can see this for yourself in this short video:

Video1: Some short gameplay of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition in Desktop

Of course, the most important variable in-game performance is the specs for your Mac. The basic specs for the Mac used for Video 1 are shown in Figure 1.

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Figure 1_The MacBook Pro used for video 1

Note: There does appear to lớn be a small bug in Age of Empires II: Definitive sầu Edition. Its kiểm tra for đoạn phim memory in a Desktop virtual machine is incorrect, and you may see the dialog shown in Figure 2. Just ignore this warning as it does not appear khổng lồ affect gameplay at all. (I have sầu reported the bug to lớn the Age of Empires team.)

Figure 2_A warning from Age of Empires II: Definitive sầu Edition that you can ignore

The Age of Empires team has also announced Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition và Age of Empires IV. I will test them in Desktop as soon as they are available.

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Let me know in the comments about your experience with any of the Age of Empires titles or other games that you play (or want lớn play!) in Desktop on your Mac.

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