Age of Empires III for Mac

Age of Empires III for Mac

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  • Version:
    1.0.4
  • Total Downloads:
    91,411
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 28, 2008
  • Price:
    Update; $49.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    16.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    263
  • Platform:
    Mac
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3 stars

"good eye candy but game play is so-so"

July 13, 2007  |  By jdien

 |  Version: Age of Empires III 1.0.2

Summary

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I was kind of disappointed with AoE III. I and II were immensely addictive and Age of Mythology was really fun. AoE III was a real step up in terms of graphics but the game play was actually less good. There is less distinctiveness between the unit types and the artillery are overwhelmingly powerful. They act like tanks. Once you have them you mostly don't want to build anything else. Not at all true to the era and unbalanced from a game perspective. In AoE II there was a lot of strategy with respect to building walls and castles and so forth and in how to take them down. This really isn't the case for AoE III. It's much harder to build castles and they are far less powerful. The campaign is reasonably entertaining though. I didn't play against other human players so I can't speak to that part but the computer matches seemed rather uninteresting. The home city aspect is interesting but ultimately doesn't make up for the rest of it. Still worth trying out. Just not as good. I'm still firing up A of M when I want a quick game.

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What's new in version 1.0.4
  • Fixed a crash when switching the game to "Medium" quality shaders on NVIDIA graphics hardware.
  • Fixed problem with water occasionally drawing in the wrong color when using High level shaders on ATI hardware with PowerPC and Mac OS X Tiger.
  • Fixed an issue where GameRanger Clients were unable to create a new Home City during setup.
  • Fixed a rare problem with cinematic fullscreen fades not working on Intel Macs.
  • Fixed a memory trasher in the Home City edit dialog.
  • Improved save game compatibility between PowerPC and Intel Macs..
  • Fixed a rare Mac Multiplayer connection issue where the Host might hang when rejecting an unrecognized Client.
  • The Mac build is now in sync with version 1.12 of the PC Age 3 software.
  • Added custom online scenario support for multiplayer games (PC 1.12).
  • Fixed some out-of-sync bugs (PC 1.12).
General
Publisher MacSoft
Publisher web site http://www.macsoftgames.com/
Release Date July 28, 2008
Date Added July 28, 2008
Version 1.0.4
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Strategy Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.0
  • Mac OS X 10.1
  • Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.2
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.3
  • Mac OS Classic
  • Download Information
    File Size 16.85MB
    File Name aoe3_1.0.4_updater_US.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 91,411
    Downloads Last Week 263
    Pricing
    License Model Update
    Limitations Not available
    Price $49.99

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