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Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition

is playable on Apple Silicon Macs via Steam & CrossOver


Performance Reports

device playable environment api fps resolution settings notes
💻 M1: MacBook Air 16GB yes CrossOver

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1152 x 720 Default A DirectX11 requirement warning, otherwise the tutorial ran pretty flawlessly. Added +noIntroCinematics to Launch game parameters reddit Steam
💻 M1: MacBook Pro 13" 8GB yes CrossOver

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2560 × 1600 Default settings, 60 fps The game opens slowly in Steam. But once it's running, it's smooth. I played a single player FFA skirmish against 3 AI as smoothly as on Boot Camp on the 16" Macbook Pro. I'm running MacOS Big Sur 11.0.1. I don't know whether this mattered or not, but I applied the recommended steps for AOEII: Definitive Edition (https://www.reddit.com/r/macgaming/comments/k3ac4y/aoe2de_on_osx_using_crossover/) in the same Steam bottle Steam