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Play Age of Empires on Mac

Shape the destiny of your empire and command civilizations through the ages using diplomatic finesse, careful management of resources, and strategic planning — and your Mac! Play the various editions of Age of Empires on your Mac with Parallels Desktop.

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How to play Age of Empires on a Mac

1. Install Parallels Desktop
2. Create a Windows 11 virtual machine
3. Adjust the virtual machine settings for gaming
4. Install Steam
5. Browse the Steam store and purchase and download Lethal Company
Purchase and download Parallels Desktop*

*The Pro Edition is recommended for best gaming performance.
**Windows license needed
***Option only available in the Pro Edition or Business Edition. The Gaming Profile allows users to allocate an adequate amount of RAM, CPU, and GPU resources to ensure a seamless gaming experience. When the gaming profile is enabled, Parallels Desktop provides more RAM and CPU to Windows, enters full-screen view for greater immersion, and toggles the mouse mode for better compatibility with games.

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  • No need for a second Windows or Linux machine
  • Switch between macOS, Linux, and Windows effortlessly

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