How to Play Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition with CrossOver?

CrossOver is a software by Codeweavers that allows Windows games to be played on Apple Mac’s M1, M2, and M3.

The program translates Windows commands into Mac commands.

Here, I will guide you on how you can play Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition with CrossOver.

Instructions to Play AOE 2 DE with CrossOver

Here are the steps:

  1. Download and Install Cross Over on your Mac.
  2. Open CrossOver and install Steam from there(Note: This will be a Windows version of Steam that will run only with CrossOver).
  3. Next, Download the file: “ucrtbase.dll”.
  4. On the steam bottle, go to C: drive and then C:/Windows/System32 and paste the “ucrtbase.dll”. Note: Replace the existing dll.
  5. Now Start the Steam.
  6. Run and Enjoy the game.

The best part is that the latest CrossoOver is compatible with the Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition.

On a Macbook Air M1(8GB) of RAM, the Age of Empires 2 Definitive edition runs perfectly fine.

I played a full two-hour match on high settings and there was about zero lag.

Here is the game test of Age of Empires 2 De on my Macbook Air using CrossOver:

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