A few friends and I want to play some AOE over the weekend. I have a MacBook Air, and they have PC's running Windows XP. They are all able to connect to a single host using the "Local Area Network" option in multiplayer, however, I cannot connect to a host running Windows.
I am unable to locate any option which says "LAN" in the multiplayer screen. Also, even though we're all connected to the same router and have IPs like 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.2, etc, I can't directly connect over TCP/IP using their IP address.
I have Googled for this and have seen posts saying that AOE II does not support cross platform multi-player gaming. I know this is a long shot, but does anyone have ideas?