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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,, 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?

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Try to use Hamachi to connect two computers in LAN and download a program called aoe loader. Open the aoe loader and select the hamachi IP and try playing the game. This worked for me. Hope it works for you too.

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Thanks Vivek. I am unable to try this now. But I will accept your answer since you said that it works for you. :) – Neo Oct 14 '11 at 0:09

I could bet that works, but, after search the web, I found that doesn't.

I found something here:

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer support for cross-platform, multiplayer gaming at this time.

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