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Rise of Nations is a game where you dominate 6,000 years of history from the Ancient Age to the Information Age. Which forces will you deploy to lead your nation to global prominence? Trade, espionage, diplomacy... war? Whichever path you choose, you'll experience the pulse pounding thrill and speed of real-time gaming cross-genre gameplay.

Combining the speed of real-time gaming with the epic scope of turn-based strategy games, Rise of Nations: Gold Edition allows players to have a fast and fun experience with the option to complete a game in less than an hour. The game's epic scope moves through eight historical more...

What's New

Version 1.0.1:
  • Fixed a crash bug when running under Mac OS X Tiger and QuickTime 7.1.2.
  • Fixed some problems with decompressing ADPCM wave files.
  • Fixed a problem with playing SFX or music data with file names longer than 31 characters.
  • Added critical section code around QuickTime music playback system.
  • Added a startup check to make sure Mac OS X sound output is set to 44 KHz, 16-bi


  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
  • Rise of Nations 1.0

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Section8 Member IconComment+78

Still no Intel version, 3 years later.... Macsoft, do you even exist any more?

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cm0901 Member IconComment+0

I wrote MacSoft today, and they told me that an universal binary patch is on its way. Let's hope...

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Version 1.0.1
AdamS Member IconComment+2

Great game, but seems like support is lacking... doesn't work at all well (unplayable) on new Aluminium iMacs... hopefully the game will be updated once more before it's left behind.

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Version 1.0.1
Erik K Veland Member IconComment+1
Erik K Veland

Where's the universal binary?

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Version 1.0.1
gregjsmith Member IconComment+1

I was hoping to see a update that gave it intel nativity.

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Downloads 17,935
Version Downloads 17,932
License Updater
Date 30 Jul 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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