How to play Anno 1602: History Edition on Mac
Relive the beginnings of the Anno® series with 1602 A.D. and its expansion New Islands, New Adventure in Anno® 1602 History Edition. See the game like never before, updated and optimized to work smoothly on current computers with resolutions of up to 4K, and enjoy all of the upgrades while continuing your existing game, thanks to full save compatibility.
Immediately unlock more than 40 new scenarios and 200 new islands in the New Islands, New Adventure expansion.
Enjoy updated and expanded multiplayer functionality.
Take advantage of improvements like borderless window mode and mouse-wheel zoom.
Includes bonus content: Anno® 1602 soundtrack, wallpaper, and a company logo for Anno 1800™.
First released: Jun 2020
Play Anno 1602: History Edition on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)
The easiest way to play Anno 1602: History Edition on a Mac is through Parallels, which allows you to virtualize a Windows machine on Macs. The setup is very easy and it works for Apple Silicon Macs as well as for older Intel-based Macs.
Parallels supports the latest version of DirectX and OpenGL, allowing you to play the latest PC games on any Mac. The latest version of DirectX is up to 20% faster.
Our favorite feature of Parallels Desktop is that when you turn off your virtual machine, all the unused disk space gets returned to your main OS, thus minimizing resource waste (which used to be a problem with virtualization).
Anno 1602: History Edition installation steps for Mac
Go to Parallels.com
and download the latest version of the software.
Follow the installation process and make sure you allow Parallels in your Mac’s security preferences (it will prompt you to do so).
When prompted, download and install Windows 10. The download is around 5.7GB. Make sure you give it all the permissions that it asks for.
Once Windows is done installing, you are ready to go. All that’s left to do is install Anno 1602: History Edition like you would on any PC.
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