- Download AQ for Mac (Whether you choose a link to download AQ or AQ Basics, you will be downloading the same installer. It doesn't matter at this point.)
- Open the downloaded file on your Mac
- Drag the Ancestral Quest app to your Applications folder
- Select Ancestral Quest from the Applications folder
- The first time that AQ runs, it will install a component from Microsoft that will allow AQ's "Collaboration" feature to work. Follow the prompts to install this.
- You're done!
If you are running AQ without a Registration Key, choose the option to run Ancestral Quest Basics, or if you have purchased a Registration Key, enter it when prompted.