Download Current Version
The current version of Ancestral Quest is 16. If you already have a registration key for this version, and wish to download the installer file again, the links you will need are found below.
A version 16 registration key is required to activate all the features of Ancestral Quest 16. If you have not purchased a version 16 registration key, the program will function with limited features as Ancestral Quest Basics. See the important note, below.
Ancestral Quest 16 Installer for Windows
This download provides you with the installer of the Ancestral Quest program for Windows.
Download AQ16Setup.exe (19 MB)
Ancestral Quest 16 Installer for Mac
This download provides you with the installer of the Ancestral Quest program for Macintosh. You can visit this page of our website, ancquest.com/mac, for more detailed information about AQ for Mac.
for Mac OS X High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur and later: Download AQ16Mac64.dmg 64‑bit (157 MB)
for earlier versions of Mac OS X: Download AQ16Mac.dmg 32‑bit (102 MB)
Access the Release Notes for Ancestral Quest 16
View the FAQs about upgrading from an earlier version to Ancestral Quest 16
Uninstall Ancestral Quest 16
System Requirements Synopsis
- Ancestral Quest 16 for Windows requires Windows 10/8.x/7/Vista/XP (SP3)/2000 or NT (32- or 64-bit).
- Ancestral Quest 16 for Mac requires Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) through Mac OS 11.0 (Big Sur)
You can also view the complete system requirements.
If You Have Trouble Installing...
Most installation issues are easily resolved once you know what to do. Click here for troubleshooting instructions.
Ancestral Quest 15 was very unique in the way that upgrades were handled:
If you had previously purchased an AQ 14 or AQ 12.x Registration Key, you could download and install AQ 15, and all of the features you have had access to within your paid version of AQ 14/12.x would still be available in AQ 15 with your older Registration Key, and you found new improvements and enhancements of version 15. You would also see the new premium features (items in menus and other options), but were not able to use those major new features of AQ 15 unless you purchased an upgrade to a version 15 Registration Key.
With Ancestral Quest 16, this soft upgrade is no longer available. If you want to continue to use the premium features of your older version you paid for in the new version 16, you will need to purchase the upgrade to AQ 16. To find out about the new features in AQ 16, and access the order screen (if desired), visit this page on our website.