Age of Empires is an epic real-time strategy game spanning 10,000 years, in which players are the guiding spirit in the evolution of small stone age tribes. Starting with minimal resources, players are challenged to build their tribes into great civilizations.

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Post article RSS Articles

Version 0.1.1 Update

News 0 comments

Version changes:

V0.1.1.1 - New EXE and no more AoE checking
I have modified the exe's properties to let you know you have Age of Heroes installed. I have also removed the Age of Empires check. Previously, the Rise of Rome would check its current path for an EMPIRES.EXE file (the original game). In fact, it could be an empty text file saved as EMPIRES.EXE... the check didn't validate the exe, just that it must exist. On the basis that the modification will be a separate installation in a sub-directory of the main game, this check is no longer required.

V0.1.1.2 - New EXE icon
I thought I would spend a little time adding a custom icon (rather than that ugly old helmet). I have gone for a Windows 8 metro icon style (several sizes right up to 256x256 are included in the exe).

V0.1.1.3 - EXE paths and general clear up
I have removed non-required files ready for compiling into an installer. I have also tweaked the paths/file types that the game checks. The 2 language.dll files have been renamed. The player state will now be saved in a user.nfo file (previously this would have been a game.nfo file). The game will now use the following extensions:

  • .AHS - scenarios
  • .AHC - campaigns
  • .AHG - game saves
  • V0.1.1.4 - Main Menu
    I am currently working on a new menu image, and have made some minor tweaks to the legal notice on the screen.

    Still to come...

    Installer - Once I have a decent build I will compile into an installer
    Civ Names - Once the menu is sorted I will make changes to the civ names ready for the next round of modifications

    Add file RSS Files
    .slp to .bmp converter by Joseph Knight

    .slp to .bmp converter by Joseph Knight

    Other 2 comments

    A utility to convert AoE graphics files called SLPs to regular BMPs and back.

    Speed Editor by Phill Phree

    Speed Editor by Phill Phree

    Other 2 comments

    If you are a map designer you'll probably need this utility. With it you can speed up the game so you can see if your PER/AI files (of computer AI) work...

    SLP Studio V1.7 by Joseph Knight

    SLP Studio V1.7 by Joseph Knight

    Graphics Tool 1 comment

    SLP Studio allows you to open DRS files, extract/import SLP files into them, but most importantly, convert SLP files into editable BMP files.

    SLP graphics list by CenturionZ_1

    SLP graphics list by CenturionZ_1

    Other 1 comment

    A list of all the graphic files (SLP) in the graphics.drs, to use along with Joseph Knight's program SLP Studio.

    perEdit by Martin Sturm

    perEdit by Martin Sturm

    Other 0 comments

    Capable of editing/creating/modifying PER (AI personality) files.

    Pebble32 Unicode Editor

    Pebble32 Unicode Editor

    Other 0 comments

    An editor that can be used to edit the language.dll (language strings/texts). Created by Symantec Localization Tools Group.


    i love this game

    Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes

    This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

    Post a comment
    Sign in or join with:

    Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

    Follow Report Profile
    Age of Empires
    Windows, Mac, Mobile
    Ensemble Studios
    Microsoft Studios
    Genie Engine
    Send Message
    Release date
    Game watch
    Community Rating



    29 votes submitted.

    You Say


    Ratings closed.

    Highest Rated (2 agree) 8/10

    Great game, one of my first PC games, played hours, possibly more than any other game.

    May 16 2011 by kjfytfkytfyt

    Age of Empires
    Age of Empires Real Time Strategy
    Age of Empires III
    Age of Empires III Real Time Strategy
    Age of Empires Online
    Age of Empires Online Real Time Strategy
    Age of Empires II HD Edition
    Age of Empires II HD Edition Real Time Strategy
    Embed Buttons
    Link to Age of Empires by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
    Age of Empires
    Last Update
    34 members