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.Gamers can choose from one of several ways to win the game, including: world domination by conquering enemy civilizations, exploration of the known world and economic victory through the accumulation of wealth. Age of Empires was developed by Ensemble Studios and features the expertise of Bruce Shelley, co-designer of the hit strategy game Civilization.

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About UPatch HD - Unofficial Patch with 8 comments by aoe_scout on Jun 28th, 2015

UPatch HD 1.1 Final

UPatch HD - the unofficial (HD) patch for "Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome" released! Version 1.1 Final brings great enhancements and new features.

A nice Roman village viewed in widescreen resolution.The new settings

Experience the game in HD quality with custom resolutions (up to 1920x1200), HD interface graphics and the original Rise of Rome soundtrack in mp3 (replacing midi)!

Along with the many new gameplay options, like random teams, random map type, Post-Iron age start, new Path Finding option, etc, version 1.1 Final features two new random map types! The desolate "Oasis" and the treacherous "Rivers".

Also exclusive to the Final version - the new HD Launcher, a remake of the original game launcher (do you remember it?), now a central place for all UPatch HD settings and the new Mod Manager.

More balanced gameplay, while still staying true to the original game: balance was adjusted according to user feedback and votes from the surveys gathered for over a year.

Even more bug fixes: UPatch HD now contains over 200 bug fixes (including critical ones like the color bug fix, save game crash fix, etc). New consistency checks were added to prevent possible problems. In addition, the new HD Launcher includes an option to check your game installation for missing/corrupted files.

All this and much more in UPatch HD 1.1 Final! For more information, visit the forum thread. The full list of changes will be posted soon.

If you like UPatch HD and want to support its development, you can donate.

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kjfytfkytfyt May 15 2011, 10:57pm says:

First off, for those of you who don't know, this is not Age of Empires. This is Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome, the expansion pack... not the original. Oh, and this was not released Oct 14th 1997, the original was released Oct 15th 1997 in North America, this one was released Oct 31 1998. I added the original, Age of Empires on here, it's waiting to be accepted.

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feillyne May 16 2011, 3:24am replied:

That was supposed to be both. (The complete edition.)

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kjfytfkytfyt May 16 2011, 7:06pm replied:

both is called Age of Empires Gold Edition, which btw i have :) So if this is supposed to be a page for both, the name needs to be changed.

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DEAD_FiSH Apr 22 2011, 2:41pm says:

I loved this game as kid and I love it till this very date.
Unfortunately I lost my CD. :(

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Gothii_Imperator Jan 30 2011, 11:15pm says:

Man, they sure know how to make games. We may be waiting for AoE4 but they never ever skip on the music, AoE1 had the best in my opinion, anyone else have a fave AoE game's music? if so then theres one reason to go play this game tight now.

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Siege_Chopper May 15 2010, 2:32am says:

One of the bestest PC games ever!

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AirborneSn1p3r Feb 15 2010, 7:14pm says:

one of my first, my first being east front, loved it. but i gota laugh at what some of the guys in the game say some stuff sounds cina dirty...

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Gothii_Imperator Jan 30 2011, 10:39pm replied:


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Atlasfield Dec 10 2014, 7:16pm replied:

Sukatah! :D

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