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 7 comments by aoe_scout on Sep 15th, 2014

UPatch HD 1.1 Beta2 released!

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UPatch is unofficial update (user patch) for Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome, which includes custom resolutions (up to 1920x1200), over 150 bug fixes, new gameplay options and other enhancements. The Beta version is intended for testing and reporting problems, but it is fully functional and has most of the features of 1.1. For more detailed information about the changes, visit the forum thread.

Beta2 comes with a lot of new features and improvements.

- UPatch now supports German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian!
- Windowed Mode: it allows you to play the game in a window.
- New Path Finding option: "Very High" is now default.
- New Starting Resource option added - "Low": 150 Food, 150 Wood, 0 Stone, 0 Gold.
- "High" starting resource option changed: 1000 Food, 1000 Wood, 500 Gold, 500 Stone.
- Improved mini map colors.
- Prey animals and Berry Bushes are now visible on mini map (as light green dots).
- Random Maps: increased Gold/Stone and many other improvements.
- All archers have 7% slower reload.
- Chariot Archers -10 HP (now 60, instead of 70).
- Babylonians, Assyrians and Shang get Heavy Transports.
- Some other civilization/unit balance changes.
- A lot of new bug fixes and improvements (small example below).


The full changelog is posted here.

This is most likely the last Beta, the final version is expected to be ready before the end of 2014 (depends on my free time). Please test and report any problems, so I can fix them before the final.

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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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SNAKE_666 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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SNAKE_666 Jan 30 2011, 10:39pm replied:


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Atlasfield Dec 10 2014, 7:16pm replied:

Sukatah! :D

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