King's Return is a free fan-based mod for the game Age of Empires 3 and its two official expansions. The mod will stick with AOE III timeline but will focus on early timeline of the original game i.e 16th 17th and 18th centuries. The main emphasis is introduce new civilizations approximately existed in the same era. The mod will feature 4 totally new civilizations: Mongols (Timurids), Persians (Safavids), Oyo Kingdom (African), Kongo Kingdom (African).

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I am glad to announce the release of the King's Return enhanced Beta version 1.01

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WyteRaven AuthorOnline
WyteRaven

I am glad to announce the release of the King's Return enhanced Beta version 1.01. It is available to download from the link here.
What's there?
The Beta is greatly polished & enhanced. Many bugs and issues have been fixed. The King's Return now plays a standalone new expansion as you can easily switch to original game. However, there is a small problem that you will need to do in order to go back to the original (see the readme file included).
For any modder who had experienced and solved this technical problem please let me know. It is namely the protounitcommands.xml , abilitis.xml and powers messing up things when included in the DataPY bar archive though if put as xml files under data folder they work perfectly.

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Guest
Guest

how do you create bar archive file(eg: DataPK.bar)? Could you tell me, pls?

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WyteRaven AuthorOnline
WyteRaven

How to Install the King's Return?
The mod must be installed on a fresh installed AOE 3 game (for those who have installed Beta 1.0 you must uninstall and reinstall the whole AOE III before you can install Beta 1.01).
a. Requirements:
CD Version: before you install the mod you must be sure that you have both expansions installed (The Warchiefs and The Asian Dynasties) and all the whole game is game is updated to the latest official patches: Vanilla 1.14 , TWC 1.06 , TAD 1.03.
Steam Version: for steam you must have the Age of Empires III Complete Collection installed and the game is updated.
b. Installation:
Follow the Installer steps. Make sure to choose the folder where the game is installed on your PC:
• For CD version it is usually .../Program Files/Microsoft Games/Age of Empires III.
• For Steam version is usually under C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Age Of Empires 3\bin

* Switching to Playing the Regular Game
The King's Return mod is intended to be player-friendly by playing it as standalone mod/expansion for AOE III. However, since there is a small technical problem (namely the abilities-powers and protounitcommands messing-up things) there is a small trick to be done to be able to switch back and forth between playing the King's Return Mod and the AOE III Official Game.
How to do it?
Once you install the Mod it is fully playable as a standalone. To switch back to the regular game, there are 3 files that must be deleted as follows :
1. Go to the folder where AOE III is installed. Under this folder you will find a folder named Data.
2. In the Data folder you need to make a backup of protounitcommands.xml and a folder named abilities (with 2 files under it named abilities.xml and powers.xml) anywhere on your PC (Note: once you install the mod these files are already backed up for you under folder named _backupfiles in the original folder of AOE III installed game) .
3. After you made the backup, delete these 3 files from the game folder and you can play the Official AOE 3 as usual.
4. To play back the King's Return mod you must copy the files back to data folder.

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JohnnyKrosis
JohnnyKrosis

Nice Cant wait to see more progress!

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JjForcebreaker
JjForcebreaker

WOW!
Damn this came out of nowhere!

Following&good; luck with development!

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WyteRaven AuthorOnline
WyteRaven

Thanks a lot. Have fun with the mod.

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PeeWee_89
PeeWee_89

Wow, great to see one of my favorite games getting some mod-love! Will definitely play and follow development!

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Guest
Guest

Wonderfull mod you are making. I would really like to play it, but the program says that it cant start because "RockallDLL.dll is missing from your computer. try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

I really dont understand what i should do now?

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WyteRaven AuthorOnline
WyteRaven

You probably installed in the wrong folder. Make sure to install the mod in the right folder where aoe3 is installed (also make sure your game is updated). For steam version, aoe3 folder is usually under C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Age Of Empires 3\bin OR C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Age Of Empires 3\bin

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