Welcome to the Age of Empires III Improvement Patch! This mod is an unlimited-population + better units mod. It lets you have unlimited outposts, town centers, ships, and settlers. Outposts cost A LOT less, and there are some over powered units. Pike-men are now useful, with a great 30 melee damage. An army of 50 of them will wipe out an enemy town without losing more then 10 men. This mod will work for Age of Empires III and both expansion packs. Frigates can hold as many troops as you want. Monitors long range attack will destroy anything in its path. This mod also includes: Custom names for ALL British and French ships 40 Cards in your Shipment deck Unlimited shipments with any card Unlimited Forts Unlimited Factories 15 fishing boats per whale 20 settlers per plantation and mill

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It is 2 weeks from the Improvement Patch's 2nd birthday. I wanted to push the long awaited version 4 on March 8th, but I have fallen behind schedule. I will have an update on what I expect to have out this year on March 8th. I thank each and every one of you who have contributed to this mod. Whether it was suggestions, bug reports, script help, or even visiting this page.

Here is to another great year
♥TheCannibalPizza

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Ha! It Works!

Ha! It Works!

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After months of tests, fireships are now in every civ!

Good-bye WWI items, hello normal aoe3!

Good-bye WWI items, hello normal aoe3!

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I never expected so many negative comments about adding wwi items. So, for the next update coming out (soon) they have been removed!

Needed! Sound Developers, 3D Modelers, Programers, Scripters, and Artists!

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Age of Empires III Improvement Patch v. 3.0

Age of Empires III Improvement Patch v. 3.0

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New in v 3.0: Explorer can now build everything! (Including Factories) Explorer can now train settlers (Including French) Wall upgrades now give over...

Age of Empires III Improvement Patch v. 2.2

Age of Empires III Improvement Patch v. 2.2

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Not many changes this time. Adds unlimited shipments for all civs (including civs for TAD and TWC) Unlimited build and population for TAD and TWC

Age of Empires III Improvement Patch v. 2.1

Age of Empires III Improvement Patch v. 2.1

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This is the second version of the Improvement patch! There are so many changes I don't have enough space to tell you all of it. Enjoy!

Age of Empires III Improvement Mod

Age of Empires III Improvement Mod

Full Version 9 comments

Thank you for installing Age of Empires III: Improvement Mod! The Readme.txt in the zip gives installation details, big improvements this mod gives, and...

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TheCannibalPizza Creator
TheCannibalPizza

Next update is scheduled for Friday April 5th.

This update will include:

2 New Artillery units (Sakers and Petards)
1 New air transport unit (Transport Balloon)
1 New ship (Ironclad)
Explorers can now train settlers and Transport Balloon

Enhanced shipments (50 units for the first Crossbow man and Skirmisher shipments. 50 French settlers from first shipment. 50 units for all French merc. [Will make 50 unit shipments for every empire soon]Frigate shipment gives 5 ships. First privateer shipment gives 5 boats. The units that cost money that have been listed here has been dropped!)

and much.. much.. MUCH more!


Thank you everyone for sticking with this mod!

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Xendrek
Xendrek

Sounds good! I just thought of something, I dont know if all the Euro nations have skirmishers (If not then opps), and I was thinking that maybe they could upgrade into the Colonial Militia or make it a researchable thing at the market and give them their own upgrades?

I did a little research and some things are better than the other so with the market idea (Or a similure research type thing?) players have the choice of which they want. Let me know what you think of this. Since they are nearly similure is somewhat why I thought of the upgrade to them.

And on another note what are the "Sakers"? Are they from the TAD campain?

Can't wait to see more of this mod =D

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TheCannibalPizza Creator
TheCannibalPizza

Sakers are Heavy Horse Cannons (I am considering changing the name to Heavy Horse Cannons)

I have tried working on the colonial militia for TAD so you can get them without revolting. So far that doesn't work (you can now make them from barracks when you revolt)

I forgot to say this, but make sure the first thing you build is a market. It gives 30,000 xp when you make one. The only problem right now is it takes a good hour to an hour and a half to make one. I am trying to fix that before I release the new update.

One thing: the new update will not be for TAD, but for the original age of empires III (for now)

TAD will allow you to build gatling guns without revolting (for Euro empires and the Iroquois)

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Xendrek
Xendrek

Oh ok. And I didnt know how hard it would be so, thought id ask. And the market thing is very interesting I like it, makes sense really the XP bonus.

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TheCannibalPizza Creator
TheCannibalPizza

EDIT:

Markets take only about 30-40 seconds to build now and still give 30,000 xp

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TheCannibalPizza Creator
TheCannibalPizza

Thank you everyone for 6,000 views!

It hasn't even been a month yet :o

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Xendrek
Xendrek

Hello, I have just got the complete edition of AOE so that way I could play the expansions but it had to go through Steam. I was wondering if there was a way to get this mod to work with it? Any help would be much appreciated.

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TheCannibalPizza Creator
TheCannibalPizza

Search for the age of empires 3 file, it could be located in the steam main folder (I am not familiar with modding steam games)

Find your steam folder, then go to steamapps, your account name, and then the game. Tell me what folders are there. If there is a data folder, then just drop the mod content into that folder.

Best of luck

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Xendrek
Xendrek

Oh, never mind I just tried it with the British and it works. And I checked your website. Can't wait for the update then. Good luck on the mod =) its a great mod! The only suggestion that I have is maybe to lower the Priests health some other than that I find the mod to be perfect. Good luck on further work, and btw I love your name lol.

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TheCannibalPizza Creator
TheCannibalPizza

Thanks :)

I will be adding a new version in a week or two. I am going to try to push my self to start working on a TAD version of the mod.

I will be lowering the priest's health in a future update

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Xendrek
Xendrek

Well hopefully your plans come to fruitation.

I dont mean to trouble you but I was halfway right when I said I got it working, the only thing working really is the unlimited shipment cards, but not the unlimited population. Ive modded steam games before but the file layout is a little different that say Skyrim, so again if you can help I would greatly appreciate it.

After going to steamapps, common then AOEIII it contains a bin file which contains the data folder which as of right now where I put the files to your mod. Theres also a "msxml" folder, and a directx folder. Thank you ahead of time.

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TheCannibalPizza Creator
TheCannibalPizza

did you move and replace the proto.xml file?

(Dont forget to make a backup before you do that)


Also: If you are trying to do this online, it wont work. It only works on LAN (if all computers have the mod installed) and single player

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Xendrek
Xendrek

Yes I did, and made a backup. And I dont play games like this online because im a MAJOR turtle lol. Should I try replacing again? Oh this might help there are two proto files theres a proto.xml.XMB and the one that your mod replaces. Let me know if you think of something, and thank you very much for your help.

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TheCannibalPizza Creator
TheCannibalPizza

proto.xml.XMB doesn't get effected by this mod,

One more thing you can try if nothing else works is:

Open the mod's proto.xml
Open the original proto.xml

Copy all files from the mod's proto.xml
Highlight everything in the original proto.xml

Paste the mod's proto.xml text into the original so it replaces everything.

Thats the best I can think of right now. I hope it works

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Xendrek
Xendrek

This is the last thing I can think of, there are protox and protoy files are those from the expansions? Should I try uninstall and reinstall to see if that does anything? Thank you so much for trying to help me, lot more than most people online would do.

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TheCannibalPizza Creator
TheCannibalPizza

Can you take a screen shot of the loading page and the home page of your aoe3 game? I want to make sure its the aoe3 game and not the expansion pack. Protox is War Chiefs, and Protoy is the Asian Destinies.

Send me the pictures at:

thecannibalpizza@yahoo.com

I am just really glad someone wants to play my mod so much they decide to ask me. When ever I have trouble with a mod I just delete it and move on to the next one. Thank you so much for looking at this mod, and I really hope the best comes out of all this trouble

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Xendrek
Xendrek

OHHH!!!!!!!!! Ok im so sorry that why it wouldnt work completely. *Facepalm* Im so sorry. I just loaded it up not using TAD and it works. Gosh I feel so dumb. Ok now I really cant wait for the update and stuff lol. I really like this mod because I can have the huge armys and stuff without having to worry about a pop cap. that and the unlimited shipments are more realistic too. The only thing is balance really this mod has gotten me to love mortars lol.

Ive got it working now, seeing what you said got me thinking "What if I try just the regular version?" and sure enough it worked. Sorry for this useless hassle but hey taught me something.

And as for the Protos thats what I thought but I wasnt for sure so I just asked. Id ask to help on this but I honestly have no idea how to do anything mod wise. The only game ive ever modded myself was Red Alert 2. Thank you so much and sorry for kinda wasting time trying to figure this out when it was just the version I was using. Good luck on further patches I would love to see this mod completely finished.

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TheCannibalPizza Creator
TheCannibalPizza

I didn't waste any time trying to help you. I am always glad to help people that need it. I am very glad you got it working!

I will be doing 2 versions for TAD

First one is the over-powered units, and the second will be just unlimited population and minor changes.


This mod moves more towards the french, because that is the empire I use. It will be balanced in the future updates.

I thank you a lot for choosing this mod. If you have any troubles, or any ideas for future updates, go ahead and tell me ;)

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Xendrek
Xendrek

I will gladly tell you if I come up with something thank you =)

How do you mean its being moved more towards the French?

A idea that I have is maybe making the fort walls buildable or something. Or make a shipment that allows them to be built.

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TheCannibalPizza Creator
TheCannibalPizza

I can look into that :)

What I meant by this mod moves more towards the french is the french will be the most powerful because of how the french settlers have been edited, and their shipments send 50 units. No other empire has that just yet

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Xendrek
Xendrek

Ah ok. Will that be part of the Over Powered version or both?

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TheCannibalPizza Creator
TheCannibalPizza

Both right now,

but I will try to balance the mod so it is fair for every empire

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Xendrek
Xendrek

Alright sounds like a plan. I just thought of this since your doing TAD (Which im guessing is gonna include The Warcheifs) maybe adding the pailside walls seen in The Warchiefs cutscene buildable, because I think that the Native Nations should have some form of protection other than just the War Huts.

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TheCannibalPizza Creator
TheCannibalPizza

Maybe something like that will come in the near future :)

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Xendrek
Xendrek

I tried that before but it doesn't work. Is it only for the factions that are in the original game or does it work with the expansion factions? Thank you again for your help.

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