This mod pack uses Agamemnon's Skeleton mod, dark_blade's bats mod and ROR_Sir_Williams Dragon mod. Detailed credits are provided.

What if vampires had empires? This is the idea that started it all. Since then I have been mixing Victorian age Horror with traditional Slavic mythology and hints towards the dark chapters of Romanian and Hungarian history. The result is something like an Eastern European Age of Mythology. With a bit of black humour...

Warning: (This I should have done earlier) the depiction of violence in Age of Vampires borders on cynical and exceeds that in the original game. If you feel offended by the depiction of humiliated human beings, even only in a game, do not download. I do not favor any kind of violence in real life, the brutality depicted here is however an accurate match of the traditional vampire-mythology.

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Currently Age of Vampires has become a total conversion, carrying the player to a world of horror and mystery. You get the choice to lead one of seven playable factions into battle for hegemony in Transylvania. Here's what's new, and worth knowing if you are new to the project.

Some general novelties:

- windowed mode

- parallel install, original game still accessable

- up to 250 population space

The world of "AoV" and its laws:

All the action is set in a parallel(?) version of Transylvania. One where (historical) reality, local myths and Victorian age prejudices about Eastern Europe have merged to one bizzar nightmare horror trip. The history of this 'Transylvania' is told in four ages.

~Pagan age~

Christianity has not yet entirely overwritten the pagan traditions. Therefore man is not at war yet with the supernatural and everyone uses magic with good conscience, like i.e. the 'Defense Spell'. All factions start out with primitive encampments that will later grow into dominions or defense bases. The minions of future vampire lords start out with a ghost, which oversees their loyalty and does the scouting. Vampires frawn on farming, sacrifice maidens or impale prisoners to obtain food.

~Age of Superstition~

Nobody has seen them yet, but the belief in vampires grows and drives the people of Transylvania to form opposing camps with distinct laws and architecture. Blacksmiths and different methods of war are introduced, but also the ability to trade. Societies diverge depending on their alignment, with slavery and oppression paving the way for vampire reign in some settlements.

~Age of Witchcraft~

Believes become real. If you are playing as a vampire lord you can now summon the ghosts and monsters that your people believe in. You can also build castles and satanic shrines (lodges) or monasteries or laboratories (depending on your clan/guild).

~Eternal Darkness~

The battle for Transylvania reaches its climax. The strongest units, upgrades and weapons are now available. Vampire lords can now build wonders for every 200 kills and demonstrate their superiority.

A new class of units:

Mythical units are ghosts, vampires and monsters that you can summon when you play as a vampire. Mythical units usually come with several powers and profit from technologies and armors taylored specificly for them.

~Powers~

- recover from wounds: almost all mythical units slowly regain their health after battle

- resist conversion: almost all mythical units cannot be converted

- shapeshift: some mythical units can shapeshift; for most this is just a visual effect, but werewolves also gain additional speed

- fly: some mythical units can fly, this means that they can freely move between land and water

- haunting: mythical units start out in a haunting mode, this means they fiercely defend the spot where they are summoned or the one they are ordered to haunt; it is recommended to order aggressive stance instead when battles begin

3 distinct building sets:

Currently there are three distinct architectures in Age of Vampires.

~Dark Gothic~

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The dark and eerie buildings used by vampire factions are the author's own creation entirely and the mod's oldest feature. The Teutonic and French wonders were used as a fundament and inspiration.

~Slavic Countryside~

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Partially adopted from other moding stars (see credits) and partially adapted/re-combined this set intents to capture the atmosphere of a typical Transylvanian village. "Slavic" is used as a synonym for "Eastern European" and not a reference to ethnicity. In fact the Vlach and Szekely populations of Transylvania are most well represented by this style.

~Fortified Western~

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In Stoker's Dracula, the infamous vampire goes West and tries to set foot in England. The "Fortified Western" set tries to visualise the idea of a Western civilization at war with the supernatural. Most buildings are heavily fortified and regular barracks look like small castles. Some houses bear crosses as means of protection. Again alot of credit goes to the modding community of heavengames, so check the credits if you wish to adopt some of these beatiful buildings for your own projects.

Factions:

The mod currently offers a choice between 7 factions, exclusively(!). These are inspired by Victorian age horror literature (Van Helsing and Frankenstein Guilds), the lengend-inspiring history of Transylvania (Clans Báthory and Dracul, Transylvanians) and Eastern European mythology (Dhampir, Vrkolak). Here's a really quick overview for each.

~Báthory Clan~

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Inspired by a 17th century Hungarian noblewoman with sadistic inclinations. Among those with broader knowledge of vampire fiction she is second in popularity only to Dracula himself and has inspired vampire-stories already in her lifetime. The people of Hungary and Slovakia believed that she baths in virgin blood to remain young. The Báthory Clan has access to a broad variety of mythical and mortal units.

~Dhampir~

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Dhampir are vampire bastards who tend to side with the living and hunt other vampires. The word 'dhampir' is Albanian and the myth is of mixed Slavo-Albanian origin. Playing this faction enables you to choose between good and evil. The latter enables a beastlike creature of Albanian mythology - the Karkanxholl.

~Dracul Clan~

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The most famous of all vampires needs no lengthy introduction. The faction's desing is inspired by both the historical Vlad Tepes and Stoker's horror classic. Elements of Romanian mythology are also adopted. The Dracul Clan offers a decent choice of mythical and mortal units along with empowering, but expensive upgrades.

~Frankenstein Guild~

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Mad science can be as scarry as any ghost story. Based on Mary Shelley's horror classic, the Frankenstein Guild is one of the newer factions and adds some unique twists in gameplay mechanics. You start with the infamous, creepy Igor as your scout and instead of monasteries or (witch) lodges you can build laboratories. The laboratory is a place for gruesome discoveries, aimed to empower your economy, medical skills (garrisoned healing rate) and monsters. You can build monsters with stubborn resiliance and a strong punch that pierces walls, gates and siege machines. Your own siege tools are intelligently designed and self-repair, Scorpions in particular move very fast.

~Transylvanians~

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If you want to hunt vampires with angry mobs, armed with pitchforks and torches, like in the good old, bad old movies, the Transylvanians are the ideal choice. They cannot build castles, but their armies easily overcome the fortifications of others.

~Van Helsing Guild~

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Prepare the West for Dracula's invasion playing as the Van Helsing Guild! Vampire-slayers and exorcists from England, Germany and the Netherlands have joined their forces and with your help might even accomplish a daring "crusade" in Transylvania.

~Vrkolak~

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Stoker describes "Dracula" with hairy palms, the ability to disguise as a wolf and synonymes such as 'vrolok' and 'vlkoslak'. All of these point to the Slavic myth of the 'vrkolak' being an important inspiration for the horror classic. Vrkolak stories have influenced many modern ideas about vampires and werewolves. The Vrkolak are alongside the Dracul Clan the mod's oldest faction.

Age of Vampires - Silver Edition

Age of Vampires - Silver Edition

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The Silver Edition of the 'Age of Vampires' mod is the most recent pimp of the mod's quality. It includes several changes in graphics and data-editing...

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New Update

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Another useful update, adds a new playable unit, two new decorational units, a new building and some data-edits that make the gameplay even more interesting...

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Age of Vampires - Bloodreign in Transsylvania

Age of Vampires - Bloodreign in Transsylvania

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Transforms the Age of Empires Conquerors Expansion into a Vampire themed Strategy Game. Easy to install with a doubleclick on the installation icon. Play...

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fgd
fgd

Hey there, awesome mod I loved playing it! I bought AoE 2 HD Edition on Steam a while ago (Lost my only copy of the original AoE 2) and was wondering if it is available for that version aswell?

PS: I have found 3 uploads on the Steam Workshop with the name "Age of Vampires", but I think they're fake.

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Ivacula Creator
Ivacula

Let me know if any of them work, because I would be very happy if someone took it upon themselves to make an HD version, I personally wouldn't have the time and knowledge (of the HD game) to do it. Thanks and best wishes :)

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fgd
fgd

Okay. So I have subscribed to one of these uploads (There are four of them now) and it just downloaded the original AoV files. I tried the installation exe to see if it would work and it didn't. Notable is that the four uploads are from different accounts, they have no description, no images, the file sizes are different of each other and also no credit is given.
I think this is some fishy business going on there.
I might just buy me the old original AoE 2.
Thanks anyways.

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cabaleva
cabaleva

Amazing work a whole new interesting way to enjoy the game

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Ivacula Creator
Ivacula

Yet another near negligable update, but hopefully a boost to the atmosphere: The farms are replaced with beta farms, because the actual in-game farms looked so bright as though sun-roasted. Enjoy :)

Credit goes to Shadow667

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.Eol.
.Eol.

Hello there,

It's such an awesome mod, I wanted to say, thank you for keeping it alive ! (I last played it in 2014 !)

So far I wanted to say that with at least Frankenstein and Dracul clans, aging up unlocks "horse collars" and farm oriented upgrades in the slaughter house. The icon of the upgrade overlaps the Food slaves, so you must first purchase the farm upgrade before being able to raise more maiden to kill. I'm not sure it's wanted ;)

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Ivacula Creator
Ivacula

Thanks! I'll check it out :)

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.Eol.
.Eol.

Hi,

It appears I was playing with "Full tech tree" enabled, which might have caused this error...

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Ivacula Creator
Ivacula

I wanted to get rid of the full tech tree option altogether, but noone could teach me how :D

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Ivacula Creator
Ivacula

The error should be fixed, please let me know if you have time, whether the download works now and if the changes are implemented without any damages to pre-existing features of the mod. Thanks and have fun,

Ivo :)

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AugustusNocturnis
AugustusNocturnis

Installed fine for me. Thank you for fixing that. But one more problem: The in game graphics for "Igor" do not look any different than the petard graphic it used to be. Everything else that was supposed to be updated looks fine.

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Ivacula Creator
Ivacula

To be fair the Igor change is very subtle. He should have some thin purple chemical dropping from his barrels.

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AugustusNocturnis
AugustusNocturnis

I do indeed see that. I thought at first it was a graphical glitch due to the pink.

I dread to know what might be in those barrels!

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It's great.
the style is beautiful.

i recommend it for people too.

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