The Improvement Mod touches on every aspect of the incredible game that is Age of Empires 3 and its expansions, improving and tweaking every feature the game has to offer while also adding many new features and content such as new units, buildings, maps, civilizations, soundtracks and game modes.

All of this results in a very refined gameplay experience powered by an improved AI and better visuals. Balancing is also a main focus for the mod and everything has been made as balanced and fair as possible. Check the "Features" section for more details.

The mod is recommended for AoE3 Complete Collection (Steam version) as it contains everything the mod needs, although it can be installed over any version as long as the game has both expansions and ALL official updates.


Main features of the Improvement Mod:

- new African and Oceania maps plus new Large, Regicide, Custom and themed maps (and new map options)
- new gameplay features such as Control Points, improved King of the Hill mode and Trade Monopoly
- overall many balance changes and gameplay tweaks, plus some returning features from AoE2
- new original soundtracks, taken from campaigns and other AoE related sources
- new and improved AI made to work with the newly added features
- fixed and improved formations, animations and visual effects such as smoke, dust and blood
- new playable civilizations, the Americans, Italians and Swedish
- new Consulate allies (Americans, Italians and Swedish) and improved Revolution civilizations
- new units, cards, techs, buildings, sounds and hotkeys
- rebalance and new content for every old and new civilization
- many fixes across the board, from broken textures to bugged units, techs, pathfinding and sounds
- reduced the randomness in attacks and damage patterns and improved area damage
- fixes and improvements for the "Out of sync" error
- more population and redesigned naval warfare
- and much, much more


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Africa and Oceania

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The long awaited (took more than I thought) big awesome update with new maps from Africa and Oceania is here!

A total of 17 new maps, plus fixes, changes and additions to existing maps are part of this update. Including new animals and natives for the new maps.
One of the fixes adresses the bug which caused starting units (such as explorers) to not spawn at the beginning of a game. This bug should no longer occur on any of the "official" maps.

Check out the mod's blog for more info!
Impmod.blogspot.ro

Game Balance

Game Balance

News

The mod needs balancing and only the community can do it.

Imp Mod 6 Patcher support and USA civ

Imp Mod 6 Patcher support and USA civ

News 7 comments

Improvement Mod 6 is out for the patcher and now contains the fully added American civ.

Improvement Mod 6 Prototype

Improvement Mod 6 Prototype

News 7 comments

New installation system for more options and flexibility.

AoE2 HD Giveaway

AoE2 HD Giveaway

News 2 comments

Age of Empires 2 HD Steam key Giveaway for the Improvement Mod community.

RSS Files
Improvement Mod Patcher Updated

Improvement Mod Patcher Updated

Full Version 22 comments

Every new, big version of this mod should be installed over a fresh copy of Age of Empires 3 Complete Collection (Steam version recommended). The Improvement...

Improvement Mod USA and Custom Maps *OLD*

Improvement Mod USA and Custom Maps *OLD*

Full Version 1 comment

DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS! I am leaving it here as an archive of my previous work, but if you want to play the latest version of the mod then avoid this.

Improvement Mod Patcher Fix *OLD*

Improvement Mod Patcher Fix *OLD*

Full Version 2 comments

DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS! I am leaving it here as an archive of my previous work, but if you want to play the latest version of the mod then avoid this.

Improvement Mod version 5.4 (installer) *OLD*

Improvement Mod version 5.4 (installer) *OLD*

Full Version 26 comments

DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS! I am leaving it here as an archive of my previous work, but if you want to play the latest version of the mod then avoid this.

Improvement Mod version 5.4 (manual install) *OLD*

Improvement Mod version 5.4 (manual install) *OLD*

Full Version 2 comments

DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS! I am leaving it here as an archive of my previous work, but if you want to play the latest version of the mod then avoid this.

Improvement Mod version 5.2 (manual install)*OLD*

Improvement Mod version 5.2 (manual install)*OLD*

Full Version 19 comments

DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS! I am leaving it here as an archive of my previous work, but if you want to play the latest version of the mod then avoid this.

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aisharp
aisharp

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Guest
Guest

Can you do something to make the game bit more realistic. I mean can you please add these features:
1. Villagers produce villagers. Animals produce animals.
2. Villagers live in houses. They can be garrisoned.
3. Trees grow over time on the map.
4. All units dye with age.
5. Larger population affect food and gold. Similarly building affect wood for maintenance.
6. A king or governor is there to improve morale.
7. Units can be converted.
8. Player can change alliance in game.
9. Trading Carts like in Rise of Nations and AOE2.
10. Native trade post can recruit some local villagers.
Many other such changes.

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

Some of those would make gameplay worse.

Gameplay > Realism

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MattTheLegoman
MattTheLegoman

Always fun to read your notes. ;D
Github.com

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

XD

Yeah, they are not rly patch notes, just names for each commit/update.

Anyhoe, the Github version is kinda old, if you wanna get the latest stuff use the mod's patcher or... Ah **** it, fine, I'll update Github...

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

Yeah so, the mod got too big to be properly supported by Github.
Just use this then:
Drive.google.com

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MattTheLegoman
MattTheLegoman

Ohhh, I must thank you immensely!

I was trying to troubleshoot the patcher just before now, although it might just be an issue with college internet. I'll send in an appropriate report once I've got proper internet if the patcher doesn't work then.

But I thank you again for the mod! I've been looking forward to playing the Improvement mod! I love it!

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joech
joech

how many mbs does the patcher need to download?
ps: its too slow i will just download it from github

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katsiki
katsiki

bro what i have to dl to play this mod?

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

AoE3 Complete Collection, get it from Steam.
Store.steampowered.com

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Guest
Guest

Ty

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