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, American and Oceania maps plus new Large, Regicide, Custom and themed maps (and new map options)
- new native allies for the new maps and new specific animals and props
- 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 unique resource for European civilizations, Fame (similar to Export)
- new units, cards, techs, buildings, sounds and hotkeys for all civilizations
- 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

News

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

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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 45 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 27 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

any new news there?

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

You want news? Ok.

Later today I will release an update with the new Swedish names (for TCs, Forts, Ships, Explorers, etc.), Swedish voices and some fixes for "Out of sync" in multiplayer.

I am also waiting on the new version of Unhardcodded patch which will add teams 3 and 4 to the game (making 2v2v2v2 a possibility now) so I can continue work on the African maps.

I will also go over all African maps once again and update them to make them feel more genuine, with custom animals and textures.

How's that for some news?

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aisharp
aisharp

that 2v2v2v2 make me want to puke rainbow

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ΛПYПΛ
ΛПYПΛ

One thing if you don't mind

I wanted to use the Reshader Reshade.me on Improvement but after i put it there the age3m.exe stops functioning
I thought is because the Reshader needs to be added to age3y.exe but i done so too and it still does not run
Once i removed the Reshader files , Improvement worked just fine

What gives ?! Is not big deal but i liked using it for things to look better

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

Hm, so this Reshade thing is like SweetFX or ENB?
I will look at it once I get access to my PC in a few days.

Also, thank you for the kind words. I do indeed believe beauty lays in the details and I often focus on things others might consider trivial in the game.

Thanks for playing.

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ΛПYПΛ
ΛПYПΛ

Hi and thanks for replying to me

Yes , is based on SweetFX rather than ENB , it simply adds a d3d9.dll and a d3d9.ini and a folder with settings in the game and once installed all enhancements can be selected from inside the game

Details matter a lot for me as well , we think alike here and it makes me feel good about it
You are always welcome , i hope you are still working on it

Just a slight idea , America and Italy could use a re-texture , not to use the overused Dutch/British/French and the Turkish/Portuguese/Spanish building sets
I love for instance how Sweden looks even if coupled a bit with Russian/German houses and mills they sure feel like new and without trying too hard , simply because the carefully chosen details do the rest

I played it a lot today and still cannot get enough , also managed to MP on Gameranger a bit

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

Yes, I am still working on the mod and yes, I will make custom building sets for Americans and Ottomans. I think these 2 civs are the ones who don't fit with their current look that well the most.

I also have a lot of work left on the African maps... I recently came to the conclusion that if I want the African maps to look truly unique and "official" then they need custom ground textures instead of using existing ones.
Which gives me a lot of work to do but hey...

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ΛПYПΛ
ΛПYПΛ

Hmm yup , i forgot to mention that i really love your new addition of maps , are so many of them and really well done , even Iceland and Antarctica
Is a lot to explore in Improvement that's for sure

There was a proper Italian building set already , i found it for a mod called Africa & Italy mod or something of this sort it was called , but just for one age , it was not having upgraded versions

You mean you will give Turkey better a new bset and leave Italy to use the Spanish/Portuguese one ?
That sounds good to me too

Is exactly how i think as well ; things to be near official as possible level , to be properly enjoyed
Others have other views in other mods but i like how you see things most

I started my own game project that was intended to be a mod at first , for Age of Empires 2 but the scope became too big to be just a mod and am currently at the building sets level in the early stage aside from some basic game structure i also settled for
In case you ever need help with some buildings i can gladly provide any you need , that is if you plan to use new ones from scratch there and not re-use already existent ones

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ΛПYПΛ
ΛПYПΛ

Hi Mandos

I am happy you improved this ( excuse the pun haha ) and it seems to have become even more amazing , i always liked the Improvement because you thought out things well and addressed stuff that others did not even cared to look at in the basic game that sure needs an overhaul

The Enhancement mod is also great but the Improvement mod is taking things a step further , adding new nations

I only hope you are going to continue

Kudos

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Guest
Guest

How to use the fort walls? When I start building walls and upgrade them they are just the regular bastion walls not the fort walls?

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

Only Swedish, Chinese and Europeans after revolution can access fort walls.

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