The Improvement Mod touches on every aspect of the game, improving and tweaking every feature the game has to offer while also adding many new ones.
The mod adds 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 more detailed graphics. Balancing is also a main focus and the mod has been tuned for competitive play. Check the "Features" for more details.
The mod works with both versions of the game, Steam and non-Steam, and is only available for The Asian Dynasties expansion but requires Age of Empires 3 plus The WarChiefs expansion and The Asian Dynasties 1.3. It is recommended to install over the AoE3 Complete Collection (Steam version) as it contains everything the mod needs.


Main features of the Improvement Mod:

- 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 (IAmericans, Italians and Swedish) and improved Revolution civilizations
- new units, cards, techs, buildings, sounds and hotkeys
- 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
- and much, much more


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Game Balance

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The thing is, there's never been a proper discussion about balance in the mod. Sure, some people left balance related messages here and there, I also went and took balance ideas from other mods, the Fan Patch, the ESOC patch, that huge balancing thread on the Heaven forum, because let's be honest, you would be mad to ignore them. But some of those ideas didn't fit with my mod, for example I still ended up balancing the Dutch how I thought fit for the mod.

But is my way really better? This is what we need to discuss. I have a friend who helps me out with balancing but he has many ideas and, the truth is that an entire game cannot be balanced by just one man, as different people have different opinions about what is fair and balanced and what is not.

So, in the hope that people will be interested in helping out, I made a special thread on the mod's forum. Please go there and leave your opinion if you want the mod to be as balanced as possible.

Impmod.freeforums.org

Imp Mod 6 Patcher support and USA civ

Imp Mod 6 Patcher support and USA civ

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

Improvement Mod 6 Prototype

Improvement Mod 6 Prototype

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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.

Improvement Mod version 5.4

Improvement Mod version 5.4

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NOTE: This is not a new update, this is the blog post from version 5.4, I realized that I should have posted these here on ModDB as well so I'm starting...

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Improvement Mod Patcher Updated

Improvement Mod Patcher Updated

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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 (optional)

Improvement Mod USA and Custom Maps (optional)

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If you've installed the mod with the Patcher and the American (USA) civ is missing then download this and follow the instructions inside. But only IF!

Improvement Mod Patcher Fix *OLD*

Improvement Mod Patcher Fix *OLD*

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Every version of this mod should be installed on a fresh, unmodified version of 'Age of Empires 3 The Asian Dynasties' (must also include 'The War Chiefs...

Improvement Mod version 5.4 (installer)

Improvement Mod version 5.4 (installer)

Full Version 25 comments

Every version of this mod should be installed on a fresh, unmodified version of 'Age of Empires 3 The Asian Dynasties' (must also include 'The War Chiefs...

Improvement Mod version 5.4 (manual install)

Improvement Mod version 5.4 (manual install)

Full Version 2 comments

Every version of this mod should be installed on a fresh, unmodified version of 'Age of Empires 3 The Asian Dynasties' (must also include 'The War Chiefs...

Improvement Mod version 5.2 (manual install)*OLD*

Improvement Mod version 5.2 (manual install)*OLD*

Full Version 19 comments

Every version of this mod should be installed on a fresh, unmodified version of 'Age of Empires 3 The Asian Dynasties' (must also include 'The War Chiefs...

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Prince_Kassad
Prince_Kassad

Really glad to see that this mod is still going strong :) Good job Mando, thanks.

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Guest
Guest

For me it is imposible to install the prototype version 6 you have posted. Any advice about it.

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

Well you only told me it's impossible. And so it's impossible for me to know what the problem is...

:/

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Guest
Guest

I dont know if it is about the version 6 prototype. I can play the mod but I dont have any new civilizations, only the normal (spanish, french...) and those normal civilizations have changed so I am playing the mod. I have followed your steps to play with the others (USA for example) but I cant and the patcher sometimes freezes the computer, not always. Sorry for the English is too hard to me explain that in other language and thanks for your answer

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

Ok then, then just download the mod from Google Drive and copy everything inside the game's main folder.

BUT make sure you uninstall, clean everything up and reinstall the game before you do that.

Drive.google.com

And remember, you DON'T need to run the patcher to play the mod.
Just run the mod's exe, age3m.exe.

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Omkar_Satapathy
Omkar_Satapathy

I have got some description mistakes in the campaigns. Some cards have wrong description of the number units they provide. I think you should check them.

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

Campaigns are not high on the list of priorities but I will look into it.

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Zooasaurus
Zooasaurus

Since NE have a different exe, could this be installed along NE?

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

Theoretically, yes. I haven't really tried it though...

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Metaltooth
Metaltooth

How far are you planning on taking this?
New ages?

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

The sky is the limit!

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Metaltooth
Metaltooth

How about a civil war mechanic for the US faction rather than revolution?

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

I thought about that and it's actually very possible to make, but it would make Americans too similar to Europeans once again.

I took out any kind of revolution from them and instead gave them the revolution units by default to make them more different and because the USA itself is a civ resulted from a revolution.

If I were to add a civil war option, I would have to take out revolution units again and use them for the civil war civs.

So it kinda sucks both ways.

What I did was make the Age 5 upgrade similar to a civil war choice, where you can Age Up with Lincoln or Davis.

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Metaltooth
Metaltooth

Will the age 5 for the US thing change much?

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

Not really, but they are still different from European Age 5 upgrades. And it's already in.

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