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 early formed USA (Americans) and the divided Italians
- new Consulate allies (Italians, Swedish and Americans) 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.

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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 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

Improvement Mod Patcher Fix

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 5.4 (installer)

Improvement Mod version 5.4 (installer)

Full Version 22 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...

Improvement Mod version 5.2 (installer)*OLD*

Improvement Mod version 5.2 (installer)*OLD*

Full Version 10 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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aisharp
aisharp

I'm kinda interested, can you tell me all the civilization in this mod, were they replaced or newly added?

Is this mod is able to play online on steam?

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

All new civilizations (Americans and Italians) were added, nothing replaced. The game now has 16 playable civilizations (with Swedish coming in the future).

And yes, the mod can be played on ESO (don't blame me if you run into problems) and on LAN. Everything the mod adds, including civilizations (weirdly enough), are supported on ESO.

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aisharp
aisharp

Sound good i guess. another thing can i play this mod with the custom color mod?

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

No idea. I'd say probably not.
People should stop trying to combine mods and then blame me when something bad happens.

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Bradli
Bradli

and whether the Russian text in the future,and how to increase the rotting corpses to infinity???

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

Also no.

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Bradli
Bradli

but as you can select all units at one time, and whether it is possible to increase the population to infinity

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

No.

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Omkar_Satapathy
Omkar_Satapathy

Can you tell us which next Civilization can we expect? :)

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

Well, Swedish are definitely coming and I'm also considering Koreans.
As to when it will happen, no idea. I thought of releasing version 6 fully and officially, then work on Swedish.

Oh, and I might also add African maps/natives.

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