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

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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.

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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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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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xVxXPrinceXxVx
xVxXPrinceXxVx

Can you make the cutscenes in the campaigns, Widescreen? (for high resolutions like 1980x1080). Hell, is that even possible?

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

Oh. Hm, not sure, maybe. But you'd be amazed how empty maps from cutscenes are outside of the stuff that you can see. So if it was possible, it would require A LOT of work to fill the rest of the map that appears on screen.

I will try to make some other stuff look better on 1980x1080 like the UI and some homecities. Key word here is "try".

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Nostalgicrat
Nostalgicrat

I am new to modding Age of Empire III, may I ask if this mod keeps you progression(Like Campaign progress and City levels etc.)? I am sorry if it's listed somewhere in the blog, but when I started the mod, the game started fresh. I forgot to run the original game first, is that the reason why? Thanks in advance for the reply.

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

The mod uses a different folder in My Documents, where all progress is saved. You could transfer your homecities to the mod's folder but since the mod might remove and add new cards, it's better to just start over.

But you don't have to grind everything from the start, homecities started with the mod start at level 25 and give more points to get cards. If you want to make this even faster, go to "My Documents/My Games/AoE3 Improvement Mod/savegame" and open the homecity files with notepad, for example "sp_Paris_homecity", then edit <level> and <skillpoints> to whatever value you want.
Basically everyone is doing this anyway.

I thought of making new homecities start from a much higher level but I still want some kind of progression for them so yeah, I just increased it.

As for campaign progress, didn't I make it so that all campaign scenarios are unlocked from the start? I think I did.

I hope you are using the patcher for the newest mod version and NOT installer 5.4.

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Nostalgicrat
Nostalgicrat

Thanks for the detailed reply, and everything is working, thank you!

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

I am so sorry, the ModDB comments system seems to be bugged as hell right now and instead of authorizing a comment I deleted it and I couldn't revert the action.

Someone asked what are the patch notes for the new updates, and so because the ones on the blog were outdated I went ahead and tried to update them a little.

Impmod.blogspot.ro

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Omkar_Satapathy
Omkar_Satapathy

You can always undelete accidentally deleted comments.

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mandosrex Creator
mandosrex

As I said, I tried but it didn't work! The comments system seems to be broken.

For example there is an anonymous message bellow which Raphael03 said he posted by mistake and I can't delete it. I tired but instead of registering a delete it actually authorizes the comment, it's weird. So I thought it would do the same for the comment I deleted but it actually deleted that one. And when I clicked undo it didn't work.

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Omkar_Satapathy
Omkar_Satapathy

Oh I see.....

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