This mod aims at improving every aspect of the incredible game that is Age of Empires 3 and its expansions. From new civilizations to new units, buildings, technologies, maps, game modes and even soundtracks, the Improvement Mod has been in works since 2009 and it's the perfect choice for players who just want to get the most out of their game without changing it completely.

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Aug 15th, 2012
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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' and all games must be updated to the latest versions, v1.03 for TAD)! Mostly recommended only if you have any kind of errors or other problems. If you have problems with missing models, sounds or buildings icons then try to re-install 'The War Chiefs'. It has some installation glitches. And if that doesn't work then find out how to fix it at the end of this description. High video settings are recommended for all visual changes to work properly. Please do not 'update' the mod with any rip-offs or other modifications from mods 'designed' to work with this one. To make sure you always have the latest version check out the mod's blog periodically.

- make sure you have the latest versions of all 3 games (v1.03 for TAD), get the latest patches from the game's official website or use the game's updaters
- run the installer, select your AoE3 directory and continue with the installation
- to completely remove the mod please re-install the game

For the latest patches go to:

For more updates and stuff go to:

Read the complete change log here on ModDB or after installing the mod or in the setup 'readme information'.

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Improvement Mod version 5.1 (installer)*OLD*
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generalsol Aug 23 2012 says:

A terrific mod! Well pollished and ballanced with great new concepts incorporated into gameplay (mainly the ability to rotate buildings before placement). I'm enjoying AOE3 all over again, as are my friends. Thanks mandosrex. Excelent work and much appreciated.

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mandosrex Aug 24 2012 replied:

Thank you very much!
Comments like this strike directly into my heart and makes all of my work worth it.

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Dave_J20 Aug 25 2012 says:

my jaws drop seeing the video.

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mandosrex Aug 25 2012 replied:

The video is extremely old... And I mean it...
If you want to get a good taste of the mod you'll have to play it.

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IAmLegend10762 Aug 31 2012 says:

Thank you. :)

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MacAttack117 Sep 13 2012 says:

I am trying to install this mod through steam and when I run the installer I get an error saying cannot find age3.exe

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mandosrex Sep 14 2012 replied:

Uhm... the installer doesn't need the "age3.exe", it can be installed anywhere. Only the patcher needs the exes.

Make sure this is the path you install it in for Steam:
/Steam/steamapps/common/Age of Empires 3/bin/

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