This mod started out as a 'Buildings Mod', with the objective to add more nice and useful buildings to the game, but many more improvements where needed and many ideas where coming so the 'Improvement Mod' was born. Working with the Steam and non-Steam versions, the mod upgrades the game with small and big changes alike, as well as necessary tweaks and adds to make the gameplay more complex, realistic, interesting, fun and challenging. All known bugs from the original game have been fixed. It's being updated very often and everything is of the highest quality and bug-less. Check out the "Features" tab for more details. This mod is only for The Asian Dynasties but requires AOE3+TWC+TAD 1.03.

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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:

For update details 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 5.4 (installer)
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Prince_Kassad Aug 29 2013, 12:43pm says:

Awesome, great work, thank you very much. :)

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Malibourg Sep 9 2013, 1:00pm says:

I have a problem , when i launch the improvement mod , i have this message , "Could not located DATAPY.BAR"
I have AOE3, AOE3 WC and AOE3 AD in my computer

Please help me

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mandosrex Sep 11 2013, 12:19pm replied:

Follow the instructions without mistakes and it will work:

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GenezisO Dec 28 2013, 5:52pm says:

great mod, really

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mandosrex Jan 17 2014, 8:55pm replied:

What on earth are you talking about? My mod is a complete standalone and only works on its own, on a clean game.
It does not work with any other mod, no any other mod works with other mods if they change the same files...

I don't know what CDs you have but you need the game plus the two expansions.

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mandosrex May 29 2014, 9:31am replied:

It is an engine bug (for mods mostly), the only thing you can do is to make sure none of you lags and keep trying. The way to completely fix this is to buy the game and play on ESO. Sorry.

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Phoenixstar117 Jun 3 2014, 2:37pm says:

Mod does not work, the installer says it installs correctly and such, I switch it to the steam directory, but upon activating the launcher it gives me .dll errors.
I found all the .dll's needed and placed them in the directory but now it gives me this error: "The procedure entry point GrannyPWNGT34332VertexType could not be located in the dynamic link library granny2.dll". Any ideas on how to fix this?

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mandosrex Jun 5 2014, 1:00pm replied:

Yup, completely unninstall and reinstall everything. (a complete unninstallation also means to delete any remaining folders or files left in the Steam directory)

Also DO NOT RUN THE MOD'S PATCHER (AoE3ImpModPatcher.exe) if you have 5.4 and haven't downloaded the newer patcher. You can start the game as you would normally do via its default exe or from Steam.

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mandosrex Oct 7 2014, 7:05am replied:

This mod is available only in english.

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