Napoleonic Era is a renowned, fan-made modification for Age of Empires 3 and its expansions The Warchiefs and The Asian Dynasties. The mod intends to accurately illustrate the time from 1555-1815 by greatly expanding and reworking the game with new units, buildings, maps, sounds, music and civilizations. The mod has been founded in January 2006 by Alexander Fleger and is being continued by Peter Piepenburg since February 2010. It is still one of the most anticipated mods for Age of Empires III in the whole world.

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4 comments by TilanusCommodor on Nov 20th, 2014

Hey everybody,

it's just been a week since the last release of NE 2.1.7, which provided Mac users for the first time with an installer and did rebalance and update a couple of civs too (i.e. the Germans). Due to a major visual bug (caused by bad file packing) we decided to quickly re-release a fixed version (and not a patch).

NE 2.1.7b will stabilize the recently released NE 2.1.7. Apart from fixing the major visual bug, this version also adds a new voice set for Polish and some new graphics for Americans, which you can see here:

New US buildings

New US consulate icons

NE 2.1.7b for Windows
NE 2.1.7b for Windows

NE 2.1.7b for Mac
NE 2.1.7b for Mac

Installation requirements:

NE 2.1.7b requires the latest AoE3 patches, but no prior NE installations.
You can install NE 2.1.7b over your NE if you did not install versions earlier than NE 2.1.6.
Otherwise please install NE over an umodded and patched AoE3.

You can read the NE 2.1.7b release notes here.

If you want to play against other NE players, you can join this NE Online Group on Facebook and ask for matches. NE has been played so far via GameRanger, Hamachi and ESO.

And now we will crawl back into our Skype chatrooms, working documents and surround us with code, sketches and graphics and prepare the next big thing. ;)

Happy Napoleonic gaming!

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NE 2.1.7b for PC

NE 2.1.7b for PC

Nov 20, 2014 Full Version 16 comments

This is a full version of Napoleonic Era for PC and will keep your native language settings and only add text for new or reworked content in English...

NE 2.1.7b for Mac

NE 2.1.7b for Mac

Nov 20, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

This is a full version of Napoleonic Era for Mac and will keep your native language settings and only add text for new or reworked content in English...

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:DEAD: Mar 27 2015, 2:11pm says:

Can you add a sort of special addon for have unlimited buldings/populations for epic battles please ?

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earkalspea Mar 13 2015, 2:06pm replied:

To run Napoleonic Era, you require both expansion packs and a fully patched version of the game. Could you please elaborate on what "component" you are missing?

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estroncio Feb 26 2015, 10:50pm says:

Hello, i can't play some civs like war chiefs or some of the original game :c

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earkalspea Mar 5 2015, 6:02pm replied:

Age of Empires 3 was hard coded to only allow 14 factions. We decided to replace the native factions and some European factions with the new ones added in the mods. However, all European civilizations have a prebuilt home city so that you may still play as them.

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Axus-Ibericus Feb 25 2015, 9:01am says:

Hey hello, i just installed NE all seems good but i see minor changes for french civilization no card is different than the original french civilization and also when i try to recruit Chasseur et Grognards they cant be recruit it they ask me shipment, but i have like 15 XP and they are still unrecruitable. What is wrong ?

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Guest Feb 25 2015, 1:45pm replied:

Chaussers and Grognards are currently untecruitable due to a bug with how the game recognizes unit costs. We are working on fixing it.
As for the French being fairly similar to their previous incarnation, wr purposely only made only a few chnages to the Vanilla Civs. We sought to improve, not completly rework. If you're looking for something more exotic, try one of our new civilizations. The Italians, with their merchants and what not, might be friendly to a French perfected playstyle.

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Axus-Ibericus Feb 26 2015, 11:19am replied:

Oh ok thx dude.
I have another question
It is normal if i cant play the Forgotten Empires because of NE? Yesterday i tried to go play the original game of AOE III TAD and same similarities when i try to play the FE there is a download that takes forever. Does i have to necessary uninstall NE to play other mods?

Thx in advance yu guys are doing good work

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