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.

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
Cent-Suisse Dragão da Legião Muslim Outlaws
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: NE 2.1.7b now available

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!

Media RSS Feed Latest Video
Downloads RSS Feed Latest Downloads
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 1 comment

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...

Post comment Comments  (130 - 140 of 338)
Stason1985 Aug 29 2014, 4:14pm says:

Downloaded NE 1.0, and when loading product code required. Nowhere is it I can not find you please!

+1 vote     reply to comment
TilanusCommodor Creator
TilanusCommodor Sep 1 2014, 9:11pm replied:

Hey, NE 1.0 is meant for AoE3 only (without the expansions) and is a 'little' outdated. ;) The most recent version is NE 2.1.5, that you need to install manually. URL:

+1 vote   reply to comment
DocDI99 Aug 7 2014, 11:47am says:

remove population cap and rise on epic scale

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest Oct 4 2014, 12:56pm replied:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

TilanusCommodor Creator
TilanusCommodor Sep 1 2014, 9:14pm replied:

Population caps exist to maintain a fluent game performance for people with bad PCs. When you're smart about sending HC shipments, developing unit-sending techs and use natives it's easily possible to have around 300-400 units.

The AoE3 engine wasn't built for epic scale battles such as in ETW.

+1 vote   reply to comment
Robert_Lee Aug 3 2014, 6:59am says:

When is new versions of the mod?

+1 vote     reply to comment
TilanusCommodor Creator
TilanusCommodor Sep 1 2014, 9:19pm replied:

Soooon. :D

+2 votes   reply to comment
griphass Jul 23 2014, 2:53pm says:

to when a stable and functional version? = O

+1 vote     reply to comment
TilanusCommodor Creator
TilanusCommodor Sep 1 2014, 9:15pm replied:

NE 2.1.5 is the last stable version. It needs to be installed manually though, but we're working on an auto-installer. You can get NE 2.1.5 here:

+1 vote   reply to comment
ThEKiLLiaN Jul 28 2014, 7:50am replied:

Muahaha noob :3

+1 vote     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties Icon
Windows, Mac
Send Message
Official Page
Release Date
Released Jul 15, 2009
Mod Watch
Track this mod
Community Rating



16 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

Real Time Strategy
Single & Multiplayer

Latest tweets from

It can take up to a few hours for tweets to begin appearing.

Embed Buttons

Promote Napoleonic Era on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the embed code provided (more).

Napoleonic Era Napoleonic Era
Napoleonic Era
Last Update
3 months ago
360 members