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 26 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...

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alexandru-anarki Jun 18 2015, 9:32am says:

when I try to run the game it simply just minimizez itself after a couple of seconds with background menu music playing, and repeatedly does so everytime I try to maximize it. Respected the patching steps and whatnot still I can't get it to work. Any advice?

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TilanusCommodor Creator
TilanusCommodor Jul 13 2015, 2:32am replied:

What is your screen resolution? I suppose it may have sonething to do with the resolution the game chooses.

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Saruman_the_Colorful Jun 15 2015, 3:15pm says:

He, I really love NE! Anything going on at the moment?

AoE3 is brilliant, but for some reason I never had as much fun playing it. There are some reasons: the mostly american setting. Only focus on colonies, instead of the important wars in Europe, in my opinion the much more interesting part of this brilliant era. Ne makes this better, thanks for that.

But the part I dislike most about AoE3 is still present in NE - it simplifies the game too much!I think there are two things to do about that:

1. Villagers should have to bring the resource back to a special building like the town center, or the miner's camp, woodcutter's camp, etc.

2. Remove the decks and the whole thing about the things from the homecitys. It simplyfies the game fr tok much and takes focus away from other parts of the game. Of course this would be a radical change, but in my opinion necessary, to make it as good as AoE2, or even better!

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theolin2 Jun 3 2015, 10:12am says:

When I start a skirmish game, I get a message saying:

"oo:oo:oo (o):XS:Error ooo3: could not compile file'aiLoaderStandard.xs"

I press the "OK" button and I start playing, then I notice, the AI isn't doing anything. I don't know what is wrong lol, so please please help me!

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TilanusCommodor Creator
TilanusCommodor Jun 3 2015, 11:01am replied:

What AoE3 do you have?

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theolin2 Jun 6 2015, 11:57am replied:

The complete collection, but I solved it! I just reinstalled EVRYTHIN, and it worked like a charm. I'm guessing that it collided with some old mod files that never really got removed when I manually uninstalled it!
Thanks anyways for the reply!
Love it all the way through. Although swedens lack of infantry is a little bit frustrating, maybe that's something that will be added later,
Great great mod! Given 10/10!

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TilanusCommodor Creator
TilanusCommodor Jun 3 2015, 11:01am replied: +1 vote   reply to comment
SAS2994 May 23 2015, 1:13pm says:

I'm having some issues with The Napoleonic Era on my Mac. I was able to successfully install it, but when I try to use it, I get a DATAPN.BAR message. How can I solve this issue?

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TilanusCommodor Creator
TilanusCommodor May 28 2015, 11:50am replied:

Have you patched both, TWC and TAD? You have to do it as said in the installation instructions. If that doesn't solve the problem, try installed NE over a fresh, reinstalled and patched AoE3.

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leoilpan May 28 2015, 9:01am replied:

i have the same issue. How to solve itt ?

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