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 17 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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Guest Dec 17 2014, 7:08pm says:

I'm having some trouble with this mod. I installed it today on my Macbook Pro, intel i5 2,4Ghz, 8Gb RAM, Intel Iris, over Age of Empires 3 + TWC + TAD all at the latest patch and working perfectly (1.0.6, 1.0.3, 1.01), I ran the installer and it told me it was successful. The problem comes up when I try to run the mod by double-clicking on the icon in the applications folder, because it tells me: "Initialization failed - Could not load DATAPN.BAR" and closes immediately after. I wanted to try to uninstall and re-install it completely, but I can't seem to find anywhere the uninstaller and I don't want to risk messing up with the game files. Can anyone give me a hand with this?

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kangcliff Dec 18 2014, 2:14am replied:

The problem might occur if the application has no permission to the game folder.If you have no idea what this is,I suggest you to reinstall the whole AoE3 again,with AoE3 itself and expansions all up to date.Finally,you should try to run the mod installer as you did before.

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JustEven Dec 18 2014, 3:58pm replied:

Actually I just checked the file permissions and I didn't have execute permissions, I modified them and the line in the terminal is
$ -rwxrwxr-x 1 502 staff 212146456 Nov 19 13:51
Is there anything else I should check? Or do you recommend to reinstall all AoE3 from scratch? I really wouldn't want to do that, since I would be losing all of my HCs. Thank you for your time anyways

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kangcliff Dec 19 2014, 9:17am replied:

I recommend you to reinstall the whole game.Uninstalling the Mac version of AoE3 can be done by removing the game applications from applications folder in system volume,while the HCs in your documents folder will still be kept.

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JustEven Dec 19 2014, 10:11am replied:

Thank you very much for the support, it's all working fine now. Probably there was a problem during the installation of the mod

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Guest Dec 15 2014, 6:22pm says:

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kangcliff Dec 17 2014, 10:53am replied:

Please see this thread on our forum:

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deathkitty Dec 14 2014, 1:48pm says:

I love the mod, but some civs have awkward building textures- polish farms, and Incan... everything! I was wondering if these civs will get buildings that better suit their architectural attributes? Great work overall, though!

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Da_Bozz Dec 14 2014, 2:21pm replied:

What do you mean with awkward?

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deathkitty Dec 14 2014, 3:05pm replied:

Like how the polish use a native american model for their farm, and how the Inca use Aztec buildings that never receive any upgrades. Inca should get their own models for outposts, Logistics lodges, and barracks. (Just a suggestion).

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deathkitty Dec 14 2014, 3:15pm replied:

The american ranch also looks out of place. Perhaps a corral with a square pan, and a american style building would be more appropriate? (still a suggestion). (Sorry for double post)

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TilanusCommodor Dec 15 2014, 11:53am replied:

The Inca and Persian civilization are currently only bonus civs and hence work-in-progress, so let's not bother with these for now. As for Polish farms and American ranch, they surely could look more appropriate, even though I think that in spite of the farms being originally used in the Aztec civ, the farm itself doesn't really look aztec and hence like something alien in the Polish civ.

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Da_Bozz Dec 14 2014, 5:38pm replied:

Always thankful for feedback and suggestions!

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TCHORGO Dec 13 2014, 9:02am says:

Do you intend to add the campaign mode to mod or will keep him only with multi-player?

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Da_Bozz Dec 13 2014, 12:06pm replied:

We will think about a campaign later, at the moment we unfortunately don't have the resources.

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