This mod completely overhauls the game. Each age now feels more extended and isn't rushed, as well as gameplay is more strategic than just spamming units from production facilities. It is best used in multiplayer. It also tries to re-balance the entire game and add unique units to underwhelming nations and take away unique units from overpowered ones.


ATTENTION STEAM USERS: A STEAM-FRIENDLY VERSION HAS BEEN RELEASED ON THE STEAM WORKSHOP. READ THE BELOW ARTICLES FOR INFO.


THE CURRENT VERSION IS 5.98.4.


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FEATURES


The changes in this mod are extensive. Below are some of the highlights.

As of version 5.95, all civilizations have 7 or 8 unique units, spread out through most of the ages. Every nation has at least 1 unit in Industrial Age or higher and has 1 or 2 unique buildings.

THIS MOD GREATLY EXTENDS ALL RESEARCH TIMES AND COSTS AS WELL AS UNITS. IF YOU DON'T LIKE SEVERAL HOUR LONG GAMES, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU.


NEW GAMEPLAY FEATURES:


  • ADMIRALS (NAVAL GENERALS)

    • huge ships that can boost a fleet's armor value the same way generals can
    • can use Ambush but not other general powers
    • benefits from same upgrades as normal generals
    • can attack and is formidable in combat
    • can have more than 1 at a time but cost increases based on fleet size
    • upgrades its stats every 2 ages
    • available from Classical Age
  • UNIQUE BUILDINGS

    • nations now benefit from several unique buildings
    • there are currently 12 different unique buidings available (more to come)
      • Imperial Tagmata (Medieval Age only) - Greeks, Romans, Turks
        • can produce powerful Byzantine units
        • can have only 1 but can be rebuilt
        • becomes abandoned in Gunpowder Age
      • Chivalric Order (Gunpowder Age only) - Germans, Romans
        • can produce powerful Knights
        • can have only 1 but can be rebuilt
        • becomes abandoned in Enlightenment Age
      • Naval Fort / Naval Fortress / Naval Redoubt (Enlightenment Age--Industrial Age--Modern Age) - British, Dutch, French, Spanish
        • essentially water-based forts that can protect an area from ships
        • have a formidable defence and attack and are hard to take down
        • can have only 1 per city and must be built within city range
        • become abandoned in Information Age
      • Frontier Watchpost / Frontier Outpost (Enlightenment Age--Industrial Age) - British, French, Spanish
        • a tower that you can place outside your nation's borders
        • weaker than a tower but good enough to fend off a small force
        • CANNOT be garrisoned and becomes weaker with every age past Industrial Age
        • can be built in enemy territory but suffers from attrition
        • costs a bit of knowledge do discourage spamming
        • becomes abandoned in Modern Age
      • Marksman Watchtower / Sharpshooter Tower / Sniper Nest (Gunpowder Age--Industrial Age--Information Age) - Americans, Indians, Koreans, Russians, Turks
        • a tall tower that has 2 snipers in it
        • very long range and is effective against all kinds of units
        • very fragile and is easily destroyed if attacked by a medium sized force
        • CANNOT be garrisoned and becomes weaker with every age past Industrial Age
        • must be built in a radius of a Large City and only one may be built per city
        • costs a bit of knowledge do discourage spamming
        • does not become obsolete over the ages
      • Raider Stable (Classical Age) - Egyptians, Lakota, Mongols
        • produces Horse Raiders
        • can be built outside of borders but suffers from attrition if built in enemy territory
        • can have only one but can be rebuilt if destroyed
        • becomes abandoned in Industrial Age
      • Shaman Hut (Ancient Age) - Bantu, Inca, Iroquois, Nubians
        • can produce the Shaman support unit
        • can have only 1 but can be rebuilt
        • becomes abandoned in Enlightenment Age
      • Recruitment House (Classical Age) - Chinese, Persians
        • recruitment buildings that can produce Recruits/Cadets/Army Reserve units
        • can have only 1 but can be rebuilt
        • must be built in range of city
        • does not become obsolete over the ages
      • Naval Watchpost/Outpost (Modern Age -- Information Age) - Chinese, Dutch, Japanese
        • a naval tower with some air defense that can protect an area from a medium sized fleet
        • upgrades in Information Age
        • costs a small bit of Knowledge to build
      • Raider Barracks (Classical Age) - Aztecs, Maya
        • an external recruitment building that produces Raiders
          • Raiders are melee units that are very effective against enemy civilians
          • more resilient against defenses than Horse Raiders but are ineffective against buildings
          • can have only 1 at a time
        • can have only 1 at a time
        • becomes abandoned in Industrial Age
        • very fragile and has no defenses
      • Treepost (Ancient Age) - Aztecs, Bantu, Inca, Maya, Nubians
        • a group of blowgunners hidden in some trees that can be placed anywhere in your territory
        • quite effective against small armies but becomes less effective with every age past Ancient
        • becomes abandoned in Gunpowder Age
        • can be taken down fairly easily without the need for siege weapons
      • Trenches (Industrial Age) - Germans, Japan, Russians
        • a defense that can be placed inside your territory and can act as an impromptu wall
        • very resilient against most infantry and light vehicles but fairly easily destroyed by tanks and siege weapons
        • can build more than one but costs a bit of Knowledge
        • becomes abandoned in Information Age
  • DEFENSIBLE BARRACKS

    • Barracks now shoot arrows
    • have very limited range and power and become less effective each Age
    • useful to handle small groups of rushing units


39+ NEW UNITS:


UNIQUE UNITS:

  • M4 Sherman, RAH-66 Comanche and MB-1 Light Bomber (America)
  • Jaguar Warriors (Aztec)
  • Resistance Fighters (Bantu)
  • HNLMS Groningen (Dutch)
  • Hakim Infantry (Egypt)
  • Boucanier (France)
  • ELAS (Greeks)
  • Inti Tribesmen, Peruvian Guard and Elite Peruvian Guard (Inca)
  • Aryan Chariot, Chola Ship and Rajput Infantry (Indians)
  • Mohawk Riflemen (Iroquois)
  • Mitsubishi Ki-51, Yamato Battleship (Japan)
  • Hwacha, Turtle Ship and KLA (Korea)
  • Lakota Riflemen, AN/TWQ-1 and Lakota Supply Wagon (Lakota)
  • Tlaxcalan Warriors (Maya)
  • BMP-1, Red Army Cavalry andT-54 (Mongols)
  • Anti-Air Infantry (Nubians)
  • Qader (Persians)
  • Panavia Tornado (Romans)
  • Man O' War and Operaciones Especiales (Spain)
  • F.H. 98/09 (Turks)
  • as well as several units from TaP redux that have been re-textured, made into unique units and re-balanced for this mod

UNIQUE UNITS (FROM UNIQUE BUILDINGS):

  • Foot Knight and Knight Hospitaller (Chivalric Order)
  • Byzantine Warrior and Byzantine Cavalry (Imperial Tagmata)
  • Horse Raiders (Raider Stable)
  • Shaman (Shaman Hut)
  • Recruits/Cadets/Army Reserve (Recruitment House)
  • Raiders (Raider Barracks)

NORMAL UNITS:

  • Monitor Ship (Industrial Age)
    • long range bombard ships
    • useful at taking out buildings at long range but vulnerable to all ships

MAP & TECH:


  • 30% larger 'big huge' map
  • Ages and techs take A LOT more time to research and cost A LOT more
  • ALL ramp up cost limits increased
  • Population limit tweaked (75-600)
  • Government types now have larger differences and upgrade with further government selections
  • Gather rates and scholar rates slower (resources per 60s, Knowledge per 120s)
  • Commerce rates tweaked (start at 140, +70 for each Commerce research level)
  • Military research discounts lowered
  • AGE ADVANCEMENT changed:
    • each Age advancement costs every resource available in the previous age (Food is still the main cost, but it is slightly lowered and instead other resource costs are introduced)
      • Classical Age (Food, Timber, Gold)
      • Medieval Age --- Enlightenment Age (Knowledge, Food, Timber, Gold, Metal)
      • Industrial Age --- Information Age (Knowledge, Food, Timber, Gold, Metal, Oil)
  • AGE costs and times REDONE
    • bigger costs and research times in age milestones (I->II, III-IV, V-VI, VII-VIII)
    • slightly lower costs and research times in smaller technological leaps (II->III, IV->V, VI->VII)
  • FINAL TECHS changed:
    • each final tech now costs an associated resource as well as Oil and Knowledge
      • Missile Shield (Knowledge, Metal, Oil)
      • World Government (Knowledge, Food, Oil)
      • Global Prosperity (Knowledge, Gold, Oil)
      • Artificial Intelligence (Knowledge, Timber, Oil)
  • Science tech
    • raised discount from 10% to 12%
  • Taxation
    • reduced Wealth bonus

BUILDINGS:


  • Towers and forts now MUCH stronger:
    • can now DECIMATE an army if siege weapons are not used
    • lots more HP and armor as well as attack
    • fires more arrows and garrisons more units
    • Redoubts have much bigger range, to cope with increased range bonus from CEO
  • Docks have more HP and armor
  • Anti-air guns more HP, damage and range
  • Missile Silo
    • can now only build in Large City radius (but can build more than 1)
  • Cities
    • raised cost
    • reduced armor
    • Can build 11 farms per small city (13 per large city / 15 per major city)
    • now gather +5 Wealth
    • economic radius raised
    • gather rates changed to 17f/8t/4g
    • costs redone and raised
    • increased build bonus
  • Granary, Lumber Mill, Smelter and Refinery
    • bonuses reduced (now boost production by +1 per worker and +1 for every level researched)
  • Smelters
    • production bonus adds +3 to every miner (+2 extra per upgrade)
  • University
    • gathers +20 Knowledge by itself
  • Buildings (all)
    • now give +1 bonus Wealth income
  • Markets
    • now give +16 bonus Wealth income

UNITS:


  • All units
    • speed increased
    • costs completely overhauled (read here for more info: Moddb.com)
  • Tanks
    • attack slightly increased
    • added a small amount of splash damage
    • doubled armor value
    • raised HP
    • raised range
  • Bazooka and Anti-Tank Missile
    • raised attack (because of tougher tanks)
    • added a small amount of splash damage
  • Ships completely overhauled:
    • 3x HP, 3x attack but cost more
    • siege ships cost even more
    • subs increased range, decreased speed but more HP
    • Fireships (all)
      • damage vs admirals raised
      • damage vs light ships raised
    • Subs (all)
      • reload speed much slower
      • projectile speed slower
      • damage substantially raised
      • damage vs. admirals (all) substantially raised
      • damage vs heavy ships (all) substantially raised
  • Siege weapons MORE expensive
  • Supply wagons have more range; all supply wagons heal units, French supply wagons heal at double speed
  • Generals (and Patriots) have more range
    • Government generals have difference in stats, larger ranges and military generals are more resilient than economic ones
    • increased bonuses given by government generals
    • Forced March lasts longer
    • turn speed increased
    • rally speed increased
  • Aircraft Carrier
    • now holds 10 planes instead of 15
    • population cost reduced from 7 to 6
  • Citizens
    • no longer have ramp up cost
    • cost slightly increased
  • Cavalry (all)
    • increased speed by 20%
    • increased dmg vs. foot troops
  • Infantry (all)
    • decreased speed by 10%
    • decreased dmg vs. cavalry
  • Supply Trucks
    • turn speed increased
  • Siege units
    • turn speed increased
  • Pre-Industrial age non-anti air ground units (all)
    • chance to hit air units now very small
  • UNITS (ALL)
    • higher age units have a significant damage bonus against lower age units
    • lower damage against other units (to prolong engagements)
  • Nukes
    • now truly obliterate ANYTHING in the blast area
  • Different units take different amount of population:
    • all cavalry (including tanks): 2 pop
    • infantry: 1 pop
    • anti-air units: 2 pop
    • siege weapons: 4 pop
    • supply wagons: 2 pop
    • machine gun units: 2 pop
    • submarines: 4 pop
    • heavy ships: 5 pop
    • light ships: 3 pop
    • fireships: 1 pop
    • siegeships: 4 pop
    • aircraft carrier: 7 pop
    • fighters: 1 pop
    • fighter-bombers: 2 pop
    • helicopters (and zeppelin): 2 pop
    • bombers: 3 pop
    • unique units: varies

NATIONS & WONDERS:


  • Nations:
    • added several new (previously disabled by default) powers
    • re-balanced existing powers
  • Wonders:
    • cost A LOT more
    • give more balanced bonuses
    • added several new (previously disabled by default) bonuses
    • take twice as long to construct, so it's easier to catch someone who is trying to 'steal' your wonder

MISC:


  • Rare resources re-balanced
  • Starting resources changed
  • Scholars gather rates changed
  • Citizen gather is 8 resources instead of 10
  • Woodcutter slots slightly reduced
  • Mountain slots slightly reduced
  • Larger city economic range
  • Lumber mill range increased
  • Borders tweaked
  • Scouts 2x faster
  • Nukes now VERY EXPENSIVE and take A LOT OF TIME TO BUILD, but also increased damage and blast radius
  • Missiles increased damage and cost
  • Oil derricks give 2x much oil
  • Plunder bonuses increased
  • City upgrade requirement increased
    • 8 different buildings for Large City
    • 13 different buildings for Major City
  • Plunder/Raze values REDONE
    • reduced raze values (all)
    • changed raze for wonders
      • raze value now gives total amount of cost to build it (for example if the wonder costs 500 food and 500 timber, razing it gives back 1000 resources (type depends on wonder)
    • city raze value increased per level of city
    • capital raze value increased
    • despots give bigger plunder bonus
    • added some useful hotkeys to the pause button info
    • added plunder value info to all buildings

and much much more...


FUTURE PLANS:

  • Re-balance everything as best as possible
  • As I work my way to version 6.0, updates will be less frequent and will first feature a major rebalancing of the entire game and maybe a change in one or two uniques.

Disclaimer: This mod is based on the TaP Redux mod (by probed1969) posted on the Rise of Nations Heaven site (link: Ron.heavengames.com). That being said, I have not asked the original author if I can use his work in this mod. If there are any complaints by the original author, I will put it down.

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Version 5.98.4 changelog

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CHANGELOG

UNITS

  • Siege (all)
    • damage vs. Towers lowered
    • damage vs. Forts lowered

NATIONS

  • Koreans
    • removed Trenches
    • added new unique unit: Hwacha (IV)
      • slow, expensive siege units
      • can fire a salvo of 8 projectiles
      • long reload time
      • more effective against units than buildings

REMODELS/RESKINS

  • Monitor Ship
  • HNLMS Groningen
  • Yamato Battleship
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STEAM VERSION HAS BEEN RELEASED!

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BUGS AND ISSUES

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jakerrs123
jakerrs123

question its my first time to use a mod how it works?

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0wcabibi88 Creator
0wcabibi88

Are you asking what the features are, or how to install it?

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huebsche_zh_
huebsche_zh_

It is amazing that you still mod a game so old :) You had some amazing ideas, really like them. There seems to be no readme in the "Rise_of_the_Ages_v5.98.2_-_non-steam.rar" version though. What is the difference between the "Rise of the Ages mod - scenario edition" and the "Rise of the Ages mod"? Seems to be same file size.

Also I do not like that everything became so slowly. It takes forever to gather resources even with "turbo resources" activated. Is it possible to use it like the normal version but with the new units?

Also "start peace time" and "max population" do not work in the solo game. If I choose 30 min and 150 it is 45 min and 500 (!).
Thanks for your time and work!

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0wcabibi88 Creator
0wcabibi88

Scenario edition is the version you use if you're playing a scenario. It's the same thing as the normal version, but since you can't set technology speed and cost in a scenario by default, this one has it so it's the same as setting it on 'very expensive and slow' in a normal game.

Probably the only way to play it faster would be to set the technology settings to higher than 'very expensive and slow', but I haven't experimented with those other settings so balance might be off at those speeds.

Max population has been tweaked for this mod. You have to choose the lower ones if you want to have 200 (although its not recommended as a lot of units take more than one population). As for the peace settings, only the last one is 45 min. The others are as they say.

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RedDawn357
RedDawn357

Hello. I can't seem to access the mod in-game. It's probably something on my end, I'm pretty inept with this sort of thing. If that's the case though I might like some help.

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0wcabibi88 Creator
0wcabibi88

Did you read the installation info? Do you have the Steam or non-Steam version?

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RedDawn357
RedDawn357

Hey. I did read the info. A couple things there confused me, including, "overwrite everything". And I have the non-steam version.

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0wcabibi88 Creator
0wcabibi88

"overwrite everything" means that when you extract the .rar file to the game folder it asks you if you want to overwrite files.

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RedDawn357
RedDawn357

Also, when you say the game folder do you mean just the "rise of nations" folder, or a folder within that one like "mods" or something?

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0wcabibi88 Creator
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Rise of Nations folder. The inner folders are already set inside the .rar.

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