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UPatch is unofficial update (user patch) for Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome Expansion (only). A solid improvement over the original game, UPatch features custom game resolutions (up to 1920x1200), over 150 bug fixes, new gameplay options and other enhancements. UPatch will update your game to version 1.1. Included languages are German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian (you can select language when installing).

UPatch HD survey - vote for the changes here. Don't forget to press "Continue" at the end to send your votes.

List of features (Beta version):
- Custom game resolutions - up to 1920x1200!
NOTE: Unlike the final version, the interface background screens in the Beta are simply resized graphics, not enhanced or corrected in position/aspect ratio.
- Option to select random teams ("?" for team number).
- Option to select "Random" for Map Type, so that you don't know which map type will be chosen.
- Multiplayer population limit option extended to 500.
- New Path Finding option: "Very High" is now default.
- Post-Iron Age option added as starting age in both Single and Multiplayer.
- Save game crashes are fixed.
- Color bug for Windows Vista/7 is fixed.
- Some fixes to prevent crash to Desktop.
- Over 150 various other bug fixes!
- Improvements on Random Maps.
- Balance and consistency fixes for units and civilizations.

List of features only available in the Final version:
- HD interface graphics - interface background screens enhanced to HD quality!
- The original CD audio soundtrack in mp3, replacing the primitive synthesizer (MIDI) version.
- Updated technology trees for all civilizations.
- Mod support with new Mod Manger - much easier way to create and manage UPatch compatible mods.
- Other improvements and new features.

For more information visit the forum thread at AOE Heaven.

Credits:
UPatch created by aoe_scout; using code by chab and LucTieuPhung.

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7 comments by aoe_scout on Sep 15th, 2014

UPatch HD 1.1 Beta2 released!

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UPatch is unofficial update (user patch) for Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome, which includes custom resolutions (up to 1920x1200), over 150 bug fixes, new gameplay options and other enhancements. The Beta version is intended for testing and reporting problems, but it is fully functional and has most of the features of 1.1. For more detailed information about the changes, visit the forum thread.


Beta2 comes with a lot of new features and improvements.

Highlights:
- UPatch now supports German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian!
- Windowed Mode: it allows you to play the game in a window.
- New Path Finding option: "Very High" is now default.
- New Starting Resource option added - "Low": 150 Food, 150 Wood, 0 Stone, 0 Gold.
- "High" starting resource option changed: 1000 Food, 1000 Wood, 500 Gold, 500 Stone.
- Improved mini map colors.
- Prey animals and Berry Bushes are now visible on mini map (as light green dots).
- Random Maps: increased Gold/Stone and many other improvements.
- All archers have 7% slower reload.
- Chariot Archers -10 HP (now 60, instead of 70).
- Babylonians, Assyrians and Shang get Heavy Transports.
- Some other civilization/unit balance changes.
- A lot of new bug fixes and improvements (small example below).

BugfixesBugfixes

The full changelog is posted here.

This is most likely the last Beta, the final version is expected to be ready before the end of 2014 (depends on my free time). Please test and report any problems, so I can fix them before the final.

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GhostofPripyat
GhostofPripyat Jan 10 2015, 10:39pm says:

Hey man, just wanted to say great work with this! AoE 1 is my favorite in the series.

Thanks :)

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earlgrey89
earlgrey89 Jan 2 2015, 9:02pm says:

Just Installed and started playing Mod Yesterday. Great work so far!! Glad that someone is taking the time to update this timeless classic!!

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aoe_scout Jan 2 2015, 1:00pm replied:

These resolutions are still rare according to latest global surveys. Considering we had problems adding even 1920x1080 and 1920x1200 (because the game was made for 1024x768 max), it's not very likely for higher to be supported (at least for now).

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aoe_scout Dec 31 2014, 8:14am replied:

This was asked before (check the previous comments page here).

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micheletangreda
micheletangreda Dec 22 2014, 2:08pm says:

You had a porting to Mac ? When were PPC processors with Mac os 9 the game there , but not anymore . It would be a nice AoE 1 on OS X Yosemite

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aoe_scout Creator
aoe_scout Dec 22 2014, 7:03pm replied:

Just use an emulator like Wine. Mac is not supported.

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aoe_scout Creator
aoe_scout Dec 21 2014, 8:43am says:

I've been too busy the last few weeks and didn't have the free time for a more significant progress. The release of the final version remains for early 2015 (no dates or estimates for now). Also there's been no user activity lately, I hope that will change, because feedback is important part of the process.

For more information on the latest possible changes - visit the forum thread:
Aoe.heavengames.com

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