The classic Age of Empires – revived in HD! UPatch HD is the unofficial (HD) patch for Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome, a complete revamp of the original game – with HD resolution, HD quality interface graphics, hundreds of bug fixes, new gameplay options and many other enhancements.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> For more information visit the official site <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Highlights:
- Support for HD resolutions!
- Interface graphics reworked and enhanced to HD quality!
- The original CD audio soundtrack in mp3, replacing the synthesizer (midi) version.
– Compatible with all modern Windows versions - XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10.
– Improved game stability and reliability (previously some users were not even able to start the game).
– Save game crashes are fixed.
– Distorted in-game colors (color bugs) are fixed.
– New gameplay options: Random Teams, Random Map Type, Post-Iron Age, Idle Military units hotkey and more!
– New random map types: "Oasis" and "Rivers".
– New HD Launcher - a remake of the original game launcher, now a central place for all settings and the Mod Manager.
– New Mod Manager and modding system – with many new features (like adding civilizations) and proper mods that don't affect the original game installation.
– New UPatch HD settings for Windowed Mode, custom player name, mouse control, language, etc.
– New options for the Scenario Editor.
– Improvements on Random Maps.
– Improvements on the mini map.
– Fixes for computer player ai.
– Fixed technology and civilization bugs and countless other problems that have been plaguing the game since its release.
– Hundreds of other bug fixes.
– Improved balance for units and civilizations, while staying as close to the original gameplay as possible. Balance was adjusted according to user feedback and votes from surveys gathered for 2 years. The Beta got over 23 000 downloads!
– Improved in-game text messages and descriptions, as well as some language translations.
– Support for 7 game languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Polish.
– No previous patches or external software required, 100% clean and safe setup!

For more information visit the official site.

If you like UPatch HD, please consider supporting its development with a small donation. Thank you!

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UPatch HD 1.1


New version released - click Download above to get UPatch HD 1.1 - Release 4! If you already have one of the previous 1.1 releases, just install the new version over the old one to update your game.

With over 60 000 downloads and universal recognition, UPatch HD has become the preferred way to play AOE1! Huge thanks to all users who supported and continue to support this patch in any way!

>>>>>>>>> For more information about UPatch HD and all of its features - visit the official site.

Here's what's new in version 1.1 - Release 4:

- Support for even higher resolution: 2560x1440 (QHD) is now supported!
Note: For 3840x2160 (Ultra HD/4K), just use 1920x1080 (without Windowed mode) - it fits perfectly. This is the best way to play in 4K, as AOE's engine doesn't support scaling (it's a limitation of the game).

AOE in 2560x1440!AOE in 2560x1440!


- Support for 3 new languages: Russian, Chinese Traditional and Chinese Simplified! These languages can be selected during setup or changed at any time from Launcher - Settings - Game Language.

New languages


- Support for High DPI - all parts of the patch now display correctly with High DPI settings.
Note: If your screen has very high pixel density, everything in the game will look tiny. Because the game doesn't support scaling, the only way around this is to use lower resolution with the same aspect ratio.

- The game now remembers the last state (shown or hidden) of scores (F4) and timer/population (F11). For example, if you enable scores and then exit the game, next time you play, the scores will be shown automatically on game start. Launcher - Settings - Advanced options "Show Time/Pop on start" and "Show Score on start" are now removed as they are no longer needed.

- The new release also contains some additional bug fixes and optimizations.

For more information - visit the official site.

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UPatch HD 1.1 Release 4. Please check the requirements on the official site before installing.

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Guest
Guest

I just downloaded and installed the R4 patch. But nothing is happening. I did not get any sort of error message. I have the installer on my desktop, and it installs very quickly. When I get into the game, nothing is changed. I reinstalled the game, and that didn't change anything. There is nothing extra in my Microsoft games folder besides a readme for the patch. I have an old 2005 pc running windows XP, but it meets the patch's requirements. My computer doesn't have internet, so I download it through my other computer and transfer it with a flash drive, but there was no corruption. The game itself is still playable, just completely unaffected by the patch. Is there something basic I am missing or doing wrong? I haven't found any solution or someone else with my problem yet.

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Plokite_Wolf
Plokite_Wolf

Are you running the game from the UPatch launcher or the Rise of Rome exe?

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Guest
Guest

I would like to thank you for your hard work on this mod. The attention to detail and care you showed to the source material is commendable.

Due to the fact that Definitive Edition will require online account and probably will be tied to Windows store I will stay with original updated with your mod. Even if Definitive Edition will receive content update in form of DLC (DLC to Definitive Edition - it sounds funny but I am sure it will happen) I do not think I will miss much thanks to your work. I hope you will be allowed to host your mod indefinitely.

Could you advise if you plan for new releases of your patch? I am sure that even after Definitive Edition is released people will still be enjoying your mod.

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lion.kanzen
lion.kanzen

Nice work, only missing population feature.

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br8kr
br8kr

Good news :D

The Age of Empires Definitive Edition devs confirmed that they started their rebalance pass with the UPatch changes. Reddit.com :D

Congratulations. That also proves wrong what you said in 2014 about how they would never make an HD AOE remake. :DD Aoe.heavengames.com

I suppose I do wonder if they already contacted you about all this ,':I

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Guest
Guest

Can you enable hotkeys. I also have a problem with farms and i wonder if you could make units walk over them and automatically replenish after its worn out

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LionHunter89
LionHunter89

I just sign up to say thank you aoe_scout for your work. I've installed your Upatch 1.1 and it works well. But I noticed that the soundtrack is either .wav or .midi not .mp3 as your description. I wonder is there anything wrong? You could see the list of file in sound folder here Drive.google.com

And in Singer Player, the population is still 50. So I only play in Multiplayer now. Thanks

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LionHunter89
LionHunter89

oh sorry I can see Xmusic1.mp3 now. It contains over 30 minutes of original soundtrack. Man, it's slightly different to what I've heard before. Even wolf whistler in it. Awesome. Thanks

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RagnarrJarlJomsborg
RagnarrJarlJomsborg

Does it work with Gameranger? (Or Voobly)

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