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 - Release 3

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UPatch HD 1.1


The new version is here - UPatch HD 1.1 Release 3 includes several new features and many improvements. If you already have one of the previous 1.1 releases, just install the new version over it to update your game.

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

One of the most important additions in Release 3 is the new mouse control option (enabled by default). Previously the game did not detect right-clicks properly when moving the mouse rapidly, which prevented commands to be quickly issued one after another. It was also problematic for higher-end (gaming) devices, since they are more sensitive. The new option eliminates this problem.

Multiple commands are properly accepted and executed.


The new version also introduces the new Idle Military Units hotkey - you can now press "," (comma) to cycle through your idle military units. Several other hotkeys were added as well, for example Granary, Storage Pit, Market and Government Center can now be selected and cycled through with Ctrl+ hotkeys.

The number of possible unit groups is doubled in Release 3 - you can now use the numpad keys on your keyboard to create/select unit groups 10-19 and they will all show their group number when selected (including the previously missing number for group 0).

New unit groups available.

New options are available (Launcher - Settings - Advanced) - you can now have Time/Population and Player Scores shown automatically at game start. Many other improvements, some bug fixes and optimizations are also present (the full list is on the site).

The new release contains some important updates on the modding system as well, like the ability to create entirely new tilesets (architecture/interface styles). All the details are in the modding section of the site.

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 Release 3. Please check the requirements on the official site before installing.

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tolgaekin
tolgaekin

3.menus too much waiting time, is there any way to speed it up

4.age of empires 2 style
the new production units on the map to determine the destination spot, Is it possible to do

5.if I sent a file that contains the Turkish language, could you add to patch?

thanks sir

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aoe_scout Creator
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If your Turkish language is complete and you can translate few additional lines (which are different in UPatch HD) - then yes. Send me a PM with the files.

The rest are mostly limitations of the game engine (for example units have fixed number of frames - they are not 3D at all).

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tolgaekin
tolgaekin

1.Do you think making a fourth patch?

2.How many frames animation In this game 30 fps?, seems a little low to me, is there any way to speed it up, high-frame animations Is it can be done?

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TParis
TParis

This is a fantastic update to the game but there is one thing bothering me:
Why is only the CD soundtrack of "Rise of Rome" included and not the one from the original game? Doesn't make too much sense to me.

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Norwegian_Loki
Norwegian_Loki

you can with a easy trick make as much music as you want. Just go into your age of empires install folder and look for music. There is one there called xmusic or xmusic1. Just add as many music files as you want but change the name to xmusic2, xmusic3, ect. It has to be mp3 format.

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Weracri
Weracri

Good day. Will you add support of Russian version of the game in this patch, please?

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aoe_scout Creator
aoe_scout

I don't have the Russian version. To add Russian language, I would need the original translation (dll files) from the Russian version and also someone to translate several additional lines specific to UPatch HD. Then I can add Russian to the list of supported languages.

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Spunkycabbage8
Spunkycabbage8

Changing screen resolution doesn't work for me, the game still runs in a box on my screen with a low resolution no matter what resolution I select

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aoe_scout Creator
aoe_scout

Follow all the instructions here (under IMPORTANT):
Upatch-hd.weebly.com
The game probably can't detect your supported resolutions due to incompatible video card driver or settings.

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Oicraftian
Oicraftian

Just wondering; would you be so kind as to... "fix" Yamato so it actually has something mildly resembling anything close to actual "staying power" because it more or less dies if it isn't completely winning within the first 5 minutes of an Iron Age Death Match.

Maybe catapults? Just catapults, no further; of course, maybe a reload penalty just incase. It is simply Yamato's inability to tackle defenses that cripples it. A weak ability, but one existent nonetheless, seems like an improvement that does not make the civ too powerful.
Pretty much the same idea for Macedonian. No engineering though; which reflects Macedonians rather powerful army.

Hittite seems to have been hit extremely hard though, perhaps a little too hard. I am a rather new player to AOE Rise of Rome, so I haven't really seen hittite in action aside from that one time I tested a 1 v 6 (hardest) as Hittie (Iron Age DM). But the new changes; mostly the loss of architecture, seem to have hit it too hard.
A few other civs are rather questionable; Shang for example isn't particularly capable as a whole, something I find rather alarming. It is less that Shang's weakness is in an in depth category, than it is a total area of wanting. Called it's military power. It's incredibly pathetic a Civ. Had it at least possessed ballista towers it could actually stand up to Egyptian...

Assyrian is balanced-ish. Almost a go-to over Roman if not for the lack of architecture. However Roman seems to be a bit left behind.

Egyptian has never been good. It's... Just not a capable civ. It can feed you sure, but if it had say; Coinage, it would be an actually capable feeder civ.

And I'm not sure on this, but I think Legions as troops, should be slightly faster. Just barely enough to out-speed a (normal) Centurion; they're pretty fragile either way.

Finally, I would note that it would be preferable if you would increase the max population. Hitting 400 is rather regular in 1 v 1 DM's as civs that require large numbers of troops. Indeed, if I were to play Macedonian I rather easily hit 400 thanks to the production efforts of ~50 buildings.

Yeah; so pretty much that. Just my two cents. Thanks!

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The sheer amount of work that was put into this patch is stunning. This is a perfected AoE1!

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