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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).

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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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aoe_scout Dec 19 2014, 7:27am replied:

There is no option to change pop limit in single player, so there is no problem with the patch. What you mentioned is basically a hack, which doesn't solve any of the big problems that prevent computer players from using pop limit different than 50. And modifications are not supported in the Beta.

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aoe_scout Dec 10 2014, 11:33am replied:

Yes, it seems so. They should fix it soon.

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bruno_chavo123
bruno_chavo123 Dec 9 2014, 11:23pm says:

my PC supports up to 1280x1024 the mod will catch?

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aoe_scout Creator
aoe_scout Dec 10 2014, 7:00am replied:

Yes, 1280x1024 is supported. You can see the list of supported resolutions and more details in the forum thread (link in the description).

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bruno_chavo123
bruno_chavo123 Dec 3 2014, 3:16am says:

the intro will be modified?

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aoe_scout Creator
aoe_scout Dec 3 2014, 4:34pm replied:

No, videos are the same.

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aoe_scout Nov 25 2014, 12:43pm replied:

Yes, I know, but this doesn't mean half of the units and civilizations in the game should be useless. Archers will still be very strong, just not so overpowered, so that other units have a chance. There is already a discussion to restore CA range and it's likely to happen, check the forum link above.

There is no release date yet. "When it's ready", which also means when I gather enough feedback to finalize the changes. So far things are very slow and I still have a lot of important work to finish. Beta3 is also possible.

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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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