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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.

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.

- 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).


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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xristos10 Sep 25 2014, 10:37am says:

This was one of the best games I played in my childhood, I guess I will try it again but then with this HD mod, thank you very much for making it.

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Guest Sep 23 2014, 2:26pm says:

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ricascan Sep 21 2014, 12:00pm says:

the 500 population limit is only on multiplayer or I can use it in singleplayer?

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aoe_scout Sep 23 2014, 8:29am replied:

You can start a Multiplayer game with only computer players, but they will create only 50 units, regardless of the pop limit. The problem was recently explained in the forum, visit it for more info.

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OrangeNero Sep 19 2014, 12:18pm says:

amazing! gotta check it out

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Guest Aug 13 2014, 11:08am says:

my monitor only supports two resolutions, 1920/1080 and 1280/720 , nothing in between, tried running the game on both resolutions, menu works fine but if I start a map or the scenario editor, it promptly crashes. Windows telling me it's "stopped working" is there any fix for this? I have Windows 8.1 and using the Gold Edition of AOE from the Collector's Edition.

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aoe_scout Aug 13 2014, 11:29am replied:

UPatch was tested in Windows 8.1 and it works without problems, something in your system may be incompatible with the game (it's quite an old game after all). Try different compatibility modes - right click on game exe or shortcut, select Properties - Compatibility tab and try different combinations. Tell me if it works.

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Guest Aug 12 2014, 11:57am says:

Dat scout avatar tho lol

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aoe_scout Jun 25 2014, 6:21am replied:

Read few comments below, please. I HAVE Avast and it never showed any virus in my files. Same result is reported by (which scans with OVER 50 antivirus programs, including Avast).

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Lord_Baal Jun 25 2014, 10:45pm replied:

I made it an exception in my av and all it's fine. I'm poor so is not like you could steal anything from me :P

Thanks for the great work!!!

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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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