UPatch HD is the unofficial (HD) patch for Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome. A solid improvement over the original game, UPatch HD features custom game resolutions (up to 1920x1200), over 200 bug fixes, new gameplay options and many other enhancements.

- Custom game resolutions - up to 1920x1200!
- HD interface graphics - interface background screens enhanced to HD quality!
- The original CD audio soundtrack in mp3, replacing the synthesizer (MIDI) version.
- 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 extended.
- 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; compatible with Windows Vista/7/8.x/10.
- Some fixes to prevent crash to Desktop.
- Over 200 various other bug fixes!
- Improvements on Random Maps.
- Improvements on the mini map.
- Improved balance for units and civilizations, with as less changes to gameplay as possible.
- Mod support with new Mod Manger - much easier way to create and manage mods.
- Support for 6 languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian). Now you can also change your game language without reinstalling.
- Other improvements.

For more information visit the forum thread at AOE Heaven

If you like UPatch HD and want to support its development, you can donate.

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8 comments by aoe_scout on Jun 28th, 2015

UPatch HD 1.1 Final

UPatch HD - the unofficial (HD) patch for "Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome" released! Version 1.1 Final brings great enhancements and new features.

A nice Roman village viewed in widescreen resolution.The new settings

Experience the game in HD quality with custom resolutions (up to 1920x1200), HD interface graphics and the original Rise of Rome soundtrack in mp3 (replacing midi)!

Along with the many new gameplay options, like random teams, random map type, Post-Iron age start, new Path Finding option, etc, version 1.1 Final features two new random map types! The desolate "Oasis" and the treacherous "Rivers".

Also exclusive to the Final version - the new HD Launcher, a remake of the original game launcher (do you remember it?), now a central place for all UPatch HD settings and the new Mod Manager.

More balanced gameplay, while still staying true to the original game: balance was adjusted according to user feedback and votes from the surveys gathered for over a year.

Even more bug fixes: UPatch HD now contains over 200 bug fixes (including critical ones like the color bug fix, save game crash fix, etc). New consistency checks were added to prevent possible problems. In addition, the new HD Launcher includes an option to check your game installation for missing/corrupted files.

All this and much more in UPatch HD 1.1 Final! For more information, visit the forum thread. The full list of changes will be posted soon.

If you like UPatch HD and want to support its development, you can donate.

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UPatch HD 1.1 Final

UPatch HD 1.1 Final

Jun 27, 2015 Full Version 16 comments

UPatch HD - the unofficial (HD) patch for "Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome" is here! Version 1.1 Final comes with huge number of new features and enhancements...

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budisantoso Jul 4 2015, 8:46am says:

when I am going to install, it said 'you don't have legit age of empire the rise of rome installed. I'm pretty sure my aoe have rise of rome installed. Because I have shortcut to launch it.

Can you make the UD patch file extracted or in rar . So I can install it without needing lauching the 'exe' file
I have download the exe file, now I didn't know how to use it

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aoe_scout Creator
aoe_scout Jul 4 2015, 10:43am replied:

There is only one way to install the patch. If you get this message then you don't have proper install of the game and the patch wouldn't work, even if you were able to install. That's why there is a check in the first place. Reinstall the game and it will work.

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tolgaekin Jul 3 2015, 5:50am says:

ok sorry
one more thing
Can you enlarge the size of the random map huge>gigantic>gigantic+ ?

and max pop limit 50>100 ? for random map

thank you

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tolgaekin Jul 1 2015, 10:15am says:

Why gold mine resources has been reduced From 450 to 400
please fix

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aoe_scout Creator
aoe_scout Jul 1 2015, 11:57am replied:

Fix what? It's not a bug, it's the original game value (more appropriate for scenario compatibility). Gold was increased (as number of pieces) on the random maps instead - so it's actually more than before, not less. An unofficial patch should stay close to the original game when possible.

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LucaxGammer Jun 28 2015, 12:40pm says:

You can add more population for the skirmish offline mode, because the actual pop its 50. Thanks for this increidible mod!!

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That_Gal Jun 28 2015, 12:28pm says:

I just installed Upatch HD (nice easy, clean installation with launcher - love it!) and tried it out, I look forward to playing through the original campaigns in widescreen. It looks real solid, great work!

I must admit though, I'm a little dissapointed that the mod doesn't include the original AoE soundtrack as mp3 but only RoR.

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agryppa1435443187 Jun 28 2015, 7:24am says:

This patch is the best thing that could have happened to AoE community! A lot of working hours, heart, sweat and tears. That's the best recipe for a HIT. There should be an in game wonder/hero with ur likeness.

fb.com/groups/857622270914909 - 107 AoE: RoR players
Join Us!

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Emperors_Fist Jun 28 2015, 5:43am says:

Excellent work! The MP3 soundtrack is appreciated and windowed mode fixed the speed issues for me.

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XStrelokX Jun 28 2015, 2:39am says:

Just right now I wanted to play AOE: ROF and I found this! Thank you! <3

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

May 25 2014, 11:47am by Emperors_Fist

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