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 19 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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Guest 23hours 8mins ago says:

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Bonansama 23hours 0mins ago replied:

I use the same graphics card with this guy and I have the same problem.

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aoe_scout 19hours 15mins ago replied:

Probably some sort of configuration problem, causing incompatibility with 8 bit color mode. Make sure you have latest drivers, enable Windowed mode as a workaround.

As for the Launcher - the problem is in your system, most likely antivirus or bad U.A.C. settings block the normal functionality of the Launcher. Try right-click - "Run As Administrator".

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Bonansama 17hours 36mins ago replied:

Running as the administrator does not work.And the setup.tmp's description is "Setup/Uninstall".Also I disabled my antivirus,and I gave permission from the uac for the patch and it still doesn't work.

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aoe_scout 16hours 48mins ago replied:

You couldn't run the program as admin at all or you did run it, but it didn't help? So far no one else reported such problem and the patch was well tested before release, so the problem should be on your side. Reinstall the patch. Tell me your system configuration and Windows version.

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Bonansama 15hours 47mins ago replied:

I fixed the color bug by updating the drivers but the options menu and the mod manager is still not working.

Also,options and the mod manager were working fine first time I installed the patch,but for some reason they didn't work opening it for a second time.

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aoe_scout 4hours 13mins ago replied:

If the settings worked the first time (right after install), then the problem is exactly with admin rights. Try setting both Launcher.exe and setup.exe in \gamex to run as admin (right-click - Properties - Compatibility - check the option at the bottom).

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Bonansama 2hours 27mins ago replied:

I set both of them as admin but it still does not work.

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aoe_scout Creator
aoe_scout 1hour 38mins ago replied:

I'm sorry, I don't know what else to offer as a solution. :( Something must be bugged on your system. You won't need to change settings too often, so may be setting them once after reinstall of the patch would be enough.

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Bonansama 16hours 24mins ago replied:

I reinstalled it many times.Program runs,and I can also run the game,but colors are still bugged.And the menu is fine,until i click mod manager or options.
My system config is:
Ati Radeon R7 200 series
AMD FX-6100 Six-core processor,3.3GHz
DirectX 11
Win 7 Home Premium

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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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