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Update 2013-04-14 v2.0 | I saw a few posts that the Launcher was instantly crashing for some people, so i decided to make a neat little replacement that has also known community fixes for the game beeing laggy etc.

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Age of Empires II: HD Custom Launcher
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Guest
Guest

Hey I have a problem: when I put ticks in the community fix boxes and then click play it askes me if I allow the program to change things and stuff. But when I click on yes it does not work because steam tells me the game is already running... any suggestions? I'd really like to use these fixes because these lags are driving me crazy :(. Hope my english was not to bad

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WhAtEvErYoUmEaN Author
WhAtEvErYoUmEaN

You still have to Launch it through Steam, then it should work.

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Guest
Guest

Steam workshop doesn't work with this. Other than that, it's great considering the regular game launcher doesn't work.

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WhAtEvErYoUmEaN Author
WhAtEvErYoUmEaN

I am sorry about that, but there is no way of getting the workshop API for this :\

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Guest
Guest

Thank you for great work. It didn't want to start via Steam/classic launcher at all. Yours starts the game 1 of 10 times :) Appreciate that.

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johnkerfien
johnkerfien

why cant i find one english version of the game thats usable

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ArchaicChaos
ArchaicChaos

It is still usable. Just extract the launcher.exe into the Age2HD directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Age2HD
(You may have installed Steam somewhere else). And, the 'Compatiblity Mode' and 'Use -Nostartup do not work anymore, so uncheck them. The launcher will only work if you load it from the steam menu for AoE II HD or AoE II (2013) as it is called now. Still a great alternative!

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ArchaicChaos
ArchaicChaos

Could you post the source code for this? I would like to make an update to this, improve UI and add more things. Would this be possible?

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WhAtEvErYoUmEaN Author
WhAtEvErYoUmEaN

I've been pretty much dead on here so sorry that i didn't respond earlier.

Seems that i deleted the sourcecode at some point, so no.

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ArchaicChaos
ArchaicChaos

Oh, thats fine. Do you remember how you coded it? Like, I have created my own launcher in C# WPF .NET Core 3.1 and its fully functional right now. I was wanted to make a custom launcher for a mod I'm releasing on Steam Workshop for AoE II HD. I'm just stuck on how you managed to add the custom commands text box and the checkboxes, and then added that to the Process.Start command.

I hope you don't mind, but before I got in contact, I used a decompiler to see how you did it, as a basis for my own work, but that made me even more confused, and the decompile was pretty crap tbh. Some of the commands in your launcher no longer work, as they have been changed by the devs, so I wanted to add only the functional ones. Anyway, any help I would be thankful for.

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