Welcome to Age of Empires II HD: The Rise of the Rajas; the third new official expansion for the Age of Empires II universe in over 17 years. Challenge friends with four additional civilizations, new units, technologies, and build your empire on both water and land. Guide history’s greatest heroes in Southeast Asia through four additional campaigns and conquer your foes with mighty hordes of elephants under your command!
This is a small work which aims to help the worse civs do better, while not change the game in any drastic way. Works online if both players have it, and backup included in-case you want to play normal again!
I have tested various civilizations, and I found some lacking, and others I mention here because I tested and did not decide to change anything yet.
This file goes into Program Files -- Steam -- Steam Apps -- common -- Age2HD -- resources -- _common -- dat, and replaces the file. The Backup is included as empires2_x2_p1.old, and all you do is remove the .old extension and have it replace the new file if you want to go back to regular HD Edition.
The Patch Notes are as follows:
SLAVS Balanced, TURKS Balanced, FRANKS Balanced, BERBERS Balanced, BURMESE Balanced.
GOTHS Balanced, VIETNAMESE Balanced, TEUTONS Balanced, ITALIANS Balanced, KHMER BALANCED.
Swordsmen -15 Food, -0 Gold (45 Food, 20 gold)!
Boyars: Boyars 1.45 speed (1.4), Elite Boyar +1 damage (15), Boyars -2 s train time (21, 18)!
Throwing Axemen: Elite Throwing Axemen +1 pierce armor (1)!
Janissaries: -5 food (55 food, 55 gold)!
Aramabai: -10 wood (70 wood, 60 gold)!
Camel Archers: 1.45 speed (1.4)!
Huskarls: +2 vs archers (8, 12)!
Rattan Archers: -5 wood (45 wood, 45 gold)!
Teutonic Knights 0.70 speed (0.7)!
Condotierros +1 pierce armor!
Khmer Battle ELephants +25% faster (up from +15%)!
This work I took a little thinking about, and these were the most pressing changes. Khmer had 36% winning rate, Vietnamese 42%, so I thought of improving those civilizations most.