Hello AoE fans! Wars of Liberty is a free fan modification for Age of Empires III. WoL brings 24 new civilizations, dozens of new maps, natives, music, and more. The team has worked hard to ensure that each civilization has its own unique gameplay that will turn Age of Empires III into a great new RTS experience. Choose a Religion and gain access to new units, technologies, and the ability to gather and spend our unique faith resource. Spy on your enemies and destroy them without building a single military unit with the redone Espionage system. Break lategame stalemates with the powerful Great War Age. And enjoy it all with more than 50 new Random Maps, new Natives for Latin America and Africa, new music, and much, much more.

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Having Trouble installing the mod. Here is a tutorial to help you

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This Tutorial will teach you how to Install Wars of Liberty into your Age of Empires 3.

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What you need:

  • The Installer (Click here)
  • The updater (Click here for Windows updater)
  • In order to use the latest updater, you need to have the Java Runtime Environment installed in your PC. You can download it here in Java.com

Pre-Install

  1. If you have saved cities/have played Age of Empires 3 on the current computer you're installing the mod on
    i) go to "....\Documents\My Games\Age of Empires 3\" copy and put the 'savegame' folder in a safe place
    ii) then to to "...\Documents\My Games\" and delete the 'Age of Empires 3' folder
  2. If you have had Throne Room installed, you want to uninstall it, and delete the throne room folder and Wars of Liberty folder it created in your Age of Empires 3 directory.
  3. Install/reinstall Age of Empires 3 (a fresh install is recommend to minimize any mod installation errors)(HIGHLY RECOMMEND)
  4. After game installation, startup 'Age of Empires 3, then war-chiefs and then The Asian dynasties'.
  5. Each time you run the game edit some setting to your liking
  6. Exit the game. Then continue to the installation

Installation

  1. Run the installer
  2. A window will appear asking if you want to install WOL in to the detected directory or if you will like to install it into another directory (the install will automatically copy the aoe3 files over to the directory of your choice)
  3. Follow the installers intructions
  4. Once finished installing run the updater to check for any new available update

Post install (optional)

  1. Get the "savegame" folder that you saved earlier
  2. Move it back to "....\Documents\My Games\Age of Empires 3\"
  3. If you want to play with your vanilla game cities on War of Liberty you can also move it to "....\Documents\My Games\Wars of Liberty\"
  4. Add as a non-steam game on steam, to play Wars of Liberty via steam
  5. Get the Building Rotation mini-mod (optional) Here

...and that's all! Enjoy Wars of Liberty!


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Comments
Kemasuk
Kemasuk

Is Patch 1.01 a patch, or does it also include the game, because when I installed just 1.01 from the link above, there were errors everywhere.

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_RedHawk Author
_RedHawk

Its just ampatch that you have to install in to the game, follow the tutorial carefully

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will5p
will5p

i dont have it on steam. what do i do then?

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_RedHawk Author
_RedHawk

Then the same but the folder names and directory will be different

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LeonardoMR
LeonardoMR

Hey i own age 3 on steam and i installed the mod, but when i launch the mod it asks for the cd key and my steam cd key doesnt work wtf ?!

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_RedHawk Author
_RedHawk

Same applies but into a different directory

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_RedHawk Author
_RedHawk

Thats weird, did you make sure that you ran the game before the installation? becuase it will register things aswell as install anything need for the game.

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Prince_Kassad
Prince_Kassad

And to uninstall it? I guess we'd have to delete everything right?

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_RedHawk Author
_RedHawk

Yeah

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Guest
Guest

Hey I followed the tutorial guide to install and update the game and completed everything but when I went to play the game it has an error that says the MSXML 4.0 is not installed correctly. PLEASE help me with this problem. Thanks

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_RedHawk Author
_RedHawk

Sorry fir late reply
Make sure you run the vanilla before doing the tutorial

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Guest
Guest

o meu pede o granny.dll oque é isso???

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_RedHawk Author
_RedHawk

make sure you run vanilla Aoe3 before installing the mod

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Guest
Guest

Whats with all the errors when starting the mod it shows me there are .dll files missing what should i do? Idid all the steps right please fix the errors. :(

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_RedHawk Author
_RedHawk

Did you run tbw game prior the install? Or you installed the kod to the wronf folder

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tonykille551
tonykille551

what is tbw?

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tonykille551
tonykille551

in the bin do i copy everything into the wars of liberty folder?
also when do i install wars of liberty itsself do i do it before i copy the files or after?

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BossLord
BossLord

Hey, when I try to start the game it says "Initialization failed" Help?

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ManiakMak
ManiakMak

I downloaded everything but in the new patch (1.0.08)it says:

"We strongly recommend deleting all of the .personality files in [Windows User Name]\Documents\My Games\Wars of Liberty\AI3 in order to ensure proper functionality."

I only have the AOE3 folder in this location. The only place WOL shows up is the desktop icon and Steam > steamapps > common > Age Of Empires 3 > Wars Of Liberty. The game ran after the installation but if I don't have the above mentioned folder, will the AIs not function? If so, is there a way I can fix this?

Thanks for the mod by the way. Super stoked to play it. Kudos to your team!

Also, started playing as Zulu against British and it randomly crashes on skirmish after about 4 minutes.

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ManiakMak
ManiakMak

Update - Folder now shows up. However, nothing in AI3 shows up. Should I just delete this entire folder? I have view hidden files on and still it says nothing is there

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_RedHawk Author
_RedHawk

cool, well no need to delete it since it was a fresh install, and nothing is inside it. but in future patches its best if you do delete it. also read the bottom of the tutorial about AI

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VeteranGunner
VeteranGunner

So how did you solve the after 4 mins crash? thx

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generalfreak
generalfreak

is java safe i don't like how much it requires

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_RedHawk Author
_RedHawk

yes java is safe

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LondonElPapu
LondonElPapu

The link of the rotation mod doesn't exist.

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karmo8
karmo8

Did anyone find a solution to when the mod asks for a Serial Code when you try to start the game?
(tried everything, run vanilla, deleted savegames, uninstalled game and installed clean...)
Don't know what to do

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_RedHawk Author
_RedHawk

If its for steam you can find your cd key in the steam menu

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Wummy77
Wummy77

Why do you have to reinstall the game?

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_RedHawk Author
_RedHawk

Its a recommendation

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Guest
Guest

hey, i just downloaded the mod and finished the installing but it asks me for cd key which i don't i have. and i opened the others as well tried again didn't work out for me. any help?

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_RedHawk Author
_RedHawk

Do you have AOE3 on steam or not?

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Guest
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SkyswordsSilentAx
SkyswordsSilentAx

Thanks for the product key you did good.

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lishark625
lishark625

it doesnt let me install it it says:
''The selected installations directory does not contains a valid AoE3:TAD installation and the installer could not detect an AoE3 installation automatically

please, select a different path''

whats supossed i have to do now? i let the mod installing al night long because my internet is bad and now i have this problem (as you can know because of the message i got the game via pirate methods (with the expansions), any soluction?

pd:im the one that post the guest message that is above of this one

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lishark625
lishark625

it was because i didn´t have the game in its lattest version...i had to update it... well my error

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Fire_stag
Fire_stag

i can t start game because something like RockallDLL.dll is missing can help!?

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SkyswordsSilentAx
SkyswordsSilentAx

Um, my Age of Empires 3 is cracked so is this not included?

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