The classic Age of Empires 1 – revived in high resolution! UPatch HD is the unofficial patch for Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome, a complete revamp of the original game – with high resolution support, hundreds of bug fixes, new gameplay options and many other enhancements.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> For more information visit the official site <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Highlights:
- Support for high resolutions.
- Interface graphics reworked and enhanced to HD quality.
- The original CD audio soundtrack in mp3, replacing the synthesizer (midi) version.
– Compatible with Windows versions - XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10/11.
– Improved game stability and reliability (previously some users were not even able to start the game).
– Save game crashes are fixed.
– Distorted in-game colors (color bugs) are fixed.
– New gameplay options: Random Teams, Random Map Type, Post-Iron Age, Idle Military units hotkey and more!
– New random map types: "Oasis" and "Rivers".
– New HD Launcher - a remake of the original game launcher, now a central place for all settings and the Mod Manager.
– New Mod Manager and modding system – with many new features (like adding civilizations) and proper mods that don't affect the original game installation.
– New UPatch HD settings for Windowed Mode, custom player name, mouse control, language, etc.
– New options for the Scenario Editor.
– Improvements on Random Maps.
– Improvements on the mini map.
– Fixes for computer player ai.
– Fixed technology and civilization bugs and countless other problems that have been plaguing the game since its release.
– Hundreds of other bug fixes.
– Improved balance for units and civilizations, while staying as close to the original gameplay as possible.
– Improved in-game text messages and descriptions, as well as some language translations.
– Support for 10 game languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.
– No previous patches or external software required, 100% clean and safe setup!

For more information visit the official site.

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UPatch HD 1.1


UPatch HD 1.2 - Release 4 (02/2024)

New update for UPatch HD - the unofficial patch for Age of Empires 1: The Rise of Rome.

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This is a minor update. For information on the previous big update (10th anniversary) - check this article.

What's new in this release:

  • Introducing "UPatch Improved AI" mod by gestremd - reworked AI strategies in Death Match and Random Map games in order to support the maximum population limit in Single Player. Now part of the included mods in UPatch. You can enable it from the Mod Manager (Note: This mod is still experimental and not extensively tested).
  • Fixed ai for Babylonian, Choson and Greek - they now use the correct Market/Storage Pit/Dock technologies (balance mods included in UPatch also updated).
  • Fixed a crash occurring in the Editor with mods using custom building icons.

To update, just download the new release and install over your existing one (it doesn't matter if it's 1.1 or 1.2).

If you find any issues, please post a comment here in Moddb. Thank you!

For more information about UPatch HD and all of its features - visit the official site.

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UPatch HD 1.2 - Release 4 Unofficial patch for the original Age of Empires 1: The Rise of Rome.

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Im from Viet Nam. Many of us have tried the 1.0 Mod, but the farm bug didnt work. Can you create a Mod/Version with farm bug like the original ROR 1.0 from 1998, please. We are a big community in Viet Nam, we really like to have your Version with the farm bug.

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aoe_scout Creator
aoe_scout

Hi. Unfortunately the farm bug is not part of the base for this patch (this patch is based on ROR 1.0A, not 1.0), so I can't really bring it back. But you can try the mod with balance from 1.0 and unlimited farm food (included in UPatch). That's the best I can do.

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Guest
Guest

I just wanted to say thank you so much for still working on this and releasing yet another fantastic update to this mod. I love that the environmental sounds are back and that the entire OST now plays. Plus the option to restore original balance so I can destroy everyone and their mother with the Hittites. God bless.

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Guest
Guest

hi, canot find directory when i run upatch, im installin aoe 1 gold edition and dont know if i have to changue the name of carpet, can helpme please

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aoe_scout Creator
aoe_scout

I also use AOE Gold Edition and it works. Did the game install fully? Not stuck at 100% at the end? If you have a file setupreg in your AOE directory open it once to fix the install directory.

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gestremd
gestremd

I'm glad you updated this. Babylon and Choson AIs just need to be updated so they research their versions of the market/storage pit techs. By the way, I came across your old post from the heavengames forum looking for AI builders and was wondering if you were still wanting someone to rework the AI for a higher pop limit since the AI is still at 50? I'm currently in the process of slowly reworking the AI (both RM and DM) and have already done death match ones but made them train 200+ units (can cut it down to around 100 though if needed).

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aoe_scout Creator
aoe_scout

I like the idea.

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Erwin99
Erwin99

Is there a way to get the original Age of Empires Gold (non-RoR) main menu and music back? I've searched and found no mods that do this. Any possibility of adding an option in the HD Launcher to switch to the original MM and theme?

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aoe_scout Creator
aoe_scout

Not for now, no. By you can find and download the original soundtrack from YouTube and convert to MP3. Then just replace the MP3 files in the sound\ folder with what you want to hear.

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Erwin99
Erwin99

Alright! Is there any way to get the old main menu art back too in a similar fashion or is that not possible?

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aoe_scout Creator
aoe_scout

It is possible with modding, yes. Check the Help section on the official site for more info.

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Erwin99
Erwin99

Thanks for the help. And thanks for this wonderful mod!

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