The classic Age of Empires – revived in HD! UPatch HD is the unofficial (HD) patch for Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome - HD resolution, HD quality interface graphics, hundreds of bug fixes, new gameplay options and many other enhancements.

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The first fully functional version of the unofficial patch for Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome! Custom resolutions, over 150 bug fixes and more!

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UPatch HD 1.1 Beta released!

Download page at AOE Heaven

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The Beta version is intended for testing and reporting problems, but it is fully functional and has most of the features of 1.1. For more detailed information about the changes, visit the forum thread.


UPatch HD 1.1 Beta includes:
- Custom game resolutions - up to 1920x1200! List of supported resolutions and more information here.
NOTE: Unlike the final version, the interface background screens in the Beta are simply resized graphics, not enhanced or corrected in position/aspect ratio.
- 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 maximum population limit option extended to 500.
- 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.
- Some fixes to prevent crash to Desktop.
- Over 150 various other bug fixes!
- Some improvements on Random Maps.
- Balance and consistency fixes for units and civilizations.

Not included in the Beta (will be included in the final 1.1):
- HD interface graphics - interface background screens enhanced to HD quality! No more upscaled blurry low resolution/low quality screens. Check the screenshots here.
- The original CD audio soundtrack in mp3, replacing the primitive synthesizer (MIDI) version.
- Updated technology trees for all civilizations.
- Support for more game languages.
- Some other improvements.

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ScarXL
ScarXL

Wooow! Amazing! :D

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osvaldogarciaalicea
osvaldogarciaalicea

EXCELLENT I will play my AOE ROR AGAIN. AFTER OVER 17
YEAR A GO!!!

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Alekseipz
Alekseipz

I wish that the pop cap could be 200 by v1.1

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aoe_scout Author
aoe_scout

The pop cap is 500 in Multiplayer. SP change would require all ai to be redone and then original campaigns and scenarios will not be compatible (they are made for 50 pop). Ai is too primitive and stupid (old game, there is nothing that could be done) and wouldn't handle so many units properly anyway.

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Alekseipz
Alekseipz

Is it possible to raise it to at least 100?
I love the game but 50 for pop is strangling it.
Thanks for the high res anyway.
Worked perfectly.

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aoe_scout Author
aoe_scout

You can start a Multiplayer game with only computer players and have up to 500 population. BUT computer players will always build 50 units, so there isn't much point.

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moshedz
moshedz

(buried)

You are like 14 years late!
Everyone has moved past AoE (except for steam AoE). There won't even be a AoE4!

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whiplash308
whiplash308

It's played a hell of a lot on Game Ranger.

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mechwarrior24
mechwarrior24

HERESY! Downvote him to death!

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AubeSangante
AubeSangante

Youtube.com
BURNNNN! BURNNNN !

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Knez
Knez

Ok,thats too much

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AubeSangante
AubeSangante

It's never too much for Monthy Python !

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moshedz
moshedz

Guys, while youaahve right to downvote me, my point remains the same. I even still own the CD for AoE1 and its expansion. Although I still play it now-and-then, the AoE series is in slow decline (or fast depending on which one you play,and where). It is a great game,no doubt, it is just that less and less people play it, or many older RTS games.

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AubeSangante
AubeSangante

At this point your rigth.

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Guest
Guest

You can add zoom for high res.

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aoe_scout Author
aoe_scout

Just use lower resolution with the same aspect ratio. The game engine doesn't allow zoom and there is no source code for this to be changed. There is no such option even in AOE2-HD.

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That_Gal
That_Gal

Seriously this mod is something I GOT TO try out. Sound ******* great and just what I've always wanted!!!!

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That_Gal
That_Gal

I tried out the mod and it's excellent, works like a charm! However I have run into one problem I think I need to fix: my framerate is way too high, it's like 1000 and I can't imagine that's good- Is there anyway to fix that?

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aoe_scout Author
aoe_scout

It's completely normal, the game is just old (1997).

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That_Gal
That_Gal

But I've heard that high framerates like that can burn out your graphics card.

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michalgod
michalgod

There is a strange glitch with cursor in greek campaign when in the middle of the game instead "hand cursor" when choose to build I get "attack cursor".

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aoe_scout Author
aoe_scout

It's a random glitch in the game (no connection to UPatch), it happens. The game is far from perfect.

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michalgod
michalgod

I have won the second mission of the Glory of Greece campaign (citadel) without building sentry towers (it's a necessary objective point). I've just sent horsemen into the ruins the buuum! You won! Is it strange? Maybe this is another glitch of the original game? Campaigns of original AOE seems to be very imperfect...

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That_Gal
That_Gal

You can do that on lots of missions in the original AoE. Basically if you destroy the enemies completly that's another way of beating the mission.

One of the reasons why I love the campaigns of AoE is because of the ammount of creativity it allows you in how you tackle each mission.

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michalgod
michalgod

Yeah but I didn't destroy an enemy. Basically I've just rushed with some troops on the enemy's position and sent two horsemen into the ruins. An enemy didn't surrender, but I have won and it slightly ****** me off. I've got save game before this situation and when I try to recreate this situation using it, it still happens...

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That_Gal
That_Gal

I tried the mission out myself. Yeah there seems to be a bug because if I have reached the bronze age and upgraded to sentry towers that's enough to win the mission as long as I control the ruins, rather than having to build two sentry towers next to the ruins.

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Mtcs1
Mtcs1

Good beginning! I know this game is old, but it's awesome, even seeing too many fails, bugs and odds, I can't unlike this game.
But if it's possible I can suggest some ajustments and implements:

Make better pathfindings

AI less difficult for easiest/easy

make gather point, (flag that make created units walk to a point

circles around units!

more graphical variety for Wonders on each civ

specific units models (ex.:roman legion, asian units...)

celtic/barbarians, indian, nubian civilizations

better terrain graphics, sounds.

I know it's seems too modified, but can be a new expansion.

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aoe_scout Author
aoe_scout

UPatch is not an expansion and will never be. :) Only the creators could add most of these, because source code was never released and the game was never even intended to be moddable. We already have more than we hoped for. :)

If someone creates new Wonder graphics that FIT well in the game, I'll be happy to include them, but that's a very difficult task.

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Mtcs1
Mtcs1

damn source code, so make this is only possible if Microsoft launch a hd edition like AOE2.

but circles, gather point, ai and pathfinding? graphics?

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aoe_scout Author
aoe_scout

Not possible, of course. Even AOE2-HD have problems with path finding and ai (they are pros with source code). :D As for graphics, UPatch is not a graphics mod and I'm not a 3D designer. The game doesn't have any released 3D models to be modified, such graphics are very difficult to make from scratch.

Ai is already too slow and easy, even on Hard. Take a look at the strategy articles at AOE Heaven (aoe.heavengames.com - left part of the page). :)

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humudu
humudu

Why not mod Age of Empires 2 HD? It's pretty new and you know.. current

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medve
medve

720p working but 1080 does not. goes back to default

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aoe_scout Author
aoe_scout

Tell me your PC configuration, Windows version and desktop resolution.

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medve
medve

win7 64bit pro, i7 7870 6gbram, 1920x1080 144hz

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aoe_scout Author
aoe_scout

144 Hz is not the standard monitor frequency. If possible, set your desktop resolution to 1080p, 60 Hz and try again. See if you can force this refresh rate for AOE in your video card settings. Otherwise the game may not work with such special monitor at 1080p. Tell me if it works.

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medve
medve

same result...also SINCE WHEN IS 144HZ SPECIAL?

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aoe_scout Author
aoe_scout

Well, it's not multiple of 60 and apparently some new technologies are problematic for a game from 1997 (we don't have source code to change that). More than 90% of all LCD (including LED) PC monitors and laptop screens are 60 Hz. Some newer are produced with higher refresh rate, but usually 120 Hz.

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Maggy_

AI fixed?

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handynet
handynet

yeaaahh! awesome!

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Nor~
Nor~

Aw, don't have the game x(
Anyone know where I can buy a copy? :s

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Maggy_

I got a collectors edition dirt cheap. Check out steam, maybe it is there but i saw a cheap collectors edition and i got it. I have been using pirated copy all the time but now i have a REAL copy of the game

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