Age of Empires 2: 2013 Edition

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It's about time we got back into this. Especially considering that there was an unofficial "expansion" released for it less than a month ago, which not only adds a lot more content but makes it compatible at resolutions up to 1920x1080.

First of all, acquire the game and the Conquerors expansion using whatever method works for you.

Then visit http://www.forgottenempires.net/ and follow the instructions to install.  It's as simple as that.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • This is a 15-year-old game. It's likely that if you're running anything newer than XP, it's likely to cause some issues.
  • If you're experiencing error messages while installing it, something along the lines of "left click error" or whatever, it's likely that you're running a 64-bit version of Windows. To fix this, just move your game directory from /Program Files (x86) to /Program Files.
  • If you're experiencing color issues (a lot of red mixed in with your green, or purple in your yellow, etc.) it's because AOE2 doesn't like your new, slick operating system with all its bells and whistles. So just kill it while you're in-game by opening up the Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) and ending explorer.exe for the duration of your game time. Then just start it back up when you're done.
  • I'll add more issues and how to fix them as we go along.

[Roph edit] We play on GameRanger, which handles the networking and everything. Just join IRC if you want to join / start a game, or you want to add us to your gameranger firends list etc.

Also, once you've setup AOE2 and the forgotten empires expansion and have ran gameranger, be sure to run the game (AoFE_Launcher.exe) and change the options to your liking. You can set modern resolutions like 1920x1080 :)
« Last Edit: January 29, 2013, 01:01:39 AM by Roph »

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One of My favorite games growing up was Age of empires 1&2.

It was in my top 4 favorite games... But we only had 4 games to play anyway.

Anyway, What is the exact point of this, is it for a group to play Age of Empire 2 together, Or an Error Help topic and where to find newer versions of the game?
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it runs fine on 7, you just need a colour fix. i'll find the link later and throw it up. i'm down to play again, was fun last time.

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Age is good fun, I do recall connection issues when I tried with friends though :/

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We'll play with gameranger, it handles all the lobbying / virtual connection stuff.

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colour fix is included with the unofficial expansion, which is actually pretty good by the way

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It didn't work on mine, not fully at any rate. I still have to kill explorer to fix it.

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I should probably note that the color issues aren't in-game. I have a second monitor displaying my desktop/chat/browser, which ends up with serious color problems while running the game unless I close explorer.

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It's stopped working for me :( For multiplayer at least. Single player works fine still. Multiplayer it just crashes / disappears back to desktop once I get ingame. Meh.

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Hey look they're releasing an HD edition of Age of Empires 2.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_MEFt7KrxQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_MEFt7KrxQ</a>


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Can't wait for the HD release.

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That HD release looks amazing! Also, the multiplayer through Steam makes it a definite buy.