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Can I still play Age of Empires 1 or 2 online? The GameSpy room for AOE 1 is always empty.

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+1 for appreciating the oldies :) –  Adrian Petrescu Jun 12 '11 at 2:03
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You may have some better success finding games to play on GameRanger. I just logged on and saw 250 rooms for Age of Empires 2. For Age of Empires there were only about 30.

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You can still play them online, if other people are actually in the lobbies is a different detail all together. Your best bet is to get friends to play the game with you. I'm not promoting illegal activity but disk sharing if they don't have it could get you some AoE1 and 2 online goodness.

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In AoE you need less discs then there are players in online (LAN) games. So it's even 100% legal –  Hurda Mar 31 '13 at 22:03
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Age of Empires II : Conquerers is being re-released as AoE2HD in early April 2013 on Steam. It will include all the usual Steam-based matchmaking features and will run stabily on Win7/8. If you don't mind paying for it again, you're going to find a very large player pool immediately upon launch. :-)

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Yes! I saw it already. Will be great :-) –  powtac Mar 14 '13 at 9:13
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  • Voobly: They got a rating system where you receive and lose points for each battle win or loss. They got some nice features like download of recorded games of other games played. Maps for custom scenario, random maps like Michi, Land Nomad, Arabia and Black Forest usually played there.
  • GameRanger: Very fast client software (faster than voobly). They usually play maps like Black Forest, Arabia and custom scenario with rules like NR (no rush) and Diplomacy (you choose allies during gameplay).
  • Garena: never played there. Another option.
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I don't know about Age of Empires I, but people still play Age of Empires: Conquerer's Edition online, on Tunngle.

It's available here: http://www.tunngle.net/index.php?l=en

Just register with a username, download the software, login, join the network of the game you want to play, go to LAN connection section in the game to view servers and start playing.

Have fun!

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Found a online service called http://www.hellaoe.de/ which offers to play AOE together via Hamachi.

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