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According to the developers, the game's multiplayer mode will not be compatible with the original: I have the original Age of Empires 2. Can I play multiplayer matches with my friends who have the new HD version? Age of Empires 2: HD Edition uses a different multiplayer service than the original version, so cross-platform matchmaking is not ...


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Distance an enemy unit must be within when the computer player unit looks for a new target: easiest: LOS (can be modified by sn-easiest-reaction-percentage) easy: LOS (can be modified by sn-easier-reaction-percentage) moderate: LOS * 2 hard: LOS * 2 hardest: LOS * 2 Computer players ignore relics on the easiest level. If a non-...


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There are differences between the two games, but they are mainly graphical or Steam-related. As stated on Wikipedia: The HD Edition includes both the original game and the expansion The Conquerors, as well as updated graphics for high-resolution displays. It also supports user-generated content through the Steam Workshop and multiplayer games provided ...


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Buying it on Steam isn't a bad idea. There's a good community that sprang up around it, and you'll get Steam multiplayer along with some slightly better graphics. They also actively update AOE2:HD based on requests from players with things you won't get from the CD. If you want to run what you have without a CD, I would recommend downloading the ...


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After the game, on the Achievements page, tab called "Score", hover your mouse on a score value in one of the columns, and you will see a text at the bottom that describes the score system. That is, Military score is 20% of the resource value (cost) of all enemy units and buildings each player destroyed or converted. Economy score is 10% of all ...


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I think the simple answer is Get in close to nullify the war wagon's range attack advantage. Like all cavalry units, it is susceptible to pikemen, skirmishers and camels. Here are some more tips, but it basically comes down to the same point


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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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That scrolling bug should be fixed by the community-made (non-official) AOE II: The Conquerors patch, UserPatch: http://www.xomicron.com/software/userpatch/ This is a feature and bug-fix update for Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion. Its primary focus is to correct several long existing issues with the AI system and related game elements. ...


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Pikemen are especially effective if they manage to get close. A practical approach though, is to use cavalry - especially light cavalry which are somewhat less susceptible to missile damage. Cavalry can close in fast and quite effective in groups. Massed war wagon are pretty hard to beat and will take down much of your pikemen or cavalry before they get ...


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Sounds like a bug to me. In fact, it sounds quite similar to what's described here (scroll down a bit to the "AI Update" section): Age of Kings: Downloads The Age of Empires II AI Update - This update addresses the issue where the computer player resigns after a few minutes of play. That page has patch 2.0a, which applies to Age of Kings. You ...


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http://voobly.com supports AoE II. In fact, the Conquerors is the most played game there. It is an attempt to replace Zone.com, the original service for playing AoE II and The Conquerors online.


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In most places it is legal to make copies of software for personal use so long as only one copy is run at one time. I am not a lawyer and this isn't legal advice, but I believe this is true in the United States, Canada, and Europe so long as the CD doesn't have any copy protection. Therefore, for personal use, in such places you can legally make a binary ...


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I can see you've tagged this AOE 2 - we play LAN games of AOE 2 in our office network successfully with a mixed environment of Windows 7/XP machines. We did notice some issues with the colours in AOE on Windows 7 that were related to a clash with the windows theme - you can see the solution for that at: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/...


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I think you mean CHEESE STEAK JIMMY'S. Here are a list of all the cheats taken from GameFAQs: CHEESE STEAK JIMMY'S: +1000 Food ROBIN HOOD: +1000 Gold ROCK ON: +1000 Stone LUMBERJACK: +1000 Wood NATURAL WONDERS: Control nature (lose control of men) RESIGN: Defeat yourself BLACK DEATH: Destroy all the enemies WIMPYWIMPYWIMPY: Destroy yourself ...


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You tried shutting down all running processes and that didn't help. That zeros in on the running services. Further, since you can uninterruptedly play AoK immediately after a fresh restart, but cannot when eventually that ScrewThingsUp flag is set to true, that means the service is set to Automatic (Delayed) Start mode (or even Manual mode, but the ...


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I'm not familiar with Age of Empires 2 scenarios, but I found a list of scenarios with explanations which includes Path Blood at a blog called Gaming Lan. It doesn't include Michi, but there's an explanation up at Urban Dictionary. ... a type of game map that uses impassable terrain (usually forest) to prevent players from rushing or coming into contact ...


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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 ...


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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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Turn off all tech. Problem solved :P Exactly what the guy above said about using spearmen+skirmishers, but add in a handful of onagers to do splash damage to the whole bunch of them (needs careful micro not to damage your own troops) Play Saracen against him (if you know he'll do it) Here's why Saracen: Unique is a pimped up camel (Mameluke) - bonus vs ...


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Here is a link to a site I found using my Google Fu - http://homepage.ntlworld.com/walbanger/Pages/AoCUnitStatsNoneCable.htm It lists the LOS of all units in the game and is updated till the 1.0c patch. UPDATE - Values from the Link (as of 1-17-2014) (I've included the compiled values from your link in your answer to make it link independent -- ScottS.) ...


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I don't think its Windows 7 actually. The scrolling glitch is something that happened back in the XP days as well. Do you have a Zune? A lot of people who have experienced the scrolling glitch have had Zunes, and after uninstalling the Zune drivers and software the problem has been fixed. Another fix that used to work for people was powering off the ...


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have you tried modifying the shortcut to use compatibility modes for previous windows versions?


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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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Aside from the obvious cleaning already mentioned, games from the Age of Empires II era had annoying copy protection that relied on putting garbage data in areas of the CD that weren't technically within the CD-ROM specification in question (ISO9660, I think?). Your optical drive would be asked by the copy protection software to read out the data in these ...


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It should be possible to play using Wine, as shown on their website here.


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Simple, Pikeman and Skirmishers. Skirmishers will beat any type of archers as long as you have them fully upgraded. Pikeman easily takes out any kind of calvary. Control both unit at the same time. If he sends Paly's first, then put your pikemen at the front. It'll be most beneficial if you can blend both your pikemen and skirmishers together, that way your ...


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What I usually did in those cases was using siege onagers and the attack in an area command to destroy their monastery (note that I had enforced teams so this aggression went unnoticed). If your civilization doesn't have those, I believe other siege weapons can do it.


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There are a number of things to consider when looking at ageing up. What type of strategy are you playing? Are you going for a rush (feudal/knight rush) or more of a long-game type strategy? Can your economy sustain the growth from advancing to a new age? What is your opponent doing? If you're going to play a rush-style game, you need to advance quicker. ...


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I have made an important discovery. It isn't a solution to the actual problem, but it is a superior workaround compared to the full OS restart: You don't have to restart the computer -- it is sufficient to log out [from your Windows account] and then log in again! This I can live with. It will not even terminate important Windows services, such as the ...



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