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So my question is if the original Age of Empires 2 can be played online with the Steam HD version of the same game through the GameRanger software, not through Steam?

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  • Have you tried? We have a question that's just about old AoE2 <--> Aoe2 HD, here. Either way, that question answers this one. – Frank May 23 '14 at 13:59

GameRanger and Steam are two entirely different networking protocols, so no, you won't be able to make it work between the two. It may be possible to make support for AoE2 HD use GameRanger, but it is completely unknown if the two versions would be compatible that way.

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