Age of Empires 3 automatically updated and then I didn't need the CD. Is that meant to happen? Before it updated I tried it, and it needed the CD.

  • how long ago did you install it?
    – Nzall
    Jul 28 '16 at 8:37
  • I think about 2 years ago
    – collop1
    Jul 30 '16 at 4:42
  • fwiw, I bought AOE3 on Steam and I do not need a CD. Anyways, It's quite possible that a patch was released which discontinued the need for a CD with AOE3. WarCraft 3 did this several years ago.
    – MonkeyZeus
    Oct 3 '16 at 13:40

Update 1.07 for Asian Dynasties removed the need for the CD. It was some years ago, but as far as I know it's still the most recent major update for the game.

It came along around the same time it was added to Steam.

  • 1
    Minor correction; the update version is 1.03, not 1.07. It was released in 2010 and indeed remains the most recent update.
    – Webmut
    Aug 5 '17 at 8:25

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