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Questions tagged [age-of-empires-2]

Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings (Often called just Age of Empires 2) is a RTS published by Microsoft in 1999, being the second in the Age of Empires series.

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Do I need a VPN to play AOE2 on the same LAN?

Trying to setup AOE2 HD game in order to play over LAN. I have several laptops connected via wi-fi by using home router. I create game on first laptop and trying to connect from another one. Second ...
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How can we assign handicaps in our Age of Empires 2 games?

Unlike later games in the "Age of" series, Age of Empires 2 has no handicap system. This means that if a group of my friends want to play against each other, the game just turns into a bunch of ...
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Does the Emperor achievement counter reset when you save and load the game?

The Emperor achievement says: You have killed over two thousand units in a single session. You are a legend to both allies and enemies. Does that mean single instance of running the Age of Empires?...
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AoE: HD - How to change hotkeys

I am trying to change the hotkeys for Age of Empires 2: HD (version > 5.0), but I can't get it to work. I download this mapping file (.hki, selecting HD5.0+ at the top left side) and I copy it into ...
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How to order your troops to guard a particular place?

I started playing Age of Empires 2 in 2008 but as I remember, there was an option to make your troops stand at a particular place and guard. Yesterday I downloaded it again (Age of Empires 2 HD ...
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Is it still possible to play AOE2: The Age of Kings over a LAN?

My friend and I still have copies of Age of Empires: Age of Kings and we have installed it both our laptops. Is it still playable over LAN?
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Can you move more units at once in Age of Empires II HD than in the original version?

In the original Age of Empires II I built armies with more units than the game allows to move at once (40), even in the early campaign missions. Has this limit been increased in the HD version?
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Why can I hear the music but no sound effects?

I can hear the titlescreen-music and the ingame-music but no sound effects like clicking or anything else that differs from music. That's really killing the atmosphere + quality since I can't hear ...
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Possible to play AoE2 without a CD drive? [duplicate]

This earlier StackExchange question asked a similar question, but no-one appeared to know how to effect this without downloading new software. I'm primarily interested in a registry or binary hack for ...
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Difference between Age of Empires 2 HD and the original Age of Empires 2

Are there any differences between the original Age of Empires 2 game and the HD remake? If so, what are they?
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How do I know if I should flush?

I've played a number games of AOE2 and I'm trying to learn better strategies. I thought it would be good to learn how to flush, but I'm struggling to know when I actually should do so. In some cases, ...
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What does the in-game score in Age of Empires II mean?

It consists of two numbers, how do I interpret these?
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Should I be advancing to the next Age/Level of units immediately or max out on the current Age first?

I am very much interested in strategy games such as Age of Empires, and one thing I always find hard to figure out is to whether I should: a) Max out to the permissible level of all my available ...
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Age of Empires II - Music and dialog sound OK but no sound effect

I have recently installed Age of Empires II and its sounds are for some reason muted. Except the music and the sound of dialog in campaigns, but not even the dialog of the introduction of each ...
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AoE2/AoK LAN connectivity

With a group of friends, we fired up our old copies of AoK to play together through LAN, as the HD version (through Steam) only offered unplayable games. To play our "not so recent" games, we use an ...
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Why do my huns need houses in AOE II Conquers expansion

So the Huns in AOE II Conquers has the special benefit that they do not need any housing and as a penalty for that, start with 100 less wood. So I a few minutes after starting a game, I found out that ...
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Can the original Age of Empires II be played online thru GameRanger with the HD version on Steam? [duplicate]

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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How to play Multiplayer in Age of Empires II? [duplicate]

How to play Multiplayer game in Age of Empires II: Age of King? With an application or from the game?
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How to enter triggers in map editor?

I started playing AoE after a long time, and now I'm creating a custom map.I want to specify the conditions for victory in my own way. I don't know how exactly to create custom objectives,but I ...
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Age of Empires 2 Direct Draw Compatibility issue

This has happened to a number of my favourite games now and its infuriating! Is there a way I can make my GForce graphics card compatible with DirectDraw to run AOE 2 on my new windows 8.1 machine? ...
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Can I get relics back from AI players?

I like to play with a computer ally so I can trade for gold, but he takes all the relics. I know it's possible to wall them, but is there a way to get the relic back after the AI has taken it? It ...
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What are the base Line of Sight values for units in Age of Empires 2?

I've been searching the internet for a chart or even a wiki with either compiled unit info or various individual information about units in AoE2 (either AoK or AoC expansion, preferably the latter) ...
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Does Spies provide Line of sight for my Ally with Cartography?

According to the Wiki, Spies is a technology which allows a player to see their enemies' Line of Sight. And Cartography: allows a player to share their allies' Line of Sight. In this case, if ...
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Is there any way to play AOE2 without a CD legally?

I can't seem to find anything online that would suggest I can play this game legally without a CD. Not to mention, the CD I own has a chunk of it missing (it still plays fine and installs fine), and ...
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How do you counter a mangudai and paladin combo?

I am fairly new to Aoe2 . I just started playing multi-player game mode with my friend and he always takes me out in imperial age with Elite mangudai and a Paladin combo. He also micro-manages these ...
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Can the original Age of Empires II be played online with the HD version on Steam?

My friend has an original copy of the game and was wondering if he could play online with me if I buy the HD version on Steam.
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Modify Hotkey for Age of Empires 2

I will probably purchase the remastered edition of Age of Empires 2 when it launches on April 9th on Steam, but at this time I do not have my original copy of the game so I cannot test this feature... ...
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My mouse doesn't show up during gameplay

I am playing Age of Empires on Windows 8, through my Mac with Parallels, and I am thinking that it is either a problem with Windows 8 or Parallels because it didn't happen on my home computer running ...
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Age of Empires II: Problems saving in the Scenario Editor

I have found an extremely annoying problem with the scenario editor in Age of Empires II. When I open a previously saved map in the editor, I sometimes discover that the last minutes or hours of work ...
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AOE 2 Windows recorded game on Mac?

I owned a PC during my college days and have a whole collection of recorded games (around 1000 games) played during that period. Now I own a mac and would really like to watch those games again, since ...
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What are the differences between the difficulty levels in the Campaign and Skirmish modes?

What are the differences between the Standard, Moderate and Hard difficulty levels in the Campaign mode? What about between Easiest, Standard, Moderate, Hard, and Hardest in the Standard/Multiplayer ...
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What triggers a battle event in timeline?

In Age of Empires 2, what is the trigger for drawing a battle event in the Achievements timeline? It seems to be very far from actual happenings, but I just can't get what is a "battle" for the AOE2 ...
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How do I play Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings multiplayer with a mac and a pc?

I'm not sure what the problem is. I just can't find any games or connect to them. It works between two macs. There was a similar question claiming that it does work but not stating how.
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Is Age of Empires II: The Conquerors playable on Ubuntu?

Is it possible to play Age of Empires II: The Conquerors on Ubuntu?
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Why are my AI enemies surrendering all the time?

I recently started to play AoE2 again and tried to play some random maps against AI opponents. I set the difficulty to "Moderate" (3 of 5) and started the game. But every time after exactly 5:01 min ...
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Age of Empires The Conquerors Windows 7 error

I'm trying to play the Conquerors on Windows 7 but I get the following error: Age of Empires II Expansion has stopped working The Age Of Kings runs just fine
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Can you play Age of Empires 2 multiplayer between PC and Mac?

My brother and I have a PC and a Mac, and we want to play Age of Empires 2. Is the multiplayer compatible between the two?
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Timeout issue on LAN Multiplayer with Age of Empires II: The Conquerors on Windows 7

I'm attempting to connect to me and my brother's computer to play our old Age of Empires II The conquerors through our LAN connection. The thing is sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Almost ...
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Why does Age of Empires II think my disc isn't valid on one computer only?

I have the Age of Empires II Gold Edition which contains both Age of Empires II and the Conquerors discs. I have lost the Conquerors disc, so I am trying to play just Age of Empires II. However, on my ...
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Age of Empires (1+2) online?

Can I still play Age of Empires 1 or 2 online? The GameSpy room for AOE 1 is always empty.
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Can I play AOE 2 over LAN, cross-platform, between Mac and Windows?

A few friends and I want to play some AOE over the weekend. I have a MacBook Air, and they have PC's running Windows XP. They are all able to connect to a single host using the "Local Area Network" ...
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Voobly Rating points

I'm playing Age of Empires 2: The Conquerors at Voobly but neither I receive Rating points nor "Win" or "Loss" points. Why is this happening?
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The Age of Empires II Scrolling Bug

The scrolling bug in Age of Empires II is rather well-known. It has been mentioned at Gaming, too. The problem is that, in-game, the view constantly scrolls to the left and upwards. And the game is ...
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Age of Empires 2 score system

Age of Empires 2 has a score system where it gives each player a certain number of points based on all the various aspects like military, economy etc. I was wondering if anyone would have a more ...
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Windows 7 & Age of Empires II: works but not quite? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Age of Empires II Scrolling Bug I'm trying to install Age of Empires II on Windows 7. The graphics are so so, but when I enter a tutorial, the map keeps panning ...
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How do I play Age of Empires multiplayer on Windows 7?

AOE on my windows machine is unable to detect games setup by my peers (Windows 7) on the same network (LAN) or on the internet. Is there something I should be doing (patch, fix) to join others ...
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How can I beat all the 4 enemies in “Golden Horde” by Serjik Waters in Golden Horde?

I have been playing this game, where I had beaten 1/4 enemies in the game. But after that an orange enemy is very difficult to defeat and the other 2 are very strong, so when I concentrate on 1 the ...
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Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings - Network Playability Issues

I play Age of Kings (AOE 2) on my home LAN. It runs ridiculously slow/choppy. Both of the machines are well beyond the minimum requirements for the game to run, and my router is a fairly new Linksys ...
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Online Playing for Age of Empires - Conquerors [duplicate]

I am looking for a place to play AOE 2 TC online - something like Battle.NET. I used to play in Game Zone, but I think this game is no longer supported. Any ideas?
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Counter for Korean War Wagon

I have been playing Age of Empires - Conquerors for more than 6 years. We used to compete each other using LAN. What we generally experience is, with population limit of 100 or more, the Korean war ...