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Age of Empires II: HD Edition (AoEHD) is the remastered version of the original RTS series, Age of Empires II. AoEHD was developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and Ensemble Studios, and published by Microsoft through Steam on April 9, 2013.

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How do units reform formations after disruption?

When you have your units, for example, in line formation marching north and you then tell them to march east, there is some shuffling about and the formation turns as a cohesive body. The question is,...
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How do conversions with multiple monks selected work?

In AoE2: DE, I'm unclear with what happens when I have a group of monks selected and I try to convert an enemy unit. My monks appear to all get exhausted after a conversion attempt. Do they have a ...
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Accessibility in Age of Empires II

Is it possible to play Age of Empires II with only a mouse and left-click? I've accessibility limitations.
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What's the difference between Age of Empires II: HD and Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition on Steam?

My friends and I are looking to play Age of Empires 2. Problem is, there are two Steam versions: Age of Empires II: HD (2013) Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (2019?) Some of us have one, and ...
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Can someone with AoE II: HD edition play multiplayer with someone who has AoE II: definitive edition?

My Friend on steam has the HD edition of AoE II but I have the definitive edition, is the multiplayer too different or is there a way we can play against each other?
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How did my ally achieve a higher economic score?

I am blue, and achieved an economy score of 5457. My ally, grey, achieved a notably higher economy score of 6698. However, when taking a closer look at economy stats... As the screenshot depicts, I ...
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How to specifically send either a chat message to all players or only allies? [duplicate]

With the definitive edition I want to play more of this old game. One problem I've always had is how to chat only to allies or everyone. It's unclear to me where the default Enter chat goes to, it ...
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Testing stuff in Age of Empires II HD

I am trying to get a foot back into AoE 2 after not having played it for 15 years. I would like to get a gut feeling for how well different units do against one another and how powerful upgrades are ...
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My Age of Empires HD won't progress past Joan of Arc: The Siege of Paris

I tried using the cheat "I R WINNER" after restarting, and this did not work. I also tried deleting my profile and using "I R WINNER" to get back to the mission and this did not work. Now I've lost my ...
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How can we assign handicaps in our Age of Empires 2 HD games?

Unlike later games in the "Age of" series, Age of Empires 2 HD Edition has no handicap system. This means that if a group of my friends want to play against each other, the game just turns ...
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Can the Victory Timer be Shortened for the Age of Empires II "King of the Hill" Game Mode?

Can the victory timer be shortned for the Age of Empires II "King of the Hill game mode? I would like to be able to play faster/shorter games, but with the timer set for as long as it is, I get bored ...
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How do I change hotkeys?

I am trying to change the hotkeys for Age of Empires II: 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 there a way to disable the snow version of maps?

When I create a game, sometimes I get a snow version of the map. Instead of having the brown desert land or green grass land, I get a whited out snow covering the land. It's hard to see my units / ...
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How to chat to all

I very rarely see chats too all and don't know how to do it myself. Normally it's SHIFT + ENTER The following hotkeys have been tried: - SHIFT + ENTER - CTRL + ENTER - ALT + ENTER
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How to fix the campaign progress bug (missions not unlocking)?

There a widely known bug in Age of Empires II: HD Edition which causes subsequent campaign missions not to unlock. The issue can be bypassed by starting a new game and using cheat codes to unlock ...
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How I can play Age of Empires 2 HD on LAN?

I seen some videos that doesn't tell you anything about it... I just want to play AOE2HD with friends without internet using the LAN like old times. If you know any method to achieve it but you need ...
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What effects do the cheat codes have in addition to their actions?

Currently the game has a bug that can prevent unlocking the next mission in the campaign, usage of cheat codes could be considered mandatory in this case. For example, does the game mark the save file ...
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How to assign multiple civilizations to the same player?

Is there anyway to play controlling multiple civilizations? For example: 4 civilizations controlled by the same player (me) as it would be a "solitaire". Thanks.
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How can I prevent units from wandering after enemies?

My army tends to get destroyed because the units go on long treks after individual enemies, even villagers (25 hit points, the weakest of all units). For example, the army may split to several (non-...
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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 title screen music and the in-game 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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AOE 2 (HD) - AI will not move in formation

I recently purchased Age of Empires 2 (HD), and perhaps the first thing I noticed which is different to the original disk game, is that the AI seems incapable of mobilising troops in formation as the ...
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How do I manually change the resolution?

Lots of online sources say simply to change the monitor resolution and launch the game and that it will adjust itself. However, this will cause all sorts of annoying issues due to my running two ...
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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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Age of Empires II HD on intranet

Is it possible to play Age of Empires II HD on an intranet? Is there a way I can specify the host ip? My version is the Steam one. Let me know if further details are needed. Thanks.
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How to immobilize the AI in Age of Empires 2 HD?

I'm making a scenario and I want to completely immobilize the AI. There were several personalities available in the list, including some entries with 'immobilize' or something, which I selected. But ...
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How to remove and create unit in scenario without losing scenario in Age of Empires II (HD)?

I'm currently making an Age of Empires 2 (HD) scenario which involves triggers. Now I'm trying to replace a unit by first teleporting a Gaia unit into the player's LOS, and then removing the player's ...
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Age of Empires II HD on Voobly

Does Age of Empires II HD work with Voobly multiplayer? Will there be any versioning issues?
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How do I capture Bari for the second time?

In the Bari campaign, which is part of The Forgotten Campaigns, I am currently stuck on the second mission. It all goes well until I take control of the camp in the south-west of the map. From this ...
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What rewards, if any, are there for completing the Age of Empires II: HD Edition campaigns on Hard?

I just completed the first mission of the Joan of Arc campaign on Hard, but after restarting the game, I can't see any sign of the difficulty level at all. Is the difficulty level completed visible ...
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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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What are the hotkeys to move units?

How can I move people in AEO2 II HD with hotkeys? I know how to do this with the right click of the mouse, but I want to move them with the keyboard.
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Can I see all units' health bars in real time in Age of Empires 2 HD?

So I bought AOE2HD on Steam and have been playing a bit with friends. One annoying thing I find is in a large battle I can't see the health of all units in real time so I have a difficult time ...
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Is there a way to attack-move in Age of Empires II: HD?

I've just bought Age of Empires II: HD, and have been running through the tutorial missions to re-skill up (it's been a while since I played the original). On the last map of the tutorial I built up a ...
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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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