Be sure to backup the relevent Aoe files.
I'm not responsible for any damages. etc.
The Empiresx_res.exe and language.dll go into your "age of empires" folder, and the interfac.drs go in your "age of empires\data2" folder, in it is an unfinished Resolution Change (although the changes left are just image scaling, but this means uploading both interfac.drs, which are massive, or making a patcher :( )
this empiresx_res.exe also contains a pop limit of 1024,
and run empiresx_res.exe instead of empiresx.exe.
this was done on the 1.0c patched AOE/ROR found in the patches section on this site.
so you will most likly need to have installed that.
Great work, the menu is a bit messed up but perfectly usable, in game it works and looks perfect :)
I'm surprised that nobody has done this before.
While this is a major improvement over 1024*768, that is still not the native resolution of many people, I have absolutely no experience with these kind of mod but I guess that the main difficulty is to figure which offsets must be edited in order to make this work. Once you have found them it should be rather trivial to support other resolutions (correct me if I'm wrong)
So can you explain a bit how you have modified the executable ? I totally understand that you don't want/don't have the time to make a easy to use patcher for this but providing some instructions would be really nice :)
I will try to compare the original exe to yours to see if I can figure it out but I don't guarantee anything because I have no experience with this kind of things.
Posted on 12/02/14 @ 03:04 PM
Well, I can run this resolution using UPatch, and even use 1280x1024 in other games. But for this mod, the 1280x1024 button is disabled. I could not get this to work.
The mod also changes the pop limit, which doesn't relate to the resolution.
As an improvement, I would say add resolution support for other resolutions and remove the pop limit change. This would be a better mod if purely concerned with resolutions. Also, support for AoE as well as RoR.