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chab [updated 2020-07-05]


Find more information in CustomizeAOE forum topic and CustomROR forum topic and RockNRor webpage

- Backup empiresx.exe, just in case ;)

- Windows XP, 7 or later (may work with linux using wine+winetricks, but not guaranteed)
- Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable libraries 2013
-- If not working: For Windows 10 you can try this link (from Microsoft too) : update for visual 2013 redist
-- For Windows 10 you can try installing this all-in-one installer instead (THANK YOU PhatFish).
- Rise of Rome expansion !
- Windows 10 users : If you experiment issues (e.g. RockNRor plugin does not seem to work well), run the game in compatibility mode (XP, or Win7)
-- To check is RockNRor is active, select a unit in-game and press F2 key. If a popup shows up, then RockNRor is active.

- Developed for Rise of Rome 1.0a. Some features are compatible with AOE 1.0b, 1.0c and ROR 1.0.
- RockNRorAdmin.Exe can install RockNRor plugin and change resolution (including copying necessary files) for you
- Strong consistency checks : program will warn you if something went wrong, and before doing any harm
- Strong consistency checks : if you try to use it with other files than original empiresx.exe, you probably will encounter an check error.

See forum topic.

* 1920*1200 interfac.drs files if you choose that resolution.
* 1920*1080 interfac.drs files if you choose that resolution.
* 1280*1024 interfac.drs files if you choose that resolution.

To change resolution: extract the interfac.drs archive you chose above, then use RockNRorAdmin's menu to change resolution and select the data/data2 DRS files when asked for.
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@PhatFish: there must be some installer for Win10 for C++2013 libraries, I don't have an environment to reproduce your issue :(

@Volume: yes the program can dynamically create a tech tree and civ bonus for each player (if option is enabled) at game startup, so that each game is unique !
And it is compatible with "custom" empires.dat files (if you added units, etchs, etc).
volume thanks chab! nice to see you still around with this aoe/ror after a couple decades now i believe.

i used this a long time ago (actually just over 4 years ago), stopped playing/modding aoeror and forgot what this was that i had rated and said it worked like a champ lol
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thank you volume, such messages are much appreciated :)
Chocobruh Hey just on the off chance you are still around, I installed this mod on Windows 10 and it worked fine except the game opened in a small 800x600 menu. I then installed the resolution fixes, but the game would no longer open, stating

"could not initialize graphics system. make sure that your video card and driver are compatible with DirectDraw."

Is there any solution to this? I want to play the game in full screen
volume hi chab. it seems i forgot how to use this haha.

do you have like a manual or walkthrough? im trying to like change gaia's civilization and make them post iron

im also trying to change the player colors
guyza Big thankyou for creating this, especially the rally point addition.

I needed UPatches mouse fix (rapid mouse movement disables right click without it). To get them to work together, I first installed UPatch, then RockNRor.

In the installation guide, I did steps 2 and 3,
which is to press CTRL E and in the ROR API section, check Enabled feature.

I did not have to do the last step, which was replacing the "RockNRor.dll" by the filename that matches my game version.

After install, It only works when opening the HD launcher (that UPatch installed). Not sure if everything works but I have what I need. Also i disabled windows mode, by deleting wndmode.dll from my AoE file.

[Edited on 07/10/18 @ 09:41 PM]

Bl4cKst0rM Rally points? Whoaaa

Is this feature addable only by editing .exe?
Woohoo! I finally got RockNRoR to work again on Windows 10! I couldn't install the Visual C++ 2013 library using MS's direct download - it's not compatible with Win 10 (right...), but when I use an all-in-one installer ( it just works fine lol. Damn you MS!
tanksarevictory I have Windows 10 and RockNRor only works once. I opened the game for the first time and it worked fine but as soon as I closed it and opened it again it said it couldn't initialize graphics system.

I tried the all in one installer for the runtime stuff but that didn't help
The_Patriarck Is it possible to change the hardcoded unitID change for builders when they finish a damaged building? They turn into unitID-156 regardless of what unit it is or even what the ID of the builder unit was. Update: changing 156 to nonexistent will work as long as no one manually uses the repair button; in which case the game crashes.

I've noticed a bug with RNR, seems farmers aren't working properly; they build a farm, but continue to build other farms instead of farming. Only happened after I updated RNR. They also don't farm after building a farm, even one farm.

I will hopefully be releasing a compatible version of my mod on the 27th of January, so it would be quite helpful to have the farming bug fixed by then.

[Edited on 01/07/19 @ 08:41 AM]

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