News Archive 2013

4vs4 tournament livestream this weekend!
Posted by PhatFish on June 07th, 2013 @ 12:25 p.m.
Age of Empires (and RoR) has a huge following on the other side of the globe – Vietnam. The community is very big and professionals practice and play everyday. With the 2nd birthday of the Vietnamese Giaitriviet website, an interesting 4vs4 tournament is being held with large cash prices. 

For those who want to know when to watch the live stream and discuss the event, please visit this thread. Also, be sure to check out the nice trailer which will get you pumped for the event!

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AoE2 HD Edition announced! (Steam only)
Posted by PhatFish on March 07th, 2013 @ 1:43 p.m.
AoE2 HD EDITION ANNOUNCED (with trailer)

Age of Empires II: HD Edition
In Age of Empires II: HD Edition, fans of the original game and new players alike will fall in love with the classic Age of Empires II experience. Explore all the original single player campaigns from both Age of Kings and The Conquerors expansion, choose from 18 civilizations spanning over a thousand years of history, and head online to challenge other Steam players in your quest for world domination throughout the ages. Originally developed by Ensemble Studios and re imagined in high definition by Hidden Path Entertainment, Microsoft Studios is proud to bring Age of Empires II: HD Edition to Steam!

Key Highlights:
* Re-mastered for high resolution displays 1080p+.
* Enhanced visual engine with improved terrain textures, water, fire and ambient lighting effects.
* New Steamworks features: Achievements, Leaderboards, Matchmaking and Cloud support.
* Share user created content with Steam Workshop support.

Minimum System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 Pro
900×600 minimum display resolution
Direct X 9.0c+ GPU
1.2GHz CPU

Shamelessly copied this from Alexastor 

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Can’t find your scenario directory?
Posted by PhatFish on February 19th, 2013 @ 2:14 p.m.
Normally I don’t make a newsie about these kinds of things, but not being able to locate your scenario’s in the main Age of Empires directory seems to be a common problem occuring in the latest versions of Windows, and can be pretty frustrating for those wanting to share their custom creations. If you haven’t been visiting our forumshere is the solution to this problem:

Quoted from Insanitoal:

I finally found out the problem. I set the Windows options up so that I could see compatibility files, but I never clicked the big “Compatibility Files” button above my window when I’m in the Age of Empires folder. I presumed that it would just show me the files like all other things. 

For anyone else having this problem, here’s a step by step way to find your file (Windows 7 64 Bit):
1) Control Panel>Folder Options>View Tab>Show Hidden files, folders and drives>Search Tab>Include compressed files (ZIP, CAB…)>Apply
2) Go to your Age of Empires folder (C:\Program Files (x86 if 64 Bit)\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires
3) Click the big “Compatibility files” button above, next to Burn, New Folder etc.
4) Click the scenario folder, and there your saved scenarios should be.

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