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chab [updated 2020-07-14]


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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mathgamain Hello, I'm having problems using multiplayer with RockNRor, for some reason the computer tries to control all human players as well(I can still issue commands, but it is as if me and the computer are trying to control at the same time). All other aspects of the mod work for me.

There is one other detail, if I try multiplayer and then go to normal single player random map then the problem happens there as well, but if I don't go in multiplayer then random map works normally.

There is one caveat though, I'm running this on wine and I know this might be the whole problem, I just wanted to know if anyone experienced this issue before.
The_Patriarck Yes, I too have faced a similar issue. I just assumed RockNRor doesn't support multiplayer.
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I just ran a test and it's working properly on my computer. Are you using latest version of RockNRor ?

I guess it could be a side effect of windows10 compatibility issues : the different symptoms can be
- the game won't run because of some graphics init failure
- the game runs but RockNRor mod is not loaded properly.

I think you are in case #2 : RockNRor mod is inactive. One side effect is that AI tries to command all players, but there must be plenty of other side effects.
For example, select a unit and press "F2" key. Does a popup show up, or nothing happens ? If nothing happens, it means RockNRor is not working and you need to fix it.

From what I know here's what you can do to fix RockNRor issues on WIN10 environment :
- Install Visual C++ 2013 redistributable libraries (as indicated in the article). It seems M$ have fixed it now (previously it was not working on Win10). If not, do the next step:
- If you still have issues, install the "all in one" link that was provided by PathFish (I'm not sure it's still necessary)
- If you still have issues, right click on empiresx.exe (or the desktop shortcut) and set compatibility mode to Windows 7 or Windows XP.

Don't hesitate to give a feedback to confirm (I hope) this works for everybody
mathgamain Hello chab. Sorry for taking so long to reply :p I can say to you that this is not the case for me. First rocknror is working correctly, I can access F2 menu, F1, everything else. Also I already have compatibility mode for windowsXP, also tried windows 7 with no success. But as I told you, this might all be happening because I'm running this under wine.
AspireM3400 Overall, a great mod. But on win 10, the screen freezes periodically, this is not the case with UPatch HD 1.1-R4. If you fix this problem, the mod will be a masterpiece.
AspireM3400 With custom screen resolutions, there were defects in the game interface for Windows 10:

[Edited on 09/19/20 @ 04:38 PM]

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there is no defect with RockNRor, it's just that the DRS (graphics) resources you are using are unfinished.
Long ago I created "quick and dirty" resources for a few resolutions, so that the game is compatible with those resolutions.
Anyone that has some time can finish this and make the graphics 100% compatible with "custom" resolutions.

For the last screenshot, the map being centered is intentional : in term of user experience, it's far more practical than "hidden" to the right, but it you prefer you can change this in advanced settings in RockNRorAdmin.exe

As for Windows 10 slowness issue, it's not linked to RockNRor because it also occurs on vanilla AOE/ROR.
I spent a lot of time on this problem but I couldn't find out what going on :'(
I suspected something with graphics, sounds, directX, Windows10 layers to run older programs... But I could not identify what's causing the problem :'(
rakovsky For those saying that it doesn't work for them on WIndows 10: I got it to work using the Compatibility Mode setting in the Properties menu and turning on "Run as Administrator" in that same menu.
AugustoSapienti I couldn't install it because I have UPatch. Any advice?
thl94w8u Hi, i play random map and choose random civil but all will be egypt, how i can fix it ?
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