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Designer's Mod for Patch 1.12 version 1.03

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Game Version: AoE3
Age of Empires III Designers Mod

Now with auto install/uninstall exe


Double click the AoE III Designers Mod icon and follow on-screen instructions.

Now , easier than ever!! I have placed an icon on your desktop that says "AoE III Restore". Simply double click the "AoE III Restore" icon and the program will remove all files placed in your game by the AoE III Designers Mod and restore all files that were replaced by the AoE III Designers Mod back to what they were before you installed the mod.

If you had the original, unmodded Age of Empires III on your machine, the uninstaller (AoE III Restore) will restore the game's Data and ART files back to that state.

IMPORTANT!! If you had another mod installed, the uninstaller (AoE III Restore) will restore the game's Data files back to that state. It will NOT restore any modded art files. It is highly recommended to backup any previously installed modded art files before installing the Age of Empires III Designers Mod.

The War Chiefs expansion pack:

If you have the The War Chiefs xpack, this mod will still work, however, to play with the AoE III Designers Mod, you will need to open the game with the original "Age of Empires III" disc and icon.


1) Obviously, the Designers Mod is now packed into an auto installer/uninstaller.

2) I found a few more objects in the game files. These are now available.
These include:

  • HCBoston TradeCenter

  • academy_doors

  • academy_TOL_doors

  • HCFrench Dock

  • HCFrench Market

  • QMarket

  • QHarbor_prp01

  • QMarket_prop01

  • QMarket_prop02


CusterGrant for the Alt Trees, HC and Crop terrains, Fireworks and weather effects and several new buildings.

sziggi for his RPG mod including nugget am_Cave, Magic Spring, weather effects, and several special units.

Twoqtimes2 for the HC skyboxes, unshiny cabin, "Q" objects, other objects, Flying IGC Units, repairs and auto installer/uninstaller.

jonathan1222 for the HC units

ToMyBoy for the original HC Buildings

Poisonium for the HC water objects, Placeable Trading Post, and Stagecoach.

RiderOfEternity and BigFatZ for the Japanese Ronin units and tents.

Look for the New Skybox add-on from Twoqtimes2

Any difficulties in installation or any comments, please email me at

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Williams What does this actually change?
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It actually will not change anything but will add over 200 new objects including all HC buildings and units, HC skyboxes, new terrains, lighting effects, weather effects, fireworks effects, some custom units, flying IGC units, trees and props.
File Author
Thanks for the rating and comments, jml and LP :). I speak for everyone that was involved in this mod.

LP, I will be sure to upload the Designer's Mod for TWC in the misc. section when ready.
alvaro_qc Hi, does this work in TWC or is there another mod with the same effect but for TWC?
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Thanks for the rating poindexter :)

Al, I am currently working on a TWC version. I will say that there will be a whole new set of goodies for TWC when I complete it including new skyboxes and all the Native HC Buildings and units.
FlIp U oFf So this means if i dont have patch 1.11 i cant get this stuff? You see, I use a mac and aoe3 was converted from the pc version to the mac version by macsoft (mac version of mircosoft
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Hey Flip, I believe that mac users can use an earlier version of the Designer's Mod. I know that Jml is a mac user and was able to use version 1.09 I think. Email me at wdbonds@comcast.net and I can send you an earlier version.
LordBob13 Tell me if Im a dumbass, but after i download it, which folder should i put it in?
I do this:
My documents-> my games->aoe3-> ?????
File Author
No, the proto.xml file goes into Local Disk\Program Files\Age Of Empires3\Data

The art folders go into Local Disk\Program Files\Age Of Empires3\art.

The readme that is included in the download gives very detailed instructions. Read that, and if you have any other problems, let me know.
LordBob13 Ok thanks a lot. I got the mod installed.
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