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Fort Wars 5.0 for AoE3:DE
Posted by Maffia on January 28th, 2022 @ 04:07 a.m.
Long time forummer and scenario designer pftq has updated thier popular Multiplayer Fort Wars scenario for AoE3 Definitive Edition.

Started in December 19 2005, Fort Wars is an AOE3 adaptation of the popular Norse Wars game by Matei, which was originally a mod for Age of Mythology. It features a new genre of gameplay, dubbed “bloodsport” that takes the most exciting parts of RTS combat and blends it with a kills-based upgrade and economy system to keep players constantly in the action. It was a precursor to MOBA-type gameplay seen in later games such as League of Legends.
Download Fort Wars 5.0 for AOE3 DE HERE (or by going to Tools > Mods ingame).

ptfq will also be having a kick-off event Saturday Jan.29 2022 2:00PM PST on live-stream, ad is looking to make Fort Wars livestreams a regular occurrence. Check out NorseWars.com and follow @NorseWars on Twitter for updates.

And visit ptfq’s post in the Scenario Design forum for more information and discussion.

Fort Wars 4.1 is still available in our downloads section for older versions of AoE3.

UPDATE: pftq has also posted an article on the code and tips and tricks behind Fort Wars

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AoE4 Released
Posted by Maffia on December 01st, 2021 @ 12:52 p.m.
The latest instalment in the Age series has arrived!

Age of Empires 4 launched recently. AoE4 is set in the same time period as AoK.

The game is more focused on unique civilizations rather than minor changes to a unit and tech tree.

Some civs have unique aspects like the Mongols who can move their “TC” to a different location, mimicking the nomadic lifestyle.

AoE IV is available for purchase from the Windows Store and also Steam.

For more info, check https://www.ageofempires.com
AoE3: Definitive Edition Released!
Posted by Maffia on October 16th, 2020 @ 09:53 a.m.

AoE3 Definitive Edition is now available on Steam so you can enjoy the classic AoE3 gameplay in a fresh lick of paint! Also available through the Microsoft Game pass if you are already signed up to that.

The game touts mod support, whether that includes mods for the original version of the game remains to be seen.

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Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition Trailer
Posted by Maffia on August 28th, 2020 @ 11:55 a.m.
Coming October 15th 2020 and featuring 2 new civilzations and 2 new game modes!

Thank you to forummer Out Reach for finding.

Discussion Thread
Age Of Empires IV Gameplay Trailer
Posted by Maffia on November 15th, 2019 @ 4:37 p.m.
Age of Empires IV Announced!
Posted by JimXIX on August 28th, 2017 @ 5:03 p.m.
Microsoft have announced Age of Empires 4. The below trailer was released at Gamescom 2017.

Link for those using Firefox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYwZ6GZXWhA

The game is being developed by Relic Entertainment, an experienced RTS games developer that developed Dawn of War & Company of Heroes.

Also announced were Definitive Editions of AoK and AoE3.

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Age of Empires Definitive Edition Announced
Posted by Maffia on June 12th, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m.
Microsoft have announced a remastered version of the original Age of Empires. The Definitive Edition will include the content from the base game and the Rise of Rome expansion.

Link to video for those using FireFox

Beta sign-ups for Age of Empires Definite Edition are available at the game’s official site.

Please head over to Age of Empires Heaven for the latest news, information, and rampant speculation.

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New Cheat Codes
Posted by Maffia on March 02nd, 2015 @ 1:51 p.m.
Even after all this time, new cheat codes in AoE3 are still being discovered (I certainly can’t find any trace of the following on Google).

Forumer Roman2211 has found the following cheats: (Original post)
o canada 2005 – Lazerbear
don’t kick the pitbull – Learicorn
we <3 fluffy!1! – Fluffy
wuv woo vol.2 – Flying Tapir
wee ooh wee ooh – Andytruck
ding ding ding – Ice Cream
mustard relish and burning oil – HotDog Cart
trade plz – 10k export

All are confirmed working (tested in AoE3+TWC+TAD)

While it has long been possible to summon these in the editor, this is the first time I have seen codes to summon them in game.

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Napoleonic Era: Mod Of The Year Award
Posted by Alexastor on December 19th, 2014 @ 3:08 p.m.

The Napoleonic Era mod has already been voted to the top 100 mods of 2014 and now got the rare chance to be the first Age of Empires mod winning the prestigious Mod Of The Year Award on ModDB. It would then take a seat next to mod evergreens such as Counter-Strike, DayZ, Team-Fortress or CoH: Eastern Front in the Mod Hall of Fame. If you want them to win, you can vote for them here.

If you don’t know Napoleonic Era yet, there’s a new version for Windows & Mac in our download section.
Age Community 8 Years Award
Posted by Maffia on November 28th, 2013 @ 07:32 a.m.
As many of you may be aware, MicroSoft is closing down the AgeCommunity forums next month.

To give AgeCommunity the send-off it deserves, Dean Parker from RobotEntertainmentFans.com is hosting some awards with prizes donated by Robot Entertainment (the home of many former Ensemble Studios staff):


We have autographed copies of the Age 3 and AOM, autographed art books, making of DVDs and even an original 43″ x 27″ Age of Empires poster by Craig Mullins.


Here are the categories for which you can nominate people for a prize. What better Christmas present than some autographed Age of Empires goodies?
  • Grand Prize – Best Overall Member
  • Most Helpful Member
  • Funniest Member
  • Member with the best strategies
  • Best Age 3 video / recorded game
  • Best Age of Empires image. This can be a funny image, screenshot, photoshop or maybe a meme. Anything funny as long as its to do with Age. Just upload your image via the nomination link. Aloysius will be on hand to pick the winner!
There are lots of ways to win with each category above having a first and second prize tier. Find out more about the tiers and all the prizes. The Grand Prize goes to the person who wins “Best overall member”. You can’t nominate yourself, but you can nominate someone for more than one category.

PLUS! Those who take the time just to nominate someone are also in for a chance to win some exclusive autographed copies of Age of Empires 3 by the developers! We have 10 autographed Age 3 copies to give away to 10 lucky people who just take the time to nominate using the link below!

Please take the time to follow the link above and nominate members or upload links to your meme / Videos. Lets celebrate the great 8 years of Age Community. Lots of chances to win prizes in this great competition with prizes provided by Robot Entertainment. A huge thank-you to Robot!

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