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TigerLord
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Re: Behold! Age of Empires II returns in HD

said by BigReds42:

I actually didn't know you could play this multiplayer!

I don't think I ever played the campaign in any of the AoE games


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I did on the Conquerors. Fun but after you do it once there's no much reason to play it again.
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Agreed. I did them just to see what they were like, beat them all, then never touched them again. Btw I think we played multiplayer back in the day.



Gordo74
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I think Microsoft only did this as a money grab after this was released in January:

»www.forgottenempires.net/

It's a 3rd party mod for AOE2 which enables HD, adds new campaigns, balances the civs further, and adds 5 new civs. For free.



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said by Gordo74:

I think Microsoft only did this as a money grab after this was released in January:

»www.forgottenempires.net/

It's a 3rd party mod for AOE2 which enables HD, adds new campaigns, balances the civs further, and adds 5 new civs. For free.

Possibly. I don't know much about this other than its a mod. Anyone play it? Just based on the description, they added a lot of cool features.

At the same time, the new AOE2 HD version is going to include steam workshop. The workshop is an easy way to expand the game beyond just the plain jane version. This will make it easy for the common consumer to find all the mods. Heck, its so easy my dad can find mods for Skyrim and he isn't very computer literate.

Oh, and if you don't have your AOE2 disks like I don't have anymore, then the $20 pays for that as well. The mod still requires the original game. Lastly, what about multiplayer? That is the strength of getting it on Steam as well.
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Is anyone taking off from work on the release date? lol... people do it for bigger games than this, so probably not. I'm stil considering it since I loved this game so much.

Also since it's been awhile, I need to read back up on strategy (gameplay and what units to use, ie. dont attack a group of spearman with knights, etc.). Any good websites?



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said by Nightfall:

said by Gordo74:

I think Microsoft only did this as a money grab after this was released in January:

»www.forgottenempires.net/

It's a 3rd party mod for AOE2 which enables HD, adds new campaigns, balances the civs further, and adds 5 new civs. For free.

Possibly. I don't know much about this other than its a mod. Anyone play it? Just based on the description, they added a lot of cool features.

At the same time, the new AOE2 HD version is going to include steam workshop. The workshop is an easy way to expand the game beyond just the plain jane version. This will make it easy for the common consumer to find all the mods. Heck, its so easy my dad can find mods for Skyrim and he isn't very computer literate.

Oh, and if you don't have your AOE2 disks like I don't have anymore, then the $20 pays for that as well. The mod still requires the original game. Lastly, what about multiplayer? That is the strength of getting it on Steam as well.

I have played it. Works well. Yes, it needs the base game. Multiplayer works as well (LAN and internet).


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My guess is tactics and ways of playing have advanced in the past 10 years? I was real good then, but my ways are probably nothing now (despite the fact I'll be rusty).



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Timings have not changed.



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said by fartness:

Also since it's been awhile, I need to read back up on strategy (gameplay and what units to use, ie. dont attack a group of spearman with knights, etc.). Any good websites?

»www.salamyhkaiset.org/aoe2/


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said by BigReds42:

I actually didn't know you could play this multiplayer!

Oh yeah. You could join in games at the Microsoft game site. Of course most of the time you'd join a game and the other player would immediately be on you locus. MS tried to cut down on hacks but it really couldn't then. My son and I used to play a lot of LAN. He never could figure out what one of my peasants was doing standing outside his town.
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This releases next Tuesday people!



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My body is ready



TigerLord
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Poopsock at the ready! FIRE!



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Click for full size
ready to go


fartness
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No it doesn't... it's pre-released this Friday for those who bought it already (most of us?)... anyone know what time Friday? 12AM EST?



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I did not even know that

Pre-Purchase and get Early Access!
Age of Empires II HD will be released on April 5th to customers who pre-purchase the game on Steam!



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Jobbie, Im reserving my Friday night for this.

You in?



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Lets do it



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Oh yeaaaaaa, will buy this tonight when I get home from work!



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30 Wololo



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In spite of not having played for years, HBEE is still firmly engraved in my mind. I still remember most hotkeys, my timings and openings, 15 years later.

This will be so much fun.



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said by TigerLord:

I don't remember my builds, hotkeys and timings but the Aztecs will prevail.

This will be so much fun.

Fixed for me.
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Preload button is up on Steam



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The thing I read which I like the most....the 500 unit limit. The 200 limit was a real pain in the ass. Now the 500 unit limit is going to be epic.
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TigerLord
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200/200 has been standard for so long... but I agree 500/500 will make 2v2 or 3v3 very, very epic.



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Thats a lot of Longbows.



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Would anyone mind sharing any informative/well written websites with strategies and just basic information? Definitely going to be out of touch with this one upon release.



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»www.salamyhkaiset.org/aoe2/



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The 500 units will make for different game play, especially when resources get exhausted. I will be playing a lot in the next 24 hours. Can't wait!