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Age of Empires II: HD Edition
« on: December 20, 2014, 12:13:07 PM »
Anyone have or play/played AOE2?

I played it extensively years ago. It =is an easy game to get into and great as a multiplayer. It can be bought through steam or you can pick it up cheap elsewhere.

The standalone connects like steel beasts by I.P.  but without the drama. There is also a free expansion for it "The Forgotten".

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Re: Age of Empires II: HD Edition
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2014, 05:16:55 PM »
Found this lobby site someone made I didnt know about.
This shows all the Steam HD version games being played that you can join. Alot more than what shows in the Steam lobby.

http://aoe2.net/

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Re: Age of Empires II: HD Edition
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2014, 12:02:37 AM »
Looks good. i remember the days when there were many servers/games of AOE2.

this is a classic.
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Re: Age of Empires II: HD Edition
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2014, 04:36:28 PM »
Hurry....sale ends in under 2 hours.

Stardog and I both have this on steam and standalone. Great multiplyer strategy :)
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Re: Age of Empires II: HD Edition
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2014, 06:11:47 PM »
The following members have this on steam:

Stardog765
Lumi
Asid
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Re: Age of Empires II: HD Edition
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2015, 10:08:39 PM »


On Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/221380/

Great RTS. It can be bought often at up to 75% off.

we have been playing some great MP against the AI

The version we use is AOE2 HD.

•   Colebrook
•   Don_Prince
•   Beef
•   Rotar
•   Asid


Others have it. It is easy to get into. Very tactical

Fun times :)
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Re: Age of Empires II: HD Edition
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2015, 02:48:25 AM »
Patch 4.6

Discussion thread is here. http://steamcommunity.com/app/221380/discussions/0/492378806384922075/

Desync Improvements:
Changed terrain types from farms no longer cause a desync (Rock 1 and Desert 2).
Additional logging information has been added to the desync upload tool.
When a desync is encountered, players will have the option to upload their desync logs which will be published as a mod for further investigation by the development team.

Game Setup:
The host can now select spectator (as long as there are no AI players).
Custom AI options are now saved between games.
Roll over text for maps is now displaying correctly.

Editor:
When generating an Arena map the Editor no longer crashes.
Load time improvements have been made for maps containing a larger number of triggers.
Sound triggers should now correctly play from MP3 files.
Triggers no longer crash when changing unit stance for units with no AI.

Replays:
The map view during replays will now updated correctly when changing players.
Keyboard scrolling during replays remains functional after changing players.
Replays that use the “explored” option now function correctly.
The “view lock” option is now disabled by default during replays (or as a spectator).
Fixed an occasional infinite loop freeze while watching a replay on the fastest speed setting.

General:
Arrow key scrolling should no longer break after seeing the vote dialog or larger chat dialog.
Some units have been moved to the base came to avoid loading fails (these units include 33, 61, 1116 and 1117)
Shipwright is now correctly displayed in the Portuguese tech tree.
RMS maps now generate correctly.
Fixed a rare infinite loop freeze when drag selected formations are automatically merged during unit casualties. In multiplayer this would have frozen every player.
Improvements to the player colour assignment logic have been made.
Corrupted saves now report a message rather than causing a crash.
Improvements have been to saving African Kingdom missions.
The eagle death animation now plays correctly.
The tower rubble is now displayed at the correct size.
Random map scripts now prioritize retail DRS maps over maps of the same name inside the random-map-scripts folder. This should prevent issues with unintentional mods replacing retail maps if the map happens to share the same name.
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Re: Age of Empires II: HD Edition
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2015, 05:04:09 PM »
Multiplayer 06/12/15 with :
Colebrook
Beef
Rotar
Asid
Map: Steppe
AI: (Advanced new) 3 AI opponents
Difficulty: Moderate
Pop limit: 200
Resources: Medium

The map was very open. Rotar got attacked and taken out first. Beef then got attacked but he managed to get some villagers into my settlement which I had protectedwith tree lines and walls. Colebrook took the fight to the enemy but got wiped out. Beef managed to rebuild in my base. However resources were low as was the space. We held on valiantly against 3 enemy foes intent on our destruction. We held on for aover 30 minutes. We ran out of space and resources. They finally broke in afer attacking 2 different points. At that point it was all over. They mopped us up. I killed about 950 enemy but lost about 900. I got an achievent “Live to fight another day”
Some leaders might aspire to build one hundred buildings in their entire reign. You lost that many this day and fought on valiantly. Stay strong!


Great fun

Thanks guys :)
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Re: Age of Empires II: HD Edition
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2015, 03:50:49 AM »
Just had a great co-op 2v2 against a hard 2 man hard pc team. The AI in this match was very good. It was close on several occasions. I got flanked by the enemy and cut off!

Rotar has become a good AOE player…He has only had this for a couple of weeks.

Thanks for the great game Rotar.
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Re: Age of Empires II: HD Edition
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2015, 06:30:38 PM »
Great game last night

Attila
Stardog
Don_prince
Rotar
Asid

We were co-op against a brutal AI coalition.....We did not survive......However we played again but Attilas wounds were to severe and he had to withdraw....We were on islands. Rotar constructed a huge deadly fleet. Don landed on the enemy continent and started to engage the enemy...I secretly landed a force including villagers on a quiet corner (so I thought) of the continent. My first attempt failed...My second did not..Stardog was busy creating the mother of all cavalry. We crushed the enemy in a pincer movement...

Great game thanks guys.


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Re: Age of Empires II: HD Edition
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2015, 06:32:33 PM »
It shure was...
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Re: Age of Empires II: HD Edition
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2015, 05:49:23 AM »
I have never played AoE before in my entire life. Never evah. Not even the 1999 original. In fact yesterday, when I asked Don_Prince what he was up to, he said he was 'playing AoE'. I responded with "Aces over Europe?". Don_Prince texted me a 'face palm'.

It was at 80% off today. Did some research. What the hay, I decided to buy it. Christmas comes but once a year. Same too for New Year's Day. Bought. Done. Can't wait to install and patch/update it with the latest update file. My intention is to introduce it to my two daughters so that they can
i.   know more about history and the various civilizations.
ii.  develop strategies and higher order thinking
iii. learn from it as an educational game
iv. learn about economics and resource management and become as astute and cunning as Gorden Gecko
iv. hack and slash their way through the virtual enemy

But .... in all probability, I might end up playing it in the end. Hahaha.
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Re: Age of Empires II: HD Edition
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2015, 12:57:35 PM »
Hi Frankie

Great to hear you purchased it.
AOE is easy to play but can be hard to master. It does have excellent capabilities when it comes to educating the basics of economics etc. like you said.
Hopefully you can get on-line with us and have a fun session soon.

Let me know how your daughters like it.

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Re: Age of Empires II: HD Edition
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2016, 12:43:52 AM »
This night we had a great session on Hard (I believe) on team islands. We barely hold on, I got nearly wiped out 3 times, but after a lot of work we finaly got them. Noone had even remotely time to make screenshots and our mouses and keyboards and brains where doing overtime.

We have to try out hardest, but after this game I am worried hardest is unbeatable. This was one for in the history books...

Participants:
Asid,
Don_prince,
Rotar,

Good job!
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Re: Age of Empires II: HD Edition
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2016, 01:45:10 AM »
Great game.

Great teamwork.

Great time.
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