Patch 1.05 Released
Patch 1.05 is now available through the in-game auto updater. Click "Help and Tools" then click "Update Game" to get the latest version. This patch adds power ratings, stand ground stance for units, many balance changes, and much more.
The stand alone patch will be made available in the coming days.
Patch Notes | 02/28/06
Patch 1.05: Invisible Players and Mods
New in the upcoming 1.05 patch are steps we have taken to try to address games that go out of sync when two players can't see each other in the game setup screen. There are a number of causes for this situation, but essentially these computers can't communicate with each other. In order to prevent out of syncs, the second player who attempts to join the game, who would normally show up as invisible to one of the players already in the game, will get an error message. Please read the following post in our forums for information on how to troubleshoot this issue: Patch1.05 and Invisible Players
Also, in anticipation of patch 1.05's release, we remind players that it is safest to uninstall any user created mods for Age of Empires III before you install the new patch. These mods may result in unexpected game behavior, such as crashes, until they are updated to work with version 1.05.
Fastest Industrial Recordings
Below is the list of winning entries from our Fastest Industrial Age contest with links to download the recorded games. Save the files to your My Documents\My Games\Age of Empires 3\Savegame folder to view them.
|Odeton - 7:27|
|Fird - 7:35|
|Mytoja - 7:44|
|Vogue - 8:38|
|TENO_jp - 8:22|
|Xanthippus - 7:53|
|StR_Gyrokinesis - 9:00|
|Jesus4us - 8:00|
|derp - 8:59|
|Vagabond Merv - 8:57|
|EliteX - 8:15|
Fastest Industrial Winners
Congratulations to all our of winners in the Fastest Industrial Age Contest! The times below all stood for 24 hours without being bested, including Odeton's blistering time of 7:27. We will be contacting the winners for mailing information shortly.
The recorded games will be available for download soon.
Fast Industrial Contest Leaders
02/14/06 - 5:59am GMT (11:59pm CST)
Fastest Selling Age & Contest
To celebrate Age of Empires III being the fastest selling Age title in our history, already reaching 1 million copies sold since the game's release in October, we are running a fast aging contest! Be the fastest player to take your civilization from the Discovery Age to the Industrial Age to win. Prizes are also going to be awarded to the fastest Industrial Age time with each of the game's eight civilizations.