Archive 9.2007


The Asian DynastiesThe Asian Dynasties Gone Gold

It is official! Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties has hit gold status and will be in stores on October 23rd:

"Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the eagerly awaited "Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties," the second expansion pack for "Age of Empires III," has gone gold and will hit retailers throughout North America on Oct. 23rd. "

Full Press Release | 09/28/07


Dynasties Box ArtDynasties Fan Site Kit

The first download to go live in our Asian Dynasties section has just been added. The Dynasties fan site kit contains concept art, game icons, logos, and more for those interested in sprucing up an existing site or creating a new one.

Dynasties Downloads | 09/25/07


updateBlog Updates

There have been recent updates to both Bruce Shelley's blog, and The Asian Dynasties blog being kept over at IGN. Check them both out for new information on how the new expansion pack has been coming along.

Bruce's Blog | Asian Dynasties Blog | 09/21/07


aoe3hStrategic Objectives Challenge

Moshe returns with a new set of scenarios that he has challenged the community to beat! Instructions for the second installment of his Strategic Objectives Challenge can be found in this forum post, along with a complete list of rules and prizes. The contest closes on October 10th. Best of luck everyone!

Strategic Objectives Challenge | 09/18/07


workESO Server Maintenance 9/12

The ESO servers are going to be taken offline in order to release the new 1.04a patch for the four localized versions of The WarChiefs that are effected by the crash bug. (French, Italian, German, Spanish) Servers will be taken offline today at 4:00pm GMT (11:00am CST). Server down time is expected to be approximately 15 minutes.

Thank you for your patience as we strive to improve your online experience.

09/12/07


workESO Server Maintenance 9/11

Update: This maintenance period has been delayed and will not take place at the scheduled time. We will update you all with the new maintenance and patch release window times as soon as possible.

The ESO servers are going to be taken offline for regularly scheduled maintenance on 09/11 at 2:00pm GMT (9:00am CST). Server down time is expected to be approximately 15 minutes. During this maintenance period we will also be issuing a new patch for the French, Italian, German, and Spanish versions of The WarChiefs, 1.04a, which will correct the crash bug mentioned below.

Thank you for your patience as we strive to improve your online experience.

09/10/07


CommunityLocalized Versions Deck Bug

We are aware of a crash bug that was introduced in the new patch for some of our localized versions of the game. This affects the French, Italian, German, and Spanish versions of The WarChiefs that have a specific option turned on. Turning off the option will fix the issue, please see the following post in our forum on how to correct this problem: Workaround for accessing decks crash

We are working to correct this issue. This does not effect players using Age of Empires III without The WarChiefs expansion.

09/07/07


PatchPatches Released

Patch 1.04 for WarChiefs and Patch 1.12 for Age of Empires III are now available through the in-game auto updater or from our game updates page. Click "Help and Tools" then click "Update Game" to get the latest version.

If you have any mods for Age of Empires III installed, it is recommended that you uninstall them before installing new patches.

09/05/07


workServer Down Time For Patch 09/05

We will be taking ESO servers offline at 1:00pm GMT (8:00am CST) while we roll out patch 1.12/1.04 and perform maintenance on the servers. Downtime is expected to be approximately 2 hours.

Thank you for your patience as we work to bring this new patch online.

If you have any mods for Age of Empires III installed, it is recommended that you uninstall them before installing new patches.

Patch 1.04 Notes | Patch 1.12 Notes | 09/04/07