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AOE II (Age Of Empires 2 + Conquerors + Forgotten empires) download & installation
09-08-2017, 08:27 AM (This post was last modified: 09-08-2017 09:40 AM by admin.)
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AOE II (Age Of Empires 2 + Conquerors + Forgotten empires) download & installation
Description of this manual:
- Age Of Empires II version 2.2 installation with Conquerors expansion
- including Forgotten empires patch (1000 pop. limit, higher resolution, more civilisations).
- no malware in .exe files used in this tutorial according to VirusTotal.com
- tested on Windows 10, Windows 7 will probably work too

------- Files needed -------

Torrent: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:d27d85624762578a029eed44a96e7fc35741b471&dn=Age%20of%20Empires%20II (URL)
(Torrent has 1 malicious file which you can delete: age2upa.exe)

------- AOK -------

1a. Right click age2_kings.iso and mount it (i did using Alcohol52% software)
1b. in virtual CD you just mounted, right click "AOESETUP.EXE" and its Properties / Compatibility select Windows XP SP2. (this step maybe not needed)
1c. browse into mounted CD / SYSTEM / FONTS folder, select all files there, right click and select to Install them. tick to install all.
1d. right click "AOESETUP.EXE" in the mounted CD and run as Administrator, select Full install

(if you do not install fonts as above, installer may stuck on font (.TTF) installation.)

------- AOC -------

2a. Mount and install age2_conquerors.iso (full), no need to bother with FONTS and compatibility this time

------- AOC Forgotten empires patch -------

3a. copy age2_forgotten-empires.exe to the AOE installation folder (Example: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II) AND >> run << it & install.

------- Post-install -------

3b. Go to installed directory and into age2_x1 sub folder, example: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\age2_x1
3c. create shortcut of the file age2_x2.exe to your computer desktop or start menu.
3d. Delete desktop shortcuts of original AOK and AOC, because AOK's empires2.exe got one malware hit at virustotal.com, so run only age2_x2.exe
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