FAQ Articles


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General FAQ

Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings™</b> and <b>Age of Empires II: The Conquerors™ Expansion</b> are the sequels to the award-winning, best-selling real-time strategy game <a href="http://aoe.heavengames.com" target="_blank">Age of Empires</a>. Age of Kings spans a thousand years, from the fall of Rome through the Middle Ages in which players control the epic scope of Age of Empire's game play while evolving the combat and economic features.

Macintosh FAQ

Age of Empires II comes in a Macintosh format for all of the mac users. If you're having difficulties using the mac edition of the game, welcome to the Macintosh FAQ list!

Modding FAQ

Making a game modification is tricky, but it's become far less difficult with the popularization of Age of Kings modding. With programs like Turtle Pack and AGE, there are few limits on what can be edited in the RTS King. In this list of frequently asked questions, you'll find a lot of references to our <a href="/modpack-stable/">ModPack Stable</a> and our <a href="/blacksmith/lister.php?category=mods">Blacksmith</a> downloads section, so make sure to check out both!

Playing Online

Like any real-time strategy game, Age of Empires II is best experienced online. Due to the lack of an official matchmaking service, however, several additional configurations to your game and your connection are necessary before you can play online. If you intend to play against public (anonymous) opponents, you will need, at a minimum, patch 1.0c, a multiplayer client, and an internet connection which allows AoK data traffic. Alternatively, you can purchase the game on Steam.

Scenario Design FAQ

Don't be fooled; Age of Kings contains one of the most in-depth scenario editors in the RTS industry, that allows you to make your own battle scenarios or, for the advanced, make your own epic stories. Of course, any designer who starts out has questions, and if you have scenario design questions, you're at the right place!