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AoE Files

Patch - Programs - Mod packs - Documentations - Miscellaneous - Kali - Unzip programs 


File  Description  Author
Patch 1.0b (98/05/09, 1.0 MB)  Allows you to customize the unit limit and fixes all known bugs. Has also a lot of other improvements. Read the description of the patch for more information.  Ensemble Studios 


File  Description  Author
Sound edit 1.00  The first AoE sound editor that allows you to extract and replace all unit sounds!  S. Chen 
Daboo Alpha2 (433 K) 

Daboo! is a sound editor for the sounds.drs file in Microsoft's Age of Empires. It provides quick and easy access to the WAV's stored inside, allowing anyone to edit, listen, or export individual WAVs. 

Dave Smith (Bryn) 
Drs builder (41 K) 

MS AoE DRS Resource Builder/Extractor Utility (command line program, read the description first!) To avoid copyright problems, please
contact this guy before releasing a Mod pack officially. 

S. Ratchev 
SLP to BMP converter (47 K)  

A command line utility for extracting .SLP files (pictures) from the AoE resources files and building a new graphics.drs file. Use it together with

Joseph Knight 
Drs Explorer (2612 K)  

Age of Empires Data Resource (.DRS) Explorer Utility - offers the same functionality like DRSbuild, but with a graphical user interface. 

Daniel Roe 
Cpn builder (31 K) 

CPNBUILD is a command-line utility for building MS Age Of Empires campaign files (.CPN) from scenario files (.SCN). It supports such actions as: adding/replacing, deleting, extracting, listing scenarios, and changing the versions of scenarios in campaign files. 

S. Ratchev 
AI editor (219 K) 

AI editor to customize computer opponents. It has some cool features. This program is Shareware. Please register. More info in the readme file. 

Random game generator (26 K) 

Excel 95/97 spreadsheet to generate random settings for games to 'force' people to use different teams and make things more challenging and competitive. 

Speed changer (146 K) 

Changes the speed setting in Age of Empires. The game gives you the options of Normal, Fast, and Very Fast, but with this program you can set the speed to any value between 0 and 255. 



Mod packs 

File  Description  Author
Test modpack (129 K)  Here it is at last the FIRST AGE OF EMPIRES MODPACK - the first attempt for user customization of both AoE graphics and sounds. Small to download, easy to install, try & uninstall. Don't expect much from it as a modpack, regard it as a sample to show how real modpacks can be created.  S. Ratchev 
Tribe name patch (45 K) 

This patch replaces the file 'language.dll' which stores all the textual information used by the game. All the names of the tribes have been updates for the 90's. 

Mike Lovell 






Taunts (3 K) 

All built-in taunts for multiplayer games. 


Shortcuts, unit tables and more  
(16 K) 

This zip file contains Ronald's overview of the scoring system, unit tables, shortcuts and civilization attributes.  
Aoe.doc is in Winword format, aoe.txt in ASCII; aoe2.doc contains fixed tables for some printers. 


AI documentation (41 K) 

The official AI documentations (beta version). For people who want to write their own AI or just understand how the AI works. 

Ensemble Studios

Hotkeys (2 K) 

Hotkeys for constructing buildings and training troops.


Cheats (6 K

All known cheat codes for AoE. 


Unit table (109 K) 

All unit properties; requires Acrobat Reader 3.0. 


Unit table for Excel (5 K) 

The same as above, but for Excel, and without a background picture. 

Tristan Panek 

.SLP descriptions (12 K) 

A list of decriptions for all the .SLP graphic files contained within the GRAPHICS.DRS file. 

Brian Yip 

Hidden pictures (48 K) 

Unused images in AoE (not accessible from cheats), including a description. Maybe they can be the starting point for a new tileset. 


Empty personality file (9 K) 

All you have to do is insert the values into Persnlty.per and take out any unwanted lines and you have a good personality file. The fastest way to create a .per file! 

Brian Chau 


Miscellaneous stuff





AoE desktop theme (1.5 M) 

Age of Empires sounds, animations and desktop background for Win95.  
Microsoft PLUS! is required. 

Jeffrey W. Johnston 

Excerpt from "Inside Moves" (6 K) 

Official strategy guide for AoE. Not bad but I think mine is better :) 

Steven Kent 


The world's largest online communication network, excellent for finding players for AoE. 


FreeMem Professional (804 K)  

Enables you to stay in control of Windows memory management. It is possible to free up a specified amount of RAM, making working with your PC a lot smoother. 

Meikel Weber 







Kali 1.4x (approx. 2 M) 

The best way to play Age of Empires and other network games over the internet. Servers can be found everywhere. $20 registration fee required. Can be used for other network games (also for Mac). 

Kali software 


Unzip programs





Pkunzip (approx. 250 K) 

The classical unzip program. Not quite as user friendly as Winzip, but with a very powerful command line version. 


WinZip (650 K) 

The most advanced unzip program that makes handling zip files very easy. Allows previewing files and executables. This is a must for every user! You will need it to unzip all the programs from this page. 

Nico Mak Computing, Inc. 


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