Age Of Empires 2 Hd Edition Mods
The lists below divide mods between partial conversions (add-ons) and total conversions; the first category includes mods that add to the original content of the game, as well as unofficial patches, but without dramatically altering the core aspects of gameplay. Some partial conversions can be considered overhauls; these significantly change an entire game's graphics and gameplay but not to the extend of a total conversion.
Age Of Empires 2 Hd Edition Mods
From creator Saint_Michaels_ -- this mod is an extremely useful mod that you'll need for other mods you may want to download for specific architecture in different civilizations. Essentially its designed to separate civilizations from their architecture sets and create a duplicate all while keeping unique SLP files.
Who doesn't enjoy some extra bloody carnage on the battlefield? Well this mod from creator Silent Ape aims to deliver exactly that for Age of Empires 2 HD! With over 1000 modified sprites -- tons of bloody work was put into to deliver the best possible gore you can experience in this beloved game and with well over 1300 ratings it is one of the most downloaded mods for the game on the workshop.
Now imagine if you took all five of these mods and used them at once? You'd have a cleaner main menu design, the ability to add unique architectural designs for your different civilisations and the ability to have different looking generic units. All the while having this potentially set in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings universe with a bloody aftermath for all your epic battles thanks to this mod!
This can be fixed with a Voobly mod. Voobly has a large quantity of local data mods, as well as gameplay mods. The mod we need for this is a local data mod called AoC Music (or - if you prefer - AoK music).
The appeal of Age of Empires II: HD Edition is readily apparent. After all, the original Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings and its expansion are so beloved that there is still a healthy modding and multiplayer community devoted to the game. This is an impressive feat for a real-time strategy game that came out over a decade ago, especially when you consider that the official multiplayer matchmaking service was shut down years ago. A prettier version of AOEII with easier multiplayer matchmaking and mod support (via Steam's servers and Steam Workshop) is a solid idea. Unfortunately, Hidden Path's HD edition of Ensemble Studios' classic RTS suffers from a variety of bugs and missed opportunities.
Despite the name, AOEII:HD doesn't scream "high definition." The game supports higher resolutions, but there are already several lovely graphics mods on Steam Workshop that look better than the base game. Vanilla AOEII:HD is attractive, but (original developer) Ensemble's artists deserve most of the credit. Major historical structures, such as the Dome of the Rock, Torre del Oro, and Hagia Sophia, are depicted in stunningly gorgeous detail. In fact, practically all the structures are full of interesting details, such as seagulls circling the docks, goods arranged for sale at the markets, and swords and practice dummies visible in the courtyard of a barracks. In terms of sound, the HD edition has added no new material and only includes the soundtrack from the Conquerors expansion. Thankfully, you can find all of the missing tracks on Steam Workshop.
Age of Empires II: HD Edition has enormous potential. After all, the base game is still enjoyable and visually attractive (excepting the units that were never beautiful), and you can smoothly download content from the Steam Workshop. However, the HD edition fails to improve on the original's gameplay in any way, and numerous bugs mar what should be an excellent multiplayer experience. Hopefully, Hidden Path will eventually fix the problems so that epic eight-player matches with hundreds of units on each side can entertain strategy fans until our civilization, like ancient Rome, falls and fades into the annals of history.
I personally use these mods and I wanted to make this list so that other players can benefit from them while playing. In general, they will make your interface and map cleaner and better, and they will also help you improve the way you play.
Basically, you will see more clearly the range a building has, for your own buildings and for enemy buildings too. Some of the mods also work with the foundations, so while a tower or castle is being built you can see how far its arrows will go.
Of course, these mods can become annoying sometimes and fill your maps with weird lines. For me, it works kinda good most of the times, but it can be a bit confusing in large team games. Try them and let me know!