The mod is recommended for AoE3 Complete Collection (Steam version) as it contains everything the mod needs, although it can be installed over any version as long as the game has both expansions and ALL official updates.
Age of Empires 3 Complete Collection
Age of Empires 3 1.14 / The Warchiefs 1.06 / The Asian Dynasties 1.03
Installation (common paths):
/Steam/steamapps/common/Age of Empires 3/bin/
/Program Files/Microsoft Games/Age Of Empires III/
When installing the mod over a fresh game, make sure you RUN THE ORIGINAL GAME AT LEAST ONCE first, before running the mod's exe.
Special thanks to everyone who helped me improve the mod over time, and thanks to GHS Gaming for hosting the mod.
Note that some units present in this mod are taken from the Napoleonic Era or War of the Triple Alliance mods.
(if you use the installer DO NOT update the mod with the patcher or it will break everything)
(if you want the latest mod version use only the Patcher)
(yes, I know, a new installer will eventually be released)
The Improvement Mod Patcher can be used to fully download the mod and keep it up-to-date.
Just download the Patcher and place it in the game's main directory, where all the exes are (always inside the BIN folder for Steam), and run the Patcher as ADMINISTRATOR.
Remember that the mod's Patcher is just for updating the mod, you can simply run the mod's exe "age3m.exe" and everything will work.
High video settings are recommended for all units and buildings to be displayed properly (or at least make sure the "High-poly Models" setting is on).
Please do not "update" the mod with any rip-offs or other modifications from mods "designed" to work with this one.