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Date: 22th February 2015 23th February 2015 25th February 2015
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How to install Age of Empires II HD

This tutorial explains how to install Age of Empires II HD on Steam.

First uninstall Age of Empires II: The Age of King and Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion pack if installed and also make sure to close Voobly, before performing a clean installation of Age of Empires II, else you will run into more problems.

Go to View > Settings > Interface and set Steam language to English.

Exit Steam and restart the client.

Install Aoe2HD through Steam client

Right-click on Age of Empires II: HD-Edition and click Play Game.

Wait for the dependencies and updates to be installed.

Click Play to start Aoe2HD and Exit once you the program was started for the first time.

Now join one of the AOC lobbies on Voobly and the Game Diagnostic should pop up. If that’s not the case, click Game Diagnostic in menu Options and click Yes.

The compatibility patch will now download in the background. You should see the following window below. Click Next.

Double check whether Age2HD is installed in the directory shown below and click Next.

  1. 32-Bit: C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Age2HD
  2. 64-Bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Age2HD

Confirm the installation by clicking Install.

Wait for the installation to complete.

Complete setup by clicking Finish.

Close Game Diagnostic, DO NOT click Yes or No again. Also close the game lobby and re-enter the lobby again.

Now open the Game Diagnostic again, by clicking Game Diagnostic in menu Options.

You are done!

Manual installation of the compatibility patch

Navigate to the following web site: to download latest version of the compatibility patch.

Follow the Steps above.

Change Management

Version Date Created Author Description
1.0 22th February 2015 [email protected] Initial Release
1.1 24th April 2015 [email protected] UP 1.4 Update
1.2 8th January 2018 [email protected] Client Update
1.3 3rd April 2018 [email protected] UP 1.5 Update

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