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AoW+ v1.45.129

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About AoW+

AoW+ is a patch that introduces a large number of gameplay changes. The following is an abridged breakdown of the most notable changes:

  • In the campaign, players may realign with the Keepers/Cult after playing as the Lizards.
  • Race relations have been brought more in line with the lore of the game.
  • Heroes join for free and independent heroes can be recruited.
  • Friendly cities no longer demand any gold.
  • Neutral cities can now be bought but may also rebel.
  • Migrating and rebuilding cities takes longer.
  • Shipyards now generate income but can no longer be built.
  • Overall income has been reduced.
  • Unit upkeep has been reduced for lower level units and increased for higher level units.
  • Halfling Pony Riders and Elephants have been nerfed.
  • Ranged attack abilities have been rebalanced.
  • Unit spells can no longer be cast on machines.
  • Heroes gain fewer skill points per level and Defence is more expensive to increase.
  • The effect of terrain on unit morale has been amplified.

For a detailed list of all changes please refer to Changelog.txt.

Where necessary, in-game texts and statistics have been updated to accurately reflect all changes. It is therefore entirely possible to play AoW+ without consulting the documentation at all, and in fact this is largely equivalent to playing Age of Wonders without having read the manual.

Installing AoW+

Extract the archive and put all files and folders in the Age of Wonders root directory. No files will be overwritten unless AoW+ has previously been installed.

AoW+ requires Age of Wonders version 1.36.53 or 1.36.54. AoW+ has been tested only with the retail and GOG distributions and may or may not work with other distributions.

Playing AoW+

To start the game, simply run the AoW+ shortcut in the Age of Wonders root directory.

Alternatively you can move AoW+.exe and all DLL files to the Age of Wonders root directory and run AoW+.exe directly with Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode enabled.

The version number in the bottom right corner of the main menu indicates whether you are running AoW+.

Modding AoW+

Aow+ is primarily an engine patch and as such largely compatible with mods that modify only resource files including the HSS. For more in-depth information please refer to Mods.txt.

Known Issues

Installing AoW+ to a non-retail distribution may cause the game language to change; in this case you can force a language in the registry by navigating to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Triumph Studios\Age of Wonders\General and setting Language to 1 (for English).

Modified campaign texts are only available in English. It is therefore recommended to set the game language to English when playing the campaigns.

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Ziggurat Mason
This is the first hex editing AoW has seen since Warlock's disappearance about 19 years ago! It's a huge deal.
Thereunto_GOG Should add your text here as a "readme.txt" in the zip. Looking forward to reviewing this!
Rating: 5
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Last hope for wonders. Nice twist to game meta.
Rating: 5
Excellent work, looking forward to future updates!

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