Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection

Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection

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Valwrath Dec 1, 2012 @ 7:24am
How do I download a custom map to my AOE 3 and use it in the game?
Hello I would like to know how to download a custom map to my computer and how to use it in the game please
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=|Lexx|= Dec 1, 2012 @ 7:54am 
Check out the aoe3 heaven site
http://aoe3.heavengames.com/

There should be some descriptions how to install maps. (since most maps are offered for download there)
rakovsky Aug 26, 2014 @ 8:56pm 
What about the fact that the games were designed for people who installed the DVD version of the game, not the STEAM version?

I would like to install the Random Map "ALASKA". The instructions for that map say to <<Copy the "alaska.ddt" file to your "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires III\art\ui\random_map" folder.>>
Unfortunately, I don't have a folder like that on my computer. The closest thing I have is an extension saying:
C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Age of Empires III\bin\art\ui\random_map
that has .ddt files from all the other maps already in that folder. But copying the file to that location did not make the map appear in my list of maps inside the game. What do you think?
wind_highlander Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:35pm 
Well, I've got the same case and I haven't found an answer to that yet!!
Seven7 Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:34am 
Place maps to C:\Users\%your windows login%\Documents\My Games\Age of Empires 3\Scenario\
sound and etc. place in steamapps\common\Age of Empires III\bin\sounds etc.
then use sinleplayer - castom scenario
wind_highlander Apr 29, 2016 @ 12:57am 
Yes, that worked. Thank you very much! :D
So I was doing some browsing around in my age of empires files, trying to figure out what to do, when I realized theres a history channel video in my age of empires folder wtf.
D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Age Of Empires 3\bin\History Channel Trailers
Custom random maps should be placed in my documents/my games/age of empires 3/ rm(vanilla) or rm2(the warchiefs) or rm3(asian dynasties) depending on what version the custom map is for.

For each custom map you need to have an .xs file and an xml file. These are the 2 files you move to the above directory.
Originally posted by Seven7:
Place maps to C:\Users\%your windows login%\Documents\My Games\Age of Empires 3\Scenario\
sound and etc. place in steamapps\common\Age of Empires III\bin\sounds etc.
then use sinleplayer - castom scenario
Maps and scenarios are totally different. You dont place random maps scripts in the scenario folder, maps go in rm, rm2 or rm3 depending on which version the map is for.
Also check out here for new maps http://eso-community.net/viewforum.php?f=33

You can also download custom maps and scenarios from others online on eso, you just join their lobby and it will ask if you want to download.

Last edited by CelticCrusader; May 15 @ 2:18am
Originally posted by rakovsky:
What about the fact that the games were designed for people who installed the DVD version of the game, not the STEAM version?

I would like to install the Random Map "ALASKA". The instructions for that map say to <<Copy the "alaska.ddt" file to your "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires III\art\ui\random_map" folder.>>
Unfortunately, I don't have a folder like that on my computer. The closest thing I have is an extension saying:
C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Age of Empires III\bin\art\ui\random_map
that has .ddt files from all the other maps already in that folder. But copying the file to that location did not make the map appear in my list of maps inside the game. What do you think?
The disc and steam version are the same. Those intructions are for the map ui, which shows whilst loading. You need an xs and xml file which is the main part of the map, they go in user-my document-my games-age of empires 3- rm(vanilla) or rm2(warchiefs) or rm3(asian dynasties) depending on which version the map was made for. Im pretty sure I have that map myself somewhere.
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Date Posted: Dec 1, 2012 @ 7:24am
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