Age of Empires II: HD Edition

Age of Empires II: HD Edition

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Mike's Real Textures - HD
Old Workshop: Game_Data
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5.165 MB
Jun 6, 2013 @ 1:26pm
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Mike's Real Textures - HD

This is my complete texture pack.

This pack has been thoroughly tested and is bug free, it is fully functional with multiplayer.

These textures cause no lag; in fact I have had a framerate improvement of 5-10 fps since using them, this is as the original textures are unoptimized, and are unnecessarily large.

Comments and suggestions welcome.


• I have remade every texture in the game.

• Each texture is based on a real world equivalent.

• For the grass, dirt, beach and snow I took photos around my neighbourhood and then carefully cut, edited, tweaked and mastered them, creating textures from each, so they would blend together:

• The Grass1 texture has been made from a photo of grass in my garden, taken from the view from my window.
- Grass2 is formed from a combination of different grasses.
- Grass3 is based on a different combination, chosen to blend perfectly with the above two choices.

• The snow is from an old photo of last winter in the UK, whereas the ice is from a macroscopic image of crystalized snow.

• I have remade the sea to have deep, rich colours, with definition between the various sea levels. There are also larger, more noticeable waves throughout.

• The beach texture has been made from a photograph of a shingle beach, and edited to blend with the dirt textures.

• The desert texture is from an image of the sahara I found on the internet, this again has been edited to create a blended texture.

• The roads are based on the original roads, as I quite like these, but they have been sharpened and remastered for greater detail.

• The farms are from Mike's Real Farms - V2


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ronbuol Apr 26, 2016 @ 11:54am 
can you make a mod with only the water ???:steamhappy:
You Have No Power Heeere! Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:56pm 
Would you mind posting a manual install link?
Epirean Nov 17, 2013 @ 12:14pm 
Hey, just letting you know, your mod is featured in my new article about good alternatives to Ozharas mods: !
wantin Sep 10, 2013 @ 2:35pm 
could u upload one which does not change the water, because i quite love the water i am currently using but all of your other textures would be a great improvement.
michael.watson  [author] Jul 24, 2013 @ 1:06pm 
Glad to hear it's working.
Pistache Molle Jul 24, 2013 @ 8:22am 
Works fine, i just deleted the contain of SteamApps\common\Age2HD\mods :)
Ozhara Jul 24, 2013 @ 7:00am 
This mod only changes the terrains, no trees.
So if you have installed a mod changing the trees, it shouldn't be changed.

For pussyood mods, there are two available for now:

Pussywood for HD
Ozhara's Pussywood Upgrade
SneiDer Jul 24, 2013 @ 2:10am 
Good job, mate!
michael.watson  [author] Jul 23, 2013 @ 1:41pm 
Normal Pussywood mod should work.
Pistache Molle Jul 23, 2013 @ 11:20am 
Works fine but I would like a pussywood version if you can do this :) !