Age of Empires II (2013)

Age of Empires II (2013)

163 ratings
Maximum Extended Help (AoC)
New Workshop General: Graphics, Terrain
New Workshop Languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish
File Size
3.307 MB
Mar 11, 2016 @ 12:49pm
Nov 10, 2018 @ 1:23am
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Maximum Extended Help (AoC)

This mod replaces the often incredibly unhelpful, inaccurate tooltips (activated with F1) with something actually useful - exact stats, correct descriptions on what researches do.
All parts in italics are possible upgrades for the units (I have excluded blacksmith upgrades and some others here, as they are obvious and clutter up things too much) or team bonuses. Civ bonuses are not mentioned, they also would take up too much space for little gain.
This mod also fixes several errors in the tech tree, such as the Celtic Sheep bonus (works totally different from the original description), the goth infantry bonus (35% cheaper, not 25%), all attack speed increases (which are calculated in a wrong way) and others.

Have a look at the pictures to see some examples.

Make sure that:
-You have your language set to English, Spanish or German (It's currently only available for these languages)
-You have extended help enabled (You can set with with a button next to the top right of your minimap or by pressing F1)
-The mod is enabled and you do not have other mods that modify language files. Or, if you do, set this mod to the highest priority (0).
-You are playing on the base game data set (You can play with this on the expansion set, but units, tech, civs that already existed in AoC will have the old descriptions)
Here is the mod for the expansions: Maximum Extended Help (Expansions)
You can have both versions installed and activate just the one you need. Just restart AoE after disabling the wrong one in the mod manager and you're good to go.
-Note for the italian translation: the original italian translation has some discrepancies (especially concerning the expansions version) that make the game mechanics confusing in some parts and this mod does not correct them all. To enjoy the full effectiveness of Maximum Extended Help, subscribe to this mod ( and, after you have launched the game, click on the Steam Workshop main menu button and make sure Maximum Extended Help is above (higher priority) Correzioni Lingua Italiana.

Thank you to Philippe Le bon for the voobly version that I used as a starting point! I also made an updated version for Voobly (see here[]).

I am thankful for any feedback, big or small - Did you find an error? Do you not understand something? Is there a formatting error somewhere? Are you missing some information
or is there something you think is irrelevant?

Known issues
-Eagle warrior is called eagle scout. This is due to the way HD works with the shared data files, nothing I can do about that.

This version is only for the base game. Unfortunately there seems to be no way to have properly have both versions in one mod.

If you want to have this information available outside the game as well, check out my Info Sheet, which has all this information (and a lot more) in a printable format:
Info Sheet

If you like what I'm doing and have the money, you're welcome to donate :) Donate to Jineapple[]
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Ba$$GaZ Apr 23 @ 8:35am 
Is it possible to add line-breaks. When it's a single paragraph, it's hard to read as it's all cluttered.
Jineapple  [author] Nov 9, 2018 @ 3:40am 
Thanks Zxscepter for the report, I'll have a look when I have time.
ZxScepter Nov 8, 2018 @ 6:58pm 
Great job! There's a small bug around line 38, the Spanish's description. The line begins with a "<" which makes the game not display any lines until the Unique Unit line. Deleting this "<" at the beginning and the Spanish civ's description displays properly!
Marroney May 13, 2018 @ 5:01am 
I would like to translate it to Portuguese (Brazil)
neo Apr 3, 2018 @ 9:49am 
super arbeit! danke! keep it up plz :3
Olaf Forkbeard Apr 1, 2018 @ 10:29pm 
Found a typo. Mongols Mangudai starts with "MMongols" instead of "Mongols".
DavidGretzschel Nov 5, 2017 @ 6:46am 
Please add upgrade to Elite Battle Elephant and how exactly the TC attack works in relation the number of garrisoned villagers.
Pombo Sep 21, 2017 @ 8:17am 
Hi! Very nice work, I'd like to help and translate it to Brazilian Portuguese.
Jineapple  [author] Jul 19, 2017 @ 3:38am 
I think what may have happened is the following: If you upgrade a unit, the tooltip doesn't update until you click away from the building and click on it again.
Dragonlord Jul 15, 2017 @ 7:36am 
Ok, nevermind... For some reason it's the right numbers now. Maybe it was some bug or something.