Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection

Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection

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Wars of Liberty Mod : Getting started
By CelticCrusader
In this guide I will explain all you need to know to get started with this amazing mod. First , I will explain what the mod is all about .

I will then fully explain how to install and update the mod correctly. This is very important. Many people get errors when installing mods for AOE3 and as a community we are unfortunate not to have the steam workshop. There is a simple way to install and add WoL to steam and still be able to play Vanilla, TWC and TAD.
About Wars of Liberty
Welcome to the 19th century: The American colonies have revolted, gained their independence and they are now nations. The Natives have resisted colonization and struggle to keep their identities, the ancient Asian civilizations are now an active part of the world scenario and have to play their cards right to protect themselves, and in the Balkans, people fight for their independence from once powerful empires. There was one spot on Earth, however, that was ignored for a long time... We're at the modern era and all Empires have focused their attention on this long forgotten, but now desirable, region...Africa

Look at all the content Wars of Liberty adds !
  • 40+ Civilizations
  • 60+ World Maps
  • New Gameplay features
  • Incredible Music

  • Easy to install and update
  • Supports online play through ESO and Gameranger
  • The mod never stops growing ! New content will be added in future updates

    Take a look at the intro video

    Check out the Official website here !

    Check out the Official Youtube here ![/url

    I bet by now you will want to install this amazing mod ! Please read the next section where I will cover this in detail.
How to Install and Update Wars of Liberty
To install Wars of Liberty correctly there are a few small steps to do before installation. The method I personally use allows me to install and play WoL whilst still being able to play Vanilla, Warcheifs and Asian Dynasties. I recommend you follow this method if you wish to continue playing all versions as the mod will overwrite original game files. Please note this installation is for Windows .

In order to install Wars of Liberty, just download the installer and install it as you would install any application. Although, there is a small difference between installing WoL and installing most programs: when asked for the destination location for WoL, you need to choose a folder that contains a proper AoE3 installation, otherwise, you’ll get errors about missing files when trying to play WoL

If you have the normal AoE3 version installed in your PC (that is, if you didn’t use Steam to download and install AoE3), then it’s likely located at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires III, but, if you have the Steam version of AoE3, you might be able to find it C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Age of Empires 3\bin.

:!!: Also, if you use a 64-bit operating system, don’t forget to replace “Program Files” by “Program Files (x86)”!

First , before installing. we need to make a copy of 1 file.
  • Go to your installation directory as explained above.
  • Make a copy of the 'bin' folder and leave it in your install directory.
  • Rename this folder to something like 'binWOL' or 'warsoflibertybin'
  • You will now install WoL into this file.

    Download the installer here[/url

    In order to use the latest updater, you need to have the Java Runtime Enviroment installed in your PC. You can download it at

    If you have installed Wars of Liberty correctly, after running the updater, a message box will show up asking you to confirm the path in which WoL is installed. If it matches with the one you have chosen to install WoL, just click in “Yes” and the updater will do the rest of the job!

    Please note: I am not a member of Wars of Liberty Team, I am just a commmunity member . If you have issues with bugs or errors, please post in the official forums here
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King Big Joe May 11 @ 3:03pm 
@cwilliams1991x Does it go black after clicking the link? You need to go to the moddb page directly to install, if that's the issue.
Spacemonkey May 8 @ 11:24pm 
Installed the mod just fine though every time I install I've got to install it in the same folder as my default aoe 3 directory otherwise I'm unable to change any of the settings. I'm okay with this though I can't seem to bring up the steam overlay when WoL is running
cwilliams1991x May 8 @ 12:41am 
my screen just goes black and says invalid format.any way i can change that
King Big Joe Apr 22 @ 7:02am 
@Brickman409 Try going directly to the moddb page.
Brickman409 Apr 18 @ 1:12pm 
getting 404ed when clicking the link to download the installer
King Big Joe Feb 7 @ 3:44pm 
@guitarhrash666 You shouldn't actually need the "bin" folder for installation, but if you are using the Steam version it should be in the AoEIII file. If it's not there, then I *think* you can be safe if you just make a new folder and call it "WoLbin".
King Big Joe Feb 7 @ 3:42pm 
@ibentzen Yes, go to the Moddb page. The link for it is here;

Once there, click the tab for "files". It should pop up.
King Big Joe Feb 7 @ 3:41pm 
@bmclean13 yes, go to the main website or the moddb page. It's one of the top mods of its kind of Moddb, so you should have no trouble finding it.
ibentzen Feb 1 @ 9:18am 
Where can i Download the Wars of Liberty Mod. Is there a different link since I've tried the other one and doesn't work.
guitarthrash666 Jan 30 @ 2:26am 
i don´t see the "bin" binder, someone can help me?