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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CelticCrusader  [author] Nov 16 @ 4:24am 
@Snafu The African civs age up through a building called the Library, not through the town center. Many civs in WoL have unique ways to age up.
CelticCrusader  [author] Nov 16 @ 4:22am 
@Celta LULAO I put mine in the age of empires 3 folder. I suppose you could put elsewhere if you want.
NIK_F_S Nov 16 @ 4:21am 
Thx will do^^
CelticCrusader  [author] Nov 16 @ 4:20am 
@NIK_F_S The personality files you need to delete are located in User - My Documents - My Games - Wars of Liberty - AI3
Snafu Nov 11 @ 12:44pm 
I have competed all these steps in the correct way but for some reason Egypt and all the African civilizations don't work for me. you can load a game but you cant age up for some reason. Anyone know how to fix?
Celta LULÃO 2026 Nov 7 @ 1:13pm 
Wait, do you put the "binWOL" folder on the AoE 3 folder or in the bin folder ???
NIK_F_S Oct 29 @ 4:33am 
accidently clicked away the message about which ai files to delete after installing WoL, where do i find those files or the message about which to delete?
Valkyrjar Oct 26 @ 6:41am 
well i dont really liek to play against other players more like coop
CelticCrusader  [author] Oct 26 @ 1:22am 
Yeah I myself have never played it in a skirmish game. You can use the great war units in the scenario editor though.
Valkyrjar Oct 25 @ 1:50pm 
@CelticCrusader too bad. but still fun alone in skirmish^^