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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Darth Maul Jul 30 @ 1:35am 
It automaticly replaced it. I saw a vid on youtube made by some guy who wasnt really good in english, and when he showed the files he had in there, i didnt have all of them (i am not talking about Dlcs) for example i dont even have Age3Launcher ..
CelticCrusader  [author] Jul 29 @ 10:58am 
@Darth Maul !!: Also, if you use a 64-bit operating system, don’t forget to replace “Program Files” by “Program Files (x86)”!

Check what type of operating system you have it could be that.
Darth Maul Jul 29 @ 5:53am 
When i try to install the mod into C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires III (i dont have steam version) it keeps saying that there isnt proper AoE3 installation. IDK what to do pls help
henryching Jun 23 @ 2:48am 
Since 2016, I played this mod. This really improves the gameplay similar to AOE2: Forgotten Empires. It has a lot of new styles and tactics
CelticCrusader  [author] Mar 20 @ 2:30am 
There is no active mod for aoe3 that focuses on campaigns , they are all for skirmish play and online play. Although there are plans to add new campaigns for Wars of Liberty. I cant say how long they will take because I am not really active in the community any more.
I actually really like playing the Campaigns messed up, its fun to have really weird civs in the campaigns like Italy in american colonies.
hawaiian sadness Mar 19 @ 11:26am 
well, i thought this mod is espesially for campaigns, ok. got it. the music is amazing!
CelticCrusader  [author] Mar 19 @ 11:23am 
I would not use the mod to play campaigns, the mod breaks them as do most aoe3 mods. Just play the campaign through the normal asian dynasties not wol.
hawaiian sadness Mar 18 @ 12:13pm 
The game crashes when i try to run level "Clearing the road" for Japan in Asian dynasties. can you suggest a solution?
lordofdarknesskeeperoftime Dec 26, 2017 @ 12:58pm 
I have installed this mod but I'm having a problem with it. When I start a skirmish game the boxes that allow you to change your settings such as which map your on and the difficulty are blank and when the drop down boxes are clicked all the options are gone replaced by an empty box. Then when the actual game starts the resource boxes show no numbers and you can't see exp or city level. I've tried posting on the forums for the mod but no one has responded so I decided to try here please help.