The latest official patch for Age of Empires and The Rise of Rome.
Version Compatibility *If you are playing a multiplayer game, all players must be using the same version of Age of Empires and Rise of Rome. Enhancements *Idle Villager Key - Pressing the period ( . ) key selects and centers the view on a villager or fishing boat that is not assigned a task. Pressing ( . ) cycles though all idle villagers and boats in the game. This is a keyboard-only command; there is no on-screen control for it. Balance Changes *Shang Food Cost - The cost of a Shang villager was reduced to 40 food. The amount of food the Shang player starts with was reduced by 40. *Phoenician Woodcutting Bonus - Phoenician villagers now work 15% faster. In previous versions of Age of Empires, they worked 54% percent faster. Bug Fixes *Market Tribute Bug - If you have an incompletely built market, you can no longer send a tribute until it is completed. *Wall Overrun Bug - If you build a wall from the inside of the map to the edge, it will no longer build wall foundations all the way across the map. *Deleted Shallows Object Bug - If you delete shallows in the map editor, units can no longer walk over the old shallows area. *Building Through Diagonal Walls Bug - A villager can no longer build a building on the opposite side of a diagonal enemy wall. *Converted Dock Bug - You can no longer continue to trade at your dock after it has been converted. *Farm Bug - When both a farmer and Farm are selected at the same time, pressing "S" no longer causes the farm to replenish the amount of food available. *Building and Training at Incorrect Building Bug - You can no longer train units at a building not intended for that purpose. *Cheats Removed from Multiplayer - The GAIA, Reveal Map, and No Fog cheats have been removed from multiplayer. *Steroids Bug - Cheating in multiplayer games by using the Steroids cheat has been prevented. *Anti-Trainer Technology - Technology has been added to Age of Empires to cause multiplayer games to go out of sync if any of a variety of hacks are attempted. *Multiplayer Game Launching - Multiplayer games with larger numbers of players (6 or more) or with bad modem connections are much more likely to succeed on launching. *Palmyran Free Tribute on Full Tech Tree Bug - When the Full Tech Tree option is selected, the Palmyran civilization players no longer receive the free tribute bonus.
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