Patch 2.3 is a patch in Age of Empires II HD, released on April 30, 2013. It addresses a variety of bug fixes and improvements. The next patch was 2.5, instead of a 2.4 version.

Changes[edit | edit source]

New Options[edit | edit source]

  • Object Shadows Anti-aliasing (Enabled by default in builds prior to 2.2 for the improved shadows). Disabling may help improve performance & allow for expanded GPU support with some older Shader model versions.
  • Enable VSYNC option (can help reduce load on higher end GPUs)
  • Clamp mouse to window when in foreground
  • Quick match speed default to normal but can be changed to fast
  • Display mode options from main menu: Windowed, Fullscreen, Fullscreen Desktop (for multi-monitor)
    • Fullscreen desktop requires monitors to have matching vertical resolutions. Mismatched resolutions resulted in truncated UI and was disabled. You can still drag the game in windowed mode across multiple monitors.

Gameplay Modification[edit | edit source]

  • Added nine additional grouping hotkeys and made group creation / selection keys modifiable.
    • After getting the patch you may be forced to re-create your hotkey file.
    • Group hotkeys can be changed by accessing options -> Hotkeys -> Game Commands.
    • Group Selection hotkeys cannot be modified by alt or shift keys, as these keys have special meaning in game (e.g. alt + group selection key = select and center on)
  • If multiple buildings of the same type are selected, unit training will sequentially be divided amongst buildings (Multiple building unit queues)

Bugfixes[edit | edit source]

  • Missing grey background behind some tooltip text resolved (to improve text clarity)
  • Localization fixes
    • Unlocalized Launcher Buttons
    • Missing campaign text
    • Unlocalized Russian UI
    • Additional various localization fixes
  • Additional Achievement fixes
  • Trebuchet attack range fixes
  • Various campaign crashes due to string length overflows
  • Game ‘win’ counter should increment correctly
  • Quickmatch Map Size properly filters based on map size chosen
  • Performance warning typo fixes
  • Fixed AI files not being unpacked properly from workshop mods
  • Fixed workshop downloading only one update per launch of the game

Other[edit | edit source]

  • When getting booted from the game, you will return to the main menu. This is by design due to the gameflow and how the title processes game information.
  • Gameplay version changed to 2.3
  • Matchmaking settings changed to the ‘widest’ setting permitted by Steam’s system.
    • Users may see different game lists for several reasons including:
      • User location (the system should return games that present a better play experience first)
      • Game legitimacy
      • Steam account standing
      • Filters
    • Please note when joining games that high pings may result in poor gameplay experiences.

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