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Patch 2.7 is a patch Age of Empires II HD, released on September 10, 2013. It addresses a variety of bug fixes and improvements. Numerous background tweaks were made to help with handling of AoF game files / campaigns.

Creating MP games[]

  • Players can now choose to make a game ranked / unranked. For a ranked game to be valid, it will still need to satisfy the ranked conditions.

Pre-game Lobby[]

  • Lobby provides detailed real-time feedback on why a ranked match isn’t ranked based on game settings.
    • Lobby must be created as a ranked game. Games must be ranked at creation to allow other players to discover ranked or unranked games. Once created players cannot change this.
    • Must be two teams
    • Cannot have AI players
    • Cannot have coop players (two players sharing same color)
    • Teams must contain same number of players (no 3v1 games)
    • Cheats cannot be enabled
    • Teams must be locked
    • Scenario games are not ranked
    • Wonder Race is only ranked if it contains two players.
  • Lobby crash fix when someone joined lobby and their ELO wasn’t yet retrieved from Steam.
  • Fixed all known situations where ELO wasn't dislaying or updating properly in lobby.
  • Friend’s filter is respected now
  • If the host changes any of the settings, any readied players will automatically be unreadied. This is to prevent some bait-and-switch changes that go unnoticed.
  • There were some bugs with chat if more than 50 lines of chat were entered into lobby that would cause chat to automatically repeat when settings were changed.
  • Increased ranked options to include RM and DM for additional control.

ELO[]

  • Ranked Games must be played for 60 seconds before it can be officially ranked
  • The ELO pre-game penalty is now adjusted to reflect the potential points at stake in the game as opposed to a minimal fixed amount.
  • Improved ELO calculation throughout the game to ensure proper calculations at all stages in the game.
  • ELO changes per game are capped at an absolute range of +- 32 points.

Quickmatch[]

  • Properly utilizes ELO including modes (deathmatch vs random match)
  • Players can now filter by ranked or unranked modes
  • Players can now filter by regions.

Scenario Editor[]

  • All features of scenario editor support references to the string table so players don't have to embed text into the scenario, allowing for localization. Mostly trigger descriptions
  • Cursor no longer gets stuck in i-beam
  • Snap-to-grid mode using Ctrl+S cycles through 3 placement modes for objects:
    • Normal mode (objects placed on specific tiles)
    • Precise mode (objects can be placed anywhere)
    • Overlap mode (objects can be placed to overlap other objects)
    • Layout of trigger effects improved
    • Object Change Name filter improved
    • Players can now use negative numbers in the quantity field.

Gameplay[]

  • The score summary during the game also lists the age each player is in.
  • Keyboard scrolling is pixel smooth now (instead of half-tile at a time)

Tech tree[]

  • Archery range line no longer draws erroneously to top edge.

Achievements[]

  • Defeating multiple CPU opponents works as described.
  • Players can no longer acquire achievements if cheat codes were used in a game and the player will also receive a notification at the end of a game should this happen.

Options[]

  • Scroll speed has a much wider range and is linearly adjusted. Players will need to adjust it.
  • Players can now disable right mouse button scrolling if they prefer.
  • New option to enable or disable the 3D Animated Water. For players experience performance difficulties, this will likely yield some marked framerate boosts.

General[]

  • Fixed missing description for Turbo Random Map
  • Default Farm textures replaced.
  • Fixed hotkeys for group 0.
  • Fog of war object shadows (building footprints) no longer show up through explored fog of war.
  • Fog of war is slightly darker now.
  • Several code actions upon mouseclick have been optimized to reduce the game from unnecessarily 'drawing' the game screen. For some players, this may present some benefits to the overall feel of the game and help reduce command lag if players have a framerate over 60fps. We are actively looking into numerous areas to further improve performance.
Patches/Updates/Hotfixes
Age of Empires
Age of Empires 1.0a  · 1.0b  · 1.0c
The Rise of Rome 1.0a
Definitive Edition CU3  · CU4  · CU5  · CU6  · CU7  · U8  · U9  · U10  · U11  · Update 28529  · Update 34483  · Update 35199  · Update 38862  · Update 46777
Age of Empires II
AoE2-DLCicon-0.png The Age of Kings 2.0 (launch)  · 2.0a
AoE2-DLCicon-1.png The Conquerors 1.0 (launch)  · 1.0b  · 1.0c
HD Edition 2.1  · 2.2  · 2.3  · 2.5  · 2.6  · 2.7 · 2.8
AoE2-DLCicon-2.png The Forgotten 3.0 (launch)  · 3.1 · 3.2 · 3.3 · 3.4 · 3.5 · 3.6 · 3.6a · 3.7 · 3.8 · 3.9  · 4.0  · 4.1  · 4.2  · 4.3
AoE2-DLCicon-3.png The African Kingdoms 4.4 (launch)  · 4.5  · 4.6  · 4.7  · 4.8  · 4.9
AoE2-DLCicon-4.png Rise of the Rajas 5.0 (launch)  · 5.1  · 5.3  · 5.4  · 5.5  · 5.6  · 5.7  · 5.8
AoEIIDE icon.png Definitive Edition Definitive Edition (launch)  · Update 32911  · Update 33059  · Update 33164  · Update 33315  · Update 34055  · Hotfix 34223  · Hotfix 34397  · Update 34699  · Hotfix 34793  · Hotfix 35209  · Update 35584  · Update 36202  · Update 36906  · Update 37650  · Hotfix 37906  · Update 39284  · Hotfix 39515  · Update 40220  · Update 40874  · Update 41855  · Update 42848  · Hotfix 43210
AoE2Icon-LordsWest.png Lords of the West Update 44725  · Hotfix 44834  · Hotfix 45185  · Update 46295  · Update 47820  · Update 50292  · Hotfix 50700
Dawn of the Dukes icon.png Dawn of the Dukes Update 51737  · Hotfix 53347  · Update 54480  · Update 56005  · Update 58259  · Update 59165
AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia.png Dynasties of India Update 61321  · Update 62085  · Update 63482
Age of Mythology
PC 1.01  · 1.02  · 1.03  · 1.04  · 1.05  · 1.06  · 1.07  · 1.08  · 1.09  · 1.10
Mac 1.0.1  · 2.0  · 2.01
The Titans 1.01  · 1.02  · 1.03
Extended Edition 1.5  · 1.6  · 1.7  · 1.8  · 1.9  · 1.10  · 1.11  · 1.12
Tale of the Dragon 2.0  · 2.1  · 2.2  · 2.3  · 2.4  · 2.5  · 2.6  · 2.7  · 2.8
Age of Empires III
Age of Empires III 1.01  · 1.02  · 1.03  · 1.04  · 1.05  · 1.06  · 1.07  · 1.08  · 1.09  · 1.10  · 1.11  · 1.12  · 1.13  · 1.14
The WarChiefs 1.01  · 1.02  · 1.03  · 1.04  · 1.05  · 1.06
The Asian Dynasties 1.01  · 1.02  · 1.03
Definitive Edition Update 3552  · Hotfix 4087  · Update 5208  · Update 6159  · Hotfix 6847  · Update 9476  · Update 10807  · Update 13088  · Update 14825  · Update 18493  · Update 20322  · Update 23511  · Hotfix 24632  · Update 26865  · Hotfix 27330  · Hotfix 27812  · Update 29715  · Hotfix 30181
The African Royals Update 38254  · Hotfix 39346  · Update 43871  · Update 47581  · Update 50830  · Update 54545  · Update 56860  · Update 61213  · Update 13.690  · Update 13.4412
Knights of the Mediterranean Update 13.9057  · Update 13.10442  · Update 13.12327
Age of Empires IV
Age of Empires IV Patch 7989  · Update 8324  · Update 9369  · Patch 10257  · Patch 11009  · Patch 11963  · Season One Update  · Patch 14681  · Patch 15965
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