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Patch 5.3 is a patch in Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas, released on April 18, 2017. It introduces a variety of bug fixes and balance changes. Numerically, it skipped a 5.3 version as this increment (alongside a 5.2a version) was used for an open beta preparing for version 5.3.[1]

Improved Network Speeds[]

  • Removed the added network delay on game start
  • Tuned the calculations involving network speed granularity to address the issue players were seeing where the game felt too fast or too slow.
  • Lowered the minimum command delay to allow max performance on faster machines
  • Improved the throttling system to allow for faster network speeds (where applicable)
  • In game ping/lag icons have been updated to appear in the correct situations
    • Yellow ping circles appear for players above 200ms ping
    • Red ping circles appear for players above 400mp ping (previously 700ms)
    • Turtle icons appear for each player that cannot maintain 90% of the simulation frame rate (previously only showed for the slowest player)

Community Focused Bug Fixes[]

  • Repeatedly pressing hot keys during loading screens will no longer crash
  • Using standard AI and the original dataset will no longer randomly crash
  • Removing a unit from a queue should no longer randomly crash
  • Spectators opening the tech tree in the game lobby should no longer crash
  • Repeatedly loading into treaty mode games will no longer crash
  • Monk aoe2DE.png Monk tool tip should no longer crash in Russian localization
  • Saving during a game should no longer cause a desync when watching the replay
  • Unit selection circles now behave correctly when unloading Transport Ships
  • Line of site [sic!] circles should now correctly follow units (in rare cases they would be misaligned)
  • MaleVillDE.jpg Villagers should no longer stop and attack Wolves (ordering a move command will now take priority so users can move villagers if desired)
  • Player units should be less likely to get stuck in forests or teleport through walls
  • Full Random should no longer select maps that players do not own
  • Rise of Rajas main menu music should now randomly be selected
  • Custom campaigns should now unlock in order rather that always being unlocked by default
  • Custom campaign instruction images should now display correctly
  • Custom campaign instruction scrollbar should now display correctly and not hide text
  • Loading a saved campaign file and completing the scenario should now correctly unlock the next scenario

Community Focused AI Improvements[]

  • AI Huns housing bonus should now function correctly with the original dataset
  • AI pathing around walls and Gates is improved to avoid teleporting through them
  • AI should now attack correctly and no longer freeze during a game
  • AI improvements when sn-enable-patrol-attack set to 1
    • Soldiers should no longer get stuck in animation loops
    • Soldiers should now attack the wonder correctly
    • MaleVillDE.jpg Villagers should now respond to weak units attacking
    • Villagers should now attack towers correctly inside town-size

Campaign Fixes[]

  • Saladin 2 Trade Carts now travel to the correct Market
  • Dracula 4 should now advance correctly after completing the first objective
  • Dracula 4 no longer gets stuck due to an issue with the AI monk during the cinematic
  • Sforza 1 should now reward soldiers after completing the correct objective
  • Sforza 3 now has a clearing visual path to the Monastery
  • Sforza 3 has improved resign logic so you should no longer have to destroy every pavilion
  • Dos Pilas triggers should now behave correctly
  • Prithviraj 2 should now finish correctly even if purple is the last to go
  • Sundjata 4 should now complete the rescue princess objective correctly
  • Sundjata 5 should now be easier
  • Yodit 2 AI should now function and attack correctly
  • Yodit 3 triggers should now function correctly when Dagnajan reaches the pass
  • Yodit 3 ending dialogue should now appear correctly
  • Yodit 3 cyan AI should not be easier to defeat
  • Yodit 4 should now complete the appropriate quest when conquering all nearby tribes
  • Yodit 4 Stelae should all provide resources now
  • Yodit 4 Stelae should now correctly change ownership to the AI when they’re next to it
  • Yodit 5 no longer triggers two Petard triggers
  • Le Loi 5 AI should now attack correctly
  • Bayinnaung 1 cinematics should now appear correctly

Balance Improvements[]

References[]

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  · Hotfix 63581
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  · Season Two Update 17718  · Patch 20249
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