Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition cover
Developers
Forgotten Empires
Tantalus
Publishers
Microsoft Studios
Release dates
Windows February 20, 2018[1]
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition on Wikipedia
Age of Empires
Age of Empires 1997
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings 1999
Age of Mythology 2002
Age of Empires III 2005
Age of Empires Online 2011
Age of Empires II (2013) 2013
Age of Mythology: Extended Edition 2014
Age of Empires: Castle Siege 2014
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition 2018
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition 2019
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition TBA
Age of Empires IV TBA

Key points

Updated version of the original Age of Empires.

General information

Official website for the series
Official Discord server for the series
Overview of new features
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Game Pass for PC
Windows
Steam
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launched in 8/19/2019
Windows
All versions require Arxan Anti-Tamper DRM.[citation needed]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\ActiveSync\LocalState\Games\Age of Empires DE\Config\
Microsoft Store
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1017900/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\ActiveSync\LocalState\Games\Age of Empires DE\Saved Games\
Microsoft Store
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1017900/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Game Settings
Game Settings
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Menus fixed in 16:9
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Window can be resized at any time to any aspect ratio.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/off (unspecified method).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Hotkey Editor
Hotkey Editor
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Campaign narration is read aloud from the text on the UI before starting a mission. No in-game narration or subtitles.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Vietnamese

Network[edit]

Elo and Ranked matches have been introduced in Update 10 (May 14, 2019).[2]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8
Online play
8

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Online lobby browser with visible player Elo rating.
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 (1703)
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 17.23 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 4000
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1017900/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1017900) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References