Age of Mythology

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Age of Mythology
Age of Mythology cover
Developers
Ensemble Studios
macOS (OS X) MacSoft
Publishers
Microsoft Game Studios
OS X MacSoft
Engines
BANG!
Release dates
Windows October 30, 2002
macOS (OS X) October 30, 2002
Age of Mythology guide at StrategyWiki
Age of Mythology at Wikipedia
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Age of Mythology 2002
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Age of Mythology: Extended Edition 2014
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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition 2018
Age of Empires IV TBA

This page is for the original game. For the remake, see Age of Mythology: Extended Edition.

Key points

Does not work on Windows 10 due to SafeDisc support being discontinued.[1] A No-CD crack acts as solution.

General information

Official Age of Empires site
Microsoft's Official game page (archived)
Age of Empires Wiki - A wiki for everything Age of Empires related
Planet Age of Empires - A hub for all Age of Empires games
Age of Mythology Heaven - A huge fan site for Age of Mythology

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v2 DRM
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Age of Mythology: The Titans
Windows
The Golden Gift Available for free.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The game has an autopatch feature which can be accessed through the setup program, a Start Menu shortcut or in-game

Skip intro videos[edit]

Run the game with +noIntroCinematics parameter[2]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Startup\Persistent.cfg
<path-to-game>\Users\
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savegame\
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

In-game options.
In-game options.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Limited choice in resolutions; see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
See Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed. Skipping intro is recommended.[citation needed]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced in video card's Control Panel
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Can be forced in video card's Control Panel
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always on
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No framerate cap

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Launch the game and change the resolution to anything else.
  2. Use the xres=YourWidth yres=YourHeight command line argument.

Notes

If the resolution doesn't apply try launching the game a few more times or change any video settings.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
On by default.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Spanish
English
Italian
German

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
12
Online play
12

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 28800-28805
UDP (outbound) 2200-2400, 6073

Issues unresolved[edit]

"Access Denied - Please login with administrator privileges and try again" error on launch (Windows 10)[edit]

Does not work on Windows 10 due to SafeDisc support being discontinued.[1]

Issues fixed[edit]

MSXML 4.0 is Missing[edit]

Install MSXML

"Access Denied - Please login with administrator privileges and try again" error on launch[edit]

The SecDrv.Sys driver required by SafeDisc is not running. SecDrv.sys has been disabled by a hotfix. Refer to kb3086255 for workaround details (this does not work for Windows 10).[1]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video Intro and credits

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 2000, ME, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 450 MHz Intel Pentium IV 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
32 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.2.6
Processor (CPU) 450 MHz 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon
Nvidia GeForce 2MX
16 MB of VRAM
32 MB of VRAM

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Age of Mythology - Windows 10 - Microsoft Community
  2. How to use target-line parameters to customize Age of Mythology