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Installing and Updating Wars of Liberty

Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:52 am

INSTALLING
Installing
In order to install Wars of Liberty, just download the installer and install it as you would install any application. Although, there is a small difference between installing WoL and installing most programs: when asked for the destination location for WoL, you need to choose a folder that contains a proper AoE3 installation, otherwise, you’ll get errors about missing files when trying to play WoL.

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If you have the normal AoE3 version installed in your PC (that is, if you didn’t use Steam to download and install AoE3), then it’s likely located at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires III, but, if you have the Steam version of AoE3, you might be able to find it C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Age of Empires 3\bin.

:!!: If you are trying to install WoL over a Steam installation, don’t forget the “bin” part, since the actual AoE3 files are inside that folder. Also, if you use a 64-bit operating system, don’t forget to replace “Program Files” by “Program Files (x86)”!

Before attempting to install Wars of Liberty, make sure that the directory that you have chosen to install it actually exists and contains a valid AoE3 installation. This can be done by browsing, in Windows Explorer, to the directory you have chosen. If it exists and contains a valid AoE3 installation, you can proceed with the installation. If the path you have chosen doesn’t contain a valid AoE3 installation, you can try to use the Windows Search feature to locate the “age3y.exe” file. After locating it, the folder that contains this file is where your AoE3 installation is installed and, thus, the path you need to install WoL to.

Additionally, you can also copy your AoE3 installation to somewhere else and install Wars of Liberty to this folder. After installing it, you’ll be able to play Wars of Liberty from that folder, without having to rename folders back and forth or changing windows registry entries! Nonetheless, it’s worth to mention that such method works with Wars of Liberty since it’s patched to allow such behaviour, and, therefore, this might not work with other modifications.

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UPDATING
Updating
To update Wars of Liberty, just download and run the Wars of Liberty updater. 

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If you have installed Wars of Liberty correctly, after running the updater, a message box will show up asking you to confirm the path in which WoL is installed. If it matches with the one you have chosen to install WoL, just click in “Yes” and the updater will do the rest of the job!

If you play WoL in an UNIX-like operating system (like Mac OS or Linux), you can download the WoL Updater for UNIX-like OSes at the following link:
https://goo.gl/FzmFDG

:!!: Do not forget that, in order to use the latest updater, you need to have the Java Runtime Enviroment installed in your PC. You can download it at http://java.com/download/

Latest Patch information
  • Version: 1.0.8d
  • Release Date: December 22nd, 2016
Changelog:
1.0.7 Changelog
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  • WIP
  • Known Bugs:
    • TBD
Manual Installation

In the case that, for some reason, you can't use the updater or you keep getting connection errors while using the Updater and those errors persist, even after you did the recommended steps and, besides of that, you also have difficulties to access WoL's website, then you will probably need to install the patches manually to keep the mod updated.

In order to use the manually installable patches, just download them and extract them to the directory in which WoL is installed.

:!!: The following links are only meant for those who get unsolvable connection errors in the Updater or that can't use the Updater. Only download the patches through the following links as a last resort.


:!!:  If you have never installed any patch before and you are going to attempt to install the patches manually, you'll have to download all of them

  • Patch 1.0.8 (Manual instalation): Download
    :!!: Attention: After installing 1.0.8 manually, in order to ensure proper patch functionality, you'll need to run the "108_postupdate.bat" file, which will be present at the folder in which you installed WoL
  • Patch 1.0.7 (Manual instalation): Download
    :!!: Attention: After installing 1.0.7 manually, in order to ensure proper patch functionality, you'll need to run the "107_postupdate.bat" file, which will be present at the folder in which you installed WoL
  • Patch 1.0.6 (Manual instalation): Download
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Re: Installing and Updating Wars of Liberty

Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:49 pm

No puedo descargar la actualizacion
 
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Re: Installing and Updating Wars of Liberty

Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:01 am

no se puede descargar el actualizador, ayuda!!
 
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Re: Installing and Updating Wars of Liberty

Fri May 05, 2017 3:43 am

No puedo descargar nada.
 
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Re: Installing and Updating Wars of Liberty

Wed May 17, 2017 1:20 am

"How do I install it in the Steam version?
In order to install it in the Steam version, you need to set the installation path at install time to the directory where the AoE3 Steam version is located, which is usually Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Age of Empires III\bin.
Additionally, you can make a copy of your AoE3 installation and install and run Wars of Liberty on this copy, without having to rename folders or change registry back and forth."
----- by making a copy is that the same as copying the whole directory, installing WOL, then pasting it into the directory again? can u decide which executable to use? or how does the installation work?
 
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Re: Installing and Updating Wars of Liberty

Wed May 17, 2017 1:33 am

Disregard my last. I have since come across a post by CelticCrusader on steam here that helped me figure it out. Thanks. Link to Steam Community post
 
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Re: Installing and Updating Wars of Liberty

Thu May 18, 2017 10:17 pm

Para Cuando nueva Update Quiero A Malta Y a Italia (No Queria Ponerlo Tan Agresibo )
 
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Re: Installing and Updating Wars of Liberty

Fri May 19, 2017 12:32 am

Paciencia, joven, que ya viene.
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Re: Installing and Updating Wars of Liberty

Mon May 22, 2017 8:35 am

Osea... que cuando descargue el Mod (desde el link principal)  tengo que descargar despues lo de Updating?
Thine voice is oh so sweet <3
 
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Re: Installing and Updating Wars of Liberty

Mon May 22, 2017 6:08 pm

Exacto.

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