Note: the mod version of Forgotten Empires is no longer patched. For continued support, please check out our Steam page.


Age of Empires II: Forgotten Empires is an unofficial expansion for Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. You thus need the original Age of Empires II “Age of Kings” and the official expansion pack “The Conquerors” before you can install Forgotten Empires.


  1. Make sure to have Age of Empires II: The Conquerors installed
  2. Download the installer exe | zip
  3. Unzip the file into your Age of Empires II Installation folder (typically C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\)
  4. Select your language
  5. Click Install


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Manual Installation Instructions

If you have troubles with the installer for some reason:

  1. Make sure to have Age of Empires II: The Conquerors installed
  2. Download the Manual installation
  3. Unzip the file into your Age of Empires II Installation folder (typically C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\)
  4. Go to the /age2_x1 subfolder and run Fixaofe.exe
  5. Run age2_x2.exe to play!


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i have tried to install this at least a dozen times and nothing at all happens when i click on age2_x2. i checked, and it already has empires2. for some reason my computer doesnt show .exe on files, could that have anything to do with it?


its really weird, once in a while it will open, but it just opens aoc with a tiny number of changes, not the whole expansion


Same here but it never does anything for me ๐Ÿ™


When released the full version the main program, including launcher updated and window mode, etc.


so, does that mean you will realese one that doesnt require so much manual installation?
about how much later will it come out?


considering we had one working while we were in development, It can’t be long.


Hey guys, really love the game, just have one question. Where can I download SETUPREG.exe? There doesn’t seem to be any link on the site, and I really want to practice against the AI.




When I open the game, it works fine, but I cannot find the new campains and I can’t change the video settings. They are all greyed out and unchangeable. I know that the expansion have been successfully installed since it says “the forgotten empires” at the game menu.

The sound at the menu doesn’t work either.


The new campaign teaser is called “alaric” and is under custom campaigns. there is no way to add a “forgotten empires campaigns” tab like the conquerors did, because it’s hardcoded or something.


Alright, nice I found it! ๐Ÿ˜€ Helped alot. Now I can enjoy the new awesome campain. ๐Ÿ™‚

As for the sound, if there’s someone who encounter the same problem, I fixed it buy just starting a game, change the sound settings and the go back to the menu. That made it work properly!

Thx for the help!


fucking genious! i wouldn’t imagine that was the problem! thanks!


German version is still missing. Have you forgotten it? English version works great so far


It simply doesnt work which is a real shame. I suppose i will have to wait and see if an idiot proof version becomes available. Really looking forward to this as well


When the launcher is available for download, will there be a German version already, or will it come with later updates?

Because when I downloaded the launcher yesterday there was a button for the German version, but it wasn’t really supported at that time, only the “Install” button changed to “Installieren”, every other texts stayed in English.


Is it possible to raise unit cap to 1000 units as in Userpatch 1.1?


the engine lags at more than 500 regardless of your computer.


when i start the age2_x2.exe the screen turns black and the computer freezes so i have to force it to shut down (same as the freezing bug for AoC).
i have followed all the steps and none of the frequently problems apply to my situation…


At first – thank you very much for the wonderful job ๐Ÿ™‚
Anyway I have a question – How does it work with UserPatch? Should I download newer versions manually or are they going to be embedded automatically via updates?

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