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Revision as of 01:57, 28 September 2021

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

Age of Mythology
Age of Mythology cover
Developers
Ensemble Studios
macOS (OS X) Westlake Interactive
Publishers
Microsoft Game Studios
OS X MacSoft
Engines
BANG!
Release dates
Windows October 30, 2002
macOS (OS X) December 19, 2003
Taxonomy
Monetization Expansion pack
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Themes Africa, Classical, Europe, Fantasy
Series Age of Empires
Age of Mythology guide on StrategyWiki
Age of Mythology on MobyGames
Age of Mythology on Wikipedia
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 2020
Age of Empires IV 2021

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

General information

Official Discord server for the series
Microsoft's Official game page (archived)
Age of Mythology Heaven - A huge fan site for Age of Mythology
Age of Mythology on TheGameEngine.org - solving some technical issues.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1]. Gold Edition is DRM-free.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

DLC and expansion packs

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

Version differences

Age of Mythology: Gold Edition includes the base game and The Titans expansion, and was first released in 2004. The Ubisoft eXclusive release comes on a single DVD-ROM, includes all official patches and no SafeDisc DRM. However, it requires a fix of its own that is available here.

Essential improvements

Patches

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

The patches for the original game can also be found here. Patches for the expansion are available here.

Skip intro videos

Run the game with +noIntroCinematics parameter[3]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Startup\Persistent.cfg[Note 2]
<path-to-game>\Users\
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savegame\[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)

Video

In-game options.
In-game options.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
See Widescreen resolution.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution. That advice can be used to input 4K resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed. Skipping intro is recommended, since at low resolution (640x480) it may not be displayed correctly.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No framerate cap

Widescreen resolution

Instructions[4]
  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

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

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

Audio

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation, for the base game, for "The Titans Expansion".
Italian
Brazilian Portuguese
Spanish
Korean

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
12
Online play
12 Steam version only

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 28800-28805
UDP 2200-2400, 6073
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed

MSXML 4.0 is Missing

Install MSXML

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.

Middleware

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

System requirements

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

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References