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Tweaks and Hacks for the classic Age of Mythology

Age of Mythology

Custom resolution

Create user.cfg in /startup and add the following lines (replace the values with suitable dimensions):

+nointrocinematics
xres=2880
yres=1800

Custom resolution using shortcuts

Append the shortcut to the executable(s), and append the value target with xres=2880 yres=1800 (replace the values with suitable dimensions):

"C:\Games\Age of Mythology\aom.exe" xres=2880 yres=1800

Add world movement with WASD

  1. Comment out map ("a", "game", "enterAttackMoveMode") in game.con and gamex.con located in /startup.
  2. Create or append user.con located in /startup with the following lines:
// World movement with WASD
map("+w", "world", "cameraWorldForward")
map("+s", "world", "cameraWorldBackward")
map("+d", "world", "cameraRight")
map("+a", "world", "cameraLeft")

Add Zoom In/Out with Shift-E/Shift-D

Create or append user.con located in /startup with the following lines:

// Zoom In/Out with Shift-E/Shift-D
map("+shift-e", "world", "cameraForward")
map("+shift-d", "world", "cameraBackward")

Add rotate buildings with the scroll wheel

Create or append user.con located in /startup with the following lines:

// Rotate buildings with the scroll wheel
map ("shift-mousez", "building", "uiWheelRotatePlacedUnit")

Player's colors hack

Append playercolors.xml located in C:\Games\Age of Mythology\data. And switch the number (0-12) with the number of an other player to change the color.

Custom network parameter

Append the shortcut to the executable(s), and append the value target with OverrideAddress="123.456.789.987" +directIPConnectivity (replace the OverrideAddress with your value):

"C:\Games\Age of Mythology\aom.exe" +OverrideAddress="123.456.789.987" +directIPConnectivity

Intel HD Graphics texture fix

Backup i845.gfx and geforce3.gfx located in C:\Games\Age of Mythology\gfxconfig2. Duplicate and rename geforce3.gfx to i845.gfx.

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