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Release Date: Jun 12, 2014

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August 22

Patch: 1.20 information 08/22/2017

Greetings everyone,

As you know we’ve been heads down working towards resolving the issues that surfaced shortly after the launch of Patch 1.20. After some hard work and help from the community, we feel that we’re now in a place to push patch 1.20 live. Our current target date is later today 08/22/17.

Note: This date is subject to change

Here’s what this update means to you. It means that version 1.10 will no longer default as the primary version of the game. That will be replaced with version 1.20. However, at the request of the community version 1.10 will remain playable after the release of patch 1.20, though you will be required to manually select it from the drop down menu on Steam in order to play.

When we flip the switch later today to patch 1.20 Xbox live players will still be able to join Steam players in match making for Rise games. View the full post on cross-network play below.


Additionally, below is a list of the latest fixes that will release with patch 1.20.

• Fixed an issue where music volume in settings was not carrying over into gameplay
• Fixed an issue where music cuts out when major events occur in gameplay
• Fixed an issue where music volume was being increased on track rollover
• Fixed an issue where entering combat was not changing music
• Fixed an issue where music was not reverting to economic after combat
• Re-encoded audio files for compatibility
• Fixed an issue that prevented connecting to Online Services if the user had set their Steam Friends status to Offline
• Fixed an issue that prevented videos from displaying in Full screen
• Fixed an issue that caused incompatibility with future versions of Windows 10
• Fixed an issue where multiple players joining a lobby at the same time could cause players to appear as open slots
• Fixed an issue where rapidly joining and leaving a lobby could cause a player to appear as an open slot
• Changed the default video resolution to 1024x768 Full screen

We want to thank the entire community for all of your help and support during our beta branch phase. Your help and involvement truly showed the passion and commitment to this game that we all love. We hope that you will continue show this same love and excitement of the game to the new Xbox live players that will be joining you in version 1.20.

Thank you again
~Rise Of Nations team~
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August 18

***Beta branch update***: 08/18/2017 - Cross-network play testing


Earlier today it was announced that Rise of Nations: Extended Edition will release as a cross-network play game that will allow players to play against each other on Xbox live, and Steam starting September 14th 2017.

Starting today we are adding Beta users with our Windows 10 UWP version of the game, we hope that you will join in, and help test this exciting new feature. Nothing should feel different other than you may see some Xbox live players popping in here and there.

We would love to hear all your feedback and insight on this great new feature, and are excited for the upcoming live release of cross-network play on September 14th. Thank you for all of your help and continued support.

~Rise of Nations Team~

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About This Game

Rise of Nations

Rise of Nations is a real-time strategy game that spans all history.
Start with a single city in the Ancient Age; gather resources; build an infrastructure; research technologies; construct Wonders of the World such as the Pyramids and the Eiffel Tower; and expand your military might across the world, conquering hostile nations with bombers, battleships, and tanks—all over your lunch hour!

In Rise of Nations there are:
  • 18 Nations—each with special abilities and unique military units.
  • Over a hundred military units operating on the ground, sea, and air— from Hoplites to Frigates to Helicopters.
  • Over two dozen buildings with upgrades and technologies that will take your nation from a small City to an Information Age society.
  • 14 Wonders of the World—the Terra Cotta Army, the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower. Each gives your nation special bonuses.
  • More than a dozen map types, ranging from the Amazon Rainforest to the Himalayas to the Nile Delta.
  • Conquer the World campaign—a linked series of dozens of scenarios.

The Extended Edition includes:

  • Rise of Nations
  • Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots

New in the Extended Edition:

  • Improved Visuals
    • Improved water
    • Improved textures
    • Full-screen anti-aliasing
  • Full Steamworks Integration
    • Multiplayer with ranked matches (ELO)
    • Achievements
    • Trading Cards
    • Cloud saves
  • Extended Features
    • Twitch Integration

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8.1+
    • Processor: 1.6
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 10+ Capable GPU
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: GPU at least (Integrated HD 3000, 8600GT, etc)
    • OS: Windows 7, 8.1+
    • Processor: 2.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 11+
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: GeForce 9800GTX, Radeon 4850+
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