Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (W32)

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Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
Age of Empires 2 - W32 - USA.jpg
Platform: Windows 32
Year: 1999
Developer: Ensemble Studios
Buy: Amazon
For other games in this series, see Age of Empires.

Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings was the long awaited sequel to Age of Empires (W32). It introduced a bunch of new features compared to its predecessor, some of which include formations, buildings up to scale, a customizable trigger system for scenarios, narration, and a new game mode called regicide in which you try to assassinate the king of another player. Using the new trigger system the single player campaigns were also more immersive since the game could react in new ways depending on your actions. There were also huge advancements made in the way the AI played and in the path finding algorithm.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Pre-game campaign story screen.

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Starting out well.

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Saladin's army on a march.

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History of the Japanese.

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A village with some farmers.

Music

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All the music (save for ...Where Credit is Due) in the game has been created using a Boss DSS-330 synthesizer and an E-mu ESI-32 sampler, and finally the mixing and editing was done in SoundForge. The songs were produced in CD audio quality, but there was also a separate MIDI track produced in Cakewalk which was used in the demo version of the game. The MIDI track includes some tracks that were pulled from the final CD audio track. Also, because the game uses CD audio you can actually just put the CD into your CD player to listen to it. Just skip the first track which is the program.

All song titles have been confirmed by Stephen Rippy. Both the CD and the MIDI songs have been recorded, with the 1st track being the CD quality music and the 2nd track the MIDI songs.

Recording

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Title

Composer

Arranger

Length

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101 Quest for Butter Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 1:03
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102 Shamburger Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:25
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103 I Will Beat on Your Behind Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 2:58
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104 Drizzle (Firelight Smoove Mix) David Rippy David Rippy, Stephen Rippy 2:39
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105 Machina del Diablo Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:00
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106 T Station Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:12
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107 Bass Bag (Album Version) Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:10
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108 Ride, Lawrence, Ride! Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 2:52
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109 Smells Like Crickets, Tastes Like Chicken Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:01
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110 Operation: Monkey Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:26
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111 Tazer Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 2:55
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112 Uluzah Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 0:54
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113 Carne y Helado Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 1:19
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114 Rich Corinthian Leather Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 0:46
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115 ...Where Credit is Due Stephen Rippy, Chris Rippy, Kevin McMullan, Matt Stanberry Stephen Rippy, Chris Rippy, Kevin McMullan, Matt Stanberry 3:37
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116 Joey JoJo Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 1:16
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201 Quest for Butter Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 1:00
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202 Shamburger Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:24
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203 Drizzle (Firelight Smoove Mix) David Rippy David Rippy, Stephen Rippy 2:03
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204 Bust (Give the Drummer Some Mix) David Rippy David Rippy, Stephen Rippy 3:01
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205 T Station Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:08
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206 Machina del Diablo Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:00
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207 Neep Ninny-Bod Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:04
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208 Gyam Shorts Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 2:30
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209 Tazer Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 2:55
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210 Uluzah Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 0:41
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211 Rich Corinthian Leather Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 0:43
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212 Bass Bag (Single Mix) Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:10
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213 I Will Beat on Your Behind Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 2:53
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214 Operation: Monkey Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:17
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215 Ride, Lawrence, Ride! Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 2:36
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Credits

(Source)

Albums

Music From the Ages

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1999-05-13

Ages Compilation

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2000-10-30

Game Rip

Format

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Size

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The soundtrack is CD audio on the game disc. However it has been combined into a single track with the tracks slightly overlapping each other in order to save space. Because of this the tracks have been ripped from the soundtracks where they are completely separate; they were ripped using EAC. The MIDI soundtrack is located in the .\sound\midi folder of the demo version and was converted with dBpoweramp Music Converter.

Joey JoJo is an unreleased track that has been acquired from the official press kit. The MIDI files for Bass Bag (Single Mix), I Will Beat on Your Behind, Operation: Monkey, and Ride, Lawrence, Ride! were only included in the demo version of Age of Empires II: The Conquerors (W32), but have been included for completeness sake since they were composed for this game but excluded for some reason.

CD audio is too large to store in it's raw format, besides, the recording sounds almost the same as the rip and as such only MIDI files are included. The MIDI is type 1.

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
Platform: Windows 32
Released: 1999-09-30
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
  Brazil.svg   Brazil
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Title: Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
Platform: Windows 32
Released: 1999-11-??
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
  France.svg   France
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Title: Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
Platform: Windows 32
Released: 1999-11-10
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
Platform: Windows 32
Released: 1999-11-??
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
  UK.svg   UK
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Title: Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
Platform: Windows 32
Released: 1999-10-29
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation

Links


Age of Empires
Age of Empires Platform - W32.png • Platform - MAC.png • Platform - PPC.png
Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome Platform - W32.png
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings Platform - W32.png • Platform - PS2.png • Platform - MAC.png • Platform - EXEN.png • Platform - J2ME.png • Platform - IMOD.png
Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Platform - W32.png
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings (NDS) Platform - NDS.png
Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Platform - W32.png • Platform - MAC.png
Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties Platform - W32.png • Platform - MAC.png
Age of Empires Online Platform - W32.png
Notable Songs Open • Quest for Butter
Notable Personnel Stephen Rippy • David Rippy
Notable Companies Ensemble Studios • Microsoft