Age Of Empires 3 + Warchiefs + Asian Dynasties

Categories: A, CD to DVD
Comments: 13 Comments

1) Create a Temp folder on your hardrive.

Name this folder: AOE_DVD This will be the name (Label) of our DVD.

2) Age of Empires 3 will sit in the root of the DVD.

Copy all the contents of the Age of Empires 3 CD1 to the AOE_DVD folder.

NOTE: If you already have AOE3 on DVD then just copy the whole DVD to the AOE_DVD folder.

3) Copy all the contents of the Age of Empires 3 CD2 to the same AOE_DVD folder. Overwrite any files if prompted.

4) Copy all the contents of the Age of Empires 3 CD3 to the same AOE_DVD folder. Again overwrite any files if prompted.

5) Delete the “CDCheck.exe” file.

This “CDCheck.exe” file comes from CD2 and CD3 and is only for displaying the “Flash” message to insert CD1. (It”s for the message you would get if you inserted CD2 or CD3, instead of CD1, to install the game.)

6) Download and Install “Orca” from HERE.

Once Orca is installed, Right Click the file “Age of Empires III.msi” and from near the top of the menu choose “Edit with Orca”. (You may have to edit the properties of this file and untick the “read only” attribute, but as it is copied to the harddrive it is probably already edited automatically).

When opened you will see 2 window panes, go to the “Tables” one on the left and scroll down to “Media”

Click on “Media” this will show you the entries in the Right pane.

Change all the entries in the “VolumeLabel” column to: AOE_DVD

Then “Save” it.

7) Download the AOE3+Warchiefs+Dynasties.rar Custom Installer from HERE and extract the contents of the RAR file to the AOE_DVD folder overwriting any files if prompted.

(Custom Installer created by Grumpy.)

You can view the Custom Install Menu HERE.

7a) NOTE: The Custom Installer already has the folders supplied. Copy each game CD to its respective folder. For Example:

Age of Empires 3 Warchiefs Expansion CD goes in the “AOE3X” folder.

Age of Empires 3 The Asian Dynasties Expansion CD goes in the “AOE3Y” folder.

8) NOTE: The Custom Installer also includes an “Updates” folder with each game folder inside the Updates folder.

Age of Empires 3, Warchiefs and The Asian Dynasties will probably have new updates released in the future so I have not included the version number on the Menu buttons. That way any new update can easily be added without editing the Menu.

Put the latest Age of Empires 3 update into the “AOE3_Up” folder. Rename the file to “aoe3_Update.exe” (Rename it without the “….” Quotes!)

NOTE: The Custom installer will work for any new update but the update must be named “aoe3_Update.exe” (without the “……” Quotes!)

Put the latest Warchiefs update into the “AOE3X” folder. Rename the file to “aoe3_Warchiefs.Up.exe” (Rename it without the “….” Quotes!)

NOTE: The Custom installer will work for any new update but the update must be named “aoe3_Warchiefs.Up.exe” (without the “……” Quotes!)

Put the latest Asian Dynasties update into the “AOE3Y” folder. Rename the file to “aoe3_Dynasties.Up.exe” (Rename it without the “….” Quotes!)

NOTE: The Custom installer will work for any new update but the update must be named “aoe3_Dynasties.Up.exe” (without the “……” Quotes!)

9) NOTE: The Custom Installer also includes a “Crack” folder with each game folder inside the Crack folder.

Put the Age of Empires NoCD Crack in the AOE_DVDCracksAOE3 folder.

Put the Age of Empires 3 Warchiefs NoCD Crack in the AOE_DVDCracksAOE3_Exp folder.

Put the Age of Empires 3 The Asian Dynasties NoCD Crack in the AOE_DVDCracksAOE3Y_Exp folder.

10) Included in the Custom Installer rar file is a “Serial.txt” file. Open the txt file with Notepad and paste your Age of Empires 3 serial, your Warchiefs serial and your Asian Dynasties serial there. I have NOT supplied a serial!! You need to add your own!!

11) Burn the contents of the AOE_DVD folder to a DVD with the Label: AOE_DVD

NOTE: All the filenames and folders etc MUST be named and placed exactly as it says or the Installer buttons will not work!!

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 8.8/10 (9 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
Age Of Empires 3 + Warchiefs + Asian Dynasties, 8.8 out of 10 based on 9 ratings
13 Comments
  1. ZeP says:

    The button of The Asian Dynasties dosen´t work on me.
    Need help.
    Thx.

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)
  2. Blue82 says:

    here i have the same problem

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)
  3. Grumpy says:

    Ok, quick answer, Ive just got home, I can not remember what the issue is but I do remember it can be fixed. :)
    I will look into it tonight, I need to check a few files and file names first.
    I have made many different versions of this, ones to suit all the different ‘Gold Editions’ of either game etc and ones to suit the NON Gold versions etc.
    I will get back to you with a fix very soon. ;)

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)
  4. ZeP says:

    Thx

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)
  5. Grumpy says:

    Can you list your game files for Asian Dynasties please?
    Basically all I really need to know is if your particular version uses a ‘setup.exe’ file or an ‘autorun.exe’ file to start the install?
    The ‘Custom Installer’ I made is looking for an ‘autorun.exe’ file but I can change it to look for a ‘setup.exe’.

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: -1 (from 1 vote)
  6. ZeP says:

    If i run the autorun it installs

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)
  7. Blue82 says:

    I have botfh files in my iso image of aoe3 asian dinasty.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  8. ZeP says:

    Soory i have both files too.
    Maybe the custom installer dont search for any of them

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)
  9. Grumpy says:

    I have re-checked the file which is currently onsite, it is definately looking for an ‘autorun.exe’ file, so maybe your path is wrong? The paths and filenames are very important and have to be 100% correct for the buttons to work.

    However, I have re-done another installer to now look for the ‘setup.exe’ file for Asian Dynasties, download it and try it.

    http://www.cd-2-dvd.com/files/AOE3+Warchiefs+Dynasties_dyn.setup.exe.rar

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)
  10. ZeP says:

    I try it and with the setup file it works. Strange with the autorun dosent work. May i know witch file is looking for the autorun?
    Thx.

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)
  11. Grumpy says:

    Its not really a file that is looking for the ‘autorun.exe’, its the command given to the buttons. The original button was programmed to look inside a folder named ‘AOE3Y’ and then to find a file named ‘autorun.exe’. So that should have worked providing the files are in that folder. I really dont know why it didnt work, it works like that for most people.
    All I did for you is changed the path of the button to look for the ‘setup.exe’ instead.
    Only I can edit the paths as I still have the original ‘CD_Conf.ini’ file used to create the installer.
    But I am glad it worked for you. :)

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  12. ZeP says:

    Thx for your explanation. what kind of software do you utilize for your custom installers? Its hard to work with it?

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  13. Grumpy says:

    That AOE3 installer was made using ‘CDMenu Pro v4.2′ and yes it is quite easy to use. :)

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  1. quoted on Descargar los sims 3 gratis says:

    Descargar los sims 3 gratis

    Age Of Empires 3 + Warchiefs + Asian Dynasties « CD-2-DVD // Conversions, Software & Custom Installers

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Have a Question or a Comment?

Categories
Welcome , today is Thursday, October 23, 2014