@gregstein gregstein released this Dec 13, 2018

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First off, I would like to thank you and everyone who has assisted with making AoE2Tools better (testing and reporting issues). AoE2Tools has gone a long way, as a result, of your support and help.

We continue to make AoE2Tools easier and more automated...

What's New With Version 3.2?

new features

New Features

Game Tweaker

We understand that many newcomers to the world of Voobly and Age of Empires 2 may fall victim to a sluggish multiplayer experience, therefore the implementation of a "Game Tweaker" that safely finetunes your system/Game installation to a maximum performance state as well as exclusive extras.

(+) Performance Profiles Tab

performance profiles

  • Dedicated Power Management for AoE2 (More Power = Better Performance)
  • Increase FPS In AoE2 by Safely Choosing one of the Performance Profiles or customize yours.

(+) Mouse Panel

mouse panel

Boost Mouse Performance/Accuracy By Turning On the switch of the Following:

  • Disable GameDVR (Reduces/Removes Mouse Input Lag)
  • NormalMouse (Replace AoE2 in-game cursor with windows default cursor to fix Mouse input lag "Voobly")
  • Disable Mouse Acceleration (Improves your accuracy and mouse control)
  • Install MarkC Mouse Fix ( Take full control of your mouse movement and improve accuracy)

(+) Resolve Issues

resolve issues

Displays warning messages when:

  • Voobly Mods Exceeds 8 Visual Mods (Click "?" button for Tips & Suggestions)
  • Your Antivirus is slowing your computer down (Click "?" button for Tips & Suggestions)
  • Your Free disk space is low (Click "?" button for Tips & Suggestions)

WK Cloud Installer

wk-cloud-installer

I have focused on an Alternative to WK Installer dubbed "WK Cloud Installer". This latter requires all the dlcs of Age of Empires 2 HD to work, and it operates way faster and easier if you have a good internet speed.

Windows Defender, False-Positive?

MS: Windows Defender has been very friendly and cooperative with me and AoE2Tools. In case of a False-positive detection, you could provide me with just the detection name e.g "Trojan win32/tisar.b" then I will file a false positive flag to MS Windows Defender and they should fix it overnight. Recent example: #10

Bug Fixes

  • Drag & Drop recorded games should save accordingly to the "SaveGame" of the selected version (Thanks to JWP for reporting)

@gregstein gregstein released this Sep 19, 2018 · 16 commits to master since this release

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[AoE2Tools 3.1.0.7.exe was reuploaded with the latest Updates: Obtober 6, 2018 - 18:17 GMT+1]

**Thank you! Windows Defender no longer detect AoE2Tools as a virus

[ It could take a week or a bit more for every release of AoE2Tools to be recognized as postitive and clean in Windows defender. So again feel free to disable windows defender and download then turn it back on.

This release of AoE2Tools is supposed to be more stable than any previous version. Now we have a built-in Wololokingdoms offline installation builder that should create only a 6MB!!! offline installation of Wololokingdoms.

(To use our built-in WK offline installation; You should delete "\Games\Wololokingdoms\" directory in your age of empires 2 installation.)

AoE2Tools 3.1.0.7 presents an increased stability compared to the previous versions. And New users from steam or anyone should use this guide: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1459865719 for a formidable AoE2Tools experience.

AoE2Tools 3.1.0.7.12 (Small)

  • Fixed an issue with Hotkeys Tool was not installing correctly in some cicumstances.
  • Added an automated diagnostic tool to fix issues with watching replays especially compatibility patch users.
  • The automated diagnostic tool should automatically fix any previous issues with watching replays if your game is installed in ProgramFiles or a System drive.
  • Launcher should do a better job for new users.

AoE2Tools 3.1.0.7.10 (Small)

  • Fixed a bug with Bulk Renaming of recorded games
  • Improved Updater UI and code.

AoE2Tools 3.1.0.7.9 (Critical Update)

  • Improved Launcher Scan feature to fix file association when found.
  • Added File Association Fixer in case drag and drop replays do not function properly.
  • Compatibility Patch Users that can't watch replays through AoE2Tools should go to Options > Advanced and click Fix Game Permissions/Issue. (After it's done restart AoE2Tools and Voila you can drag and drop/watch your recorded games.
  • Fixed an issue with some Voobly Mods that could not be installed offline.
  • You can rename your recently played games (multiple times) through Recent replay button.
  • Voobly Visual Mods Restore point improved and fixed a loop bug.
  • Fixed a bug with Manager where it showed an error if your replay name is too long.
  • AoETools Github Repo was updated with this critical version.

AoE2Tools 3.1.0.7.8 (Critical Update)

  • Fixed a bug with Manager where it showed an error if your replay name is too long.
  • Updated/Improved Wololokingdoms/UserPatch Detection.
  • Updated Built-in Wololokingdoms Downloader/Installer to correctly respond.
  • Game Switcher should properly switch versions (double click your recorded games inside savegame to watch them)
  • You can rename your recently played games (multiple times) through Recent replay button.
  • Voobly Mods (offline installations) is fully functional now (thanks to dedpool for reporting)
  • Fixed an issue with Hotfix function freezing AoE2Tools.
  • Built-in Wk Offline builder should now symlink SaveGame folder as well.
  • Ai/scenario Voobly Mods should be installed offline properly (Through "Voobly Mods").
  • You can reset AoE2Tools at the Launcher (useful for fixing issues with old versions)

AoE2Tools 3.1.0.7.3 (Small Update)

Voobly Mods Section:

  • One Click Install Voobly Mods as offline mods.
  • Add "Open" Button to browser Voobly Mods.
  • Added Reset Mods feature tab to allow an instant recovery of your last working visual mods.

Stability/Features Logs

  • WK Offline Installation is now AoE2Tools Built-in and is 2 seconds Job. It will only take 6 Mb of disk space .(Requires WK mod installed)
  • AoE2Tools Updater is finally integrated. Updates should be as small as 2 or 7 Mb max. But requires your permission first.
  • Advanced Tab with "Fix permissions/issues" feature is added to Options to help players fix permission issues with recorded games viewing specifically Compatibility Patch.
  • WK 5.8.1 Recorded games/Version switcher support added.
  • Fixed an issue with AoE2Tools auto hotfix function that basically checks/restores important files if they are missing.
  • Fixed an issue with HD To AoC steamassets function that should no longer cause the HD To AoC to crash for WineHQ [wine-3.15 (Staging) .Net 4.6 (not mono) using a 32-bit wine prefix] (Thanks to mangojuice).
  • Fixed an issue Multiple Instances that causes AoE2Tools to run multiple time resulting into throwing an exception or a crash.
  • If you do not have .NET Framework 4.5 or higher, AoE2Tools will prompt you to Microsoft official website to download it.
  • Game Mover is now more efficient and smart with moving your game.
  • Fixed other minor bugs for further stability.

@gregstein gregstein released this Sep 5, 2018 · 33 commits to master since this release

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In this version we fixed so many bugs reported by players and added some suggestions:

  • A new Tab "AoE2Tools Customize" in Settings setion; it allows you to enable/disable all AoE2Tools alerts or disable copying (drag and drop) replays to Wololokingdoms mod folder.
  • Added a feature to fix your game installation permissions so you can use drag and drop replays and full features without having to use Game Mover or to run AoE2Tools as administrator (this feature will ask administrator privilege only one time).
  • Version Switcher has WK support to versions 5.7.2 and 5.7.4.
  • Added a checkbox to force enable HD To AoC to skin the scan (for new players or if you decide to fresh install).
  • AoE2Tools should minimize to tray instead to the Taskbar (double click or right click the icon to bring up AoE2Tools).
  • Fixed a bug where Game mover would fail to copy files/folders if they are in a very long path or dubbed a long name.
  • Fixed a bug where Launcher Scan take longer to scan.
  • Added an alert to drag and drop replays section to check if you have installed wololokingdoms offline or not then guide you to do it.
  • Fixed an error where twitch streams list caused AoE2Tools to close if there was no internet.
    Other minor bugs were fixed and not worth mentioning.

@gregstein gregstein released this Aug 31, 2018 · 33 commits to master since this release

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Hello! I'm back with another huge update to AoE2Tools. Only this time I had put lots of energy and time into fixing crashing, improving code quality/stability/user experience and as usual a new feature.
Download Page To AoE2Tools 3.1.0.5

What's New With AoE2Tools?

Compatibility Patch is Fully Supported Now By AoE2Tools.

(+) New Feature "Manager" includes Quick Stats, Backup, Restore Backup, Bulk Replays Renamer (requested by Firearrow5235).

  • Quick Stats
    Get a quick overview of how many recorded games you have and how much space they are taking. You also can clean the the temporary files and old restore games from the same window to improve game performance slightly/significantly.

Quick Stats

  • Backup
    You can make a custom backup of your game files as you can see bellow. (I highly recommend using this feature to backup/restore your hotkeys, savegames especially at the public release of WK 5.7.4 or later. Be warned that Wk Installer removes savegames / hotkeys.)
    You can also make a full backup of the entire installation game folder.

Backup

  • Restore
    Simply Browse your backup and restore it back.

Restore

  • Bulk Replays Renamer
    Select any folder containing recorded games (1.5 RC, WK) and they will be all renamed automatically.

Bulk Replays Renamer

(+) Multilingual Support has started with (French, Spanish) languages so far. PM me if you would like to Translate to your language.

Multilingual Support

(+) Watch Wololokingdoms replays "WK 5.7.2 & WK 5.7.4" supported ahead of the release time (requested by Firearrow5235)

Watch Wololokingdoms replays

(+) Manually Change Age of Empires 2 Installation folder through Settings button (requested by theandychung).

Change Age of Empires 2 Installation folder

What Bugs Were Fixed?

  • Fixed a rare bug where HDToAoC failed to retrieve language string on some computers resulting into sounds not rending.
  • Fixed a critical crash that occurred every 24 hours due to a failure in catching the default patch version of Voobly.
  • Fixed a critical crash that occurred when installing AoE2Tools in a different location (Thank you for your help r/jeowaypoint)
  • Fixed a critical bug where the Launcher appears to freeze at the Scan stage.
  • Fixed a bug where changing Twitch intervals do not apply.
  • Fixed a bug where twitch api caused AoE2Tools to crash.
  • Fixed other minor bugs and more improvement to code quality.

What's My Todo-List For The Next Release of AoE2Tools?

  • My Girlfriend
  • Wine Porting for Linux
  • Your Suggestion here
  • Your Suggestion here
  • Your Suggestion here

@gregstein gregstein released this Jul 30, 2018 · 35 commits to master since this release

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AoE2Tools 3.1.0.4 release introduces:

"Twitch Stream Listing" & "Twitch Alerts"

  • Watch Your Favorite Streams Directly through VLC or Web Browser with one click.
  • Add Your Favorite Streamer To Your FAV List To Get Instantly Notified Once They go Live. (Fancy Alert to the bottom right of your screen)
  • Customize your Twitch Alerts (Add, Edit, Delete FAV Stream List)
  • Two Buttons Added: "Live Streams" button to Browse Live streams. "Options" button to manage Twitch Streams/Alerts.

General Bugs

  • UserPatch detection is now fixed and improved.
  • Fixed a critical issue where dragging and dropping recorded games from local computer was not working and renaming wasn't possible. Now It is all fixed and tested with linetyreborn (Thank you linetyreborn)
  • Fixed another critical error with the Launcher, offline mods would not launch or get stuck when AoE2Tools loads up with windows startup.
  • Many performance improvement and caching that should help AoE2Tools perform better than the previous releases.
  • Fixed some issues with file association that denied some players from viewing recorded games through AoE2Tools

Demos

Watch Currently Live Streams through VLC, WEB or add them to your stream list.

Watch Currently Live Streams

Add any streamer manually or automatically from a list of currently live streams.

Add Streams

Stream list (any streamer you add here, you will be notified once he is Live)

Stream list

Receive an Alert when your favorite streamer is live.

Receive an Alert when your favorite streamer is live

Twitch Options to increase/decreate twitch interval, disable sounds and alerts.

Twitch Options

@gregstein gregstein released this Jul 19, 2018 · 37 commits to master since this release

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This version introduces bug Fixes with AoE2Tools only! HDToAoC seems stable for now and there were no further bug reports.

Wololokingdoms (Recorded Games experience has improved and more improvements "replay analysis" are coming on the way)

  • Drag and drop replays from Voobly to AOE2Tools should now automatically generate a name from the actual players so you don't have to rename manually anymore.
  • Recent Replay/Drag and drop recorded games should now display names of players before you actually start watching.
  • Fixed a bug when trying to click watch replay the second time crashed AoE2Tools or returned an error.
  • Fixed a bug where the Progressbar didn't show progress of "Drag & Drop Replays" from Voobly or other third party websites.
  • Fixed a bug where drag and drop recorded games from aocrecs.com was not working in both previous versions.

Voobly

  • Detection has been fixed and AoE2Tools is able to detect Voobly wherever is installed.

Performance & UI

-Improved performance of AoE2Tools as of this version manages tasks more efficiently "asynchronously".
-Fixed AoE2Tools UI Tabs and are now aligned equally.
-Portable version download of AoE2Tools is now available by request from users.

Source code is available now.

@gregstein gregstein released this Jul 2, 2018 · 50 commits to master since this release

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Huge Update: Bug Fixes, New Features And Increased Stability Of AoE2Tools.

  • Fixed Restart Loop.
  • ( Drag & Drop ) WololoKingdoms Recorded Games Should Now Work.
  • Version Switcher Added!
  • Wiki Links are collection of important websites and resources related to age of empires 2.
  • Performance Tab is Replaced With a More Useful Tab "Management Tab".
  • Hotkeys Manager, Offline Mods, Replays Packer, Game Mover can be accessed through Management Tab.
  • Fixed a bug where Hotkeys Manager was not able to backup or restore hotkeys. Now It is fully functional and ready to use.
  • Fixed a Bug Where Recent Replay was not able to detect the latest replay in some circumstances.
  • Recent Replay Should Now Automatically Detect The Game Version You Played.
  • Under "Recorded Games Tab" Select Game Version and Click Browser Folder Should Now Opens SaveGame folder for that Game Version (e.g If you Select WK Game Version, And Click Open - That Should Display SaveGame folder of Wololokingdoms)
    -Added Reset AoE2Tools Button Under Options in The Menu (Useful if you want to rescan the game).
    -Fixed other minor bugs.

Tutorial From JRed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTgb8NII0UM

Features & Documentation https://github.com/gregstein/AoE2Tools

@gregstein gregstein released this Jun 30, 2018 · 52 commits to master since this release

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This version introduces bug fixes to Windows 7 especially and windows 10:

  • Fixed a bug with the converter on Windows 7 32bit that stop at voobly configuration.

  • Game Mover should now work on Windows 7 32bit finish voobly configuration.

  • Fixed a bug when playing drag and drop replays won't work.

@gregstein gregstein released this Jun 30, 2018 · 52 commits to master since this release

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What's AoE2Tools?

Is an all-in-one Utility that brings everything that is Age of empires 2 related into a fully automated system.
AoE2Tools includes Support To These Main AoE2 Tools:

  • HD To AoC: Formally "HD-To-TC". A migration Tool To Voobly. However, It is now Legal! It builds Age of Empires 2: The Conquerors (Most Stable Base Version) Using Age of Empires 2 HD assets from steam.
  • Voobly: Fully Automated Voobly Installer (In case Voobly is not installed). Also Dedicated Section where To Fully Manage Voobly Mods (Visual/Data/Patches).
  • WololoKingdoms: Auto Download/Update To The Latest Wololokingdoms Version.
  • UserPatch: Auto Download/Update To The Latest UserPatch Version.

Live Features

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXOAxbckKVQ

How To Setup?

1. Download AoE2Tools from Github Releases Repo:

2. Install AoE2Tools just like any regular program

Double Click "AoE2Tools.3.1.0.0.exe" and click next then Install:

Install AoE2Tools

3. Launch && Scan

Install AoE2Tools

At This point, There are two type of players:

  • New Players from Steam: Click Scan Button And "1. Convert" Should Be Enabled For You. Then Click it. (Continue Reading.. Setup is Almost over.)
  • Existing Players from Voobly: Click Scan Button And "2. Start" Should Be Enabled For You. Then Click it (Your Setup Has Ended Here! You Will Get Direct and Full Access To AoE2Tools. Congrats!)
    Scan With AoE2Tools

4. Pre-Converter And Personal Customization

After You Click "1.Convert" This Small Window will be prompted:

Getting Ready To Convert Age of Empires 2 HD To The conquerors

You Can Choose Custom Settings Such As a Custom Installation Directory Where You Wish Install The Newly Converted Game (For Highest FPS and avoiding bugs that windows 7 -10 introduced like graphics not initialized, permission issues etc.I Highly Recommend Using The Default Directory Or Anywhere In Your LocalDrive "Avoid locations where your windows is installed" such as "ProgramFiles" )

The Preconverter of "HDToAoC" is able to detect where your Age of Empires 2 HD is installed. But In case you have it installed somewhere else. The "Fix It" Button Should Be Enabled For You, so Just Click it and Locate where Your Legal copy of Age of empires 2 HD is installed.

You Also Can Choose Which "Offline Mods" and Hotkeys You Would Like To Install. Then Click "I'm Ready Let's Go"

5. Converting Age of Empires 2 HD

Alright This is The Final Stage Before You Get Access To AoE2Tools and Be Able To Play On Voobly Instantly Without any Additional Settings.
Once You Click "I'm Ready Let's Go" This window will pop up:

HDToAoC Converter

Slap That Start Button And Watch Voobly Gets Installed automatically. The conversion Should Also Start simultaneously.

It Should be Flawless And Smooth (no freezing) during conversion. (Keep some distance from The Monk as He might Convert you throughout the process)

Once The Conversion is Over The Configuration will initiate to automatically configure Age of empires 2 for Voobly and Add the game to your Firewall.

HDToAoC Almost Done Converting

Voila! Once The Conversion is over. It will close automatically and prompt you to AoE2Tools.

AoE2Tools Interface 3.1.0.0

Happy Gaming With AoE2Tools

If Anyone would like to make a video tutorial about AoE2Tools, You have all My Blessing And Support.

Thank You All