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Revision as of 14:45, 15 July 2013

Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome
Age of Empires Expansion - W32 - USA.jpg
Platform: Windows 32
Year: 1998
Developer: Ensemble Studios
Buy: Amazon

Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome was the expansion pack released for Age of Empires (W32). It is notable for introducing the Roman architecture into the game together with four new civilizations that make use of it. In addition a few new units and technologies were also introduced where some of them were supposed to address certain issues that had been discovered with the balance of different types of units in the initial game. The expansion pack also added four new campaigns and perhaps most notably introduced the ability to queue units from buildings.


Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Pre-game campaign scenario instructions.

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An army on a march.

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A quiet town.

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Building up a camp.

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Keeping the enemy out.


Music

All the music (save for Credits) 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 when the CD was unavailable and it was also used in the demo version of the game. What is unique to this title compared to other early titles in the Age of Empires series is that the MIDI soundtrack is almost the same as the CD audio soundtrack, with only the Credits song missing from the MIDI 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

Size

Listen

101 Title Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 1:06 900 KB
102 Win (Mix 2) Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 0:22 301 KB
103 Loss (Mix 2) Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 0:52 630 KB
104 Tango Alpha Bravo Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:11 2.5 MB
105 Polyester Jammy David Rippy David Rippy, Stephen Rippy 2:17 1.7 MB
106 Hyman's Wrath Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 2:53 2.4 MB
107 Slow and Spacious (Mix 2) Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 2:52 2.1 MB
108 Mean (Ain't No Hip-Hop in Tha House Mix) David Rippy David Rippy, Stephen Rippy 3:30 2.9 MB
109 Medieval Melody (Mix 2) Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:06 2.4 MB
110 Sh'Washa Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:04 2.6 MB
111 Crawly Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:21 2.5 MB
112 Fretless Salsa (Mix 2) Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 2:42 2.2 MB
113 Bigelow's Bungalow Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:02 2.4 MB
114 Credits Stephen Rippy, Chris Rippy, Kevin McMullan Stephen Rippy, Chris Rippy, Kevin McMullan 1:28 1.2 MB
201 Title Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 0:58 838 KB
202 Win (Mix 2) Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 0:20 273 KB
203 Loss (Mix 2) Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 0:53 726 KB
204 Tango Alpha Bravo Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:02 2.4 MB
205 Polyester Jammy David Rippy David Rippy, Stephen Rippy 2:21 1.9 MB
206 Hyman's Wrath Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 2:51 2.4 MB
207 Slow and Spacious (Mix 2) Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 2:51 2.2 MB
208 Mean (Ain't No Hip-Hop in Tha House Mix) David Rippy David Rippy, Stephen Rippy 3:19 2.7 MB
209 Medieval Melody (Mix 2) Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:07 2.5 MB
210 Sh'Washa Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:02 2.6 MB
211 Crawly Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:21 2.6 MB
212 Fretless Salsa (Mix 2) Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 2:42 2.1 MB
213 Bigelow's Bungalow Stephen Rippy Stephen Rippy 3:04 2.4 MB


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

Download

Size

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Download 50 KB

The soundtrack is CD audio on the game disc; it was ripped using EAC. The MIDI soundtrack is located in the .\Sound folder of the installed game and was converted with dBpoweramp Music Converter. CD audio is too large to store in it's raw format, besides, the recording sounds the same as the rip and as such only MIDI files are included. The MIDI is type 1.


Releases

  USA.svg   USA
Age of Empires Expansion - W32 - USA.jpg
Title: Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome
Platform: Windows 32
Released: 1998-10-31
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
  France.svg   France
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Title: Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome
Platform: Windows 32
Released: 1998-??-??
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: Age of Empires: Der Aufstieg Roms
Platform: Windows 32
Released: 1998-??-??
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
  UK.svg   UK
Age of Empires Expansion - W32 - UK.jpg
Title: Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome
Platform: Windows 32
Released: 1998-11-??
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation


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