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Community Patch v1.6 is the next iteration of the userpatches from Voobly. It adds new balance, new graphics, new maps and a lot more new features from AoE II Definitive Edition. It is a free-to-use mod available at the Voobly mod center.

Wololo Kingdoms DE extends Community Patch v1.6 and implements the  new civilizations from AoE II Definitive Edition. It requires a legitimate copy of either Age of Empires II (2013) formerly known as AoE II HD or AoE II DE.

This web site and project is run by the community playing on Voobly. We are not affiliated with Voobly, nor are we affiliated with the User Patch or the Wololo Kingdoms project. We are no Microsoft haters, but we hate their subsidiary company called “XBox” for  what they have done to the Zone community 15 years ago. You may read the full story here. If you are new to Voobly, learn how to play.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I play, if I own AoE II DE only?2021-05-06T12:47:21+01:00

Wololo Kingdoms DE is an add-on based on the old Wololo Kingdoms HD, which requires you to have Wololo Kingdoms HD installed on your computer. If you already own AoE II DE, you will indeed pass the license check of our installer, you will however not be able to play with AoE II DE only. You either need Age of Empires II (2013) formerly known as AoE II HD and Wololo Kingdoms HD or the good old Age of Empires II – The Conquerors Expansion. You will also get the error “No game detected” when running our installer.

How can I use Wololo Kingdoms DE offline?2021-05-06T12:40:13+01:00

Wololo Kingdoms DE is a multi player add-on for Voobly, an offline patch is not available and not supported at this time.

Why does the project Wololo Kingdoms DE exist?2020-12-27T22:33:35+01:00

When Microsoft started working on AoE II DE, they promised us, that they would do anything to unite the community again. The bottom line is, Microsoft did the same, they were doing 18 years ago. They forced the community into their “in-game match making system” without any social gaming features or the ability to chat and interact with each other and even worse, they removed the ability to create LAN/IP games and “destroyed” all other community projects, including User Patch and Wololo Kingdoms. You can read the full story here.

How can I play, if I own AoE II HD only?2021-05-06T12:46:35+01:00

Similar to Wololo Kingdoms HD, also our installer will perform a license check, which means that you must own Age of Empires II (2013) formerly known as AoE II HD on Steam including all DLCs. Don’t forget to install the Voobly compatibility patch and Wololo Kingdoms DE version 5.8.1. There exists an official help article on Voobly Headquarters.

Why is there a license check? I already purchased the game!2021-05-06T12:41:27+01:00

All these requirements to install Wololo Kingdoms DE are necessary to maintain a good relationship with Microsoft. Since the mod implements civilizations only accessible through AoE II HD or AoE II DE, we must verify again, that our players have purchased the game. This process is similar to the license check by the installer of the original Wololo Kingdoms HD.

Who are the people behind Wololo Kingdoms DE?2021-05-06T12:44:39+01:00

We are just random players of the Voobly community. We are not affiliated with Voobly, nore are we affiliated with the User Patch or the Wololo Kingdoms HD project. We are also no Microsoft haters, but we refuse to use the original AoE DE because Microsoft refuses listen to their old MSN Gaming Zone community. More than 50 players of the Voobly community have actively contributed to the Wololo Kingdoms DE project.

Wololo Kingdoms DE will allow me to play IP games?2021-05-06T12:43:45+01:00

Absolutely! Microsoft has removed the ability to play IP games in AoE II DE to force the community to unite on their “in-game match making system” without any social gaming features or the ability to chat and interact with each other. This is another reasons, why we decided to work on Wololo Kingdoms DE. We also still play on Voobly, which has become our sanctuary after the MSN Gaming Zone has closed in 2006.

Why are you still playing on Voobly?2021-05-06T19:01:34+01:00

When Microsoft started working on AoE II DE, they promised us, that they would do anything to unite the community again. The bottom line is, Microsoft did the same, they were doing 18 years ago. They forced the community into their “in-game match making system” without any social gaming features or the ability to chat and interact with each other and even worse, they removed the ability to create LAN/IP games and “destroyed” all other community projects, including User Patch and Wololo Kingdoms. You may read the full story here. If you are new to Voobly, learn how to play.

Have you ever been trying to talk to Microsoft?2021-05-06T19:16:44+01:00

Yes, we did. The Microsoft people were very polite and we used to talk a lot in the past, the XBox people however have tried to avoid us at all costs. A popular quote from a XBox Manager: “There is no political will to bring back the old MSN Gaming Zone or use a Zone-like client.” In other words: “We are not willing to admit, that the closure of the MSN Gaming Zone in 2006 was the biggest mistake ever.” Fun fact: Microsoft was offered to acquire Voobly.

Also read our article: Wake up, Microsoft!

How can I play HD / DE campaigns?2021-05-06T12:40:43+01:00

It’s not possible. Wololo Kingdoms DE is a multi player add-on, we do not offer and never will offer any single player features such as campaigns. Please use the original game, if you want to play any of the campaigns.

How can I play, if I own Age of Empires II – The Conquerors?2021-05-06T12:45:44+01:00

Yes you do, but you must have AoE II DE or Age of Empires II (2013) formerly known as AoE II HD installed in order to pass the license check, else you will get the error “No valid license found” when running our installer. Please consider purchasing the game on Steam or on Windows Store.

If you want to play, but need the game

Buy the game Age of Empires II (2013) formerly known as AoE II HD on Steam. If you already own Age of Empires II – The Conquerors Expansion, you should purchase Age of Empires II Definitive Edition instead. After purchasing AoE II HD, you have to follow this article and if you already own AOC, you follow this article in order to get a working installation. Please follow the directions exactly on that page and you should have no problems getting started. Most common problems, if any, are fast proxy and disconnection issues which can be resolved easily.

Why this web site is not about AoE II DE

When Microsoft started working on AoE II DE, they promised us, that they would do anything to unite the community again. The bottom line is, Microsoft did the same, they were doing 18 years ago. They forced the community into their “in-game match making system” without any social gaming features or the ability to chat and interact with each other and even worse, they removed the ability to create LAN/IP games and “destroyed” all other community projects, including User Patch and Wololo Kingdoms. You already destroyed our Zone Village, isn’t it enough already?