Aoe 3 DE BUG Portugese Nation missing

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

  • BUILD #: ######
  • PLATFORM: Steam / Microsoft Store
  • OS: Windows 10 / Windows 7 / Mac / Linux

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

:question: DESCRIBE THE ISSUE IN DETAIL (below). Limit to ONE issue per thread.

Here is the problem I’m experiencing…
The Complete nation of the portugese is missing in my homecity list i cant create them and i cant play them offline and online
The enemies can play them and the AI aswell but i am not allowed or smthing
Have reinstalled the game for the 5th time now

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

:question: How often does the issue occur? CHOSE ONE; DELETE THE REST.

  • 100% of the time / matches I play (ALWAYS)

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

:question: List the DETAILED STEPS we can take to reproduce the issue… Be descriptive!

Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. start aoe 3 de
  2. there you go

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

:question: What was supposed to happen if the bug you encountered were not present?

i can pick the portugese and create a deck

:arrow_forward: ACTUAL RESULT

:question: What actually happened (what went wrong) because of the issue you’re reporting?

cant choose them at all

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Perhaps a reinstall could resolve this issue.

are u trolling ? or u are legit ? xD @Excelsior7206

I’m being absolutely serious @Krasitto5951. I don’t visit these forums to waste my time with frivolous conversations.

If you disagree with my suggestion, say so and post a counter argument or provide an ammended or alternative suggestion so this discussion can move forward.

Read the text maybe before @Excelsior7206
I have reinstalled the game for 5 times

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Hey there @BarongBot! This is a fascinating problem…

  • Are you running any mods that might be interfering with the display of the civilization?
  • Can you confirm the build number you are on and the platform where you’re playing?
  • Additionally, did Portugal ever show up for you, or did the civilization disappear at some point after downloading a new update?

Let me know, and thanks for the report!

Hey Mate,
Not any Mod is installed on my system for age of empires 3 or age of empires 3 DE
My Buildnumber is Barongbot ( i guess) and im PLaying on Steam and under windows 10
NOPE Portugal never showed up since i firstly installed it and i didnt even realised it because i can acutally play against it so my computer is able to show me the nation with there textures but just cant pick them
I mean i literally installed it 5 times and its still not working out tbh

Hi @BarongBot,

The Home City file for Portuguese should be in C:\Users\[USERNAME]\Games\Age of Empires 3 DE\[0]\Savegame and the file should be called sp_Portuguese_homecity.xml. Re-installing the game does not alter these files.

If the xml file is there, delete it and re-launch the game. This will cause the game to create a new Portuguese Home City on startup.

I hope this helps you! Let me know if you cannot find the sp_Portuguese_homecity.xml.

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Sorry for the late answer but it did work ty so much !


My friend has the same issue but his spanish team is gone. Did you find a remedy? We were playing a game and he was spanish. During the game he could not build nor make any settlers/troops. Essentially he was stuck in age 1 with settlers (hilarious i should add). When the game finished the spanish were gone and have no come back even after reinstalling.

brilliant this worked!

I think the development team should face up to this problem and issue an announcement to promote this solution

I seem to have a similar bug, a couple days ago my lvl 50 Spanish home city became invisible. I have reinstalled the game multiple times. I have also tried the suggested solution, but it did not work. Currently I am running the game through steam, which might make the solution untenable.
Thank you for your help.