How to use RMS Map Debugger in Age 3 DE?


Does anybody know how to activate the Map debugger in Age of empires 3 DE? I remember you did activate adding +debugRandomMaps to the direct access file in Age 3 2007, but it doesnt seem to be working on Age 3 DE.

Or, am I missing something here? Many thanks for your help!

I have no idea what’s going on, but just for the sake of testing:

  1. go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\AoE3DE\Startup
  2. open game.cfg with your text editor
  3. add developer and debugRandomMaps lines

Should be extremely easy to revert in case it still does not work.

The other alternative would be to create a user.cfg file in Games\Age of Empires 3 DE\XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX\Startup and add those lines there.

Depending if I’ll be at home before you see this reply, I might try it myself.

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I’m not sure that is working, game crashes hen I try to load a map and debug it.

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Sorry for the late reply. You must have already fixed your issue at this point but I’m still going to talk anyway xD

If the addition of those lines causes a crash, then at least we know that debugRandomMaps inside game.cfg is different from debugRandomMaps inside a shortcut. Granted, that won’t help you with your issue, but still worth mentioning if you plan to make a bug report.

I’m not sure if XML UI files still work in DE after they decided to use XAML, but there are a few UI mods in AOE3 Heaven that enable debug UI.

The only moment the game still uses xml UI, is stuff that is used by the editor

That’s fantastic because those mods mostly affect the scenario editor :smiley: