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Article ID: 912245 - Last Review: April 28, 2013 - Revision: 4.0

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This article describes how to obtain a copy of the software manual and documentation for Microsoft Age of Empires III.

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To obtain a copy of the software manual, use one of the following methods.

Obtain the manual from the game CD

To obtain the manual from the game CD, follow these steps:
  1. Insert the Age of Empires III disc 1 CD in the CD drive, and then press and hold the SHIFT key.
  2. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  3. Right-click the CD drive that contains the Age of Empires III disc 1 CD, and then click Open.
  4. Double-click Docs.
  5. Open the file for the language and type of document you want. Manuals and quick reference cards are available in the Docs folder. The Docs folder contains the following files:
    • AGE3_Manual_Dansk.pdf
    • AGE3_Manual_Norsk.pdf
    • AGE3_Manual_Suomi.pdf
    • AGE3_Manual_Svensk.pdf
    • AGE3_QRC_ Dansk.pdf
    • AGE3_QRC_ Norsk.pdf
    • AGE3_QRC_ Suomi.pdf
    • AGE3_QRC_ Svensk.pdf
    • AOEIIIStandard_Manual_NA.pdf

Download the manual

You can download manuals for games for Microsoft Windows. For more information about how to download the game manual for Age of Empires III, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (

Order a replacement manual

To order a copy of the printed game manual from Microsoft, contact the Microsoft Order Desk at 1-800-360-7561. For more information about how to replace a lost, broken, or missing Microsoft software or hardware, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
326246  ( ) How to replace lost, broken, or missing Microsoft software or hardware


To open .pdf files, you must have Adobe Reader installed on the computer. For more information about how to obtain Adobe Reader, visit the following Adobe Systems Incorporated Web site: (
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Applies to
  • Microsoft Age of Empires III
  • Microsoft Age of Empires III : The WarChiefs
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