Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition – How to Remove the Chat Filter

Tired of Microsoft’s chat filter turning everything into ### #####? Browse the local files to fix an option which they should have available in-game.

Guide to Remove the Chat Filter

Finding the file

  • Open file explorer, go to “This PC”.
    • C:\Users_[Your_Name]\Games\Age of Empires 3 DE_[#######]\Users
  • Right clicker UserProfile.
  • CTRL+F “filter”.
  • Find this:
<setting name="optionlanguagefilter">true</setting>
  • Replace true with false.

Now you can use game chat

Not that it’s useful when facing the AI.

Jan Bonkoski
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Jan Bakowski aka Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. His love of gaming began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) back in 1998. He’s been making game guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job. In his free time, he plays on Steam Deck.

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