I just got the AOE collector's edition which has AOE Gold Edition and the AOE II and it's expansion. Anyway, it says in the documentation that came with it that all the manuals are on the cd's. I looked in the AOE Gold edition cd and I can't find the AOE manual. There is the Rome expansion manual but not a AOE original game manual. Am I looking in the wrong spot? There is an AOE docs folder but it's just different pages of info on different civs? Is there a manual for the original AOE game? On a side note I started with the Egypt scenario, as per the readme, in order to learn the game. It's pretty good so far but I always like having a manual on hand. Thanks for any info! By the way, if anybody buys the collection put the disks in your own cases! Worst packaging ever! --- Have a good one.