This scenario is a geographically and bathymetrically accurate world map template, based on an equirectangular projection of the earth. The scenario design is derived from NASA's composite satellite Earth imagery.
The map was created by mapping a simplified 32 color representation of the world to roughly 32 AoE2HD terrains. Additionally, I performed various touch-ups for gameplay purposes (i.e. canals). Note that the 255x255 map size is the largest possible AoE2HD map (larger even than Giant maps) size. Finally, as this is a template, no elevation, rivers, trees, resources or players have been added either- that part is up to you!
This scenario works with both AoE2HD and AoF.
Unzip the file to your Age of Empires II Scenario directory, typically something like: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\Scenario
You are free to use this map as a template for your own world maps- I only ask that you credit me appropriately as the World Map Template Designer, as well as all listed in the credits section below.
The map was made possible by satellite images provided by NASA.
The map was generated in-part by using AOHH and AzZzRu's PHP SCX Editor.
Hey man, I used your template for a map that I just made. I put your credits. I edited the terrain a little bit, it needed a bit of a touch-up. I added lots of gaia, some triggers and created a concept. I haven't tried it out yet, but It's pretty simple. Thanks man. It looks really cool. I wanted something like this. Oh, btw the map is called '[ II ] World Domination' don't mind the [ II ], it's just my clan tag, I put it on everything lol. Cya!