This is the "GOODIES" folder which was located on the CDs for the Gold Edition of AoK and AoC.
This folder was not included with the Steam HD version of the game, and was uploaded for the convenience of users of the Steam HD version.
It contains the following (descriptions from the AoC readme):
>Aiscript folder - Contains samples of the two files required to customize the artificial intelligence of computer players (SampleAI.ai and SampleAI.per). To learn how to write custom AI scripts, see CPSB.doc in the Docs folder on the CD. Potentially useful
>Machine folder - Provides configuration information about your computer for easy troubleshooting if you require product support. Still works, surprisingly
>Mszone folder - Lets you install the Zone.com software so you can connect to multiplayer games from the MSN Gaming Zone. The Zone was shut down a long time ago, so this won't do anything for you
>Rmscript folder - Contains samples of two different random map scripts (Hallowed.rms and TradeRts.rms). To learn how to write scripts to customize the terrain of random maps, see RMSG.doc in the Docs folder. Potentially useful
>Scenario folder - Contains the fan-designed scenario that won the Age of Empires II scenario design contest. See the instructions in this folder to find out what you need to do to play the scenario. Not included in this download. The scenario can be found here
>Aocdemo.scx - Conquerors Expansion Demo Scenario - To play the scenario, copy Aocdemo.scx to the Scenarios folder where The Conquerors Expansion is installed.
>Ar405eng.exe - Adobe Acrobat Reader - Adobe Acrobat Reader lets you view or print the Manual.pdf and Techtree.pdf files in the Docs folder. For installation instructions, see Getting Help earlier in this Readme file. Not particularly useful
>There's also the AoK demo and a tool that tells you your DirectX version.
Obviously most of this won't be particularly relevant anymore, but some of it still works and might be useful or interesting.
I have approved the file, but removed the scenario that won the ES contest from the zip archive as that is already present on our servers and I believe all new comments are much better situated there.
- Blacksmith Administrator