RANDOMIZER is the newest custom map script from the MFO@Mapster team. This script gives the greatest variety of playable, enjoyable random maps of any yet created. There are thousands of map possibilities with this script. Randomizer shares some features with ES@The Unknown, but we have eliminated some of the less desireable elements of that script while adding many more possible map types and new elements.
The variety in Randomizer is hard to explain - it is best seen by actually downloading the script to your Random folder in your AOK folder location, and doing a series of startups using "All Visible" on your own. Or you can check out the mini-map screenshots we have posted on line as noted below.
How does Randomizer differ from The Unknown? Randomizer has 21 different terrain cominations or patterns, while Unknown has 4. Randomizer has far less snow and ice - only one of 21 has complete snow/ice while 2 more have small patches of snow on grass or dirt. We have eliminated the severely forested maps that occur with Unknown(there is still the chance for Black Forest-like maps, but they are rare). There are no starts with varying number of Scouts or Town Centers. Our script has a chance of Mediterranean-type central seas, with or without islands, Oasis-type central forest and pool, or central marshlands, all of varying sizes. There are new land map types with features and extra resources clustered in the center or along the edges of the map. Connections can vary widely in size and can be shallows, land or ice.
Perhaps most importantly to many players, Randomizer does NOT have sub-standard starting resources as an option. Often there are extra resources, and the fish levels are always equal to or improved from the standard ES maps.
There are other great new features randomly included as well. Check out this map script for your AOK:TC game!
Look here for a description with screenshots: http://mrfixitonline.com/readPosting.asp?PostingId=304061
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