This utility is for scenario designers who wish to hide a hold off unit on the map for cut-scenes etc. It will show you how to do this without adding to the population count. I.E. population can be maintained at zero, and all that is visible is a small area of explored terrain, covered by the fog of war, and unless the player cheats by typing “polo”, there is no way to select the unit for player 1 that is hidden beneath this fog. For more information please read the enclosed document.
You mean the putting a player 1 unit in a GAIA boat trick?
Berserker Jerker Official Reviewer
Posted on 07/15/04 @ 12:00 AM
Not at all, putting a player one unit inside a Gaia boat is one way to do this, but that adds 1 to your population count, and the unit is still select-able via the short cut keys. This doesn't add any units to your population count, (so you can maintain a population of zero if you desire) and the unit is not selectable. It's a very simple trick that only requires a single non-looping trigger with 3 effects. Try downloading it you might find it useful. ;)