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Slowing Units Down

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Version: The Conquerors 1.0c
This cutscene Utility explains how to slow any unit down to nearly any speed you want. Using the Patrol feature, and some siege weapons, I was able to create some nice effects that you can use in a cutscene.

Unfortunately, you can only slow units down in cutscenes, but this is still IMO a nice little trick, and I think it's a rather nice little cutscene. Enjoy!


June 12, 2006- No updates to the Utility itself, but I do want to add a thanks to Ingo Van Thiel for letting me steal the quartet for a few minutes. Although I knew he wouldn't mind (and he didn't, as it was all in good fun), I do want to say now that I did it without asking him first, and I'll offer a small apology for that. I don't want to spoil the surprise too much, but I will say that those who have played his two excellent scenarios The Quest and The King's Best Men will get more enjoyment out of this Utility than those who haven't.
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The utility shows how to slow units down in cut-scenes with siege weapons like the mangonel, the scorpion and rams with different amounts of units garrisoned inside using the patrol feature. The utility is of interest for the designer as well as the player. The main actors in this homage to Ingo van Thiel, this entertaining cut-scene, are Joan, Gina, Charles and Siegfried. An invisible villager, Berserker Jerker, holds the gate for them and you meet Dark_Aro and Zyxomma100 in the west, Zyxomma100 being the stronger unit. ;)

USEFULNESS/NOVELTY: The utility does for what it is intended to be, you witness three different speeds of a Korean War Wagon and an exciting horse race due to different numbers of champions in rams. This is very useful for the design of cut-scenes. Apart from races, a slower unit, trade-cart, wagon can show to carry a heavy load, a dead body or being wounded, damaged. The fact that monks, siege weapons or Teutonic knights slow down your army is known to scenario design, still this is the first utility of its kind, new is also this application to cut-scenes and done in a very creative way. 5

QUALITY/INSTRUCTIONS: Slowing Units Down is a quality cut-scene with a good use of triggers and I encountered no bug. The utilities title is spot on, the designer informed on the comment page of the use and an exemplary hint section with the 'how to do it'.

OVERALL: Utility 5, Novelty 5, Quality 5, Instructions 5, Slowing Units Down receives an overall rating of 5.

OBSERVATIONS: A simple idea of great use, well explained, wrapped in a nice cut-scene to demonstrate the use.

SUGGESTIONS: ..., no suggestions, perfect. :)

IN CLOSING: This is a download for everybody.
Rating: 5.0
This is a very useful utility. It explains how to speed up/slow down units using units garrisoned inside of a ram. This trick can be used to determine if one unit will catch another in a cut scene. It can be used, as the utility shows it, for a race, whether a horse race or a foot race. I don't need this right now, but I'm sure I will use it sometime in my scenario-designing career.
Additional Comments: I would recommend this download to anyone, whether you are a brand new "n00b" designer or a 5.0 mastermind designer.

[Edited on 04/01/05 @ 01:36 PM]

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