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Ulio v3.0

Author File Description
Ingo van Thiel
File Details
Version: The Conquerors 1.0c
Number of scenarios: 6
THE STORY

In this campaign you will step into a dead man's shoes.

You will be part of a mad hermit's tale. A tale of hatred and vendetta, of schemes and noble motives... and of guilt.

Not only will your battle skills be challenged. You will be challenged to follow Ulio on his way into his downfall, and to only leave him behind at the very end. You'll be the actor, you'll be the spectator. And you'll be the judge.

No radiant victory waits at the end... only clarity about Ulio's fate.


THE GAME

Important: Sound files are a must for this campaign, unless you want to miss a lot of the experience. They are divided into zips of roughly 1,3 MB each, so that each of them fits on one floppy disk. You can get the music files here:

Sound File 1
Sound File 2
Sound File 3
Sound File 4
Sound File 5

Ulio 3.0 also has new sound files for the 3rd person narrator. Those files are optional:

UlioNarrator1.zip
UlioNarrator2.zip

The other sound files (1-5) have not changed. If you already downloaded them earlier, you don't need to download them again. If you wonder whether to download the voice files or not, the Ulio 3.0 zip contains one voice sample, which plays after the first battle in the Foundling.

The campaign also plays the Attack on Murron soundfile that comes along with Mark Stoker's classic "Tamerlane, Prince of Destruction" campaign. If you haven't got that campaign yet, I can heartily recommend it. Thanks to Mark for allowing me to use that file!

The campaign contains two cutscene scenarios and four playable scenarios. Style: "Storyteller campaign". A mix of Cutscene/Fixed Force/Role Playing. B&D elements are minimal, you won't build a single building - only train units at existing ones.

The playable scenarios are difficulty-level-dynamic. You should have at least some gaming experience even if you play on Standard. If you are quite familiar with the game and experienced at battle tactics and micromanagement, Moderate will offer you a good challenge. If you like to test your gaming skills to the maximum, check out the Hard level.


INSTALLING THE FILES

Unzip the campaign file and all soundfiles into your Age of Empires II folder. They should go into the right directories.


CHANGES IN ULIO 3.0

- Sound files for narrator are included as extra zips (see above).
- New soundfiles for the dream in the Lion & Cat scenario are in the Ulio 3.0 zip file.
- Some typos have been fixed.
- Foundling: The "Barracks with Child inside" gets renamed again after the battle.
- Lion & Cat: Punishment for Ulio if he walks away from the village (-10 hp).
- Triangle: Fast players who went North could still end up with the general circling in the arena. Fixed.
- Epilogue: Younger and elder traveler got mixed up at the beginning. Fixed.


MISCELLANEOUS

Here are some things which were new to me when I made them: Probably the first movie-like scrolling text on the screen; a developed version of the Pyromaniac's rain trick; thunder & lightning and other effects with light and shadow; a well; some slightly altered town centers; a touchy general; armies moving, stopping and moving again in formations; an armed villager (static); impaled people; sneaking up upon a guard; a stampede; sea gates and sea towers on solid ground; alert watchtowers with fast-footed watchmen; a slippery hill; a nightmare sequence with burning ghosts and lost souls; entering an enemy castle, and a couple more.

This campaign has been tested by many people, so most bugs should have been found and fixed. However, if you do encounter any more bugs, please email me at van-thiel@web.de, so that I can look into them.

Thanks again to everyone who playtested the campaign for me! The names of the playtesters are listed in the Aftermath message of the Epilogue scenario.
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Guthan
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
Normally I'm a very great fan of RPG games, but how you make campaign's and scenario's is simple amazing! no matter what you like, you'll surely like this! I really did, especially the part when you had to kill your own father... (great :D)

Balance: 5
Very good! I tried everything, sometimes I had to start over and over, especially on hard :D however, it was great! Also, I would advice anyone to try 'standard' first, and build up then :D
Anyone who is very skilled with Age of Kings/Conquerors, should try hard, it's still a very great challenge

Creativity: 5
Another story just came out of nowhere... No persons based on existing places, names, or other things... You could expect such an end, but the way that it goes, is simple amazing and typical for Ingo...

Map Design: 5
What can I say? Amazing! Ingo made sure himself that his scenario's looks great! Some examples : waterfalls, the ice parts, the pallisade trick withouth the flagged corners, etc...

Story/Instructions: 5
A bit the same like Creativity, started from zero to hero :D The story is amazing, introductions maybe a bit long but cool :D
Great job! Keep going ( too bad i saw that you are no longer under the scenario designers...)

Additional Comments:

Great job!

P.S. forgive me my spelling-mistakes... I'm dutch

Greetings,
Guthan

[Edited on 02/16/08 @ 07:49 AM]

John Mendl I have finished fourth scenario (Chapter 3: Triangle of Hate) and played till I got the onager in the fifth. Triangle of Hate is one of my favourite scenarios, I ever played. Great story, playability and map design. That scenario is much better than the other two playable scenarios I finished so far. Great work!
mck2h Perfect Job.

Btw, is there anybody who cleared it in the hardest mod. To me, The last battle of 'Triangle hate' is looking impossible, LOL. Although I read the tips.

Anyway good job, Ingo.

PS.

Oh, I ended up clearing all senarios... It was one of tougest challenge for me^^.

[Edited on 03/27/08 @ 12:01 AM]

Erec Absolutely. The. Best.
Download this now!
thiagow That's a very good campagn, i love it!

No comments!

Congratulations to you, i'm brasilian and really i like it!
Mashek
Staff
Official Reviewer
It may be considered laziness or even heresy that only up to this night I decided to sit down and properly play Ulio. It took me three sittings in a single day to complete all scenarios in this campaign. The story is simply so immersing, the most enjoyable play I've probably ever had. The tale of war, revenge and conspiracy, a mad hermit's tale, does not let go. So many twists and turns - a thoroughly enjoyable play. The characters are real, it plays like I'm reading a novel. What I saw, played through and read, still seems to resonate through my mind. As if I needed to say it, but surely a must download for anyone who is yet to play this!

As I've only played on moderate, I'll be sure to replay on hard in a week's time.

[Edited on 11/22/08 @ 05:38 AM]

TheJeyFiles This is the only thought I have. I have downloaded everything you have put out and loved it. So why havent you came out with more? Everyone loves your work including me, so PLEASE put out more material for your fans!

-Jey

[Edited on 12/01/08 @ 04:51 PM]

rgsgww Hey I'm new here, and I only play the conquers as a hobby, though I do love to download campaigns from this website. I think Ulio is so good that someone should write a novel on the story! It might become so popular that someone might make a video/computer game or even a movie about this story. I just have one question: If King Ulug, King Aguric, Prince Ulio, and the Yeri all die, and Princess Luanna dies without a child, then who became king and took over the land?!? Shouldn't someone draw a conclusion to or even continue the story?!?
flashfyre When I try to put the files into the game, it says im not allowed to or something, HELP!!!!!!!
mangusto holy mary mother of damn god!
i'm as happy as a chicken in the rubbish!

i did play this head to toe!
thank u so much for create the most complete, well-designed, gracefull, detailed, bugless, playable, consistent, and originally classical campaign i have ever had the luck of put my eyes upon!

the obvious oedipus relation was thoroughly turn to dust and from that ashes a new mith has risen. ulio!

thank u!
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Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Statistics
Downloads:40,021
Favorites: [Who?]44
Size:1.33 MB
Added:08/24/02
Updated:11/24/03