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Ulio v3.0

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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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The Adder Downloading now ! :-)
Anything improved and I gotta love it! :)
God of Games What is the uphill thing at the joust?????
Tonto_johnlee
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
As an old player of AOK, I must say, Ingo has done it again. This has certainly cemented Ingo's place in the AOK Scenario Designers Hall of Fame once and for all.

The playability is great. There are so many things you have to see that playing it once is not enough - certainly at least two or three more times for the average player would be required to see everything.

Ulio is also more balanced than The King's Best Men - all scenarios are easily winnable if you think hard and don't become too lazy. There is always a way out of every difficulty - if you remember to save often enough.

Creativity? Anyone who claims such a thing is lacking here is out of his/her wits. Ingo exhibits his usual ingenuity with many new tricks, as well as revised ones.

The maps were gorgeous. Simply beautiful and terrific. They are undescribable - play it for yourself.

I will personally attend to the execution of anyone who claims the story and/or instructions do not deserve a score of 5. The story was marvellous, with so many twists and turns. Although slightly predictable at the end, and seemingly foreshadowed from the beginning, the presentation and execution of this story ensured it's brilliance. The instructions also help you out, and ensure you don't get stuck. Anything you can't figure out by going to the Hints or Scouts probably means you need to keep trying the obvious approach.
destroyo64 WOW I LOVED IT! The entire design is excellent, and the story is amazing. The only bug I found was in The Lion and the Cat, Ulio's name gets changed, and he becomes a huskarl. Otherwise I give it a 5.0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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BTW: I am designing a scenario, if it gets good ratings, I will make a capaign.
Raptor the Good This is the best campaign I have ever played! It is far superior to any of the campaigns the game came with.
Sir_Matthias WOW!!!! THis is the best ever (if someone says you can say that again...)
WOW!!!! THis is the best ever!!!
really!! Ingo van thiel (wherd u get that name from anyway), u r the best scenario designer..ever!!! even better than ES guys!! i love the campaign obviusly..

ps for ingo - if my level kings bounty is out when u read the this (AOC), pleez review it!!
Otatsunoarashi Ingo, this campaign is by far the best anyone has seen, in temrs of playability, storyline, creativity, and plain goodness. 'Tis a pity you shant be making more (or so I hear), but hopefully you've been training an apprentice. Perhaps you should contact ES about a job : )

To everyone else, download this, even if you have to spend 1.5 hours on the phone line and your parents and siblings hate you afterwards, it will be worth it.

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Boko!
zyxomma100 Uh... Sir_Matthias, Ingo van Thiel is his name. :p He lives in Denmark, which would explain why it doesn't sound American. :p

*adds relevance to comment*

Uh... yes, take it from a 56K/28.8Ker, download the sounds, too. It's worth it.
AIM_54a Very well done. I enjoyed the humour in it as well as the story. Er, was there supposed to be humour? At any rate, this is very well done.
Zekk I would really give a 10.0 if I could! It makes all of my scenarios rating 1.0!!
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Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Statistics
Downloads:40,013
Favorites: [Who?]44
Size:1.33 MB
Added:08/24/02
Updated:11/24/03