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Ulio v3.0

Author File Description
Ingo van Thiel
File Details
Version: The Conquerors
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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Tom Edwards Too..many...sound files...*ack*...no acellerators..*spends hours on the phone desperatley downloading files*

It'll be worth it, I'm sure!
Tom Edwards WOW. I've just completed chapter 2. There are some amazingly tough parts in there, but when you finally do them, it's a great experience. Easily the best yet. And no lag!
Tom Edwards Aaaaaaaaaaargh! A bug!

After the battle in Chapter 2, nothing happens! :(
Tom Edwards Whoops, I meant Chapter 1 in the 2nd comment.
Philip Dunscombe It is rather good, what is next Ingo? Back to your love for music? Ah a question many want put to rest.
Alla Right,Tom, I found the same bug after the battle. Ulio`s
dream supposed to follow? HELP!!
Ingo van Thiel
File Author
Thanks for alerting me to that bug; I fixed it and submitted an update today (Ulio v1.1). If anybody else is having problems, please download the update from this page. Sorry about the inconvenience!
Tonto_Simfish I downloaded this scenario as soon as I saw it, because I know that Ingo Van Thiel is a great scenairo designer. :)

Rasbert, if you have a complaint to issue about a highly rated campaign, don't issue another review on it! Your review made absolutely no sense, and I recommend that an Angel deletes his review to avoid himself further humiliating himself. Your review was more of a player comment than a review, and you should at least explain why you reviewed every aspect of the scenario. Thank you!
Tom Edwards Does anyone else find the attack on the Yeri town a little bit difficult?
The_Cobra_81 Excellent! This is a must download! I would consider it better than some of the campaigns that came with the game!
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Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Statistics
Downloads:39,349
Favorites: [Who?]44
Size:1.33 MB
Added:08/24/02
Updated:11/24/03