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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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Super_Cell_51 Tyrith, it took Ingo over two years to produce this masterpiece. (I think, correct me if I'm wrong...)

[Edited on 02/19/06 @ 09:16 PM]

rwilde Years, Tyrith, not weeks :)

A campaign of this detail and quality takes up a significant part of a persons life to make. Given the results though, it is arguably well worth it.
Darkjedilarry amazing...thats all i can say. an ending that left me suprised and speechless. the levels seem to get better as you go, i didnt like the 1st one too much, i got confused between king aguric and ulug...:)

[Edited on 04/26/06 @ 08:21 PM]

Joyo_Khan The best campaign that I ever played.
Nothing can say..but you`re a true great one, Ingo!!!
The_Slayer90 This was the first AOKH Campaign I ever played. I feel bad I have neglected to thank you Ingo for producing such a work of art. Even though other campaigns may be produced that change AOKH forever. This will stand out as a masterpiece in and of itself. Thank you again.
NeoVanquisher There is something I don't understand... I tried to download it (and unzip it), but seems like AoKTC won't let the file access... please help me!
Ingo van Thiel
File Author
NeoVanquisher: Never heard of such a problem.

Make sure that you unzipped the files to all the right locations. The .cpx file needs to go into the campaign folder, the sounds go into the Sounds/scenario folder. Open those folders and see if all files are in there.

If you were not able to unzip the files in the first place, maybe the zip file got corrupted during the download. Try to download it again. Otherwise, check if your zip program or AoK:TC work properly.
NeoVanquisher Well... actually, I keep trying doing that you sid me to do, but when I try to extract Ulio from WinZip to AoK TC; it's keep saying:
Access Denied
Unable to create directory: D:/Campaign
Unable to process D:/Campaign/Ulio.cpx
And when I try to copy it over to AoE TC, it says: Cannot copy Ulio.cpx. Files on this CD is read-only.

Maybe I should say that this is my first time downloading a campaign... sorry

[Edited on 06/11/06 @ 09:07 AM]

The_Slayer90 Neovanquisher,
You have to save it to the default AOKTC folder. ie: C:/Program files/Microsoft games/Age of Empires II/Campaign
for sounds or Ai it's the same except it's:
C:/Program files/Microsoft games/Age of Empires II/Sound/scenario or
C:/Program files/Microsoft games/Age of Empires II/Sound/Ai

don't save the files to D:/ it's your CD drive.
Mashek
Staff
Official Reviewer
A masterpiece, Ingo ;). Sorta makes me want to try something as ambitious.
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Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Statistics
Downloads:39,949
Favorites: [Who?]44
Size:1.33 MB
Added:08/24/02
Updated:11/24/03