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Ulio v3.0

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Ingo van Thiel
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Version: The Conquerors 1.0c
Number of scenarios: 6

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.


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:

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.


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


- 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.


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, 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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Official Reviewer
Regarding the joust, in Age of Kings all units automatically get an attack bonus when on a hill. It is not trigger related.
Official Reviewer
This campaign is really excellent though I don't need to say that seeing that about 20 pages are saying that. The storyline is fantastic and in fact I'm reminded of Star Wars especially 'The Empire strikes back'.

To Neovanquisher, the explosion thing is done by creating a hawk/macaw at a spot and immediately killing it. The deselection is done, I think by setting a trigger to convert the unit to an allied player and immediately convert it back to yours at least I think that is a possible way to do it.

It seems weird to me that units on a hill get attack bonus. *must check it out*

This game is pretty difficult on moderate and *I think* insanely hard on hard. I did the whole game in standard first and even then I could not do all parts of the campaign on moderate. It is rather different from 'Gyda's challenge' which I found rather easy to beat on hard.

Edit: On playing again I found a bug: In 'the foundling', when Arun etc have to cross the lake, the transport ship has 10 slots but if you save the game at this point and reload, the ship has only 5 slots therefore making it difficult to cross the lake.

[Edited on 01/08/07 @ 11:01 PM]

the ason well, first of all, i only played the prologue up th this point. for the prologue, i am icthyophobia, and i didn't get quite confortable with you making rain "fish". but based on the past expirences of your games, i'll believe this game would be a good one.
the ason WOW! I just finished all of it, and it was the best campain i have ever done, it makes playing a computer game worthwile. It is like i am reading a novel, no like i am acual the person in the novel. if anything deserves a 5.0, this would be it. it changed the boring story of Oedipus into the best...i fell like i had a dream of living in the history, ingo van thiel is the king of campains.

this is the WORST CAMPAIGN I've ever played! The triggers didn't work at all, the map was butt-ugly, and it was totally not worth the download.


Okay, what are you waiting for, click that button NOW! I don't care if you have to wait three days for it to download, this is the BEST CAMPAIGN IN THE WORLD and it deserves every bit of the 15 or so 5.0's it's gotten, and more. DOWNLOAD NOW!
robiscatitirisca a realy good it play it enjoy it! a realy good storyline, a camptivating story! bv a good campaign!;)

[Edited on 04/18/07 @ 08:53 PM]

The Black Petard May as well add my voice to that of the faceless crowd...
Sensational! This is without a doubt the best campaign I've downloaded. Endearing characters, gripping plot, astonishing map design,immaculate gameplay, and all kinds of trigger tricks, pulled off perfectly.
What more can I say? Ensemble Studios couldn't have done better!
AOE_mapper_newb ES should give Ingo a designing job in the AOE series.

The best campaign I ever played. I was absoulutly spell bound playing this cpn, great job Ingo, you truely are a legend!
Dean McCullough I loved this campaign as well. I downloaded and played it about a month afyer it was released, when I was still "lurking" about the site. This is certainly the baest campaign I've ever played, generally speaking, it doesn't get any better than this. At least I simply can't imagine...
smahlt I just downloaded and beat this campaign for the first time, and I gotta say, Ingo, you are one superb storyteller. You should write a book telling the story of Ulio! Make a few million on the side!
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