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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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ax_man1 Hey! In the birthmark I can't get the one bridge repaired! Need help.
Talmonious Excellent campaign. I found it to be quite challenging in some places. It took me SO many times to get out of the camp after the joust. :) Those halbardiers can really put a dent in your hp bar. Amazing campaign with some great plot twists and original ideas. By the way, GREAT ending. i'd pretty much figured out the secret of the hermit by then but the other twists with the princess caught me totally by surprise.
smythejd Great campaign... I am stuck trying to conquer the Castle (chapter 4 I believe). I have tried dozens of times and can never beat it. Can anyone give me a clue on how to conquer this castle???
fishface60 Ingo I have spotted a couple of bugs, in the first level, after you get brother thomas, the barracks still says Barracks with child inside
In the third level, when you see Ulug and the General discussing Ulio's Prediction, you can see two Long Swordsmen if you haven't recruited them, you can select them and recruit them if you have any spare food
WildCardDoW Ulio 3.0
Coming out soon (hopefully).....some narratives & the bugs fishface pointed out fixed...can't wait
serikofwaters ___After I finished the prologue, the 1st chapter did not appear in the scroll list, - so, I followed the advice to play the prologue again, but at the very beginning entered "I R WINNER". I got 1st chapter then, but when I clicked on it it would not start. I needed to quit AOK-TC (I have the patched one), restart AOK-TC again, and only then I was able to continue to play.
___ The same business happened with the 2nd chapter. And I have not gotten to the 3rd chapter yet.
___ I wonder to know why this happened. Is that connected with some "Eye Candy Tricks" used in this campaing?
For instance, I recently opened one template with the Eye Candies, and eventually it crashed my comp. (not only AOK-TC)
___ The campaign is great, but maybe one can sacrifice some Eye Candies, for the sake of not having these "not scenario starting" bugs.
___ Well, ... and Thanks for the wonderful campaign
Ingo van Thiel
File Author
serikofwaters, you forgot the first half of the solution: "Delete your old username (e.g. Jim) and enter a new one (e.g. Jim again)." That does the trick.

Then, and only then, should you restart the first scenario and "i r winner" it. ;-)

If the next scenario doesn't load, this is an old Age of Empires bug, but most definitely not an eye-candy or Ulio-related problem.

I had the same bug with the ES-Caesar campaign in the old Rise of Rome (which didn't have much eye-candy), and I have seen that bug in many RoR, AoK, and AoK:TC campaigns ever since. The "next scenario doesn't load" bug seems to happen more often if people already have a lot of downloaded files in their campaign folder.
serikofwaters __ [To those who think whether download or not]
Well, eventually, I have played all scenarios, and wish to say that this campaing is beyond of any critique. It is simply excelent. If you play, you enjoy.

serikofwaters ___ [To the designer]
Are we going to get Ulio #3, etc.? As we already have learned, Ulio had a son. Well, Ulio said that he did not, but after all who is going to believe to a mad man?
Perhaps, such scenario or campaing will be presented not in AOK-TC, but, say, in Age of Mythology. Whatever, the story shall continue. Is not that so?

Lord War Monger Incredible. It defies classification, if you play it, you'll love it. A perfect balance of fixed force, RPG, and intense strategy. Exelent map design and use of Eye candy. Quite posibly the best Campaign ever, If you don't have it listen very carefully, DOWNLOAD IT NOW!!! Great work Ingo.

PS. To serikofwaters: Pay atention to the final cut and you'll see a grave apear over Ulio son, he died imediatly after birth, it was an unfortunate reality in those times that 50 persent of all babies died before reaching 1 year old.

PSS. To musiclover482: Where you droped as a child, the only thing that surpases Chapters 1-3 is chapter 4. If your playing on easy and finding it impossible to beat, well AoK has a really good learning campaign.
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