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Topic Subject:"white" snow on minimap..
Big D
Squire
posted 08-03-08 12:43 PM CT (US)         
Unlike most (I think) I kinda prefer the old "white" snow that could be seen on the minimap.. Is there a way to get it back?

I'm making a big scandinavian map and obviously a green minimap won't do. x.x
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Tanneur99
HG Alumnus
posted 08-03-08 04:49 PM CT (US)     1 / 8       
You play a patched Conquerors version. With all patches the snow on the minimap is green.

Beta Patch 1.0A from the 'beta patch readme.txt'
PLAY BALANCE & ADJUSTMENTS
Open ground is always green on the minimap, even on snow or sand terrain.

Patch 1.0B from the 'ReadmeX_a.rtf'
C. Enhancements
Open ground is always green on the mini map, even on snow or sand terrain.

Patch 1.0c has only small changes compared to 1.0B but the same ReadmeX_a.rtf

To get the snow back you need the unpatched original version 1.0. There is a bug if you uninstall not completely and reinstall. The work around, create a new folder in /Microsoft Games, name it ‘patched version’. Cut and paste your Age of Empires II into the new folder(game not running). Install Age of Kings and The Conquerors . The snow on the mini map is back. Create a new folder in /Microsoft Games, name it ‘original version’ and cut and paste the original Age of Empires II into that folder. Just make sure that the game does not run when you switch versions.

[This message has been edited by Tanneur99 (edited 08-03-2008 @ 04:51 PM).]

Big D
Squire
posted 08-03-08 05:44 PM CT (US)     2 / 8       
Thanks for the help..But I'll get around the "green snow" x.x
It's nuclear snow or something :P green nuclear snow. yea. XD
Jatayu
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posted 08-04-08 03:26 AM CT (US)     3 / 8       
That was one of the things that really annoyed me with the patched version. What was the point of doing that?

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posted 08-04-08 04:05 AM CT (US)     4 / 8       
So they can annoy everyone with retardedness....

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Busschof Happertesch
(id: Derfel Cadarn)
posted 08-04-08 05:09 AM CT (US)     5 / 8       
That was one of the things that really annoyed me with the patched version. What was the point of doing that?
It was very hard to make out some things like relics on the white mini-map, and to the colourblind the player colour of grey was completely invisible.

Kor | The Age of Chivalry is upon us!
Wellent ich gugk, so hindert mich / köstlicher ziere sinder,
Der ich e pflag, da für ich sich / Neur kelber, gaiss, böck, rinder,
Und knospot leut, swarz, hässeleich, / Vast rüssig gen dem winder;
Die geben müt als sackwein vich. / Vor angst slach ich mein kinder
Offt hin hinder.
Scud
Primus inter pares
posted 08-04-08 07:37 AM CT (US)     6 / 8       
and to the colourblind the player colour of grey was completely invisible.
Pffft, not at all - try the orange on the green mini-map(it blends in, I have to focus on the mini-map and try and make out the difference).

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Busschof Happertesch
(id: Derfel Cadarn)
posted 08-04-08 08:18 AM CT (US)     7 / 8       
Well, that was the reason ES gave, and I once played with a colourblind person on a snow map and he couldn't make out shit on the minimap. We had to restart on a non-snow map to make him capable of playing.

Also, Big D, even if you use Tanneur's trick of seeing the snow on the minimap, it won't actually change anything for your players, who will still see the minimap as green if they have the patch installed.

Kor | The Age of Chivalry is upon us!
Wellent ich gugk, so hindert mich / köstlicher ziere sinder,
Der ich e pflag, da für ich sich / Neur kelber, gaiss, böck, rinder,
Und knospot leut, swarz, hässeleich, / Vast rüssig gen dem winder;
Die geben müt als sackwein vich. / Vor angst slach ich mein kinder
Offt hin hinder.
Tanneur99
HG Alumnus
posted 08-05-08 12:10 PM CT (US)     8 / 8       
Big D you could mark a blacksmith submission with 'designed and recommended to play with the Conquerors original version 1.0'. Many files do not play as intended because the player uses another version, which influences playability and balance because of changes for some civilisations. I got stuck in one of my old designs because I played it with patch 2.0a, while it plays perfect with the original AoK version using one of the so called 'editor bugs'. Personally I always enjoyed these 'bugs' giving various design possibilities.
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