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Zone Raider
Banned
posted 05-26-00 08:36 PM CT (US)         
I have found out how to create a few tricks in the map editor and I hope this helps anyone in trigger editing for their custom scenarios.


~Map Editing Tricks~
*Relic Bombs
*Attacking Gates
*Siamese Gates
*Anti-Walled Gates
*Flagged Walls
*Death Patch
*Infinite "X" Units


*Relic Bombs: When monks pick up a "piece of the true cross" or relic. A bomb is set off in the location, killing any unit near the area. The bombs are really fast creating and dying saboteurs. Very cool trick!

*Attacking Gates: By using water you can delete the walls off gates and replace a tower on each side (most preferably bombard tower, regular towers make an annoying glitch). Sometimes water will delete the gate completely, if this happens, just keep trying until you get it right. This is a very cool trick, but when your playing the game and you destroy a tower connected to the gate, a wall appears in it's place. The tower connected to the gates will always look like they're garrisoned (because of the flagged wall on the gate, walls will be reconnected to the gate when a game starts but they will not be visible if you use only bombard towers).

*Siamese Gates: just like the attacking gates, except when you use water to delete a wall you can put another gate in its place instead of a tower. This isn't a very cool trick but if you connect a lot of gates together in a fortified city along with a few attacking gates, it would make some very exciting eye candy.

*Anti-Walled Gates: Kind of like the attacking gates and siamese gates except after you delete the walls with a patch of water on both sides you have a gate frame. Gate frames are not very "exciting" so put a tree or two where the wall would be, or another object in the way, and when a new game starts the walls will appear to have these objects sticking out of the walls, or the objects may be hiden in the walls until the gate is destroyed.

*Flagged Walls: Take a patch of water and place it in the center of a gate. The gate will disappear and two fortified walls will be left with flags sticking out of them. You may move the flagged walls to a specific location and fortify an area. Each "big" fortified wall should have a falg sticking out of the top, depending on if you placed it in that location or not.

*Death Patch: There are many ways to create death patches, you can set an area in which any unit crosses upon, dies instantly in its tracks; you could use a "object in area" trigger and have a saboteur create and die instantly killing the unit also. I have created such a scenario (multiplayer) in which if any unit crosses the "forbiden boundry it sets of exploding saboteurs in the area until the game is over. Mines can also be created with the use of creating and killing saboteurs, you could set a crater to show the mines location, and when a unit steps on the crater, the saboteur appears and dies killing whatever units are arround the area. Death patches are also really cool tricks.

*Infinite "X" Units: You really want to know how to do this? Just email me, the description is way too complicated to explain, I will send you a copy of an example scenario.


Any questions? Email Me! icymirage@aol.com
Or post a reply message to this subject.

Example Scenarios are always free, just email me and state what type of scenario trick you would like to see in action and I will send it right away!

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Shadows
HG Angel
(id: shadows166)
posted 05-26-00 09:03 PM CT (US)     1 / 16       
Why don't you just create a Map Trick Scenario...just a suggestion

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Zone Raider
Banned
posted 05-26-00 09:13 PM CT (US)     2 / 16       
What do you mean? Create a scenario with all the tricks I know? I have! But, it is very slow, thats why I broke it down into many different scenarios....

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gh5j456j4
Squire
posted 05-26-00 09:35 PM CT (US)     3 / 16       
Get to the point!!!

There is no need to include anything else but the tricks.

You can make it like this:
1)Spread the tricks all over the map. Use just what you need to make the tricks work. Use a blank map.

2)Can even use the effect change view to go from one trick to another.

Augustus
Squire
posted 05-26-00 09:38 PM CT (US)     4 / 16       
nice job.

I always make triggers for when you make a villager hunt deer, he dies! is so funny, I always make scenarios like that for my cousin. hehehe.

Zone Raider
Banned
posted 05-26-00 09:54 PM CT (US)     5 / 16       
gh5j456j4... don't act like you know everything aiight? I know what to do. I know how to make scenarios and I don't waste my time making the map look all pretty if it's just a test map, it gets slow because I have so many triggers in the game. And I know how to set it to make the triggers run one at the time. And I have more scenario tricks better than thoughs listed, I just don't want the world to know yet... hehehe, it's my new-found secrets! I was perty irate (so-so) about listing the attacking gate trick, land mines, or the relic bomb, but they're just so cool, and good map editors can make good scenarios with thoughs tricks!

I hope this doesn't offend you too much, I just want to get the word out that I know what i'm doing when it comes to AOE. Especially in map editing!

Augustus... thats perty funny, I think i'll start making prank scenarios for my cousin also. Hehehe... great idea...


If anyone uses these tricks for a scenario they're making then please let me know! I'd like to see your skills in action peoples!

Email me: icymirage@aol.com

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Anyone want to challenge me on the Zone? Hehe... My Zone ID is Oo_War Lord_oO or WLOS_Leader!

They call me the "Zone Raider"! But my ratings suck!

Enrique Orduno
Banned
posted 05-26-00 11:57 PM CT (US)     6 / 16       
Nice tricks, I didn't knew about a few of them : flagged walls cause I never thought about removing the gate in the middle. I frequently remove the walls, cause it looks way better when u put towers, I usually use watch cause they look more realistic than bombards.

Map tricks are great, cause they are an easy way to show tricks. But I prefer to show tricks with complete scns for the fun(day/night which isn't completed perfectly, my lil random fighting on which I play frequently, and the thousands, maybe hundreds not thousands, of tricks in aokasino).

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Hunter_Killer
Squire
posted 05-27-00 07:11 AM CT (US)     7 / 16       
Just a question: Do you know the flood trick?

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Rodrigo
Squire
posted 05-27-00 07:54 AM CT (US)     8 / 16       
Could you send me the explanation for the X units? And maybe the scenario.
klaas_van_waesberghe@hotmail.com

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Busschof Happertesch
(id: Derfel Cadarn)
posted 05-27-00 02:22 PM CT (US)     9 / 16       
Please send me the X-units scenario with explanation!
bosch.berg@worldonline.nl
RIOT_Sniper
Squire
posted 05-27-00 02:30 PM CT (US)     10 / 16       
send me the x-units explanation please.

riot_sniper@hotmail.com

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Zone Raider
Banned
posted 05-27-00 02:34 PM CT (US)     11 / 16       
Hunter Killer: What excactly do you mean by "flood" and if you explain that, then yes I probably do know how to do it, but i'm not sure what you are talking about.

Rodrigo: Yes, I will send you the example scenario of the "Unlimited "X" units" trick, no problem there! And uh... by-the-way... the "X" stands for what unit is unlimited.

Derfel Cadarn: Yes, I will also send you the example scenario of the "Unlimited "X" Units" trick, no problem! And uh... by-the-way... the "X" stands for what unit is unlimited.

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Anyone want to challenge me on the Zone? Hehe... My Zone ID is Oo_War Lord_oO or WLOS_Leader!

They call me the "Zone Raider"! But my ratings suck!

Irish_Woman
Squire
posted 05-27-00 07:06 PM CT (US)     12 / 16       
Send it to me. graceco@shorenetworks.com It sounds interesting.

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mannedoc
Squire
posted 05-28-00 01:47 AM CT (US)     13 / 16       
Please, send me the x-units explanation.

mannedoc@hotmail.com

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Hunter_Killer
Squire
posted 05-28-00 05:29 AM CT (US)     14 / 16       
I'll try to explain the flood trick: I mean when an enormous wave of water came out of a river or a lake and destroy evrything on it's path.
Zone Raider
Banned
posted 05-28-00 05:54 AM CT (US)     15 / 16       
Haha! That sounds cool! But Hunter_Killer... is that accually possible? I mean that sounds like an awesome trick and if it is possible to perform then perhaps you could send me a description and/or a good example scenario.

Honestly i've never heard of this one, and right now i've trying to think of how then can accually be done... so let me know!

Email Me: icymirage@aol.com

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Anyone want to challenge me on the Zone? Hehe... My Zone ID is Oo_War Lord_oO or WLOS_Leader!

They call me the "Zone Raider"! But my ratings suck!

Hunter_Killer
Squire
posted 05-30-00 11:56 AM CT (US)     16 / 16       
This should sound a little...ehm...bastard also if i don't think it's the right word. I'm really jealous of my flood trick, but i'm gonna do a scenario with this trigger in, so i'll probably sent an example to you. Maybe. Not immediatly anyway. I think that my english is disgusting, do y'all agree?
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