You may have seen some scenarios or downloaded them from here and there, or even played one of those multiplayer scenarios when suddenly you get a unit you've never heard of or seen before. So you go check your editor and you can't seem to find THAT unit. Later you might come across some screenshots with these mysterious units in them, and you want to know:
First of all let's have a look at a showcase of all the units, their uses and their special qualities. Later we will see how to finally get our hands on them. Please note that the 'Uses' listed below are just suggestions and ideas.
Extra rubble piles even though three of them are the same as Rubble 1x1, Rubble 2x2 and Rubble 3x3. Will disappear in the editor if a different PILE # is placed overlapping or too close to another.
So, now you've seen them all and you want to know how to get them. Am I right? Well there are two ways that I will cover. First of all you could use a template, a scenario (.scx file) that already has some units in them and has been uploaded to the blacksmith such as this one:
or this one:
All you have to do with a template is:
You can also copy the units you want then select another map to edit and paste them in!
The second option, (I would recommend this one) is to use a modding program called Advanced Genie Editor 3, or AGE3. You can use earlier versions, but I'm just going to cover AGE3. When looking through the showcase you would have noticed
So here we go:
Always back up your game files BEFORE editing them. Also if you want to select these units as any civ (unless its a GAIA only unit) make sure you select the "Automatically copy to all civs" check box.
AGE3 and it's creator/s
Aoe_scout- for insisting I use the proper AoE 1 unit names
AOHH- For many units and info on them
BF_Tanks- Also for many units, info and IDs
HockeySam18- for units, info and history on many of them
Mahazona- that little bit of extra info
Monika_A- for some unit names and IDs
If you know more units or there is something we missed go to the thread discussing hidden units:
[This message has been edited by Leif Ericson (edited 03-20-2017 @ 07:26 PM).]