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Pitt_Man
Squire
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posted 08-09-13 07:15 AM CT (US)         


We all love AoC. Why else would we be here? Why else would you be reading this thread?
With the seemingly less projects dominating the 1st page of SD&M, whether it be your work is not far along enough to post in the "Current Projects" thread, or even to have a thread of its' own. Why not give us a snippet of what you're working on?! Campaigns, Scenarios, Mods, anything!

It could be your big project, a side project, if you're just kicking back playing an RM or MP game or your favourite Campaign.
Even just messing around in the editor or Poser? I would love to see your raw works, or what you're up to in the world of AoC. Think of it as an "Instagram" for Age of Empires.

Take a screenshot of whatever you're working on (or playing with) in the editor or modding program, and share it with the community. No editing required to get rid of the editor's menu or your cursor, no theme, no voting. Just the sharing of...
Your works of art.



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Sebastien
Dark Samurai
posted 12-10-18 09:17 PM CT (US)     2941 / 3069       
Snow and snow dirt and plenty of broken walls; Mash?

Never would I have guessed!

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Kataphraktoi
Squire
posted 06-19-19 05:17 PM CT (US)     2942 / 3069       
Boy, I was just looking at old posts here and literally forgot I made the last few screenshots I put here...


Anyhow today its a project I am finally giving up on, or really gave up on a long time ago because so few units in the game have a japanese\asian vibe, especially the villagers.



Its pretty rough but maybe its enjoyable enough to share

"Excellent could be any map that has the quality of a ES random map or ES scenario. AoK is an excellent, award winning game. That's where I'd start." -AnastasiaKafka

"Hard work is evil. Bitmaps are stupid. Working on a scenario for more than one afternoon is stupid. Triggers are stupid. Testing your own scenario is stupid. The world is stupid. You are the Greatest." -Ingo Van Thiel

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Mahazona
Squire
posted 06-19-19 09:31 PM CT (US)     2943 / 3069       
Looks nice you can remake this on the senguku mod once its out.
HockeySam18
Dúnadan
posted 06-19-19 11:03 PM CT (US)     2944 / 3069       
Nice scene. I particularly like how you've subtly obscured the sharp edges of the farm terrain with plants and such.

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Mash
Huskarl
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posted 06-20-19 03:05 AM CT (US)     2945 / 3069       
Mr Wednesday
Cavalier
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posted 08-12-19 04:22 PM CT (US)     2946 / 3069       
I recently went on a binge and reread most of this thread. It's too bad so many screenshots are down, because this thread is otherwise a pretty great collection of ideas and styles.

It would be nice to see more people posting here again!

On a side note, is there anyone not entering or judging the PTC that might be up for playtesting my entry? Not done yet, of course, but I could use someone to bounce a few screenshots off in the meantime.

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rewaider
Squire
posted 08-15-19 06:00 AM CT (US)     2947 / 3069       
I recently went on a binge and reread most of this thread. It's too bad so many screenshots are down, because this thread is otherwise a pretty great collection of ideas and styles.
Imgur for the win. Got screenshots from like 2012 still up in there. While sites like photobucket and such seem to take them down after a short while

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BF_Tanks
Squire
posted 08-17-19 04:30 PM CT (US)     2948 / 3069       
@Kata:

Did you try using Flags and upgrading them to bridges? That might work better than yurts, if it works at all.

Nice work using UP effects as part of the design.

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Kataphraktoi
Squire
posted 08-21-19 05:55 PM CT (US)     2949 / 3069       
I dont recall, but I did try a wide variety of objects. Only true buildings both worked and didnt crash though. Flags would definitely be preferable since the palisades or yurts can end up being inadvertently destroyed even though it looks like a bridge

"Excellent could be any map that has the quality of a ES random map or ES scenario. AoK is an excellent, award winning game. That's where I'd start." -AnastasiaKafka

"Hard work is evil. Bitmaps are stupid. Working on a scenario for more than one afternoon is stupid. Triggers are stupid. Testing your own scenario is stupid. The world is stupid. You are the Greatest." -Ingo Van Thiel

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BF_Tanks
Squire
posted 08-24-19 07:23 AM CT (US)     2950 / 3069       
Another suggestion -

Task Object with number set to 1 is a true teleport effect, although it only seems to move one unit per effect (to be tested), even if using a Set Area.

My thinking here is you can create a bunch of bridges hidden somewhere in the sea, or out of the used map space, and then teleport them in onto the cliffs, using flags as a guide for locations then removing them after teleporting. Buildings only change terrain appearance once -- when they're built, so there's no worry of water appearing wherever it goes.

I tested it out, and was able to move a Bridge onto a cliff using the teleport effect and selecting the bridge with Set Area -- In this example, I painted a broad Area under multiple bridges, but only one was moved:


It may be a little tedious to do a Teleport for each individual bridge, but the plus-side is it's a true teleport, ignoring terrain restrictions or tile occupancy:


Second idea I had was to use Flags, set the Dead Unit ID to that of a Bridge and kill the Flag in-game, but the problem here is that the bridge appears as Foundations (which poses some interesting effects in itself).

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Kataphraktoi
Squire
posted 08-25-19 03:32 PM CT (US)     2951 / 3069       
Good to know, I didnt realize task object:1 was a teleporter. That will be helpful for a variety of things.

I tried it out a bit with wooden bridges to avoid the water they place, though I dont think its any faster to do than the UP Scripting replace method


"Excellent could be any map that has the quality of a ES random map or ES scenario. AoK is an excellent, award winning game. That's where I'd start." -AnastasiaKafka

"Hard work is evil. Bitmaps are stupid. Working on a scenario for more than one afternoon is stupid. Triggers are stupid. Testing your own scenario is stupid. The world is stupid. You are the Greatest." -Ingo Van Thiel

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Julius999
Imposter
posted 08-25-19 03:41 PM CT (US)     2952 / 3069       
Interesting screenshot. It looks post-apocalyptic.

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Kataphraktoi
Squire
posted 08-25-19 03:48 PM CT (US)     2953 / 3069       
Ya, its an underground kingdom that fell into ruin and dried up some ages ago. But it doesn't look underground at all with that lighting;too bright. I need to figure out something fancy with controlling units within the fog of war and also color the fog of war maybe but I have been busy elsewhere and didnt look into it yet. I know one method but it reduces the framerate to 0 so I need to find something else.

"Excellent could be any map that has the quality of a ES random map or ES scenario. AoK is an excellent, award winning game. That's where I'd start." -AnastasiaKafka

"Hard work is evil. Bitmaps are stupid. Working on a scenario for more than one afternoon is stupid. Triggers are stupid. Testing your own scenario is stupid. The world is stupid. You are the Greatest." -Ingo Van Thiel

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BF_Tanks
Squire
posted 08-25-19 04:11 PM CT (US)     2954 / 3069       
You can set GAIA resource 230 to -53754, followed by adjusting resource 233 from a range of 0-255 to affect the revealed area color palette. Try setting it to 10 and you'll get this:


or 11, which seems slightly lighter;

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Kataphraktoi
Squire
posted 08-27-19 11:30 AM CT (US)     2955 / 3069       
This bridge teleportation is better than I gave it credit for;sure, it takes longer to implement but it leaves behind no hitboxes from the walls or yurts used. I think its going to be a very commonly used thing in my maps now.

That pallette modification looks promising, thanks! I was wondering what those pallete resources could do.

"Excellent could be any map that has the quality of a ES random map or ES scenario. AoK is an excellent, award winning game. That's where I'd start." -AnastasiaKafka

"Hard work is evil. Bitmaps are stupid. Working on a scenario for more than one afternoon is stupid. Triggers are stupid. Testing your own scenario is stupid. The world is stupid. You are the Greatest." -Ingo Van Thiel
BF_Tanks
Squire
posted 08-27-19 12:14 PM CT (US)     2956 / 3069       
I'm writing up my findings on Fog Colours here. I plan to eventually have every colour with an example image of how it could look in-game, though a lot of colors are pretty much the same and don't have much of a unique look in-game to others.

One thing I've noticed about Teleport task object -

It seems to me that buildings don't paint a terrain until you see them for the first time. If I teleport an unseen building in, then it gets terrain underneath.. Are you having this issue with your bridges?

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Kataphraktoi
Squire
posted 08-29-19 11:34 AM CT (US)     2957 / 3069       
Oh, now that I was playing with the fog I remembered I tried it when it first came out;a red fog for a burning city and a light blue fog for a cold morning. Its a bit tricky to do anything too amazing since the coloring is so limited on this game. Still, its great to have another tool to try using

That screenshot with better lighting:



For those wondering, it looks smoother ingame. The lines come from compression errors

Here using the other fog effect I mentioned, but you can see how brightly any object is colored within it:





Lastly a mundane bridge using the teleportation;works so good and none of that icky water on the sides or desert on the ends:


Im not a fan of the ridge down the middle, but its necessary to be wide since so many units are pathing across it here.
It seems to me that buildings don't paint a terrain until you see them for the first time. If I teleport an unseen building in, then it gets terrain underneath.. Are you having this issue with your bridges?
Weird! No, I am not seeing this. I just tested it out on this laptop which has a very recent WK build on it too. The bridge I teleported in was across the map and it didnt change the terrain.

"Excellent could be any map that has the quality of a ES random map or ES scenario. AoK is an excellent, award winning game. That's where I'd start." -AnastasiaKafka

"Hard work is evil. Bitmaps are stupid. Working on a scenario for more than one afternoon is stupid. Triggers are stupid. Testing your own scenario is stupid. The world is stupid. You are the Greatest." -Ingo Van Thiel

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BF_Tanks
Squire
posted 08-31-19 12:23 PM CT (US)     2958 / 3069       

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Lord Basse
MI6 Scenario-Making Machine
posted 08-31-19 12:26 PM CT (US)     2959 / 3069       
@Tanks, I've been trying to create something in that vein for a potential scenario using data editing but it is quite tricky. I assume you did that with UP effects?

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BF_Tanks
Squire
posted 09-02-19 01:08 PM CT (US)     2960 / 3069       
Yep! Just a little bit of UserPatch magic ~

I have a Mining Camp out of shot, pre-placed.
The rocks they're mining are Stone Mines in-editor, but in-game they immediately get upgraded to Rocks.

Next to that, the stone miners are slowed down for aesthetics and the trading cart is flat out immobilised to counter the AI's tendencies to wander it around, even on 'None' personality.

The real treat is the Mining Camp, it gets immediately upgraded to a Farm (this causes the mining camp to inherit the Farm's empty graphic, and doesn't change the core ID of the camp so stone miners will still deposit there.) then I used UP's 'Teleport' trigger to move the mining camp to the tile to the right of the cart (to bring the edge of the cart as close as possible to the 'edge' of the now-invisible mining camp-farm-hybrid, again just for detail.). By teleporting the Camp in, I'm avoiding a terrain paint override from the Camp, to keep the dirt trails.

Finally, I have up-effects to set the storage amount of stone on Stone Mines to 32000, so they won't run out any time soon.

I could expand this to maybe try giving the mining camp legs to follow the cart around, but I don't know if that'd work or where I'd apply it. This is just for the PTC, I don't really need it to serve gameplay, so I haven't gone that far.

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Lord Basse
MI6 Scenario-Making Machine
posted 09-02-19 01:49 PM CT (US)     2961 / 3069       
Nice! I was trying to make a playable version where the cart would acts as a truly mobile TC. The trick works, except you can't right click on the cart with your foragers, which is pretty annoying. Basically the idea is to use the cart as a baggage train for an army: as you march your food is depleated at a steady rate, meaning you have to actively forage for food as your army marches towards its goal, as well as protect both the baggage train and the foragers. You could also implement rationing choices, i.e. increased rations --> morale boost --> food depleated faster etc. One drawback is that the map have to be pretty huge for this mechanic to get some practical use, and I don't really have an idea for a map where this makes sense at the moment.

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BF_Tanks
Squire
posted 09-03-19 02:12 PM CT (US)     2962 / 3069       
If the carts stop at pre-determined locations, you could have an invisible mill at each spot and just have the carts park there, then use NPC gatherers tasked to resources near the mill (I don't know if it'd be possible for a player to right click the mill once it's invisible, so I think that trick would only work with normal villager behaviour of going to the closest drop site)

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Possidon
Slayer
posted 12-01-19 11:06 AM CT (US)     2963 / 3069       
So this is how far I got with my modded entry to the Fantasy Scenario Contest. A completely new style for me, trying to create a more barren and desert(ish) landscape with fantasy elements such as a volcano and a fantasy forest. What do you think?

Pitt_Man
Squire
(id: Dark_Reign)
posted 12-04-19 02:00 AM CT (US)     2964 / 3069       
Looks fun to play! The lava gives me flash-backs of like 2007 when I broke my AoC from installing WAY too many mods

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MrMew
Huskarl
posted 12-04-19 07:48 AM CT (US)     2965 / 3069       
Tried something.


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Lord Basse
MI6 Scenario-Making Machine
posted 12-12-19 05:24 PM CT (US)     2966 / 3069       
Pretty good, although the overlapping bridges look quite jarring.

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MrMew
Huskarl
posted 12-12-19 07:31 PM CT (US)     2967 / 3069       
Yeah I couldn't figure out a good way to fix that.

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Kataphraktoi
Squire
posted 12-13-19 11:44 AM CT (US)     2968 / 3069       
I like it MrMew, but maybe something to break up the walls a little? They are the same monotone shape;maybe some fortified ones in key spots, or ones from another architecture group.


Who could resist jumping into the editor for a little bit of goofing around after those PTC entries...? Making a play for minimalism here, also trying a new technique for terrain mixing.








These two below didnt work out as hoped, I wanted this windswept grass look but I cannot make it materialize. They both have identical terrain with different elevation etc.






Yeah so I had green-n-simple on the brain for some reason

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"Hard work is evil. Bitmaps are stupid. Working on a scenario for more than one afternoon is stupid. Triggers are stupid. Testing your own scenario is stupid. The world is stupid. You are the Greatest." -Ingo Van Thiel
Maximun_Rex
Squire
posted 12-13-19 02:13 PM CT (US)     2969 / 3069       
Just waiting for the DE editor to be fixed, in order to continue working on this project.

Lord Basse
MI6 Scenario-Making Machine
posted 12-13-19 04:05 PM CT (US)     2970 / 3069       
Yeah, I'm really hoping the next update addresses some of the editor issues. I'm really itching to port some of my older maps. If time allowes, I might even make a new one.

@Cata, a good effort! Open hills and grasslands are always hard to do well. Usually I find it's best not to overthink them. Put the effort into making the surrounding areas lush and detailed, and the open fields connecting them will look nice almost by default, as long as you get the elevation and terrain mixing right and don't spam GAIA objects, which I always do and then have to go back and delete at least half of.

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Andanu Trisatya
Squire
posted 12-25-19 08:15 AM CT (US)     2971 / 3069       
Finally did something with my dusty cinematic project. Thread's archived so reckon I'll just put it here.

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HockeySam18
Dúnadan
posted 12-25-19 09:43 AM CT (US)     2972 / 3069       
Very nice! I presume one would need to see it live to truly appreciate the effect of the shore fish at the base of the waterfall.

On the other hand, you could always pick your project up in DE, where you can use the waterfall and rain objects instead of snow and shore fish

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Lord Basse
MI6 Scenario-Making Machine
posted 12-26-19 03:51 PM CT (US)     2973 / 3069       
I remember that scene, or a similar one, from your project long ago. Looks really nice! Hope to see it finished some day!

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Andanu Trisatya
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posted 12-27-19 08:06 PM CT (US)     2974 / 3069       
Thanks chaps.

Sorry Sam, DE sounds really good and promising but I think I'll be that one conservative fool who's going to stick with good ol' vanilla. Too lazy to spend time learning the newer, more sophisticated editor anyways

Also, please excuse me but I'm gonna use this thread to post screenshots of my project from now on.

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Filthydelphia
Squire
(id: Al_Kharn the Great)
posted 12-30-19 08:51 AM CT (US)     2975 / 3069       
Posted this on the discord: it's Harun ar-Rahid's palace in Baghdad from my City of Peace scenario, now updated for the Definitive Edition.


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