Have you ever hoped for a greater challenge from the regular CTW campaign in the expansion?
Well, here's one attempt to do so.
Major modifications include
-adding 23 new territories, mostly islands such as Cuba, the Phillipines, Indonesia, Okinawa,etc.;
-adds some new links between the old territories as well as with the new territories.
-increasing the number of turns per age from 3 to 7;
-rearranging and adjusting the territory bonuses (such as rare resource, bonus card, tribute, etc.) for some rebalancing with the additional territories;
-giving each nation one starting bonus card appropriate to that nation, in addition to a rare resource in their capital territory;
-and adding more bonus cards (such as those from the other campaigns) to the standard deck.
This will provide another map option in the Conquer the World Campaign main menu in a "Custom Maps" drop down menu.
NOTE: There is a read me file in the zip file that contains instructions on how to install the mod.
Also, this mod is ONLY for the Thrones and Patriots expansion.
For those of you patiently waiting for "v2.0", it is currently available at Rise of Nations Planet here:
This really is what anyone needs who has played through the Single Player Campaigns and need something new. This modification of the original CTW map is a must see for yourself.
The extra territories are a cool feature and adds more experiences when playing the CTW map. Also, adding rare resources to the capital lands made them even more worth conquering. The numerous supply areas can make overruning either advantageous or disadvantageous to you. It can be fustrating, but you can edit the .xml file to lower it if you want. So, that's not really much of a huge issue.
Although there are some bugs, such as the island issues; overall this is a great attempt at making something memorable and enjoyable. There's more to say, but you can pretty much tell when you try this mod.
I look foward to your next release of an updated 2.00. It served to relieve people who found the SP games boring and will definitely make them look foward to an even better version. Keep up the good work DonTheDime.
[Edited on 08/23/04 @ 04:24 AM]
Posted on 11/25/04 @ 06:02 PM
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same as everyonre else, this map is great.