To use them you can do he same as for other aiv-files!!
I have made 8 new castles for the snake and 8 new castles for the wolf. They are better then the castles from the cd, and it is sometimes a real new experience to fight against snake or wolf. With these castles the snake becomes one of the best characters in the whole game!! They only need some more gold at the beginning of the game! Thats all, and then they will build strong castles, with many tactic things.
If you give them some time to finish their castle, it will cost many time to defeat them. All castles are created with the AIV-Editor from Firefly-Studios.
To see some of these castles , you can watch the video on you-tube.
it looks nice from video not tested yet. Good work :)
Posted on 02/01/10 @ 04:18 PM
Some good stuff in here. These castles are a bit large and expensive for the snake, and unless starting money is high he has a hard time finishing. The wolf castles are pretty good, though I think walls around the big towers instead of perimeter turrets would be cheaper and less expensive on the stone.
All and all great work though, it's nice to see some more unique designs! Keep them coming!
Krarilotus File Author
Posted on 02/01/10 @ 05:32 PM
The high towers in front of the big will made the archers and crossbowman live very long! its like a shild, but some arrows will pass trough!
so its cheaper for the wolf then making more crossbowman i think!
Posted on 02/02/10 @ 02:12 AM
That trick with Long Towers is not cool, for me.
There is no need and high towers, there are other way, I fear.
And castles Only for giving them A LOT of money... Other way you will have to way long enough to see them build up.
Sad that those bugs arent fixed by FF...
Posted on 02/02/10 @ 04:18 PM
Also ich finde, die Burgen sehen sehr gut aus! Sie sind einerseits teils symmetrisch und andererseits ziemlich kreativ: Krarilotus verwendet Elemente von verschiedenen KIs und kombiniert sie mit eigenen Ideen. Viele Türme, ja, aber es sieht trotzdem insgesamt gelungen aus.
Ich sehe eher folgende "Probleme": 1. Schlange sieht eher nach Wolf/Saladin aus, als Schlange; 2. sehr große, teure Burgen bedeuten hohe Kosten für die KIs; 3. mitunter untentabel aufgrund der räumlichen Aufteilung.
I think the castles look very nice! On the one hand they are symmetrically designed and on the other hand they are quite creative: Krarilotus used elements from different AIs and combined them with his own ideas. Many towers, yes, but still well designed overall.
But I see the following problems: 1. Snake does not look like a Snake at all, but he looks like Wolf or Saladin would look normally; 2. Those big, expensive castles mean high costs for the AIs, especially in the beginning; 3. parts of the castles are quite unprofitable due to their layout: Workshops quite far away from stockpile and/or armory for example. But this is the usual problem of most/all big castles, especially Wolf's ones.
(I posted the comment bilingually. Though, the English part is a bit longer.)