The file contain 2 map :
_ A new land ( to replace original map and play in the crusader trail )
_ A new land M ( for multiplayer )
_ Bonus : Aiv Ai pack ( the castle layout for the computer to build fit with the map ).
Minimap of the multiplayer version:
_ Back up the "aiv" and "maps" folder in stronghold crusader folder.
_ Extract the file zip, copy and over write the "aiv" and "maps" folder in stronghold.
_ Play the crusader trail campaign mission 1, 20 or create a skirmish game.
When playing crusader trail, do you feel that the resource location are arranged very irrational. Not only for the player to used, but also hard for the Ai to use either. ( too far from their keep ). So i want to remake the original map to make them more playable. They will not beautiful like other talent map maker here, but it suited for player and computer ai also:
_ It do not have much oil, sorry, it too powerful and the Ai hardly use it right.
_ Many oasis grass for farming.
_ Reasonable iron mine and quarry.
The first map : A New land.
* In the campaign version of the map:
_ Using in mission 1 and mission 20 in crusader trail.
_ I suggested that you using my aiv pack, so that the
_ In the mini map, do you see the group of blue dot. It a group contain of archer, slinger, slaves and Arabian swordman to help enhance the defense of the Sultan in mission 1 and Caliph in mission 20. Why ? In the first mission you were given 4000, it easily to buy a group of mercenary soldiers and overkill the Sultan. So to increase difficult i adding soldier for them. Of course the Ai will use them only for defense, so it take your time to build the defense
_ I make it so that there are only one way from your island to other island. In other word, you must beat the Sultan ( in mission 1 ), or the Caliph in mission 20 before get foot on the other island.
_ Another challenge is there are no iron mines or quarry around your keep. Why ? Think again, there are only one entrance, so it easy to block them by using the stone careful.
+ In the first mission, the Sultan don't using siege machine, even though he have some balista in his tower.
+ In mission 20, you have richard as an ally, so it not so hard to request him some stone and iron. ( The resource near him is good enough to give him 4 iron mines and 3 quarry ).
* In the multi-player version of this map:
_ The resource are allocated more evenly although each position have some advantage and disadvantage.
_ The island from where you play in the campaign now connected to other island as well.
I would like to hear feed back from you. Also try other map I uploaded for different mission.