The file contain 2 map :
_ The river.map ( to replace original map and play in the crusader trail )
_ The river M.map ( 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 crusader.
_ Play the crusader trail campaign mission 3, 29, 43 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 third map : The River
* In the campaign version of the map:
_ Using in mission 3, 29 and 43 in crusader trail.
Mission 3,29 and 43 in the beginning:
_ I suggested that you using my aiv pack include in the file zip so that the computer will build castle with better defense and can fit with the map.
_ The red dots area in the map are soldier to help Sultan on mission 29. He is lonely, without those soldier, he must die out easily. You must thanks for this, because of the Sultan, all the opponent will concentrate on you. Make it harder.
So you have time to defense and build your castle.
This is the castle layout of sultan with defense army:
_ In mission 3, Richard and you will fight 2 caliphs. This will be very easy so I adding army for one caliph near you prevent you using rush again him.
This is the castle layout of the Caliph :
_ In mission 43, You will beat 7 rat, easy ?, first you must quickly destroy 2 rat near you or you will be bombard by siege tower of these rat, then quickly build defense from the rat. When you finish your castle it will be easy.
You will face different kind of Rat castle layout, one of them is this funny castle with the shape of the R letter ( indicate "Rat" )
* In the multi-player version of this map:
_ The resource are allocated more evenly. Each castle will have oil near them.
_ You can play with team 2 - 3 people vs the rest or play solo if you want. It location with different shape will make you more creativity to build different shape castle.
_ The castle on the island have less area but will have better defense because you will know where the enemy will pass the river.
I would like to hear feed back from you. Also try other map I uploaded for different mission.