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Topic Subject:No Asian tribes in random map?
jerryeberg
Skirmisher
posted 12-26-09 11:58 PM EDT (US)         
Hello,
I love playing on random map, but I'm disappointed that the Asian tribes, treasures, and visuals are not included (apparently).
Is there any way to include Asian stuff in random map, or have a separate Asian-only random map?
Thanks!
-Jerry
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Teutonic Twit
Scenario Reviewer
posted 12-27-09 00:56 AM EDT (US)     1 / 7       
Are you trying to play a random map using the TAD disc in the computer?
JimXIX
Kings Guard
posted 12-27-09 04:19 PM EDT (US)     2 / 7       
The new asian maps should have new tribes and treasures. Try selecting Asian Maps instead of standard maps.

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jerryeberg
Skirmisher
posted 12-28-09 01:14 PM EDT (US)     3 / 7       
Ah, the CD might help. Does it work for everyone else, that playing Random Map includes Asian tribes and treasures?

This is only about playing on the map "Random," not any other map. The Asian maps do include all the tribes and treasures and stuff.
As_Saffah
Scenario Reviewer
posted 12-28-09 01:51 PM EDT (US)     4 / 7       
Don't say "Random" when the actual term is "Unknown"

"Unknown" map type does not include any Asian terrains, minor natives, or treasures. This was recognized as a major limitation within days of the release of TAD.

There's other problems with Unknown maps, such as glitches with treasures or crates appearing on top of cliffs or in the water. Sometimes you start without your TC or without your explorer. I've seen unknown maps where all but one of the coin mines were on the enemy side of the map, or trees and hunts were all in the centre.

Don't use Unknown maps for any sort of rated game.

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jerryeberg
Skirmisher
posted 01-04-10 12:10 PM EDT (US)     5 / 7       
Thanks for your help Saffah. Sorry for saying "random."

Are there any mods that could allow Asians in Unknown?
As_Saffah
Scenario Reviewer
posted 01-04-10 12:35 PM EDT (US)     6 / 7       
RF_Gandalf made a script for better Random Land Maps that include Asian Dynasty terrains, natives, and objects. Download it and install both the files in your C:\documents and settings\yourusername\my documents\my games\Age of Empires 3\RM3 folder.

To play them in multiplayer online, when you create a game, tick the "Custom Maps" box and select the Random Land Map Asian map script. Players joining your game will be prompted to auto-download the map script files.

At any rate, the Gandalf random maps are a lot better than any of the Unknown maps. More and better resource distribution, a good balance of natives, plenty of room to build, few glitches or mapscrews while preserving the strategic challenges of hindering terrain.

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[This message has been edited by As_Saffah (edited 01-04-2010 @ 12:38 PM).]

RF_Gandalf
Skirmisher
posted 01-26-10 08:39 PM EDT (US)     7 / 7       
Thanks for the plug, As_Saffah!

Actually there are 2 similar map choices that include the TAD natives. First, is the map mentioned earlier - Gandalf's Random Land Map - TAD which includes settings and natives from the whole AOE3 series including those in the original, in TWC and TAD.

The other is esentially the same map but has only the settings and natives from TAD - Gandalf's Random Land Map - Asian


Of course if you want even more variety and choices here is a list of a lot of other maps to try out: Gandalf's maps
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