This large map has a high snow covered mountain in the middle. The terrain is steep and varies a lot in height. A trade route passes through the mountainous region. If you follow it, you will find your enemy at the other side of the mountain! A low pitch trigger has been integrated to have the camera angle set at 30 degrees to bring out the topography. The lower lands have several large lakes and a 'great plains' style terrain. Comanche and Lakota tribes can be found in the low parts of the map.
This map has a high degree of irregularity incorporated in the landscape, which makes the map look more realistic.
As per usual, put the files into the folder:
C:\... \My Documents\My Games\Age of Empires 3\RM
Then tick the 'custom map' box when you play on skirmish mode.
Note: A side effect of the low (30 deg) pitch is that if you go to the 'options' screen while you're playing, when you go back to the game the camera angle goes back to the default 45 degrees. This map is more fun if you play it at a lower camera angle (you get to use the camera zoom and rotation a lot...!), but if you want to get rid of it all together, ask and I'll post instructions.
If anything doesn't work, or if you have any suggestions for improving this map please post your comments...
Have fun with Mountain Route!
(Special thanks to monty python for the low pitch camera trigger...)