Does it matter when you play or edit other people's scenarios whether you put the .AI or .PER file in the AI folder or the DATA2 folder?
In AOE2, if you edit someone else's scenario and their scenario includes a .PER file, then you must paste their .per file into the correct folder in your AOE2 directory for the PERSONALITY of the computer in your scenario to work. The issue came up because I have fixed several scenarios belonging to other players.
In AOE1, occasionally scenario designers include .AI or .PER files with their scenarios. Typically I have pasted them into my AOE1 AI folder. So at the moment, the files in my ROCKNROR AOE1 AI folder include Highlanders.ai, nonattack, and Ulster Tribes.ai. I must have gotten them by downloading a scenario from the Granary.
I am guessing that unlike in AOE2, in the case of AOE1, if you are editing someone else's scenario and their scenario has a custom .AI or .PER file, then you don't actually need to have a copy of their .AI or .PER file sitting in your DATA2 folder because the correct .AI or .PER file was already compacted into the scenario by the original scenario designer.
[This message has been edited by rakovsky (edited 09-21-2021 @ 03:59 PM).]