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Topic Subject:Designing awesome maps with Definitive Edition...
PhatFish
Mr. Beta
posted 08-06-18 08:13 AM ET (US)         
...has never been better explained. There is a brand new map design article that's now up in the Siege Workshop (and boy - has it been a long while since we had something new!). Being the first of it's kind to document and explain design elements, tricks and overall map design for Definitive Edition, it's a fantastic read for anyone getting into DE's scenario editor or the more advanced designer looking for some fresh inspiration.



Waterfalls featured in Tai Gun.

Beautifying your map and adding some uncommon "effects" are amongst the most important things which make a scenario or campaign stand out and be unique. Have a look, and take note, scenario designers: Using the Editor like a Palette of Paint: Map Design with Age of Empires Definitive Edition by Ingo van Thiel.

And now for the absolute icing on the cake - if you ever wanted to play an epic campaign featuring history's greatest conqueror of the Asian world - then download Ingo's Ghengis Khan for DE!

[This message has been edited by PhatFish (edited 08-06-2018 @ 10:25 AM).]

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Basse
Clubman
posted 08-06-18 11:44 AM ET (US)     1 / 9       
Fantastic article!
Fisk
Champion of AoEH
(id: Fruktfisk)
posted 08-08-18 04:52 AM ET (US)     2 / 9       
Love the new DE content, thanks a bunch Ingo!

//The warrior of Isola

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Pineapplefish
Cleidopus gloriamaris
PhatFish
Mr. Beta
posted 08-10-18 10:53 AM ET (US)     3 / 9       
You got DE now Fisk?
Thompsoncs
Clubman
posted 08-10-18 12:24 PM ET (US)     4 / 9       
Maybe they look better when animated, but in screenshots the waterfalls dont look quite right to me
Fisk
Champion of AoEH
(id: Fruktfisk)
posted 08-10-18 11:30 PM ET (US)     5 / 9       
No but I still like the articles?

//The warrior of Isola

"I lack quotes that demonstrate Humor Intelligence or anything about me."

Pineapplefish
Cleidopus gloriamaris
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Clubman
posted 08-12-18 07:12 AM ET (US)     6 / 9       
beautiful thing (:
Suppiluliuma
AoEH Seraph
posted 08-13-18 11:08 AM ET (US)     7 / 9       
I wonder how active is the design scene in the official AoE forums. I know those places are usually into MP stuff, but if there was a small community we could make them salivate with some screenshots from Ingo's work.
Ingo van Thiel
Clubman
posted 08-13-18 01:08 PM ET (US)     8 / 9       
Oh, actually I tried to do just that over there. It didnít quite work as I hoped... 😂
https://forums.ageofempires.com/t/painting-with-the-editor-a-map-design-article-for-aoe-de/35277

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PhatFish
Mr. Beta
posted 08-14-18 03:46 PM ET (US)     9 / 9       
The place has become very quiet. Not so suprising really. I never liked that forum much but since this design overhaul it's become really bad, especially when viewing it on a mobile phone.

I hope many will feel inspired to create their own maps too though. Even just tinkering with the editor is FUN! You never know what you may end up with or the discoveries that may unfold
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