Editing Scenario Data


The Lengthen Combat Mode(3xHP)

This is an awesome mode which was found by me in late 2005/early 2006. I discovered it by loading an AoK map into AoE, which, under normal circumstances is not possible, though this particular map somehow loaded. It was all glitched up however. Through .hex editing, Scenario_t_c fixed the issues with the template I made. It also features beta beach terrain tiles which from small ponds. You can download the template here.

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The Lengthen Combat Mode, as it’s name implies, can be used to give units extra hitpoints (times three) and make the scenario last longer. The LCM was a special mode which was part of the AoE alpha versions, but did not make it to the final/release versions. It triples the amount of HP for nearly every unit/building, with the exception of the Gaia civilization and a few other units, which you can see below:

Unaffected are:

– Everything of Gaia
– Chariots
– Scythe Chariots
– Chariot Archers
– Horse Archers
– Heavy Horse Archers

Note: the LCM does have a nasty side effect/bug however: When you save the game, the hitpoint will increase again (times three every time you save), but the saved game file itself won’t be affected – which means you could just load the save file and continue normally in the normal 3xhp setting. Be sure to mention this in the instructions when creating works with the LCM.

Enabling the Lengthen Combat Mode

Step 1. Search for this part of the .hex file, it is located in one of the first chunks of data:

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Step 2. Replace the entire blue part selected as seen above with the following Hex values below (starting AFTER the “deep water tiny.scn” text and ending BEFORE the “9DFFFFFF” hex value):

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0A454E440D0A00000000000000000000
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Step 3. If you did it correctly the end result should look like this:

after

 

Congratulations, you have now enabled the Lengthen Combat mode in your scenario.

 

Next up, the Unknown Civilization!

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