Topic Subject:Porting AOE Definitive Edition Maps to Return of Rome
posted 08-09-23 09:38 AM ET (US)
There seems to be a post about porting old Rise of Rome scenarios to AOE2 Return of Rome, but what about porting AOE DE maps to Return of Rome?
I also tried loading Rise of Rome scenarios that I put in C:\Users\USERNAME\Games\Age of Empires 2 DE\ABUNCHOFNUMBERS\resources\_common\scenario with AOE2 and the game crashed on loading screen, is there any way around that? Thanks in advance
PhatFish Mr. Beta
posted 08-11-23 08:18 AM
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It may be possible, I haven't tried it mainly because there isn't that much content for AoEDE. You'd probably have to at least change the header data using hex editing to match the ROR version. FilthyDelphia could perhaps shed a light on this, since he ported some of his DE works to Return of Rome.
Directly copying an old RoR or AoE scenario and then loading doesn't work. AoE2DE, as far as I know and with my experiences with it, is very picky about the scenario data structures.
Thank you for the reply PhatFish! Could you please enlighten me on the hex editor? I am not really that technologically savvy, messing with AI, PER and CTY Editors here is the most advanced thing I have done regarding coding hehe.. Or maybe you could send me a link where it explicitly informs about that... I really don't want to port the original Rise of Rome files and then having to remake them from scratch for AOE2DE RoR...
I wish FilthyDelphia could shed some light on the topic, since I saw his port of the Carthaginian campaign 'Empire on the Sea' from AOE-DE to AOE2-DE RoR and I want to do the same thing with my own campaigns... Also learning about triggers in AOE2 must be really hectic, I didn't really try creating campaigns on the original AOE2 and Conquerors because of the trigger system...
[This message has been edited by PartizanLegis (edited 08-11-2023 @ 08:34 AM).]
(id: Al_Kharn the Great)
posted 08-11-23 04:59 PM
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I manually recreated my AoE1DE scenarios in Return of Rome. I'm not aware of a way to convert AoE1DE scenarios to Return of Rome. Sorry.
Maybe the folks that made the AoE/RoR converter tool could give this a try?