Age of Empires II: HD Edition

Age of Empires II: HD Edition

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The Lost Forest
New Workshop General: Random Maps
File Size
0.193 MB
May 7, 2013 @ 3:04am
Oct 10, 2016 @ 1:42am
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The Lost Forest

Now you can play variants of The Lost Forest! Try the following:
• The Lost Forest: the current main version of the map that includes all features.
• The Lost Forest - No AK: The Lost Forest, minus any African Kingdoms DLC content.
• The Lost Forest - No Onagers: As requested, this version of the map excludes Onagers. Ideal for those who prefer a longer game pathing through the trees the hard way.
• The Lost Forest - No AK or Onagers: No African Kingdoms DLC content, no Onagers.

The Lost Forest is a no-rush or "Michi"-style map. Each player is enclosed within a thick forest. Each player starts with a pair of Siege Onagers that they can use to cut pathways through the trees. Within the forest are many clearings containing extra resources and animals. Of course, you may instead stumble upon one of the many surprises lurking in the forest...

There are many bonus random factors that can occur. There are 6 different kinds of forests that you may find yourself in - African, Alpine, Spring, Autumn, Jungle, and Desert Island. Each has its own different terrain and animal population. There are also many different types of water distributions that can occur, including lakes, ponds, and rivers. Keep an eye out for other additional surprises - you are not always the only inhabitant of the forest!

The key to winning is to control any routes you create through the forest, mass your units before rushing, and capture any bodies of water you come across. But be wary at all times - attacks can come from any direction in The Lost Forest!

To play this map:
1. Open the Single Player or Multi Player game lobby
2. Change Game to Random Map
3. Change Type to Custom
4. Change Map to one of the four options: "The Lost Forest", "The Lost Forest - No AK", "The Lost Forest - No Onagers", or "The Lost Forest - No AK or Onagers"

About Random Maps:
Random Maps are different every time you play them; the script defines rules about the environment and units etc, and the game engine randomises the placement of terrain and units based upon these rules. It's a new experience every time!

V6 Update notes:
-Added 3 map variants: No Onagers, No African Kingdoms units, and No AK or Onagers.
-Added even more animal variety
-Fixed sheep bug

V5 Update notes:
-Updated to work with The African Kingdoms expansion
-Added a new variation that features new African environments and animals
-Added significantly more variety to each map variation; new animals, new terrain, new eye-candy!
-Significantly improved code and added more comments for future map editors
-Significantly improved resource distribution - extra resources and animals will now appear in clearings correctly
-Fixed Island-style map glitch (occasionally would not spawn 50% of the island

V3 Update notes:
-Increased player starting area size
-Added Scout
-Removed Walls
[All of the above improve AI performance]
-Fixed some terrain being the wrong type
-Adjusted clearing size and quantity, particularly in how this is adjusted against water quantity
-Fixed tropical birds being around in Autumn!
-Further improved Relic spawning and distribution
-Further improved "surprises" in how reliably they spawn
-Added Deer and Wolves/Jaguar
-Removed Sheep/Turkeys as they do not spawn reliably within every base, resulting in unfair starts

V2 Update notes:
-Fixed relic distribution
-Fixed secret island
-Islands can now have rivers
-Other terrain fixes
-Streamlined code (using constants to replace large IF statements)
-Added four new "surprises"
-Added some new resource links to the source code
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Flipbug  [author] Jan 5, 2017 @ 2:41pm 
Thanks SK.ADrian :)
SK.ADrian+ Jan 5, 2017 @ 6:14am 
all i want to say it is a really good map.
Everybody (even newbie) could enjoy the game so much.
Marine Ford Dec 29, 2016 @ 2:12am 
Biohazard001 Oct 27, 2016 @ 2:07pm 
Flipbug  [author] Oct 26, 2016 @ 3:37pm 
Ah yep. The Standard "The Lost Forest" map has African Kingdoms stuff in it.

Try the new "The Lost Forest - No AK' variant :)
Biohazard001 Oct 26, 2016 @ 6:45am 
I was using the standard map.
Flipbug  [author] Oct 25, 2016 @ 7:46pm 
Hi Bioharard001; which maps are crashing and which DLC do you have? The "no AK" maps should work without the African Kingdoms expansions.
Biohazard001 Oct 23, 2016 @ 5:38am 
Unless you have the DLC it crashes
Flipbug  [author] Oct 10, 2016 @ 1:45am 
Hi folks! Sorry for the long hiatus.

Lord Nermal, Tuesday: I have updated my scripts. You'll now see a few variant maps that don't use AK content :) Please test this for me!
ZONE Mar 27, 2016 @ 10:38am 
You should make one without the African Kingdom expansion. :P