Zetnus's HyperRandom v3.1.1

by Zetnus

A massive randomizer compatible with all versions of the game!

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This upload is managed by: Zetnus
Versions: HD WK AoC UP1.5 DE

Information
The goal of HyperRandom is to provide a lot of variation, while still making it reasonably fair, by providing the same variation for every player. HyperRandom will generate maps that seem similar to standard maps, but does so totally at random. The simplest comparison would be to compare it with MegaRandom, but on a technical level it works more like ES@The_Unknown by randomizing parameters rather than drawing from a large pool of predefined layouts. I included several "switches" that can be used to turn on or off various types of generations and randomizations. For example, making a land-only version of HyperRandom is very simple to do by just editing a few lines at the beginning. I currently maintain two versions: The normal version, which has most features enabled, but can generate unbalanced layouts - for example lakes in some corners but not others. The normal version also has random starting units/buildings and also random amounts of resources per animal/bush/mine. Note here that it gives the same random amount of each player. The lite version, which has the many features disabled and should essentially play out like a standard map, except that the layout is generated at random. ie. it will have standard resources, standard starting units, no unbalanced lakes, etc. _note: this download is only the standard version because I couldn't add two scripts in one upload. Check the AoKH download to get both_ This map script should run on all versions of the game: AoC, AoC+UserPatch, WololoKingdoms, HD Edition with and without DLC, and the Definitive Edition. The biomes will look best in the Definitive Edition, because there are more terrains to choose from. To play, look for ZN@HyperRandom and ZN@HyperRandom-Lite in your custom map styles. Links: [Age of Empires Website](https://www.ageofempires.com/mods/details/829/) (Definitive Edition) [Steam Workshop](https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1940139270) (HD Edition 2013) [Age of Kings Heaven Blacksmith](https://aok.heavengames.com/blacksmith/showfile.php?fileid=13407) (manual download) [AoE2Map](https://aoe2map.net/map/39db0813-3550-40fa-8a8b-c0a074362066) (manual download) [Project thread](http://aok.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=28,44641,,365) (detailed description)

Changelog
  • -fixed a bug that was causing an overflow of boars on tiny standard resources maps.
  • v3.1 -fixed Bulgarian gaia army to not include dead units -added Burgundian and Sicilian content -added sea wall as a possible wall type
  • v3.0 -added full battle royale support! -removed the packed town center from battle royale, where it is currently buggy -updated empire wars to reduce the farms, and potentially add fishing ships on water maps -empire wars now works with regicide and sudden death -battle royale now works with regicide -all other combinations of game modes should work now too -added the option to get overpowered starting boats including hero boats (at a very low chance) -upgraded the guardians for KoTH from wimpy outlaws to a selection of powerful gaia armies -tweaked land generation to reduce the chance of excessively small islands -added the option of side lands to increase the amount of possible layouts
  • -added a wide selection of possible starting buildings -removed the super-close relic when not on water or michi style maps -fixed an issue where personal relics were always spawning -lowered the chance of personal relics -lowered the chance of central and corner resources -adjusted resources and empire wars stuff to more closely match the current DE standards -added in extra units not previously used such as the stormy dog and the relic cart
  • -re-enabled dolphins, since they are fixed in DE now -fixed monument resources being blocked by the TC -fixed a 5% chance to be missing forests entirely on the savanah biome -filled in corners for walled starts, but only some of the time - also creates walls on water -reduced chance of walled start from 20% to 10% -reduced chance of packed town center from 50% to 10% of nomad starts -removed battle royale start from standard starting units -reduced chance of island-style start from 24% to 16% -added chance of UP buildable shallows -add koth resource trickle for UP -increased connection width variability -added the option to get randomly modified starting resource stockpiles (10% chance) -reduced the chance of super-squished islands -increased corner land variability
  • v2.7 -fixed a few typos -disabled dolphins, since they unfortunately are buggy (sorry about that, I honestly did not know that) -removed duplicated resources on nomad starts
  • -reduced chance that predators have food -reduced elevation on mangrove swamp biome -tweaked elevation spacing -added the chance to get wider connections -added additional green and brown water masking for DE -shortened constant names -removed the workaround for invisible forage bushes in DE, since that is fixed now -improved forest mixing and added new combinations -added balanced elevation for DE -added a low chance of higher base elevation in DE -added support for a neutral market to trade with in DE (but its currently still bugged in DE) -added the possibility of the getting almost any land unit as a scout (at a very low probability each)
  • v2.4 -improved random resources to prefer picking less extreme values -added new water mixing -cleaned up spacing in the script itself v2.5 -improved relic distribution -improved starting unit and building positions -fixed terrain and elevation scaling -added the option of unequal corner lands -fixed potential overflow issues with scaling 9999 -improved terrain masking -increased chance of horse scouts -add small chance to double relics -fixed deep fish spawns
  • v2.3 -improved KoTH and CtR support with a large central land with map revealers and neutral outlaws, and resource trickle from controlling the monument -added relic rush (relics on a KoTH-style hill) -added the chance for ponds -added options to pick which water types to allow -improved circle placement support -reworked nomad resources distribution -tweaked standard resource distribution to match the changes in DE -added cliff avoidance -added more starting scout and building variation -more stuff I don't remember
  • -changed beach generation -fixed water elevation -fixed straggler trees -fixed and issue with the mangrove swamp biome -added the option for double walls
  • Tweaked the terrain blending for DE