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I'm Making a Skirmish Mod 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
Hi everyone,

After going through countless posts on here it would seem that almost the whole community would like to have a skirmish mode for Stronghold 3 as would I. Firefly is saying because they never intended to make a skirmish mode and that the game wasn't meant to have one that they will not be implementing it in a patch. I am a modder and have decided that I would like to up my replay value of this game so I am currently working on a skirmish mode for the game. I am going to script several difficulties of AI, currently I plan on making 4 difficulties; Easy, Medium, Hard, and Insane. The AI will not just make random base patterns and useless units. I will implement a big list of set castle patterns for the AI to follow, within the castle walls the building placement will be more random to an extent. The AI will intelligently defend its bases according to the difficulty setting and will make well composed armies to attack the player.

Along with this I am currently working to mod the physics of castle walls. I am trying to get a more realistic feel out of catapult and trebuchet projectiles hitting the walls. It will also take more projectiles to take down a wall. I am also making it so that regular units are not able to attack the walls. To counter this I am adding the siege tower as a buildable unit and turning sappers into ladderman. I am doing this because I personally feel it will greatly improve castle siege and defend tactics. My final adjustment to units if I can make it work is to have archers shoot together in volleys.

It will take me a few months to make and fine tune this mod, mainly do to the fact that I am in college and have school to contend with. When I am done I will make the mod available free for download to anyone who wishes to play it. If the majority of the fanbase here votes for any extra feature on top of what I am currently working on I will see if it is feasible for me to do.

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Hope you guys will like it!
 
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Re:I'm Making a Skirmish Mod 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
Sounds ambitious...hope it goes well. That would definitely up the replay value considerably.
 
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Re:I'm Making a Skirmish Mod 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
Sounds awesome!! can't wait for it, you may have just saved Stronghold 3.


Also could you look into the speed of units, it bums me out that most of the troops are walking in slow mo.
 
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Re:I'm Making a Skirmish Mod 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
Hi Oooog,

I'm assuming you're thinking of doing this with LUA?
 
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Re:I'm Making a Skirmish Mod 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
Don't know whether to believe this or if it's just a jab at firefly.

I hope this is all true! Seems very ambitious, if you have the skills to do this then I congratulate you and hope it goes well!

I shall defiantly be trying it!

If you can and know how to! Find a way to update the textures?
 
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Re:I'm Making a Skirmish Mod 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
Hello OoogMcTog
If you teli your plans, it sounds so easy just to make a skirmish mode in one year.
Do you have any idea why firefly doesent try it out?
Or Firefly,
Whats the problem with just adding a skirmish mode? Please tell us. Or better: Tell it OoogMcTog to help him
 
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Re:I'm Making a Skirmish Mod 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
you have to know how to reverse C# ... google for .NET reflector and stuff... but thats against (c) in most countrys. you can avoid if you do by patching the process in memory.... give proove that you are skilled

edit: if you are, then you can conntact me at whitelion / teknogods.com and join our team
 
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Re:I'm Making a Skirmish Mod 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
Vote +1, Really they dont want a skirmish mod cuz they have one called stronghold kingdoms, but i wanna play with SH3 not SH1 LOL. I wanna make castles and i want to post them for other players to challenge me or my ai placements. I very much in to this kind of mod for this game, need any help.

Jimmy OUT!!!

Lets hope for a MP patch soon.... PLEASE
 
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Re:I'm Making a Skirmish Mod 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
awesome!!
 
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Re:I'm Making a Skirmish Mod 2 Years, 5 Months ago  
You are aware that the AI and pathfinding and stuff is entirely within the .dlls, right? Making everything from scratch in LUA would take a while, and certainly a lot longer than a few months. Still, I could be wrong (if that's the case feel free to poke me with some kind of stick) and if you can get it all to work, good luck to you.
 
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