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HG Alumnus
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posted 08 November 2001 10:03 PM EDT (US)         
*****Part 02 has been added*****

Today,after looking through the weekly screenshots, I realized that there are alot of interesting little things that will be in the game that some people might miss! fearing that there could be a someone without some of my information, I created this list. Each entry has a title above it and a caption below it. Here you can find anything ranging from the terrains, gaia objects, speculations, and uncomplete units and missed buildings. The list will be updated weekly, as the new screens come out. Mostly written from a scenario designer's point of veiw.

The Screenshot Compendium

Deep Water

This is (probably) the "water, deep" of AoM

Land Rocks

These are rocks that are found on land, unlike shore rocks below

Palm Trees

These are the Palm Trees of AoM. no big surprises.


one of the plants in AoM, undoubtably simmilar to the plant of AoK.


Another Plant, see above


Another Plant, see above

Shallow Water

The "Water, Shallow" of AoM

Shore Rock

seemingly a rock that only goes on the shore


Probably the same as the other "rock" but a better picture

Norse Tower

A Norse Tower, no clue why this isn't in the "buildings" section


This is an odd object that units are seen going around, not very clear in the screenie. Possibly a mountain or cliff.

Damaged Tower

A tower, probably damaged by enemy forces. nice fire animation.


A great example of elevation in AoM, very nice.


Probably used by fishing boats


I am of the opinion that this is mist, although it could be simple desert

Unbuilt Building

This picture shows the foundation for a building, as well as the female villager


Arguably the best eye-candy we have seen so far. I pray they will be in the editor. Notice the lighting


More Fish


Another waterfall. Notice the different angle and lighting


Gaia animals for AoM


Nice plant to put in and around swamps and lakes


Great looking shallows, as well as the wading units and dead one.


Off at the very edge of the screen, this could be a Myth unit or Gaia object. either way it looks cool


This picture clearly shows the zoom feature of the game. The camel is much bigger than in other shots.


The units leave footprints in the sand. It might be the time of day, but this sand looks different.


Simple, basic grass.


A nice Gaia animal, they were cool in AoE.


likely a Gaia plant.

Lily Pad

Great eyecandy for water scenes

Greek Mining Camp

Why isn't this is the greek buildings section?


Some may argue that the whitish streaks in this shot are rain. Possibly only appears during the lightning God-Power.


I think this is a Myth unit because it was near grey troops. Notice the grey dots


Notice how the colour is different at one end from the other. Conclusive evidence that the sun crosses the sky during the game

Gold Mine

The AoM style gold mine


Possibly the egyt lumber camp as it was near trees. Not really detailed enough though. it is not an early age mining camp, as there was the current one elsewhere in the picture


The desert road in AoM


Sand. Desert. Dune.


What are all of these little wood piles for? do the villagers pile their wood as they cut and then carry it back?


nice, big,pic. A prime example of lighting in AoM. notice the torches on the fortress lighting the building? There is even argument that they are lighting up the water at the top. I hope the firelight flickers, that would be cool


Yes, the monkey! but more importently, the raft. Can it move or does it stay in place as eye-candy. It would be muchos cool if you could have a marooned sort of thing going on.


Very good looking fish, they dive underwater well. I like the colour too.

Weird looking fish, they have flat heads and look pretty bad. Two triangles glues together


Hopefully evidence that you can place terrain underwater like in EE. Even if not, the island effect is very, very, cool.


Weird bug thing, almost definatly a MU. where is its colour?

Diverse Palms

Notice how pretty the palms look? all differnt kinds


A little small. Hippos are cool, and it gives the guy who makes the FPH mod an easier time

Potted Palm

I am going out on a limb here, but I think this is a potted palm.


deer, moose, whatever. anyway, sweet eye-candy. animals are good.

Norse Temple

I don't know about you, but I think this is the Norse Temple. In the screen there is a gaint walking away from it.

Pine Forest

nice mix there, I hope it is automatically snow pine when placed on snow

Snow Road

A bit vibrant green there, no? Anyway this is, I think, a snow road. On the topic, the minimap green snow ruins alot of effect. I think it should be an option instead of a forced thing.


More water. probably at a differnt time of day, but I somehow got it into my head that it was lighter because it was by snow

Grass Clumps

If you look at this picture you can make out tiny clumps of grass. I hope they are a seperate item.


Maybe a destroyed building, but this also could be a ruins object.


Save the Whale! animals rock

Terrain Fade

Another big one. Look at how the snow fades into sand. very nice, although very unrealistic.


No clue what this is. not a house or mining camp. It is probably a better candidate for lumbercamp.


More Animals! adds great detail to a city


Very cool. White sheep were getting old, plus it stands out better against the desert


What on earth is this? A watch tower probably. Also, small chance of it being a monument.


Cool, fallen palm leaves. Maybe cut down. Very nice, although it probably will not be a seperat unit.

Part 02

I'm glad people like this so much! I have added cropings from the screens Thunder brought back, as well as some of the very first screens. If the image is blurry, this doesn't relate to AoM graphics, simply camara problems.

God - Hero Bar

This bar shows what hero and god you are using, compare it to the other two simmaler pictures.


Allthough we have learned there is now a fifth section to this area, poulation, this still lets you examin the four resource logos


An older veiw of the AoM minimap, note how well it displays elevation and terrain.

TC Commands

These are the TC commands avalibe, presumably, in the Olympic age. There is a create villager button, as well as a few techs.

TC Icon

This is the icon for the TC, you can see it keeps the name "town center."

God - Hero Bar

Notice how there is a differnt hero, but the same God? you can probably select your hero at the start, each one have advantages and disadvantages.


The Hero during a cutscene. Frankly, the cinimatic feature of AoK map editing is simply astounding. Much work will now be poured into making good movies. We'll have to add a new reveiwing catagory for it!

Hero Commands

These are the only two known hero command icons. Observe that one of them is the same as the favor icon shown above.

Unit Stats

This is pretty much what the units information area says as of now, this is a greek hero BTW.

Victory Message

The message you recive at the end of the game, if you win


Haven't decided what animal this is, maybe an elk or cow.


As you can see, AoM will stick with the classic age series stlye cursor.

Objectives Screen

This area shows your in scenario objectives, the same area as for the victory message


Another part of the Greek cutscene, a hero delivering a speech to his men. Just imagine the implications!

Snow Road

The snow road of AoM. very nice.

Dark Minimap

As you can tell, the minimap gets darker at night. This screen is also zoomed in a little more.

Hero of Zeus

The third hero of Zeus we have seen yet.
Someone who knows about greek mythology should try and decipher the names


Here are more Gaia animals, the only ones I am sure of are the pigs on the far right.


An excellent veiw of a building be constructed. Very realistic.


This minimap shows the games rotate feautre when compared to the above entry "minimap."

Villager Commands

These are the commands that can be given to a villager, build economic, build military, and build Mythological? Or repair?


A veiw of the Gaia elephant


Sorry about the quality, this depicts a villager fishing. Speaking of which, in the editor, it would be cool to be able to place villagers under the animation of each task. It would really add to city scenes to have fishermen walk around with fresh caught fish.


The most current minimap. It it a large map or just zoomed way out (in?)


A Gaia Turkey


That rain again! And it is once more during a thunderstorm. Probably a by-product of the God Power


In the same picture, we see another type of road.

Display Instructions

The area where in game chat messages and display instructions commands will be displayed


The new Giant.

Fire Giant Icon

The icon for the Fire Giant MU.


Hopefully a firepit, although it might be a dead fire giant.


See the "Bacon!" thread.


I hope this is evendence of a fence in the game, even if not, the pigpen is cool.


A better pic of the Hippo


The cliffs in AoM look much better.


Look at how the prow of the boat is visible underwater. Very cool.


A norse villager hunting an elk that was killed

Snow Rock

A rock to put in the snow scenes

Norse Temple

Is this more evidence of a Norse Temple, or are they both a Gaia object? either way...

Greek Tower

Guess Chris hasn't gotten around to it yet


The true lillypad, great for water scenes


White sheep, not new.

This will be updated soon. Thank you for reading!

Did I thank HG for their efforts? Great work guys.


[This message has been edited by spitfire_23 (edited 11-11-2001 @ 00:19 AM).]

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posted 08 November 2001 10:08 PM EDT (US)     1 / 38       
Great post man
posted 08 November 2001 10:12 PM EDT (US)     2 / 38       
Nice Pics, spitfire !

I've always wondered how people cut out different parts.

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posted 08 November 2001 10:38 PM EDT (US)     3 / 38       
I wondor if hte pigs cant be kept and bred as livestock.

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posted 08 November 2001 10:51 PM EDT (US)     4 / 38       
Great list man, almost as if it is a visual FAQ of some of the excellent features in AOM.
Are you going to add meteors soon? I think they would ba an exquisite addition.

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posted 08 November 2001 10:51 PM EDT (US)     5 / 38       
Awesome post man...but...female villager? I thought that was a military u got me thinking.

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posted 08 November 2001 11:08 PM EDT (US)     6 / 38       
Nice post, spitfire !! My favorite terrain so far is the Mist. It looks awesome! The red fishes look more like kelps than fish.

Btw, may I make a suggestion? If you line up the small pictures horizontally, and according to their type, they would be easier to be seen. Something like this:

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posted 08 November 2001 11:16 PM EDT (US)     7 / 38       
Sure, I'll change it all when the next screen comes out.

Near the end I started learning that it is easier to see a big pic, even with a small object in it.


[This message has been edited by spitfire_23 (edited 11-08-2001 @ 11:16 PM).]

posted 09 November 2001 00:10 AM EDT (US)     8 / 38       
Very good work, i'm putting this in the DGDN News
posted 09 November 2001 00:54 AM EDT (US)     9 / 38       
If by "potted palm" you mean a palm tree in a clay pot, that's not what is is.
That palm is a species of palm tree. I don't know it's species name is, but I've seen that kind before.

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posted 09 November 2001 00:55 AM EDT (US)     10 / 38       
Oh, and great job. I DID notice things I didn't see before. Thanks.

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posted 09 November 2001 01:42 AM EDT (US)     11 / 38       
Great post spitfire_23!

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posted 09 November 2001 03:25 AM EDT (US)     12 / 38       
A very decent job man!!!

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posted 09 November 2001 05:01 AM EDT (US)     13 / 38       
I only dind't notice one of those things before.

But I wonder why in one of the last screens there was a lumber camp, 'cause I alwys thought that lumber camp and mining camp is one...

posted 09 November 2001 09:52 AM EDT (US)     14 / 38       
great post!!
posted 09 November 2001 10:59 AM EDT (US)     15 / 38       
great post !

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posted 09 November 2001 11:32 AM EDT (US)     16 / 38       

those arent lily pads, those are Ellephant Ears.

lily pads are plants the "float" on the water.

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posted 09 November 2001 12:38 PM EDT (US)     17 / 38       
The fire animation is a big improvement over the old one in AoK.

Oh yeah great post.

posted 09 November 2001 04:37 PM EDT (US)     18 / 38       
Ditto to WhoAskedU. Also...

This picture shows the foundation for a building, as well as the female villager

I don't think female villagers will be topless .

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posted 09 November 2001 05:01 PM EDT (US)     19 / 38       
"What on earth is this? A watch tower probably. Also, small chance of it being a monument."

thats the dumbeset thing, a monumnet?!?!

posted 09 November 2001 05:21 PM EDT (US)     20 / 38       
2coasts, now that your back could you please check in to the thread "post-evolution II" . You are inactive and france is playing a big part in the story. Lunazit says you have 5 days to get it going or tell him your not playing.
We need france to be either active or free for other people to use.

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posted 09 November 2001 11:41 PM EDT (US)     21 / 38       
That's a solid post spit. Keep up the good work.

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posted 10 November 2001 00:20 AM EDT (US)     22 / 38       
Great posts, but I can't believe no one noticed the presence of ballista(scorpion) in one of the screenshots, I think it's in a large screenshot with lots of greek building and war unit

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posted 10 November 2001 01:55 AM EDT (US)     23 / 38       
What on earth is this? A watch tower probably. Also, small chance of it being a monument.

That's got to be an Outpost. Towers are alot taller.

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posted 10 November 2001 08:28 AM EDT (US)     24 / 38       
Great, great, job

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posted 10 November 2001 09:44 AM EDT (US)     25 / 38       
fantastic work spitty

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posted 10 November 2001 10:51 AM EDT (US)     26 / 38       
Thank You.

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posted 10 November 2001 11:43 AM EDT (US)     27 / 38       

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posted 10 November 2001 05:31 PM EDT (US)     28 / 38       
This will be updated soon.

We're waiting

posted 10 November 2001 05:33 PM EDT (US)     29 / 38       
How do you cut out part of the screenshot like you did to show the palms and stuff?
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posted 11 November 2001 00:16 AM EDT (US)     30 / 38       
Just uploading now, be pateint.

[This message has been edited by spitfire_23 (edited 11-11-2001 @ 00:20 AM).]

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