A modded supersized HIGHLANDS originally by Ghoul to play on larger maps with more town centers.
I loved this map when I played it and I wanted to play it on a larger map. Initially found when I made the map larger, the resouces were very low. So I rolled up my sleaves and used the same system as in Grand Marais: In Grand Marais there is a system where most the resources are scaled to the size of the map. This has resulted as JNL has mentioned "little wasted space (empty areas)" and enough resources on a larger map.
Original Description: Almost exactly like Highlands from Age of Kings (AoE2).
Players start on they're own little "island" with rivers between other
players. Shallows exist between adjacent players making for great
defensive choke points.
HighlandsXP works best with the modded AI: BigLandAIXbeta,
** Included is the BigLandAIXbeta AI mod.
Modded AIX (expansion) to competitively play on larger maps. Rostro 01/17/04
This AI is intended to make the game more challenging on large maps.
This modded AI has been tested on
moderate and hard difficulties,
conquest type game,
mainly 2 human vs 2 computer games,
and all the AI flavors (builder, attacker, conquerer, protector etc.)
The AI works well under these circumstances, otherwise, have no idea.
(To install AI, follow instructions in AI readme.)