Vesuvius is a island map with volcanos and cliffs. Players all start on a central island unless the map size is set to large, then each player is put on their own island (teams are connected via land bridge) and given a transport to explore. The map can come up in any of four skins, one for each season. This is a fair and well tested map.
There are 3 versions of the map provided in the download:
Vesuvius-v1: Standard Version. For tournament play. Contains no special triggers.
Vesuvius-v1mm: MythMatch Version. For tournament play. Contains triggers to grant 420 resources to each player every 60 seconds and increase heroes and villagers speed every 3-5 minutes. Like deathmatch, but slower pace start and a need to build an economy.
Vesuvius-v1e: For fun play. On this map, triggers cause the volcano's to erupt. The gold mines around the volcano's also shape-shift into nidhoggs/fire giants and move around the map.
I think this is a really well done map. The author obviously put some time into it's creation, and I think the variations he's included are great. I especially like the option of having the smaller island (although I hate islands games in AOM for some reason) right next to the larger island. The way in which he did it works... I highly recommend this download...
One thing I did notice was that sometimes the volcanos don't generate properly... seems half a volcano joins a larger one.... but its not a big deal.
Posted on 12/01/05 @ 07:46 PM
im having trouble. for some reason the map isnt on my game
please tell me how to make it work
i read the instructions but it still wont work plz send an answers oon
Posted on 07/12/06 @ 07:32 AM
every time i try to run one of TOS' Maps , it says 'sync error' about a couple of seconds after starting the game?
Posted on 08/02/11 @ 09:53 PM
Hopefully this will get a reply... But The Admiral AI don't seem to function right on this map. They won't even touch the center island at all. Should I use the default AI instead?
[Edited on 08/02/11 @ 09:55 PM]
Posted on 08/13/11 @ 04:47 AM
Try any of the default AIs first and see if it works. If you have the Titans then switch to AdmiralX AI and try that. You can also try the AoModAI (which is a modified version of AdmiralX AI) although I don't think it's optimized for naval. You could always play the map on normal size (only 1 island) if all else fails.