Open rushing map (Arabia style) with a standard set of resources. Small lakes are scattered around all over the map and provide little fish.

Land of Lakes

Semi-closed water map. Galley rushing can prove fatal on the wrong lake, and fishing on the right one can mean a great boost for your economy. Rather easy to wall, but transports are possible from all sides.


Players start in their little hideout camp in the forest. You’ll have to break free to conquer your foes.


A spiced up version of your everyday map, starting with two town centers.


Nomadic map, players start out with a few yurts and 3 extra villagers. An abundance of hunt wanders on the plains in the center of the map.


Semi-open map. A dried up river runs through the middle, with herds of deer trying to drink from the last puddles that run along the sandy shore. If you want to hunt, you’ll have to go there. But you won’t be alone…

Hill Fort

Fortress type map, players start on a hill together with their teammates. Can you take over your opponents hill or will they make it impenetrable?


Open map, players start clumped together with their teammates. Good coordination between team mates seems more vital than ever to rule these Northern Italian lands. Divide et Impera!


Extremely open map, players start on a hill that is impossible to wall. They must come off their hill to gather resources in the carnage below. They say of the Acropolis where the Parthenon is…

Golden Pit

Variation of Gold Rush. A pit in the center of the map contains large mining reserves. However, protecting the pit means you have to fight uphill. Hill advantage or gold to spend, the choice is yours to make. (Incredible map for FFA – Free For All games)


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i have a complain:
there is a big problem of resources(wood, Gold, & stone) in your map…
u add 1000 population.. it will useless when resources are so low 🙁
please.. do some thing about it and increase it.. 😡
Thank you.. 🙂


you can always choose “High Resources” under game settings.


If you play deathmatch, you can’t set High Resources
that’s why please do some thing about it 🙂


Possibly have sheep as buildable units from mills later in the game?

If they were to cost a small amount of gold – (An infinite resource providing you have a team-mate with a market) – then you could somewhat limit any potential sheep spam.

Building on this, ‘training’ cords of wood from a Lumber Camp in a similar fashion may work as well.


My lame question is:
Where are these maps to download them?


They are included in FE, from map style you have to select “custom”(rather than starndart), after that on location you choose one of the new maps to play.


Right but Wrong 🙂
I have only Alaric there (custom folder).
(boy, you’re quick with your answers!)


Those maps aren’t scenarios, they are “random maps”. That means that they are computer-generated and you can’t edit them in the scenario editor.
So what Yan means is that you can select those maps in the lobby. You have to choose “Map Style: Custom” and then below that you can choose from the new maps.
If you mean where to find them in the folders, they are located here: Age of Empires II\Games\Forgotten Empires\Script.RM .


mister Promiskuitiv! Kudos!
You cleared this up neatly.
much obliged 🙂


I don’t know if this has been suggested already, or if it’s possible, but a ‘Forgotten Empires Full Random’ option that included these maps, or ‘Forgotten Empires Random Land Map’ would be great, I often overlook the new maps because they’re buried away in the custom folder, which puts any given map at least two mouse-clicks remove from standard settings. Two. Anyway, it would also be good to randomise between them.


Upon seeing this I thought MegaRandom to be a tool that generates a completely random map out of itself, which would be very awesome. If I try it though, it will always come up with a very standard map, almost symmetrical, surrounded by forests. Is this supposed to be? Because I’d really love to see an entirely random map, so that upon starting the game you have literally no idea what to expect in the fog. Might be a bit too optimistic though. I’d like to hear your thoughts.

Satyaki sil

MegaRandom is really mysterious.I once started the game in Dark Age with a Stable and 4 yurts,while once I found Turkeys(about 30 of them beside my Town Center!) in terrain which looked somewhat like Highlands,and yet with Ice patches and Tropical Rainforests.



you can create more


I have the the Steam edition of TF which has the Alaric, Dracula, Sforza, and Bari campaigns, and the mod version, which seems to lack most of these. Are there plans on updating the mod version to include all of the campaigns? And to anyone curious, I have both because I bought the Steam version while I thought I had lost my cd, which I then reinstalled after finding it and realizing that I couldn’t mod the executable for the Steam version.

Satyaki sil

The steppe map definitely causes problems in single-player.The AI horses don’t move and this makes a huge loophole in the Ai’s straregy.Restricting it to multi-player only may be helpful.Or you may try making separate Ai’s for animal behavior.

Bert Beeckman

This should be fixed in the next patch (3.7)

Chilion Snoek

Im quite interested in bigger maps. Like, the 8 player maps are way to small in my opionion. You should play the 8 player map with 2 players, 4 max. Can’t we create an 32 player map (for size then)? Then you will have plenty and plenty of space….

Bert Beeckman

On the steam version we added a ludicrous mapsize, which is 4 times bigger than Giant. That might be what you’re looking for 😛

Chilion Snoek

It totally is! But, I already have the game. Not in steam though. Do I have to buy the game again? Or can steam just find the already installed version?

Bert Beeckman

Well, the Steam version is the official version. The one for the original game is the mod version and misses many features (such as the new campaigns). And both versions are not compatible :/
The game is available through the humble bundle today though, if you’re looking for a bargain:

Juan Pablo Wärthon Wu

Will you release the beta Atlantic as a downloadable someday?

Juan Pablo Wärthon Wu

Thank you! c:


That MegaRandom is very nice.