Updated MadLands to include a map pack manager. See the video for more details. I'm having trouble getting things to download from AoEZone. If the attached file is not working, you can try this backup link as well.
MadLands is a tool that assists in creating maps with many individual lands. It also assists in managing map packs with many individual maps. The best way to learn about what it does and how to use it is by watching the instructional videos. Download it at the bottom. Microsoft Excel is...
I went ahead and made a terrain mod for my maps on DE. Ideally this wouldn't have to be a data mod, but the game just doesn't work that way atm. The big restriction with this is that individual players within a game can't toggle them on or off. Either everyone's using it or no one is. You also...
Maps now available as a DE mod!
Currently there's no terrain mod for the maps on DE. Maps with lava terrain don't look very good. The game has common texture files for the terrains I use. Consider supporting my request for the devs to make the textures independent so a terrain mod can be...
I have decided only to include the individual maps here. Since DE allows custom map packs internally...
Regarding Atoll. There is an old version and a new version.
The old version has beach connections which are wallable.
The new version has shallow connections, which are not wallable. This makes it so land aggression is more viable and it's not just a 100% water focused map.
Gorge was nice. I remember good ECL games there.
Never saw Sandy Crater before. Just from looking at it though, you'd have to be conscious about how civs are picked. But that goes for any map with excessive food resources. Also I imagine games could be rather short and snowball-y. No real way...