AOE-II AoE2 NoteMaster tool

Unknownn0brain

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Hi, just whipped up a small tool that lets u show custom notes loaded from simple .txt files as a overlay over the game.
it shows info about two civs next to each other(probably urs and ur opponants) and, if created, notes about that matchup below it. works with any aoe version (or whatever else u want) since its a standalone program.

the prvided default notes are for wololo kingdoms / Hd, but can be changed to anything u want. it is especially meant to show ur own stuff, so u can add/change notes after a game to remember stuff etc.

if used with voobly it needs to run as Administrator for hotkeys to work.

download (version 0.5): https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/251822684801990657/391817817370132481/AoE2NoteMaster_v0.5.zip

new in v0.5:
- option for solid, no and fog of war style backgrounds
- option to disable fontoutliner
- option to disable font boldness
- option to set default location

currently looks roughly like this:



How to use:

extract into a folder anywhere u want

<Page UP> key toggles civ selection window

<Page DOWN> key toggles note overlay

to change the hotkeys, change the names in config.txt with names according to this scheme:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/librar ... s(v=vs.110).aspx


hold <SHIFT> to drag overlay window with mouse

size: edit value behind "FontSize". everything else will scale with that
default windowposition: change locationX= and locationY= values.
background: set BackgroundTexture=0, solid texture from png BackgroundTexture=1 or fog or war style BackgroundTexture=2
no font outliner set FontOutline=0
enable/disable Font Bold set FontBold=1

to change civ notes just edit the .txt files in the folder "BasicCivNotes".
to change/add matchup notes edit/add .txt files named like this: civname_v_civname.txt

lines starting with a '+' will be green, with a '-' will be red

TWITCH/streaming: if u wanna stream and show this with OBS in window or game capture, u have to capture the techtree window and use a colorkey to remove the pink backgroud (obs cant do real transparancy). dont scale this in OBS else colorkey wont work. to scale use FontSize in config.txt.

upcoming features:
- mapnotes
- hotkey that shows the overlay not in toggle but while u hold it
- better tech tree graphics
- more general settings in config (fixing position offsets etc)

unless stated otherwise updates ofc are compatible with old notes. just overwrite the provided default ones in newer versions.
 

Netherlandsnimanoe

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Great job! Would it be possible to change the hotkeys as well? Since Page Up and Page Down are all the way on the right side of the keyboard
 
Dec 23, 2017
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Awesome work! I often play Realms Mod with different civs from WK, could you make the civ picker editable/configurable as well? So, perhaps <PageUp>civ picker could read the civ names from a file and match the names with the files in the other folder.

Additionally, is it possible to make the Enemy Civ portion toggle-able (in the config file)?
 

AustriaDeathcounter

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Awesome that you guys are doing that, that would be useful. We've played a few times and you're already on my friend's list -madrandomRAY (now just RAY). Small world, I'll keep shooting you invites whenever I host. Really looking forward to an 8 player King of the Hill on Realms sometime soon
 

AustriaDeathcounter

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Awesome that you guys are doing that, that would be useful. We've played a few times and you're already on my friend's list -madrandomRAY (now just RAY). Small world, I'll keep shooting you invites whenever I host. Really looking forward to an 8 player King of the Hill on Realms sometime soon
Sure thing,i watched a few of your games and i think it's awesome that you are hosting this great mod. You are the only person i know that plays random everything extreme on rated 11. Not sure if we get 8 players together cause not many player know this mod, but i have many realms player in my friendlist so maybe one day :smile:
 

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