Category: Gaming

AOE2 Scenario: Mongolia Map Town

This scenario is based on my Mongolia Map scenario. It is the same map but giving you a ready-built city with all buildings and fortifications. The city is placed in a very convenient natural location in the map and all you need to defend it is already there. You have all the buildings, farming and…


AOE2 Scenario: Mongolia Map

This scenario is placed into a Mongolia map. There is nothing pre-built giving you an advantage over your AI opponents. However, your village is placed in a very convenient location in the natural map layout that allows to built your defenses around a natural cliff structure. Your natural location is a slight advantage but you…


AOE2 Scenario: Black Forest Castle

This scenario places a pre-built walled village into a Black Forest map. You still have to create your villagers and start producing resources to built your population, army and siege weapons and also progress through the ages while your opponents do the same. Only that they start from scratch. Don’t be over-optimistic by your advantage…


How to install, play and edit AOE2 custom scenarios

When you create your own scenarios in AOE2, they are saved on your local hard drive Sharing them is a matter of copying the scenario file to somebody else’s computer with AOE2 installed. Installing a scenario file Scenario files are stored in the following directory: <username>\Games\Age of Empires 2 <location>\<some number>\resources\_common\scenario When you get a…


Age of Empires 2 Custom Scenarios

I am not a gaming enthusiast but I do enjoy computer games now and then. I embarked for a trip to built my own high-end gaming PC in 2020. Read my “travel diary” and learn about my experiences in building this beast with the finest parts out there…


Building a High-End Gaming PC – Cable Management

This is how the cable compartment of the case looked after all was connected and working. Not a nice sight. Sure, there is no glass cover on that side and you wouldn’t see the chaos. That doesn’t feel right though. An orderly cable management is a philosophy and belongs to the job. After removing the…


Building a High-End Gaming PC – The Lighting Strip

After the Corsair Commander Pro controller finally arrived, I had enough RGB ports to also install the Lighting Strip. The Corsair Lighting Strip has four pieces meant to go on each edge of the case. Unfortunately I could only use two. The Crystal 680X does not have a flat surface on the top edge. There…


Building a High-End Gaming PC – All Done

Ahh, there it is… I am gonna make a few pics and videos over the next days and post them here. 0


Building a High-End Gaming PC – The Benchmarks

3DMark Time Spy The 3DMark Time Spy Demo is available on Steam. Cinebench R20 Cinebench is a popular and free benchmark tool. You can get it here. Unigine Valley The Unigine Valley becnhmarker is also available for free here. For some reason it did not recognize Windows 10 right. UserBenchmark UserBenchmark is free as well…


Building a High-End Gaming PC – The OS

Installing Windows I had purchased a very affordable Windows Pro license key Lizens,io. I downloaded Windows Pro from Microsoft and and made a bootable USB stick from it. As expected, it was no problem installing Windows on the machine, enetering the key I received, from that stick while Angelo and I had a drink on…


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