I am a huge fan of the Stronghold-franchise. In my opinion Stronghold Crusader is still the best installment but with the years it became less challenging so I decided to redesign the AI-profiles for the skirmish-mode.
The goal was simple: Increase the difficulty by letting the enemies build better castles. The not so simple part was to maintain the individual building style of the AI-character. So I basically improved the defenses and the economy by giving the castles a more effective layout. I also slowed some AIs a bit down so that they don’t rush that hard anymore. This MOD is nearly finished it just needs a bit more polishing.
AI Castle Builder
Some AIs still have problems with small maps. Also if you let them start with only 2.000 gold some might need much more time than intended to build their castle. I’m about to fix that as soon as possible.
If you have feedback or questions, don’t hesitate to contact me!
Installation and download
1: Download the file “SHC-AI Pack.zip” from this page.
2: Remove the old AI-files. You will find them in the following directory: “[Installation directory]\Stronghold Crusader Extreme HD\aiv”. (In case you want to play again with the old files you should save them in a new directory.)
3: Unpack “SHC-AI Pack.zip” and insert the AI-files in the “aiv”-directory of your game.
4: Start the game and have fun!
If you want to play with these files in the multiplayer please ensure that EVERY participating player has installed this mod correctly!
Download: SHC-AI Pack