YO PEEPZ!!!! WHHHHAZZZZUUUPP????!!!!
Anyway, I have created a map, my very first, and I thought I would share it with everybody. It's called the Fortress of Amun-Shir, and here is its description:
Deep in the Frozen Wastes of Anankis VII lies the long forgotten fortress of Amun-Shir. Thousands of years old, the fortress dates back to the time of the God Emperor, whose holy feet may very well have stood on these frozen plains. Ancient relics litter the wastes, unguarded for millenia. Will you claim the fortress as your own, or will you join the long dead who lie here? Until such time, the only sound heard in this desolate place is the deathless whisper of the cold, arctic wind... (Best played in 2 vs. 2)
Basically it is a four-player map, ideal for either free-for-all or 2 vs. 2. It is a 512 x 512 map, large for a 4 player map, but that only adds to the fun of it. The four players are situated in the corners, two on the first level of the fotress, two out in the drifts. Connecting the fortress to the drifts are two causeways on the fortress, each located near the base of players 1 and 2 . Players 3 and 4 are connected to the fortress via a series of passages through the snow, protected by a series of strategic points, placed at critical intervals. There are 6 SPs located on these paths, which lie in the center of the map. Each base has 2 SPs protecting its immediate borders, as well as 2 SPs farther out. A single SP inside the base area protects 2 slag deposits, allowing for a nice boost early on for power and req.
Also present, between each of the two sets of bases, lies a shrine containing two relics and a critical location. As there are only two critical locations, take-and-hold is not recommended. This however, allows (in vanilla Soulstorm) two teams to each have relic units without having to fight over the relic. For the Ultimate Apocalypse mod, in which CLs are needed to produce titans and fire superweapons, the choice must still be made- which is fair, as titans are significantly more powerful than standard relic units. Each shrine is protected by four SPs.
The map uses minimal decals to run easier on less-capable machines, but contains plenty of props and gizmos to add character to the map. I have played it once before this post, and I had no problems with any part of it, even while having massive numbers of titans on the map. Anyway, enough talk. Here are some screenshots:
Not the best screenshots, but I don't want to give away too much. Here is the link: http://www.mediafire.com/?m43zuqk3sxo3vwt
I use mediafire because it has the best free user service, and no download speed limitation. All credit is mine for this map, please do not redistribute or modify ANYWHERE without my permission.
Instructions: Unzip the zip file using 7zip or the like, and place all the files inside the folder into your Dawn of War - Soulstorm/DXP2/Data/scenarios/MP folder. It is also compatible with Dark Crusade, but Soulstorm has everything DC has and more, so I don't even use it.
Anyway, enjoy the map. Positive feedback and constructive criticism are welcome.