Many different maps are available in both Lords of the Realm II and the Lords II Siege Pack. My favorite map is the Crusades. A challenging, fun game can be achieved here by selecting either "hard" or "medium" difficulty if you are starting a custom game and starting over until you are situated in the Latin Empire. This location isolates yourself, and thus while your opponents wage petty wars against each other, you can conquer counties, amass wealth, and build royal castles.
The Autocalc Option
While in battle, at the bottom right of the screen, there is a bar of options available to you. The one furthest to the right portrays a picture of a computer. This is the autocalc option. When faced against small, stupid armies full of peasants, this option works wonders. NEVER use this during a seige, though. Any dummy with half a brain can seige with better results.
You will need a hex editor. Find the save game You want to change they finish with .sav. Change as follows:
14B80 to FF
14B81 to FF
14B82 to FF
Gives something like 16 000 000 of gold
Changing all the following offsets to FF value gives around 65000 for each category.
hold down ctrl and shift then type IAMRUBBISH
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