We have all been lamenting the absence of both in game messages and the mission briefings from Stonghold 2.
But that is now a thing of the past. With the tools included in the Custom Map Messages and Briefings Toolkit, you can add messages and briefings to all of your maps.
The only downside is that you must actually modify the games files to do this. But with these instructions and the included tools, you will be able to create great story-driven maps, and distribute them easily!
To use this process and toolkit, you will have to backup and modify actual game files. All maps using these techniques should be clearly marked so users know they will have to modify their system to fully enjoy your maps. This toolkit should only be used for English speaking users. The modified files are taken from the US version of the game (it should be mostly compatible with the UK version as well - I haven't noticed anything.)
You must start with the template map provided! Unfortunately, custom messages and briefings can not be added to existing maps that you have created.
Follow the very simple download instructions and get ready to take Stronghold 2 storytelling to new level!
If you need any help, please comment below. You must also download this for it to work!