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Hello everyone,


I own the GoG-version of Stronghold Warlords and therefor cannot use Steam Workshop. So i was really glad to find this website here recently where i can download custom maps from other people.

However, i can't seem to be able to play these Maps once i downloaded them. I copied the extracted map file into the "Maps" folder of the game, but when i click on either "community maps" or "sandbox" ingame, none of the maps i downloaded are displayed. 

Can you tell me what I am doing wrong? Or perhaps give me a short "how to" instruction? 

Thank you for your help in advance :)


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Hey again,


I just solved the problem. But maybe other people that stumble upon the same problem can use this advice.

If you want to play downloaded maps, you have to copy the map files to:

C:\users\%user%\Documents\Stronghold Warlords\Maps

Seems like there are 2 map folders in total. 1 where the downloaded maps are saved, and another one where the maps of the base game are saved.



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Hi @Kibou! Welcome to the Nation, and thank you for your kind words about our community!

I'm pleased to hear you've solved the problem, but yes, in essence user-generated maps should be placed in your My Documents/Stronghold Warlords/Maps folder - this is also where any maps are created using the Editor are placed.

When I have time, I'll add your question to our Stronghold Warlords troubleshooter for common questions and issues. It's still in a beta state in the moment but we will be announcing it properly soon. Thanks for letting us know you were having a problem with it.

Hoping to see your around the site! Feel free to submit any of your maps to us if you'd like as well ☺️


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