"Perfect Soldiers" is a 30-mission trilogy campaign consisting of 3 parts: Crimson Moon, Amber Sun and Aureolin Eclipse. The campaigns were not designed with sequels in mind, and yet sequels they acquired anyway, and now they're all gathered here together so that players can easily access them at the same place.
Though this is primarily a terran campaign, there are some missions in Aureolin Eclipse that let you play as protoss.
"Perfect Soldiers" has a dark, twisty story that's full of memorable scenes and moments, populated by characters that you will both care for and hate. The campaign begins at the intersection of two plotlines: a group of miners that have travelled to the remote world of Roverville in search for fortune, and a Crimson Moon assassin on the hunt for a dangerous terrorist threatening to bring chaos to the sector. As the story progresses, more and more characters enter... until the final showdown in Aureolin Eclipse's last mission.
How to play
- Download the files to your computer, and unzip.
- The maps should be placed in folders named "Crimson Moon", "Amber Sun" and "Aureolin Eclipse" (depending on which campaign you download) in the "Maps" folder. If the placement is wrong, the maps won't connect (but they can still be played).
- No mod is required, except for Aureolin Eclipse. Place the file "AEmod" in the mod folder and you're good to go.
- When starting the campaign, use the mission launcher, which lets you choose which mission you want to play.
- A Future Uncertain
- The Black Khan
- The Shortest Straw
- Veil of Frost
- Graveyard of Memories
- Assume the Position
- Perfect Soldiers
- Under a Crimson Moon
- The Overlord Hunt
- The Khaal-Ro
- A Rose with Thorns
- Desert Dogs
- The Pragmatist
- Assassins in the Fog
- Back to Square One
- Bad Company
- All-Clear Signal
- Memories of a Mercenary
- The Mercenary and the Pragmatist
- Valley of Blood
- Winter Warriors
- Old Acquaintances
Though the project is all mine, I'd like to extend my thanks to the following:
- Tyneara and the rest of the Custom Campaign Initiative for helping build a campaign community.
- The creators of the SC1 remake campaigns, from where I found the inspiration to using custom music and making atmospheric intros.
- OneTwoSC, for his Youtube video of how to make a snow tileset.
- Terhonator, for his mission launcher.
- The guys over at the Map Art Thread on the Team Liquid forums, for much visual inspiration.
- Jayborino, for his playthroughs on YouTube and endless support.
- All my testers, for their willingness to play the bugged, unfinished versions of the maps.
- Last, but certainly not least: everyone who plays the campaign, and everyone who gives constructive feedback!
Hello, i can't save the game. When i try, a message "save failed" always appears. An idea ?
For some reason the Wraiths' cloak is still locked.
Ok, I finally found the solution.
E:\StarCraft II\Maps\Perfect Soldiers\Amber Sun WRONG
E:\StarCraft II\Maps\Amber Sun CORRECT
Just do not make Perfect soldiers map like i did, and do not forget to rename:
"Crimson Moon 00 mission launcher" to "Crimson Moon Campaign Mission Launcher" (Same goes for Amber and Aurelian), no need to rename other missions like i did in previous post.
It should open editor, then hit test, and if you placed it directly in Maps folder it should work fine. It works for me just fine now.
I had the same problem with A war story campaign. All I had to do was rename folder from "A war story" to "AWS"
Finally enjoying the campaign. Thank you very much after all those years
Can you please fix the launcher?
When you download files campaign launcher is named "Crimson Moon 00 Mission Launcher", and it wont load if you test it with editor. But I tried changing the name into "Crimson Moon Campaign Launcher" and it works. It opens launcher as a normal mission and enters main menu. Problem is when you try to press "Play" on any mission it will open "unable to load map" error. I tried to rename missions into "Crimson Moon 01 - Roverville" and no luck so far. I also tried to open launcher with editor to check triggers, but I have no idea where is the problem or what I'm doing. If someone could fix it thank you.
Edit: Here, I tried with something like this
need to fix launcher
In reply to NightWind03:
If you still play it just check my comment above how to fix it. Just rename launcher to "Crimson Moon Campaign Mission Launcher", same goes for other two campaigns.
Just finished the capmaign and tbh the story was too complicated, especially whatever happened off-screen before the game started, the three-way connection between Janus, Corelia and quarinius. how many times did janus' memory get wiped? would appreciate a comprehensive story
Hey. Wanted to say what the crowning moment was for me.
During the second-last mission when you had to steal nuke towers to blow up Metal Gear Rosie, as Jayborino called it, it has basically turned into a full on nuclear war. I was playing Nuclear from MGS5 when the nukes started to fly, pulverizing Rosie. Then in the final mission when a cover of that very song played in the intro, it felt kinda fated I have to say.
You really took a lot of inspiration from MGS with this, but in a creative enough way that it felt yours.
It was an incredible journey. Thank you.
Says "Unable to open the map" during the loading screen then it bounced out.
I want to say that this campaign is a blast for 1 person to do it. So much hard work. It contains lots of interesting ideas and map design and despite maps are a bit tedious and design is not always unique (textures are great and maps look pretty well but it is a bit monotonous imho) playing the first campaign was a great experience. It is totally different to original SC and SC2 (most missions are without base) but it has its own unique spirit which doesnt fit SC universe but great on its own.
It is obvious that 1 person cannot do an on-lvl top quality campaign like blizzard but the fact is that this one is probably worth it. I strongly recommend it to anyone in hunger for new SP campaign-like experience in SC2.
P.S. Difficulty cannot be set and while non-base missions are quite easy and more storytelling-like which requires minor multitasking skills so can be completed by casual players quite easy, base missions are more like veteran-brutal difficulty for SC2 original campaigns (timers, defense mission).
launcher does not seem to be working all it says is untitled
In reply to Forge_User_13736174:
Hey, I downloaded the maps, and I get a metric ton of LocalityFail bugs when I open them in the editor, the launcher included. Any idea what's going on?
Not sure if anyone else is having this problem but, Amber Sun 04, near the end of the the escape sequence, a cutscene triggers and Janus is not invulnerable and enemies don't de-spawn or hold fire. It's basically impossible to progress.
This is the best custom campaing i've played. the best ever
oh i see it now, thanks for help
"Param/Value" for Amber Sun 10 is fixed now!
Go to files on this page, and you'll see all maps.
sorry but something wrong with the download link
the guide said place map file in folder name Crimson Moon or Amber sun
but when unrar download link only have 10 map for Aureolin Eclipse?
When I tried to set a shortcut to launch the Aurelian Eclipse mission launcher, it says that the map or the mods associated are no longer available. Can someone help with this problem?