SHCPlayer is a game launcher that inject plugins (mods) in Stronghold Crusader game. It works as a background service and automatically injects plugins when it finds a game process. It doens't modify game files so after you close SHCPlayer and restart the game, non modified game version will be launched.

1) Hub
Patches the game to version 1.x.2
- fix many game bugs, add many minor QoL features
- add King of the Hill mode, like in Stronghold 1
- add observer mode for players in multiplayer matches
- save last match settings between game sessions
- improve moat drawing and unit binds
- deselect tent only when unit group no longer contains engineers
Full list of changes is available in ReadMe's changelog

2) Replay
This plugin records every skirmish game you play as a replay and save it to path_to_documets\Stronghold Crusader\Replays directory. Then you can play those replay at "Custom Scenarios/Play Replay" menu. While in replay mode Numpad+/Numpad- changes game speed up to 1000.
This plugins records only skirmish games, both singleplayer and multiplayer. History mission, custom scenarios and castle builder aren't supported.

3) AIVEditor
This plugin was supporsed to be an ingame castle editor for AI, but I abandoned this idea and stoped just on AI castle viewer. Go to "Custom Scenarios/Vilalge Editor" to select AI castle to view. While in edit mode press Numpad+/Numpad- to switch between AI build steps.

4) Hotkey
This plugin add configurable hotkeys in the game. Under [Hotkey] section in Config.ini file there is a list of all available game actions and correcponding hotkeys. Some actions may override another. Specific actions (i.e. buy unit) has more priority than global (like select granary) so you can assign same key for them. Hotkeys works only in skirmish match.
Besides that plugin adds multiplier for some actions such as Shift+Click to hire x10 units or x5 market products.

5) AdvancedMap
This plugin makes minimap more convenient to use. Plugin disables minimap scrolling and downscales the image so it fit entire area. You can adjust landscape color and unit size and disable civilians on minimap in config file.


Requirements:
Stronghold Crusader HD v1.41 or Stronghold Crusader HD v1.3 (Extreme isn't supported)
.NET Framework 4.5 - Microsoft.com
Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 - Microsoft.com

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SHCPlayer v7

SHCPlayer v7

Full Version 4 comments

7th release beta. Hub v1.x2. Replay v1.03. AdvancedMap v1.01. Hotkey v1.02. AIVEditor v1.0 beta 7: window mode, player color, improved send map, custom...

SHCPlayer v6

SHCPlayer v6

Full Version

6th release Added new Advanced map plugin. Fixed Replay plugin. Improved Hotkey plugin.

SHCPlayer v4

SHCPlayer v4

Full Version

4th release Updated Replay plugin to v1.01 (fixed game bug leading to incorrect replay playback)

SHCPlayer v3

SHCPlayer v3

Full Version

3rd release SHCPlayer with 3 plugins: MultiPatch, AIVEditor and Replay

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scrucing
scrucing

Could you release KoTH mode separately? or could you do a plugin for 1.40 game version (I know it's silly but I don't like 1.41 game intro with crusader 2 ad :D) or I could get an 1.3 .exe just for this if I knew where to get it..

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JuGGerNaunT Creator
JuGGerNaunT

KotH is part of the patch. I can't release it separately even for 1.41, it heavily depends on other parts of the patch. But if it's only about the ads, you can delete gfx/logo2_shc2.tgx file in v1.41 and replace logo1.tgx and logo3.tgx to corresponding files from 1.40.

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Guest
Guest

Hey, I downgraded my Stronghold Crusader HD Steam install to version 1.3 and I can launch it without the SHCPlayer just fine. Unfortunately when I try to open the game through the SHCPlayer it goes just past the first red bar loading screen and crashes. Alternatively when I start Stronghold normally through Steam and tab out to start SHCPlayer it says "HUB is injected" but it doesn't seem to have actually done anything in the game or crashes when I tab in. (50/50) Any help is appreciated!

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JuGGerNaunT Creator
JuGGerNaunT

I investigated this issue. It turns out that Firefly uses different executable files for languages with non latin characters. These are Russian, Ukrainian, Japanese and Chinese. I will check whether I can adapt my mod for those languages, if not then the only option is to use English version.

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JuGGerNaunT Creator
JuGGerNaunT

Probably, your game version isn't 1.3. Maybe steam automatically update your game to newer version. There is an option to set up custom path to SHC game path. 'GamePath' in Config.ini . You may try to downgrade game to 1.3, create its duplicate, set path to this duplicate and try to launch SHCPlayer with that.

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codenstarz
codenstarz

Wow! this is just what I was looking for, also does it fix the ox tether blocking the AI gatehouse problem? maybe by somehow tagging ox tether as a military building so it cannot be placed near enemy buildings?

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JuGGerNaunT Creator
JuGGerNaunT

No, patch doesn't fix this issue, but I thought about it. The thing is such blocking is intentional player action and if player don't want to ruin AI economy, he can just avoid this trick. Player don't need a patch to play fair game.

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GRhin
GRhin

latest update is an empty .zip?

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JuGGerNaunT Creator
JuGGerNaunT

Just rechecked it. It's absolutely fine.

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GRhin
GRhin

OK, i just tried to download again, it gave me an empty .zip folder once again, and a size of 0 bytes.
Any ideas why it does that for me? that is SHCPlayer v6. v5 comes as a .rar which seems to be fine.

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JuGGerNaunT Creator
JuGGerNaunT

try other web browser. it may be somehow related to your security settings/antivirus

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