Do you think every slot needs to be filled in? As in 8 players in a game?
I dug up an old thread for AOE 2 with the same issue: https://steamcommunity.com/app/221380/discussions/2/648814300344204922/
I’m not sure if I permission to do that or something. Every time I try submit something it comes up with a blank box. I clicked submit scenario, but nothing happens basically.
Alternatively, if you have the Steam version (or if cross play is fixed the microsoft store version is fine) I could just share the map with you by hosting a game.
My Steam Profile Lrrr: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198006475694
You will notice if you check my workshop I have many mods and maps for AOE 2, so I’m experienced at this sort of thing. I’ve used trigger studio and advanced genie editor for my mods and maps. Mods for maps and stuff.
When I try submit a scenario here.
Each player is basically set up like this.
Everyone has 1 town center, 3 villagers. 10by10 gold and stone mines. 2 stacked fish shore fish (you can stack items on top of each in the editor using CRTL S to disable clipping) pools and two stacked river fish. (these stacked fish will last for hours) And bunch of other stuff. 3 players on each team own 4 towers and a wall at the start to guard the passes in the forest. The river can be used to trade with your allies, and you could sell the never ending fish food for gold.
Shape of map: