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==General Information==
 
==General Information==
* '''Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?272139 STARTPOS.ESF analysis and modifications. HYBRID startpos.esf]''' - by [[husserlTW]] - <small>includes links to tools and other tutorials</small>
 
 
* '''Tutorial  - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?620537  Warscape Modding Primer]''' - by [[daniu]]  - <small>all Warscape</small>
 
* '''Tutorial  - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?620537  Warscape Modding Primer]''' - by [[daniu]]  - <small>all Warscape</small>
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=369741 Tips and Tricks in modding ETW and NTW] - by [[husserlTW]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=369741 Tips and Tricks in modding ETW and NTW] - by [[husserlTW]]
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?272139 STARTPOS.ESF analysis and modifications. HYBRID startpos.esf] - by [[husserlTW]] - <small>includes links to tools and other tutorials</small>
 
* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?691495  Links to basic 'how to' guides for new modders] - by [[Alwyn]]  - <small>contents also included in lists below</small>
 
* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?691495  Links to basic 'how to' guides for new modders] - by [[Alwyn]]  - <small>contents also included in lists below</small>
  
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?531071 Modeling & DB. Milkshape & UU3D. How wangrin and I use them] - by [[Bethencourt]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?531071 Modeling & DB. Milkshape & UU3D. How wangrin and I use them] - by [[Bethencourt]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?799715 How i cheated unit variation] - by [[rohan97]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?799715 How i cheated unit variation] - by [[rohan97]]
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?659140 Getting unit parts from NtW into ETW for starters] - by [[rohan97]]  
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?659140 Getting unit parts from NTW into ETW for starters] - by [[rohan97]]  
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=284792 Python converter for .variant_weighted_mesh model] - by [[KnightErrant]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=284792 Python converter for .variant_weighted_mesh model] - by [[KnightErrant]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=374051 Projectile model + Equipment model converter  + Animation converter. UPDATED: New plugin released, more model support available] - by [[T.C.]] <small>link to Ultimate Unwrap3D, commercial product</small>
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=374051 Projectile model + Equipment model converter  + Animation converter. UPDATED: New plugin released, more model support available] - by [[T.C.]] <small>link to Ultimate Unwrap3D, commercial product</small>
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?651483 How to create new building models] - by [[Quintus Hortensius Hortalus]] - <small>images missing</small>  
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?651483 How to create new building models] - by [[Quintus Hortensius Hortalus]] - <small>images missing</small>  
  
==Mapping==
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===Campaign Map (Start Positions)===
===Campaign Map (startpos)===
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Whilst the ETW campaign map cannot be re-designed in the same way as earlier Total War games alterations can be made to the starting set-up of regions and armies:
 
* '''Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?562723 Guide for adding a new building to the campaign map]''' - by [[uanime5]]
 
* '''Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?562723 Guide for adding a new building to the campaign map]''' - by [[uanime5]]
 
* '''Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?569236 ADVANCED How to make complicated startpos changes - hyprid method limitations - God Startpos]''' - by [[husserlTW]] - <small>for helping advanced Empire modders to make advanced changes in starting position and create a stable campaign</small>
 
* '''Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?569236 ADVANCED How to make complicated startpos changes - hyprid method limitations - God Startpos]''' - by [[husserlTW]] - <small>for helping advanced Empire modders to make advanced changes in starting position and create a stable campaign</small>
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=403697 bridge.markers converter] - by [[taw]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=403697 bridge.markers converter] - by [[taw]]
  
===Battle Map===
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==Battle Map==
 
* '''Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=431088 How to add a custom Battle Building]''' - by [[Primergy]]
 
* '''Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=431088 How to add a custom Battle Building]''' - by [[Primergy]]
 
* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=422588 Farm_Tile_Templates Research] - by [[Primergy]]
 
* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=422588 Farm_Tile_Templates Research] - by [[Primergy]]
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==Tool Support and Format Research==
 
==Tool Support and Format Research==
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Section includes some of the more obscure tools and information more likely to be of use to tool makers than general modders.
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=291282 Guide to Using DBEditor] - by [[Jinarik]] - <small>images missing</small>
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=291282 Guide to Using DBEditor] - by [[Jinarik]] - <small>images missing</small>
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=403180 How to mount multiple views of pack files simultaneously] - by [[taw]] - <small>(using FUSE)</small>
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=403180 How to mount multiple views of pack files simultaneously] - by [[taw]] - <small>(using FUSE)</small>
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?674085-How-to-unpatch-E-TW&p=14252465&viewfull=1#post14252465 How to unpatch Empire Total War (one way to fix siege lag)]  - by [[Alwyn]]
 
* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?674085-How-to-unpatch-E-TW&p=14252465&viewfull=1#post14252465 How to unpatch Empire Total War (one way to fix siege lag)]  - by [[Alwyn]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=261597 How to remove the Fog of War Bug from Minor Factions] - [[by erasmus777]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=261597 How to remove the Fog of War Bug from Minor Factions] - [[by erasmus777]]
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=233946 ~ Ketzer's Guide On Getting Rid Of Projectile Clairvoyance ~] - by [[Ketzerfreund]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=233946 Ketzer's Guide On Getting Rid Of Projectile Clairvoyance] - by [[Ketzerfreund]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=297813 How to get rid of the Warpath menu and get your old menu back] - by [[hip63]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=297813 How to get rid of the Warpath menu and get your old menu back] - by [[hip63]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=239575 How to create your own modded patch.pack files] - by [[lesterthenerd]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=239575 How to create your own modded patch.pack files] - by [[lesterthenerd]]
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?423064 Guide to get the unrestricted camera for beginners (preferences script)] - by [[Turumba]]
 
* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?423064 Guide to get the unrestricted camera for beginners (preferences script)] - by [[Turumba]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=295951 BIK RAD TOOLS (for videos)] - by [[♔KillZoneGB♔]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=295951 BIK RAD TOOLS (for videos)] - by [[♔KillZoneGB♔]]
 
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Revision as of 06:17, 16 May 2020

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Tutorials, resources and tools for modding Empire: Total War:

The below listing provides links to tutorials, useful answers to common modding questions, resources and tools, divided by category.
When adding items please keep to existing format with the type of article first;

  • Tutorial = extensive tutorial, step by step how to mod something etc.
  • Answer = short piece on minor topic or answer to frequently asked question.
  • Resource = lists of things that work in-game, docudemons, templates, downloads of helpful starting set-ups etc.
  • Tool = modding tools, for extracting, modifying, verifying, re-packing etc.

General Information

Mod Set-up and Launching

Common Tools and Principles

Tools and modding approaches that will apply to multiple aspects of the game.

Units

Naval Units

Unit Stats

Formations

Models

Animations

Textures

Banners

Recruitment

Cultures & Factions

Characters

Agents

Buildings

Campaign Map (Start Positions)

Whilst the ETW campaign map cannot be re-designed in the same way as earlier Total War games alterations can be made to the starting set-up of regions and armies:

Battle Map

Sounds

Music

2D Graphics

Scripting

Mid-Campaign Cheats and Preferences Settings

These items are unlikely to be used in modding, but maybe useful for reference or testing:

Tool Support and Format Research

Section includes some of the more obscure tools and information more likely to be of use to tool makers than general modders.

Miscellaneous

See Also


Total War Modding

Indexes to Tools, Tutorials & Resources by Game:
Three Kingdoms | Warhammer I & II | Attila | Rome II | Shogun 2 | Napoleon: Total War | Empire: Total War | Medieval II: Total War | Rome: Total War
Cross Platform Information:
Modelling, Textures and Graphics - Modding Index

Main Categories for Other Modding Pages on the Wiki:
M2TW Modding Category | RTW Modding Category

Modding Workshops on TWC:
Three Kingdoms | Brittania | Warhammer I & II | Attila | Rome II | Shogun 2 | Napoleon: Total War | Empire: Total War | Medieval II: Total War | Rome: Total War | Medieval I