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<big>Tutorials and resources for modding [[Empire: Total War]]:'''</big>
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<center><big>Tutorials, resources and tools for modding [[Empire: Total War]]:'''</big>
  
For tools currently see: [[ETW Modding Tools]] ''(incomplete list - may be merged here)''.
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'''The below listing provides links to tutorials, useful answers to common modding questions, resources and tools, divided by category.'''<br>
  
The below listing provides links to tutorials, useful answers to common modding questions and resources, divided by category.<br>
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{{ModdingIndexNotes}}</center>
When adding items please keep to existing format with the type of article first;<br>
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:*Tutorial = extensive tutorial, step by step how to mod something etc.
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==General Information==
:*Answer = short piece on minor topic or answer to frequently asked question.
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* Tutorial  - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?620537  Warscape Modding Primer] - by [[daniu]]  - <small>all Warscape</small>
:*Resource = lists of things that work in-game, docudemons, templates, downloads of helpful starting set-ups etc.
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* 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>
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* 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>
  
==General Set-up Information==
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===Mod Set-up and Launching===
* '''Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?691495-Links-to-basic-how-to-guides-for-new-modders Links to basic 'how to' guides for new modders]''' - by [[Alwyn]] 
 
* '''Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?272139-STARTPOS-ESF 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?t=293150 Replacing the grand campaign] - by [[alpaca]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=293150 Replacing the grand campaign] - by [[alpaca]]
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?239933-TUTORIAL-How-to-create-Mods How to create Mods] - by [[MrThib]] - <small>images missing</small>
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=418688 How to install various types of mods for ETW] - by [[ForteS]]
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?696782&p=14661395&viewfull=1#post14661395 ways to activate mods for Empire Total War] - by [[Alwyn]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=447468 How to use modfoldered map files in the multiplayer campaign] - by [[T.C.]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=275922 Mod-Foldering regions.esf and other campaign map data] - by [[Irmo]] - <small>images missing</small>
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=275922 Mod-Foldering regions.esf and other campaign map data] - by [[Irmo]] - <small>images missing</small>
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=418688 How to install various types of mods for ETW] - by [[ForteS]]
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* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?239487-Empire-Mod-Architecture-Primer Empire Mod Architecture Primer] - by [[JeromeGrasdyke]] (CA)
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?601995 Easy Launcher] - by [[husserlTW]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=240335 Mod Manager 1.5] - by [[LtChambers]]
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===Common Tools===
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Tools and associated tutorials that will apply to multiple aspects of the game.
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=435765 Perfect ESF<->XML converter - Modifications Tutorial] - by [[ForteS]]  - <small>includes ids and 'how-to' make various basic changes</small>
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=435765 Perfect ESF<->XML converter - Modifications Tutorial] - by [[ForteS]]  - <small>includes ids and 'how-to' make various basic changes</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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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=332238 The great DB Manual] - by [[Lazy Knight]]
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=419073 Complete guide to ETW's localisation files (aka "The Loc")] - by [[Okmin]]
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* '''Tool - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?776975 Rusted PackFile Manager (RPFM)]''' - by [[Frodo45127]]  - <small>all Warscape</small>
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* '''Tool - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?730823 Pack File Manager 4+]''' - by [[daniu]] - <small>all Warscape</small>
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?680152-Pack-File-Manager-1-9-re-uploaded Pack File Manager 1.9 re-uploaded]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?234546 Pack File Manager 1.12 (w/ integrated .loc editor)] - by [[LtChambers]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?280329  DBEditor 1.8] - by [[LtChambers]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=480745 EasyEsf 1.0 (15/12)] - by [[husserlTW]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?623719 EditSF 1.1 - Added Array Editing] - by [[daniu]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?637771 Savegame Parser support tool for EditSF] - by [[RoninX2807]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=303205 EsfEditor 1.4.5 (Updated Oct 24, 2009)] - by [[erasmus777]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=421165 Esf Transformation Scripts - the most awesome thing in esf world since esf2xml] - by [[taw]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=419801 atlas<->tsv converter] - by [[taw]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=420408 DB<->TSV converter] - by [[taw]]
  
 
==Units==
 
==Units==
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=238847 How to create a custom unit - a complete guide] - by [[Aldgarkalaughskel]] - <small>images missing</small>
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=238847 How to create a custom unit - a complete guide] - by [[Aldgarkalaughskel]] - <small>images missing</small>
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* Tutorial - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?679577-How-to-create-a-new-unit How to create a new unit (for new modders): with guides and PFM advice] - by [[Alwyn]] - <small>images missing</small>
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=239545 How to add from another faction's unit to your faction] - by [[The Phenom]] - <small>Example use:</small> [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=245174 Added Norwegian Ski Troops] - by [[Isostran]]  
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=239545 How to add from another faction's unit to your faction] - by [[The Phenom]] - <small>Example use:</small> [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=245174 Added Norwegian Ski Troops] - by [[Isostran]]  
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?240273-Rookie-s-guide-on-how-to-mod-unit-specs-with-PFM-1-9-9&p=4763832&viewfull=1#post4763832 Rookie's guide on how to mod unit specs with PFM 1.9.9] - by [[Sir.Cunningham]]
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=413091 How to add a new Cannon Model] - by [[Primergy]] - <small>images missing</small>
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?238847-How-to-create-a-custom-unit-a-complete-guide&p=15113999&viewfull=1#post15113999 How to unlock a unit (comprehensive guide)] - by [[Alwyn]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=295716 How to Enable Unique Regiment Names] - by [[The Vicar]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=295716 How to Enable Unique Regiment Names] - by [[The Vicar]]
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=413091 How to add a new Cannon Model] - by [[Primergy]] - <small>images missing</small>
 
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=280080 Fixed Squares with larger unit sizes] - by [[Ergonomics]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=280080 Fixed Squares with larger unit sizes] - by [[Ergonomics]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?524257 Adding pistols to cavalry] - by [[Geronimo2006]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?524257 Adding pistols to cavalry] - by [[Geronimo2006]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?514915 Changing a units 2nd weapon] - by [[General Brewster]]
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?699628-Editing-stats-no-effect&p=14708329&viewfull=1#post14708329 How to convert an infantry unit from using swords to using muskets] - by [[Alwyn]]
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?610335-Editing-Units&p=13064090&viewfull=1#post13064090 Editing Units with Db editor instead of PFM] - by [[♔hammeredalways♔]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?522159 EasyDb for ETW Units] - by [[husserlTW]]
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===Naval Units===
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=329169 NAVAL MODDING] - by [[Bethencourt]]
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?679577-How-to-create-a-new-unit-(for-new-modders)-which-guides-and-PFMs-work-for-me&p=14644830&viewfull=1#post14644830 How to create a new naval unit & How to unlock naval units] - by [[Alwyn]]
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?680140-Changing-naval-stats-back-to-the-pre-1-4-version&p=14360968&viewfull=1#post14360968 How to change the statistics of ships back to before 1.4 version (includes example mini-mods)] - by [[Alwynn]]
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?666324-4th-Rate-Frigate How to unlock and edit Fourth Rate Frigates (with historical research)] - by [[Quintus Hortensius Hortalus]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=408279 How to change marines in naval-battles] - by [[Geronimo2006]] - <small>images missing</small>
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=408279 How to change marines in naval-battles] - by [[Geronimo2006]] - <small>images missing</small>
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?514915 Changing a units 2nd weapon] - by [[General Brewster]]
 
  
 
===Models===
 
===Models===
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=374975 Getting your custom weapons in game] - by [[T.C.]] - <small>images missing</small>  
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=374975 Getting your custom weapons in game] - by [[T.C.]] - <small>images missing</small>  
 
* 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]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?799715 How i cheated unit variation] - 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]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=284792 Python converter for .variant_weighted_mesh model] - by [[KnightErrant]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=374051 Projectile model + Equipment model converter  + Animation converter] - by [[T.C.]] <small>link to Ultimate Unwrap3D, commercial product</small>
  
 
===Textures===
 
===Textures===
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=249239 Gloss maps explained] - by [[just]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=249239 Gloss maps explained] - by [[just]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?687309 Gimp making proper normal maps] - by [[Bavarian Grenadier]]
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===Animations===
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?702223 Importing and exporting animation using Ultimate Unwrap 3D] - by [[wangrin]]
  
===Banners===
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===Unit Flags/Banners===
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=321303 How to add new flags - COMPLETED] - by [[husserlTW]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=321303 How to add new flags - COMPLETED] - by [[husserlTW]]
  
===Recruitment===
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===Unit Stats and Abilities===
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?585044 Regions of recruitment or AOR-system] - by [[Bethencourt]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?240273-Rookie-s-guide-on-how-to-mod-unit-specs-with-PFM-1-9-9&p=4763832&viewfull=1#post4763832 Rookie's guide on how to mod unit specs with PFM 1.9.9] - by [[Sir.Cunningham]]
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?674419 How to mod unit experience (the benefits of chevrons and how quickly units get chevrons)] - by [[Alwyn]]
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?678780-How-i-change-the-unit-stats&p=14335317&viewfull=1#post14335317  How to edit the range of weapons (and example mini-mod)] - by [[Alwyn]]
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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]]
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===Formations===
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* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?476850 Groupformations: Warscape Battle Formations] - by [[The Hedge Knight]] - <small>ETW & NTW</small>
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=464784 Sinuhet ETW groupformations editor] - by [[Sinuhet]]
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==Campaign Map (Start Positions)==
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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:
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?562723 Guide for adding a new building to the campaign map] - by [[uanime5]]
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* 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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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?562723 Guide for adding a new building to the campaign map (towns, farms, or resources)] - by [[uanime5]]
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=462638 Adding New towns to a Region] - by [[Ulsterman]]
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?242764 How to change region ownerships + enable emergent factions to be played] - by [[GeorgiaPeanuts]]
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* Tutorial - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?667180-How-to-remove-a-trade-route-from-the-startpos How to remove a trade route from the startpos] - by [[Alwyn]] - <small>images missing</small>
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?658015-How-to-remove-city-forts-from-the-startpos How to remove city forts from the startpos (and from saved game)] - by [[Alwyn]]
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?666262-ESF-Adding-Settlement-Fortifications&p=14090644&viewfull=1#post14090644 How to edit the startpos so that cities are fortified at the start of the game] - by [[Alwyn]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=264763 How to activate an emergent port or town-UPDATED (startpos.esf 22/06)] - by [[husserlTW]]
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?272139-STARTPOS-ESF-analysis-and-modifications-HYBRID-startpos-esf&p=14561568&viewfull=1#post14561568 How to change which faction is emergent in a region] - by [[Alwyn]] - <small>images missing</small>
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=407910 Change region ownerships without FOW bug (easy method)] - by [[shokh]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?604285 How to change a region's religious percentage using-ESF-Editor] - by [[Legend of War]]
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* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=355187 Guide to the ETW map] - by [[uanime5]]
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* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=298411 Regions List] - by [[Gerlandric]]
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* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?745997 Studying the methods used by the Russian moders who reactivated regions + discoveries] - by [[rohan97]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=416853 Stupid (supertexture tool)] - by [[crux3D]] - <small>for map</small>
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=403697 bridge.markers converter] - by [[taw]]
  
==Cultures & Factions==
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==Campaign Elements==
* '''Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=307640 How to add a new faction replacing an existing one]''' - by [[husserlTW]]
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===Cultures===
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?577504 How to add new new cultures and subcultures] - by [[uanime5]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?577504 How to add new new cultures and subcultures] - by [[uanime5]]
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===Factions===
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=307640 How to add a new faction replacing an existing one] - by [[husserlTW]]
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?730373 How to Make Emergent Faction Playable - NO HYBRID] - by [[bk2-modder]]
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?726204 Guide to faction flags & icons] - by [[wangrin]] - <small>images missing</small>
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?336697 How to unlock non playable and emergent factions] - by [[husserlTW]] - <small>written for NTW</small> 
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?691492-How-to-edit-a-faction-description How to edit a faction description in the startpos and a modded pack file] - by [[Alwyn]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=243034 How to Change/add Victory Conditions] - by [[Seraphim]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=243034 How to Change/add Victory Conditions] - by [[Seraphim]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=294045 Keeping your old flag after a revolution] - by [[Rekcinad]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=294045 Keeping your old flag after a revolution] - by [[Rekcinad]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=423860 How to change factions' turn order] - by [[Okmin]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=423860 How to change factions' turn order] - by [[Okmin]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=261597 How to remove the Fog of War Bug from Minor Factions] - [[by erasmus777]]
  
 
===Characters===
 
===Characters===
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?687276 Recruitable Historical Generals with correct Portrait!] - by [[ Quintus Hortensius Hortalus]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=245490 Rename your Admiral's / General's / King's / Edit Family Tree] - by [[Macdaddy02]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=245490 Rename your Admiral's / General's / King's / Edit Family Tree] - by [[Macdaddy02]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=264106 Change ministerial titles] - by [[jeweetwel_youknow]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=264106 Change ministerial titles] - by [[jeweetwel_youknow]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?619211 Changing a king to a queen] - by [[Geronimo2006]] - <small>missing image</small>
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?619211 Changing a king to a queen] - by [[Geronimo2006]] - <small>missing image</small>
  
===Agents===
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====Agents====
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?563692 How to add "sabotage army" ability] - by [[Lordsith]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?563692 How to add "sabotage army" ability] - by [[Lordsith]]
  
==Buildings==
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===Buildings===
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=589841 Breaking up existing and adding new Building Chains] - by [[Minas Moth]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=589841 Breaking up existing and adding new Building Chains] - by [[Minas Moth]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?594156 How to add new building chains] - by [[Quintus Hortensius Hortalus]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?594156 How to add new building chains] - by [[Quintus Hortensius Hortalus]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=265339 How to add new building slots upgrading cities] - by [[husserlTW]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=265339 How to add new building slots upgrading cities] - by [[husserlTW]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=260304 How to add buildings/slots to Cities] - by [[demis14]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=260304 How to add buildings/slots to Cities] - by [[demis14]]
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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>
  
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===Army/Unit Recruitment===
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* Tutorial - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?669519 How to mod the AOR (area of recruitment) of a unit] - by [[Alwyn]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?585044 Regions of recruitment or AOR-system] - by [[Bethencourt]]
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?686185 How to allow a faction to recruit a unit which it normally cannot recruit due to government type (and example mini-mod)] - by [[Alwyn]]
  
==Mapping==
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===Diplomacy===
===Campaign Map===
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=275411 Diplomacy editing] - by [[Alex1987]]
* '''Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?562723 Guide for adding a new building to the campaign map]''' - by [[uanime5]]
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?689688&p=14527281&viewfull=1#post14527281 How to prevent Britain, France and Spain from taking over their protectorates] - by [[Alwyn]]  
* '''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?t=462638 Adding New towns to a Region] - by [[Ulsterman]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=264763 How to activate an emergent port or town-UPDATED (startpos.esf 22/06)] - by [[husserlTW]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=407910 Change region ownerships without FOW bug (easy method)] - by [[shokh]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=447468 How to use modfoldered map files in the multiplayer campaign] - by [[T.C.]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?604285" How to change a region's religious percentage using-ESF-Editor] - by [[Legend of War]]
 
  
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===Research===
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?751439 One Turn Research (Desired Faction Only)] - by [[RDNA]]
  
===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]]
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=431088 How to add a custom Battle Building] - by [[Primergy]]
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* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=422588 Farm_Tile_Templates Research] - by [[Primergy]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=403290 farm_fields_tile_texture packer and unpacker] - by [[taw]]
  
 
==Sounds==
 
==Sounds==
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=289081 How to change national language] - by [[Hegemon de Pagan]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=289081 How to change national language] - by [[Hegemon de Pagan]]
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* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?478907-Symphony-(sound-unpacker-packer)/page4&p=11481215#post11481215 Structure of binary sound files] - by [[crux3D]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=423086 anim_sound_event converter] - by [[taw]]
  
 
===Music===
 
===Music===
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=235817 Guide on using your own MP3s to replace in-game music] - by [[LordWedggie]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=235817 Guide on using your own MP3s to replace in-game music] - by [[LordWedggie]]
  
==2D Graphics==
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==UI==
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?563925 Icons with Photoshop CS4] - by [[Bethencourt]]
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This section is for general alterations to the User Interface, for specific individual items e.g. faction flags, please see the sections above.
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* 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]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?563925 Icons with Photoshop CS4] - by [[Bethencourt]] - <small>no images</small>
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=420337 UI layout file <-> xml converter - now handles 94% files from both ETW and NTW] - by [[taw]]
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===Videos===
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=295951 BIK RAD TOOLS (for videos)] - by [[♔KillZoneGB♔]]
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===Text Descriptions===
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=419073 Complete guide to ETW's localisation files (aka "The Loc")] - by [[Okmin]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=397693 How to save changes in *.loc file] - by [[p.jakub88]]
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==Mid-Campaign Cheats and Preferences Settings==
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These items are unlikely to be used in modding, but maybe useful for reference or testing:
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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]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=228659 Limited ammo setting in preferences file] - by [[DeadlyBlowfish]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=327484 Editing Campaign Unit Sizes/Scale MID-CAMPAIGN] - by [[Exanimous]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=309110 How to get Infinite Money ~without altering game files] - bt [[Pentel]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=235225 Saved Campaign Unit Multiplier Editor] - by [[Vladan]]
  
==Scripting==
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==Tool Support and Format Research==
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=275411 Diplomacy editing] - by [[Alex1987]]
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This section includes some of the more obscure tools and information more likely to be of use to tool makers than general modders.
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=291282 Guide to Using DBEditor] - by [[Jinarik]] - <small>images missing</small>
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* 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 - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=232641 Modding game mechanics in DB files] - by [[LtChambers]] - <small>early explanation of editing files using hex editor</small>
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* Resource - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=4358 Official RAW Database Table (XML, XSD)] - CA Released Info, reposted by [[Leonardo]]
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* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=405896 Research of Unknown Areas in Startpos.esf] - by [[husserlTW]]
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* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=394328 FUSE driver for mounting .pack as virtual filesystem (for OSX and Linux)] - by [[taw]]
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* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=421374 Lua code snippets in etwng repository] - by [[taw]]
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* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=394061 New github repository etwng for all format discoveries and code opened] - by [[taw]]
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* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?546103 ETW Runtime Memory Stucture Documention] - by [[.Mitch.]]
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* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?276577 Research/WIP: UI Editing/Lua Decompiler] - by [[alpaca]]
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* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?768672 All Lua files in readable format (Battle, FrontEnd, UI, Army & Fleets etc)] - by [[Sirlion]]
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* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=245047 Rigid_model / rigid_mesh converter] - by [[just]] - <small>tool missing, has mesh format info</small>
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* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=404026 Research on accuracy system in Empire: Total War] - by [[p.jakub88]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?792771-Request-new-link-or-alternatives-for-taw-tools-Jruby-1-5-6&p=15725979&viewfull=1#post15725979 JRuby (required for taw's tools)] - by [[izzi]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=428349 Command line pack file builder] - by [[taw]]
  
 
==Miscellaneous==
 
==Miscellaneous==
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=291282 Guide to Using DBEditor] - by [[Jinarik]] - <small>images missing</small>
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* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?681497p=14379254&viewfull=1#post14379254 How to edit the names of units, names of provinces etc (editing the localisation file)] - 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]]
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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 - [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=239575 How to create your own modded patch.pack files] - by [[lesterthenerd]] - <small>old method</small>
* 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=455494 How to get 20+ units per army in the campaign] - by |Quintus Sertorius|
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=455494 How to get 20+ units per army in the campaign] - by |Quintus Sertorius|
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=232641 Modding game mechanics in DB files] - by [[LtChambers]] - <small>early explanation of editing files using hex editor</small>
 
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=455973 How to edit Turns Per Year in startpos.esf by using ESF Editor] - by [[Apolloa]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=455973 How to edit Turns Per Year in startpos.esf by using ESF Editor] - by [[Apolloa]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=455987 How to edit Victory Condition & Regions to capture by editing startpos.esf] - by [[Apolloa]] - <small>also covered in: [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?272139-STARTPOS-ESF STARTPOS.ESF analysis and modifications. HYBRID startpos.esf]</small>
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=455987 How to edit Victory Condition & Regions to capture by editing startpos.esf] - by [[Apolloa]] - <small>also covered in: [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?272139-STARTPOS-ESF STARTPOS.ESF analysis and modifications. HYBRID startpos.esf]</small>
* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=404026 Research on accuracy system in Empire: Total War] - by [[p.jakub88]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=399645 How to disable the replenish troops button in Grand Campaign] - by [[p.jakub88]] - <small> relies on deleting vanilla file</small>
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* Answer -  [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?691755 How to add slaves as a commodity (plus icon attachment)] - by [[argonian68]]  
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=477691 Tutorial List] on TWcenter.
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*'''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?1108-Tools-Tutorials-and-Resources Empire: Total War Tools, Tutorials and Resources]''' sub-forum on TWC where most of the tutorials and resources listed above are hosted.
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?651-Empire-Total-War-Mod-Workshop Empire: Total War Mod Workshop] on TWC to ask any questions not covered in the tutorials section.
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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.

You are welcome to edit this page, please read these notes for guidance:-
When adding subject areas please use this layout.

When adding items please keep to existing format with the type of article first;

  • Tutorial = extensive tutorial or guide, step by step how to mod something etc.
  • Answer = short piece on minor topic or answer to frequently asked question.
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General Information

Mod Set-up and Launching

Common Tools

Tools and associated tutorials that will apply to multiple aspects of the game.

Units

Naval Units

Models

Textures

Animations

Unit Flags/Banners

Unit Stats and Abilities

Formations

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:

Campaign Elements

Cultures

Factions

Characters

Agents

Buildings

Army/Unit Recruitment

Diplomacy

Research

Battle Map

Sounds

Music

UI

This section is for general alterations to the User Interface, for specific individual items e.g. faction flags, please see the sections above.

Videos

Text Descriptions

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

This 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

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