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<big>Tutorials, resources and tools for modding [[Empire: Total War]]:'''</big>
 
  
The below listing provides links to tutorials, useful answers to common modding questions, resources and tools, divided by category.<br>
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'''The below listing provides links to tutorials, useful answers to common modding questions, resources and tools, divided by category.'''<br>
:*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.
 
  
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==General Information==
 
==General Information==
* '''Tutorial  - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?620537  Warscape Modding Primer]''' - by [[daniu]]  - <small>all Warscape</small>
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* 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]]
 
* 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?272139 STARTPOS.ESF analysis and modifications. HYBRID startpos.esf] - by [[husserlTW]] - <small>includes links to tools and other tutorials</small>
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* 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]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?239933-TUTORIAL-How-to-create-Mods How to create Mods] - by [[MrThib]] - <small>images missing</small>
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?239933-TUTORIAL-How-to-create-Mods How to create Mods] - by [[MrThib]] - <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]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=418688 How to install various types of mods for ETW] - by [[ForteS]]
 
* Answer - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?696782&p=14661395&viewfull=1#post14661395 ways to activate mods for Empire Total War] - by [[Alwyn]]
 
* 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.]]
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* 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>
 
* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?239487-Empire-Mod-Architecture-Primer Empire Mod Architecture Primer] - by [[JeromeGrasdyke]] (CA)
 
* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?239487-Empire-Mod-Architecture-Primer Empire Mod Architecture Primer] - by [[JeromeGrasdyke]] (CA)
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?601995 Easy Launcher] - by [[husserlTW]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?601995 Easy Launcher] - by [[husserlTW]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=240335 Mod Manager 1.5] - by [[LtChambers]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=240335 Mod Manager 1.5] - by [[LtChambers]]
  
===Common Tools and Principles===
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===Common Tools===
Tools and modding approaches that will apply to multiple aspects of the game.
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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>
* Resource - [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=332238 The great DB Manual] - by [[Lazy Knight]]
* Resource - [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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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=419073 Complete guide to ETW's localisation files (aka "The Loc")] - by [[Okmin]]
 
* '''Tool - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?776975 Rusted PackFile Manager (RPFM)]''' - by [[Frodo45127]]  - <small>all Warscape</small>
 
* '''Tool - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?776975 Rusted PackFile Manager (RPFM)]''' - by [[Frodo45127]]  - <small>all Warscape</small>
 
* '''Tool - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?730823 Pack File Manager 4+]''' - by [[daniu]] - <small>all Warscape</small>
 
* '''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?t=303205 EsfEditor 1.4.5 (Updated Oct 24, 2009)] - by [[erasmus777]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=303205 EsfEditor 1.4.5 (Updated Oct 24, 2009)] - by [[erasmus777]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=421165 Esf Transformation Scripts - the most awesome thing in esf world since esf2xml] - by [[taw]]
 
* 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>
* 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]]  
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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]]  
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=413091 How to add a new Cannon Model] - by [[Primergy]] - <small>images missing</small>  
 
* 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 - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?659140 Getting unit parts from NTW into ETW for starters] - by [[rohan97]]  
 
* 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>
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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===
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==Campaign Map (Start Positions)==
 
==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:
 
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]]
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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]]
* '''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?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?562723 Guide for adding a new building to the campaign map (towns, farms, or resources)] - by [[uanime5]]  
 
* 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]]  
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=462638 Adding New towns to a Region] - by [[Ulsterman]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=462638 Adding New towns to a Region] - by [[Ulsterman]]
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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>
 
* 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>
 
* 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=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.]]
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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]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?604285 How to change a region's religious percentage using-ESF-Editor] - by [[Legend of War]]
 
* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=355187 Guide to the ETW map] - by [[uanime5]]
 
* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=355187 Guide to the ETW map] - by [[uanime5]]
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===Factions===
 
===Factions===
* '''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?t=307640 How to add a new faction replacing an existing one] - by [[husserlTW]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?730373 How to Make Emergent Faction Playable - NO HYBRID] - by [[bk2-modder]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?730373 How to Make Emergent Faction Playable - NO HYBRID] - by [[bk2-modder]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?726204 Guide to faction flags & icons] - by [[wangrin]] - <small>images missing</small>
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?726204 Guide to faction flags & icons] - by [[wangrin]] - <small>images missing</small>
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==Battle Map==
 
==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]]
 
* 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]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=403290 farm_fields_tile_texture packer and unpacker] - by [[taw]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=403290 farm_fields_tile_texture packer and unpacker] - by [[taw]]
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==UI==
 
==UI==
This section is for general alterations to the UI, for specific individual items e.g. faction flags, please see the sections above.
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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.
 
* 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?563925 Icons with Photoshop CS4] - by [[Bethencourt]] - <small>no images</small>
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?563925 Icons with Photoshop CS4] - by [[Bethencourt]] - <small>no images</small>
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===Videos===
 
===Videos===
 
* 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♔]]
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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]]
  
 
==Mid-Campaign Cheats and Preferences Settings==
 
==Mid-Campaign Cheats and Preferences Settings==
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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]]
 
* 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]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=428349 Command line pack file builder] - by [[taw]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=428349 Command line pack file builder] - by [[taw]]
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=419801 atlas<->tsv converter] - by [[taw]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=420408 DB<->TSV converter] - by [[taw]]
 
  
 
==Miscellaneous==
 
==Miscellaneous==
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* 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>
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=397693 How to save changes in *.loc file] - by [[p.jakub88]]
 
 
* 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>
 
* 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>
 
* Answer -  [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?691755 How to add slaves as a commodity (plus icon attachment)] - by [[argonian68]]  
 
* Answer -  [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?691755 How to add slaves as a commodity (plus icon attachment)] - by [[argonian68]]  

Latest revision as of 06:42, 17 May 2020

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

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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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