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:*Tool = modding tools, for extracting, modifying, verifying, re-packing etc.  
 
:*Tool = modding tools, for extracting, modifying, verifying, re-packing etc.  
  
==General Set-up Information==
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==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?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>
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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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* 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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===Mod Set-up and Launching===
 
* 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>
* 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=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>
 
 
* 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]]
 
* 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]]
 
* 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)
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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 and Principles===
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Tools and modding approaches that will apply to multiple aspects of the game.
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* 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]]
 
* Resource - [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]]
 
* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=419073 Complete guide to ETW's localisation files (aka "The Loc")] - by [[Okmin]]
* Resource - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=4358 Official RAW Database Table (XML, XSD)] - CA Released Info
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* '''Tool - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?776975 Rusted PackFile Manager (RPFM)]''' - by [[Frodo45127]]  - <small>all Warscape</small>
* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?691495  Links to basic 'how to' guides for new modders] - by [[Alwyn]]  - <small>contents included in list below</small>
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* '''Tool - [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?730823 Pack File Manager 4+]''' - by [[daniu]] - <small>all Warscape</small>
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?601995 Easy Launcher] - by [[husserlTW]]
 
* 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 - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?680152-Pack-File-Manager-1-9-re-uploaded Pack File Manager 1.9 re-uploaded]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?680152-Pack-File-Manager-1-9-re-uploaded Pack File Manager 1.9 re-uploaded]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?234546 Pack File Manager 1.12 (w/ integrated .loc editor)] - by [[LtChambers]]  
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?234546 Pack File Manager 1.12 (w/ integrated .loc editor)] - by [[LtChambers]]  
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?280329  DBEditor 1.8] - by [[LtChambers]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?280329  DBEditor 1.8] - by [[LtChambers]]
* 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=480745 EasyEsf 1.0 (15/12)] - by [[husserlTW]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=480745 EasyEsf 1.0 (15/12)] - by [[husserlTW]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?623719 EditSF 1.1 - Added Array Editing] - by [[daniu]]
 
* 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?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]]
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=420408 DB<->TSV converter] - by [[taw]]
 
  
 
==Units==
 
==Units==
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* 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]]
 
* 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==
 
==Mapping==
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==Tool Support and Format Research==
 
==Tool Support and Format Research==
 
* 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>
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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>
 
* 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=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]]
 
* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=405896 Research of Unknown Areas in Startpos.esf] - by [[husserlTW]]
 
* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=405896 Research of Unknown Areas in Startpos.esf] - by [[husserlTW]]
 
* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=394328 FUSE driver for mounting .pack as virtual filesystem (for OSX and Linux)] - by [[taw]]
 
* 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=404026 Research on accuracy system in Empire: Total War] - by [[p.jakub88]]
 
* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=404026 Research on accuracy system in Empire: Total War] - by [[p.jakub88]]
 
* 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]]
 
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=428349 Command line pack file builder] - 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]]
  
 
==Miscellaneous==
 
==Miscellaneous==
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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♔]]
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=428349 Command line pack file builder] - by [[taw]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=419801 atlas<->tsv converter] - by [[taw]]
 
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Revision as of 06:07, 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

Mapping

Campaign Map (startpos)

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

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