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* Answer - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?p=1342304#post1342304 Using mod switch without bat file] - by [[ShellShock]]
 
* Answer - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?p=1342304#post1342304 Using mod switch without bat file] - by [[ShellShock]]
 
* '''Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?352216 Creating a World - Bare Geomod]''' - by [[gigantus]]  
 
* '''Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?352216 Creating a World - Bare Geomod]''' - by [[gigantus]]  
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* Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?714887 Creating a World - Using Kingdom Campaigns as Mod Base] - by [[gigantus]]
 
* Resource - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=76099 Mod Folder Installer] - by [[Alpaca]]
 
* Resource - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=76099 Mod Folder Installer] - by [[Alpaca]]
 
* ''Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=168944 Basic Kingdoms Mod folder]'' - by [[gigantus]] - <small>superceded by Bare Geomod</small>
 
* ''Resource - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=168944 Basic Kingdoms Mod folder]'' - by [[gigantus]] - <small>superceded by Bare Geomod</small>
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* Tutorial - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=75706 Adding a New Unit] - by [[Musashi]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=75706 Adding a New Unit] - by [[Musashi]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=74945 Adding Other Factions Units to New Faction] - by [[M3rcury15]]  
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=74945 Adding Other Factions Units to New Faction] - by [[M3rcury15]]  
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?631276 Creating a World - Importing units from another mod] - by [[Gigantus]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=78236 Creating Dismounted Version of Existing Unit] - by [[Zorgrath]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=78236 Creating Dismounted Version of Existing Unit] - by [[Zorgrath]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=79455 Guide to Formatted modeldb File and Syntax Checker] - by [[KnightErrant]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=79455 Guide to Formatted modeldb File and Syntax Checker] - by [[KnightErrant]]
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?664588 Let's Mod - Age of Petty Kings: Unit Creation] - by [[AdmiralThrawn]] - <small>video tutorials</small>
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?664588 Let's Mod - Age of Petty Kings: Unit Creation] - by [[AdmiralThrawn]] - <small>video tutorials</small>
 
* Answer - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=83291 Adding a Unit to the Game - Solutions to FAQs] - by [[Hesford]]
 
* Answer - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=83291 Adding a Unit to the Game - Solutions to FAQs] - by [[Hesford]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=304177 Creating a World - Functional Grape Shot ] - by [[Gigantus]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=91969 Changing Mount Type of Cavalry Unit] - by [[AliAS]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=91969 Changing Mount Type of Cavalry Unit] - by [[AliAS]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=87288 Giving Units and Buildings the Free Upkeep Ability] - by [[Agronak gro-Malog]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=87288 Giving Units and Buildings the Free Upkeep Ability] - by [[Agronak gro-Malog]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=230009 How to remove "unlocalized placement text"] - by [[Nakharar]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?84043 formatted modeldb file and associated syntax checker] - by [[KnightErrant]]   
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?84043 formatted modeldb file and associated syntax checker] - by [[KnightErrant]]   
  
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===Recruitment===
 
===Recruitment===
 
* Tutorial - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=76357 Using Era System to Recruit Units] - by [[DukeofSerbia]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=76357 Using Era System to Recruit Units] - by [[DukeofSerbia]]
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?707820 Creating a World - Advanced recruiting with event counters ] - by [[Gigantus]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=90969 Creating ZoR (Zone of Recruitment) and Recruiting Mercenaries from Buildings] - by [[TWoxy]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=90969 Creating ZoR (Zone of Recruitment) and Recruiting Mercenaries from Buildings] - by [[TWoxy]]
  
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=3243827#post3243827 Creating a World - Adding detailed Regions] - by [[gigantus]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=3243827#post3243827 Creating a World - Adding detailed Regions] - by [[gigantus]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=3156148#post3156148 Creating a World - Adding permanent Stone Forts] - by  [[gigantus]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=3156148#post3156148 Creating a World - Adding permanent Stone Forts] - by  [[gigantus]]
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=197219 Nakharar's Basics: Descr_strat] - by [[Nakharar]]
 
* Answer - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=72810 DIY corrected regions map] - by [[Spur]]
 
* Answer - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=72810 DIY corrected regions map] - by [[Spur]]
 
* Resource - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=82397 Map Editing for AI Path-Finding Problems] - by [[nikolai1962]] <small>research project</small>
 
* Resource - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=82397 Map Editing for AI Path-Finding Problems] - by [[nikolai1962]] <small>research project</small>
 
* Resource - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=81780 Stripped Down Map] - by [[Alpaca]]
 
* Resource - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=81780 Stripped Down Map] - by [[Alpaca]]
 
* Resource - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=74616 Vanilla Map Settlement Position Numbers] - by Nem Godslayer
 
* Resource - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=74616 Vanilla Map Settlement Position Numbers] - by Nem Godslayer
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====Strat Models====
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Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=295845 Creating a World - Replacing Strat Models ] - by [[Gigantus]]
  
 
===Battle Map===
 
===Battle Map===
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==Factions, Cultures and Religion==
 
==Factions, Cultures and Religion==
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* '''Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=225194 Creating a World – Adding a new Faction ] - by [[Gigantus]] - <small>pdf manual with resources</small>
 
* '''Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=76202 Creating a New Faction using Saxons and Normans]''' - by [[selenius4tsd]]
 
* '''Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=76202 Creating a New Faction using Saxons and Normans]''' - by [[selenius4tsd]]
* '''Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=79274 Adding a New Faction from Nothing - Step by Step Guide]''' - by [[DukeofSerbia]]
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=79274 Adding a New Faction from Nothing - Step by Step Guide] - by [[DukeofSerbia]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=4439761#post4439761 Adding a new Faction] - by [[gigantus]] - <small>pdf download</small>
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=4439761#post4439761 Adding a new Faction] - by [[gigantus]] - <small>pdf download</small>
 
* Tutorial - [[Emergent_Factions_-_M2TW| Guide to Emergent Factions in M2TW]] - TWC Wiki Article  
 
* Tutorial - [[Emergent_Factions_-_M2TW| Guide to Emergent Factions in M2TW]] - TWC Wiki Article  
 
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=167440 Nakharar's Basics : Religion] - by [[Nakharar]]
  
  
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?346170 Creating a World – Character portraits, creation and use] - by [[gigantus]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?346170 Creating a World – Character portraits, creation and use] - by [[gigantus]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=272484 How to add new models different for each faction (for the campaign map)] - by [[=NF= Vasileios_the2nd]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=272484 How to add new models different for each faction (for the campaign map)] - by [[=NF= Vasileios_the2nd]]
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=572483 Creating a World - Killing characters multiple ways] - by [[Gigantus]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=83818 Creating Hyper-Extended Family Trees] - by [[Lopus]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=83818 Creating Hyper-Extended Family Trees] - by [[Lopus]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=117566 HowTo: Custom Portraits] - by [[antirelic]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=117566 HowTo: Custom Portraits] - by [[antirelic]]
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* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=3493 Name Verifier] - by [[tornnight]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=3493 Name Verifier] - by [[tornnight]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?176031 Name Converter] - by [[gigantus]]
 
* Tool - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?176031 Name Converter] - by [[gigantus]]
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===Agents===
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* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?643718 Creating a World - Faction Limits for Agents] - by [[Gigantus]]
  
 
==Scripting==
 
==Scripting==
 
* '''Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?91698-alpaca-s-Script-O-Rama Alpaca's Script-O-Rama]''' - by [[Alpaca]]
 
* '''Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?91698-alpaca-s-Script-O-Rama Alpaca's Script-O-Rama]''' - by [[Alpaca]]
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?696575 Creating a World - Disasters and the add_events command] - by [[Gigantus]]
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?702927 Creating a World - Building and maintaining unique Buildings] - by [[Gigantus]]
 
* Answer - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=72085 Scripted unit recruitment pool replenishment] - by [[Epistolary Richard]]
 
* Answer - [https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=72085 Scripted unit recruitment pool replenishment] - by [[Epistolary Richard]]
  
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=139646 Cinematic Editor Tutorial] - by [[D|major]] - <small>video guides missing</small>
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=139646 Cinematic Editor Tutorial] - by [[D|major]] - <small>video guides missing</small>
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=413942 Creating your own Menu Background video] - by [[Neige]]
 
* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=413942 Creating your own Menu Background video] - by [[Neige]]
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?p=3795851 Nakharar's Basics: Resources] - by [[Nakharar]]
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* Tutorial - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=202229 Nakharar's Basics: Rebels] - by [[Nakharar]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=108337 How to add own video into the game] - by [[AliAS]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=108337 How to add own video into the game] - by [[AliAS]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=92185 How To Add New Historic Events] - by  [[selenius4tsd]]
 
* Answer - [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=92185 How To Add New Historic Events] - by  [[selenius4tsd]]

Revision as of 05:01, 14 May 2020

Tutorials, resources and tools for modding Medieval II: Total War:

For master list of modding tools (e.g. model exporters) see M2TW Modding Tools (to be merged here)

See also M2TW Modding Tutorials Category for tutorials contained on this Wiki.

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.

Items marked in bold are likely to be widely useful and form a good starting point on the subject. Items marked in italics may be of limited use, due to missing images or being superseded by later articles.


General Set-up Information

The recommended starting point for any new Medieval II: Total War mod is to use a Bare Geomod folder as the base, this provides the modder with a fully functional mod-folder that already incorporates bug-fixes for the vanilla game.

Units

Models

Textures


Animations

Unit Sprites

Unit Cards

Making unit cards could also be treated solely as a 2D Graphics issue, but most mods choose to use renders of the unit model in animation pose.

Banners

Recruitment


Statistics

Formations

Buildings

Mapping

Campaign Map

Strat Models

Answer - Creating a World - Replacing Strat Models - by Gigantus

Battle Map

Battle Map Structures

Factions, Cultures and Religion


Diplomacy

AI behaviour

Characters

Traits & Ancillaries

Names

Agents

Scripting

Sounds

Music

2D Graphics


Miscellaneous

Cheats and Config Preferences

Adjustments that can be made via in game console commands or in players .cfg preferences instead of in modded files:

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