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Revision as of 02:08, 10 May 2020

Welcome to Modding on the TWC Wiki

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All the Total War Series games are modifiable to an extent, but the ease, scope and manner of possible modifications varies between the games. The popularity of the modifications has contributed to the Total War games' ongoing success.

This page is not the place to find modifications, please refer to each individual game portal or Category:Mods for that, here you will find links to advice on how to make your own modifications.

Modding on Total War Center

  • On TWC each game has its own Modding Workshop section and sections where mods can be posted and discussed, additionally;
  • TWC Downloads provides a categorised hosting facility for mods and tools, files up to 100mb can be hosted directly on TWC, larger files hosted off-site can be linked to from the download pages.
  • TWC's Mod Register is available to provide basic information about a mod together with useful links and a permission statement.
  • Modders can apply for Hosted Forums by contacting lolIsuck.


Warscape Engine Modding Overview

TW Engine 3 with the graphic engine "Warscape" has been used for Total War titles from Empire: Total War onwards, there are similar tools and principles used in modding these games. Some, but not all, of the games benefit from Assembly Kit tools released by CA.


Total War: Three Kingdoms


Total War: Three Kingdoms benefits from an Assembly Kit released by CA, the kit includes Dave (for database editing), Terry (for battle map creation), BoB (for compilation of pack files), and the Variant Editor (for editing unit model collections), read more here. To find the kit go to the 'Tools' tab in your Steam account.

For further modding information see:


Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia


Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia has an Assembly Kit tool. Both PFM and Rusted Pack File Manager also offer Thrones of Britannia support.

For further modding information see:


Total War: Warhammer I & II


Total War: Warhammer benefits from an Assembly Kit released by CA, view the quick start guide for Terry here. Please note that due to the Games Workshop licensing Warhammer has a more restrictive EULA for modding than the other titles, search "Modding Terms" here.

For further modding information see:


Total War: Attila


Total War: Attila has an Assembly Kit released by CA which incorporates Dave (for database editing), Terry (for battle map creation), BoB (for compilation of pack files) and TeD (for creation of individual battle-map tiles for land, sea and sieges). Terrain Raw Data was also released allowing tiles created with TeD to be placed on the campaign map, read more here.

For further modding information see:


Total War: Rome II


Total War: Rome II has an Assembly Kit which includes Dave (for database editing), BoB (for compilation of pack files), and a Variant Editor (for editing the look of characters, units and ships), see the Guide to Rome II Assembly Kit.

This Modding Guide for Novices also provides a good starting point for new Rome II modders.

For further modding information see:


Total War: Shogun 2


Total War: Shogun 2 has an Assembly Kit which also allows for 'campaign map reprocessing', find more details about the kit here and see this guide for How to use the Official Modding Tools.

For further modding information see:


Modding NTW


Main Links

Useful Tutorials

Basic Tutorials

General Tutorials

Useful Resources

Essential Tools


Modding ETW


Main Links

Useful Tutorials

Basic Tutorials

Startpos Modification Tutorials

General Tutorials


TW Engine 2 Overview

TW Engine 2 was used for Rome: Total War and Medieval II: Total War, there are similar tools and principles used in modding these games - the methods for changing the campaign map are almost identical and many text files such as export_descr_buildings.txt and export_descr_units.txt which control unit recruitment are also almost identical


Modding Medieval II: Total War


Overview

The campaign map for M2TW can be modified by altering .tga image files and text files. Unit recruitment, character traits, diplomacy and many other aspects can be modified by changing text files. Battlemap unit models and settlement structures can be edited via Milkshape and user created tools.

Main Links

Recent/Important Modding Information

Essential Tools


Modding Rome: Total War


Overview

The campaign map for RTW can be modified by altering .tga image files and text files. Unit recruitment, character traits, diplomacy and many other aspects can be modified by changing text files. Battlemap unit models and settlement structures require 3dsMax to edit.

Main Links

Recent/Important Modding Information

Essential Tools


TW Engine 1 Overview

TW Engine 1 was used for Shogun: Total War and Medieval: Total War.



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