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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.

  • 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 to Total War: Three Kingdoms, 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.



Three Kingdoms Modding

See:



Thrones of Britannia Modding

See:



Warhammer I & II Modding

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.

Find further information:



Attila Modding

Main Links

Tutorials and Resources

Essential Tools



Rome II Modding

Main Links

Useful Links

Tutorials and Resources

Tools



Shogun 2 Modding

Main Links

Tutorials and Resources

Tools



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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