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Below is an index to modding tutorials etc for the [[Rome: Total War]] series of games.
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<center><big>Below is an index to modding tutorials etc for the [[Rome: Total War]] game and expansions.</big>
  
Much of the information was originally taken from [http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=483527#Tut this post] at TWC.  Tutorials listed first and in bold type are most likely to be commonly used.  Many tutorials have unfortunately lost their explanatory images due to the imageshack shut down - those tutorials which no longer make any sense without images been removed from list (see list on discussion page) - those tutorials shown below in italics do suffer severely from loss of images, but may still be useful in some circumstances.
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Much of the information was originally taken from [https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=483527#Tut this post] at TWC.  Tutorials listed first and in bold type are most likely to be commonly used.  Many tutorials have unfortunately lost their explanatory images - those tutorials which no longer make any sense without images been removed (see list on discussion page) - the tutorials shown below in italics suffer from loss of images, but may still be useful in some circumstances.
  
 
For modding tools see [[:Category:RTW Modding Tools|here]].
 
For modding tools see [[:Category:RTW Modding Tools|here]].
  
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==General Set Up Information==
 
==General Set Up Information==
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=49498 Unpacking Files Step-By-Step]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=49498 Unpacking Files Step-By-Step]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=199276 Beginner's Modding Manual (RTW)]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=199276 Beginner's Modding Manual (RTW)]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182140 How to make a basic mod folder.]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182140 How to make a basic mod folder.]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=398733 How To Fix UAC and VirtualStore Problems]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=398733 How To Fix UAC and VirtualStore Problems]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=34559 Multiple installs. How to save your harddrive.]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=34559 Multiple installs. How to save your harddrive.]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=25544 A Beginners guide to Preferences.txt]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=25544 A Beginners guide to Preferences.txt]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=92057 A Modder's Best Friend: Command Line Switches]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=92057 A Modder's Best Friend: Command Line Switches]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=61918 How to make an useful RTW shortcut]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=61918 How to make an useful RTW shortcut]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=60287 Hader's Pref.txt Quick Walkthrough]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=60287 Hader's Pref.txt Quick Walkthrough]
  
 
==Units==
 
==Units==
 
===Getting Units in Game===
 
===Getting Units in Game===
*'''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=446935 How to add a new unit in-game]'''
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*'''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=446935 How to add a new unit in-game]'''
 
*'''[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?51750-Tutorial-Adding-new-units-for-beginners Adding new units for beginners]'''
 
*'''[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?51750-Tutorial-Adding-new-units-for-beginners Adding new units for beginners]'''
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?544792 Porting M2TW models to RTW]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?544792 Porting M2TW models to RTW]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=121765 UNITS - install.. (tutorial)] - Guide to installing units from KLAssubanipal's unit packs, general principles applicable to adding any new units.
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=121765 UNITS - install.. (tutorial)] - Guide to installing units from KLAssubanipal's unit packs, general principles applicable to adding any new units.
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=87637 Adding a unit to BI - my 300 spartan unit]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=87637 Adding a unit to BI - my 300 spartan unit]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=53718 Adding units] - simple list of files involved
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=53718 Adding units] - simple list of files involved
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43015 Creating a new skin using GIMP] - actually more about getting the unit in game...
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43015 Creating a new skin using GIMP] - actually more about getting the unit in game...
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=23937 Blueoran's guide for unit editing]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=23937 Blueoran's guide for unit editing]
  
 
===Text File Editing for Units===
 
===Text File Editing for Units===
*'''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=111344 The Complete EDU Guide]''' - see also wiki version; [[Complete EDU Guide (RTW)]]
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*'''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=111344 The Complete EDU Guide]''' - see also wiki version; [[Complete EDU Guide (RTW)]]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=113149 The complete descr_model_battle Guide]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=113149 The complete descr_model_battle Guide]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=104666 How to dismount/mount a unit]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=104666 How to dismount/mount a unit]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58788 How To: Create Culture Specific Battering Rams]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58788 How To: Create Culture Specific Battering Rams]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43323 Multiple Bodyguard Units]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43323 Multiple Bodyguard Units]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=246795 Precursor] - re: prec_weapon stats and AI behaviour
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=246795 Precursor] - re: prec_weapon stats and AI behaviour
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?480886 Adding or removing chariot scythes]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?480886 Adding or removing chariot scythes]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=295597 Hardcoded Textures on Models,How to save time from Coding..]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=295597 Hardcoded Textures on Models,How to save time from Coding..]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=89556 How to change unit size]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=89556 How to change unit size]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=40977 How to edit unit names]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=40977 How to edit unit names]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=661155&postcount=2 How to make province-specific units]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=661155&postcount=2 How to make province-specific units]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=743144&postcount=48 How to add officers to mounted units]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=743144&postcount=48 How to add officers to mounted units]
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===2d Graphics/Textures - General Skills===
 
===2d Graphics/Textures - General Skills===
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=392105 Alpha Map Explained] - for Photoshop
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=392105 Alpha Map Explained] - for Photoshop
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=52631 Basics of Gimp: A short guide to get you started] - (images missing but some explanations)
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=52631 Basics of Gimp: A short guide to get you started] - (images missing but some explanations)
*''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=55689 Photoshop Skinning Tutorials.] - (images missing)''
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*''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=55689 Photoshop Skinning Tutorials.] - (images missing)''
*''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=346199 How to add easy folds] - for GIMP (images missing)''
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*''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=346199 How to add easy folds] - for GIMP (images missing)''
  
 
===2d Graphics/Textures - RTW Specific===
 
===2d Graphics/Textures - RTW Specific===
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=159355 Video tutorials on how to make skins with photoshop]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=159355 Video tutorials on how to make skins with photoshop]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=195308 GIMP Skinning tutorial (how to skin without using money)]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=195308 GIMP Skinning tutorial (how to skin without using money)]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43015 Creating a new skin using GIMP] - actually more about getting the unit in game...
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43015 Creating a new skin using GIMP] - actually more about getting the unit in game...
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=45563 Krusoth's Skinning Tutorial] - unfinished, contains info on unpacking and opening textures only
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=45563 Krusoth's Skinning Tutorial] - unfinished, contains info on unpacking and opening textures only
*''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=266694 How to make gloss files using Gimp] - images missing)''
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*''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=266694 How to make gloss files using Gimp] - images missing)''
*''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=251489 Quetz’s skinning tricks n tips] - for micrografx picture publisher (images missing)''
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*''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=251489 Quetz’s skinning tricks n tips] - for micrografx picture publisher (images missing)''
  
 
===Unit Cards / Rendering===
 
===Unit Cards / Rendering===
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=66811 Make your own unit cards] - Rendering with 3dsmax + Photoshop (images missing but full explanation)
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=66811 Make your own unit cards] - Rendering with 3dsmax + Photoshop (images missing but full explanation)
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=51756 Rendering in 3DS Max]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=51756 Rendering in 3DS Max]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=171838 Make high-quality UI cards!] - Rendering with 3dsmax
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=171838 Make high-quality UI cards!] - Rendering with 3dsmax
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=48602 How CA makes their Unit Cards] - with location of CA's .max scene
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=48602 How CA makes their Unit Cards] - with location of CA's .max scene
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=682967&postcount=20 How to edit unit cards]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=682967&postcount=20 How to edit unit cards]
*''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=49133 Making Unit Cards with Gimp] - (images missing)''
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*''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=49133 Making Unit Cards with Gimp] - (images missing)''
  
 
===3d Modelling===
 
===3d Modelling===
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=55391 How to import in 3dsmax]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=55391 How to import in 3dsmax]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=90515 Unit editing in 3DS Max]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=90515 Unit editing in 3DS Max]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43205 3DSMax and tool tutorials]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43205 3DSMax and tool tutorials]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=352570 Creating a detailed blade on 3dx max]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=352570 Creating a detailed blade on 3dx max]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=414593 Weapons in 3dsmax]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=414593 Weapons in 3dsmax]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=49570 A basic guide to the UVW modifier] - (images missing)
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=49570 A basic guide to the UVW modifier] - (images missing)
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=153586 Quick and Easy Equipment Merging Tutorial] - (images missing)
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=153586 Quick and Easy Equipment Merging Tutorial] - (images missing)
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=154262 3d max bone weighting tutorial] - (images missing)
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=154262 3d max bone weighting tutorial] - (images missing)
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=90754 Helmet Creation In 3DS Max]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=90754 Helmet Creation In 3DS Max]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=315787 How to create realistic tunic folds for units via 3dsmax] - (some images missing)
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=315787 How to create realistic tunic folds for units via 3dsmax] - (some images missing)
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=39733 ''RTW''-specific modeling tutorial (for experienced modelers)]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=39733 ''RTW''-specific modeling tutorial (for experienced modelers)]
*''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=364272 Using the Skin Data Utility function in 3dsMax] - (images missing)''
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*''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=364272 Using the Skin Data Utility function in 3dsMax] - (images missing)''
*''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=51457 Deleting Alpha Channel parts in 3dsMax renders] - (images missing)''
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*''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=51457 Deleting Alpha Channel parts in 3dsMax renders] - (images missing)''
*''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=181509 How to mix skins and models] - (images missing)''
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*''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=181509 How to mix skins and models] - (images missing)''
*''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=317663 How to improve a RTW unit model via 3dsmax in few steps] - (images missing)''
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*''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=317663 How to improve a RTW unit model via 3dsmax in few steps] - (images missing)''
*''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=227326 Bone weighting (complete unit) tutorial] - (images missing)''
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*''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=227326 Bone weighting (complete unit) tutorial] - (images missing)''
*''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=224810 Complete unit modeling tutorial*] - (images missing)''
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*''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=224810 Complete unit modeling tutorial*] - (images missing)''
  
 
===Animations===
 
===Animations===
*'''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=319112 The Complete Animations Guide]'''
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*'''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=319112 The Complete Animations Guide]'''
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?598738 On motion capture for the common man - especially for walking]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?598738 On motion capture for the common man - especially for walking]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?580349 Adding bowstring animation]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?580349 Adding bowstring animation]
  
 
==Buildings==
 
==Buildings==
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==Mapping==
 
==Mapping==
 
===Campaign Map===
 
===Campaign Map===
::See Also [[:Category:Map Modification|Map Modification]]
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::See Also [[:Category:RTW Campaign Map Modding]]
 
*'''[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?50437 Making a new campaign map]''' - Org thread by Myrddraal
 
*'''[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?50437 Making a new campaign map]''' - Org thread by Myrddraal
 
*'''[[Campaign_Map_Not_Loading:_RTW|Campaign Map Not Loading]]''' - common problems and [[-show_err]] messages
 
*'''[[Campaign_Map_Not_Loading:_RTW|Campaign Map Not Loading]]''' - common problems and [[-show_err]] messages
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=33332 Adding a new province and changing a cities name]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=33332 Adding a new province and changing a cities name]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=13660 Descr_Strat tutorial]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=13660 Descr_Strat tutorial]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58786 How To...Add / Relocate / Delete Campaign Map Resources]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58786 How To...Add / Relocate / Delete Campaign Map Resources]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=17266 How to: add hidden resources and use them]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=17266 How to: add hidden resources and use them]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=376803 Change the ownership of provinces]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=376803 Change the ownership of provinces]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=676346&postcount=14 How to change the starting owner of a province]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=676346&postcount=14 How to change the starting owner of a province]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=122558 toggle_terrain highly useful for mapping] - use of the 'cheat' code to examine the map properties in game
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=122558 toggle_terrain highly useful for mapping] - use of the 'cheat' code to examine the map properties in game
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=39035 How I make my maps. ~ BDH] - comprehensive instruction for using satellite data sources
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=39035 How I make my maps. ~ BDH] - comprehensive instruction for using satellite data sources
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?582897 Easy tips for mapping] - tips for designing mountain areas in Photoshop
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?582897 Easy tips for mapping] - tips for designing mountain areas in Photoshop
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=351003 Creating new campaign map reference] - instructions for developing a map from satellite data
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=351003 Creating new campaign map reference] - instructions for developing a map from satellite data
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=314925 Fixing bugs on coastlines] - this method involves reducing all beach area to 'flat' (images missing)
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=314925 Fixing bugs on coastlines] - this method involves reducing all beach area to 'flat' (images missing)
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=100330 How to mod desc_strat ( for beginners )]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=100330 How to mod desc_strat ( for beginners )]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=661156&postcount=3 How to edit a resource]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=661156&postcount=3 How to edit a resource]
*''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=114181 How-To: Satellite/Map to Great map_ground_types/Map] - (images missing - but has links to satellite map resources)''
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*''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=114181 How-To: Satellite/Map to Great map_ground_types/Map] - (images missing - but has links to satellite map resources)''
  
 
===Battle Map===
 
===Battle Map===
 
====Landscape====
 
====Landscape====
*'''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=55785 Muizer's guide to battlemap modification]''' - see also wiki version [[Guide to Battlemap Modification*]]
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*'''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=55785 Muizer's guide to battlemap modification]''' - see also wiki version [[Guide to Battlemap Modification*]]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=60901 Creating new vegetation for battlemaps]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=60901 Creating new vegetation for battlemaps]
*''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=304251 Changing Battle Light Conditions] - (images missing but description useful)''
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*''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=304251 Changing Battle Light Conditions] - (images missing but description useful)''
*''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=377881 Creating better grass] - (images missing but description useful)''
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*''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=377881 Creating better grass] - (images missing but description useful)''
  
  
 
====Battle Map Buildings====
 
====Battle Map Buildings====
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=195444 Custom Settlement Plan Sets]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=195444 Custom Settlement Plan Sets]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=392106 How to change walls between cultures]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=392106 How to change walls between cultures]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43252 Adding battlemap buildings to BI]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=43252 Adding battlemap buildings to BI]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=439235 Krn3ll's RTW wall modding guide]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=439235 Krn3ll's RTW wall modding guide]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=437930 Krn3ll Guide to add brand new buildings to RTW 1.5]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=437930 Krn3ll Guide to add brand new buildings to RTW 1.5]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=48365 How to edit city battle-map layouts]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=48365 How to edit city battle-map layouts]
*''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=171133 Explanation: Building Collision Files] - (images missing but description useful)''
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*''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=171133 Explanation: Building Collision Files] - (images missing but description useful)''
*''[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=26436 Introduction to editing cities] - (images missing but description useful)''
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*''[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=26436 Introduction to editing cities] - (images missing but description useful)''
  
  
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*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=55112 How to create a new culture in ''Barbarian Invasion'' (and 1.3/1.5)]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=55112 How to create a new culture in ''Barbarian Invasion'' (and 1.3/1.5)]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=54858 Adding a new religion in BI]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=54858 Adding a new religion in BI]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=34065 How to change a factions name]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=34065 How to change a factions name]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=181985 So you want to make all factions playable eh?]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=181985 So you want to make all factions playable eh?]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=40283 How to make the Ostrogoths playable]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=40283 How to make the Ostrogoths playable]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=477944 A complete guide to the Senate]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=477944 A complete guide to the Senate]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=39048 (Bi)How to unlock Celts and Berbers!]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=39048 (Bi)How to unlock Celts and Berbers!]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=34622 How to Add a New Culture]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=34622 How to Add a New Culture]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=661157&postcount=4 How to change the starting diplomatic stance of factions]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=661157&postcount=4 How to change the starting diplomatic stance of factions]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=661159&postcount=5 How to change faction names]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=661159&postcount=5 How to change faction names]
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==Characters==
 
==Characters==
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=409975 How to be able to choose the Heir when the Leader dies[/URL]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=409975 How to be able to choose the Heir when the Leader dies[/URL]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=328586 Custom Trait/Ancillary Attributes + Hidden Attribute]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=328586 Custom Trait/Ancillary Attributes + Hidden Attribute]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=163043 Editing Character Names]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=163043 Editing Character Names]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=131861 Guide: The complete traits/ancillaries guide]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=131861 Guide: The complete traits/ancillaries guide]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=70885 How to change agents cost and recruitment time]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=70885 How to change agents cost and recruitment time]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=9091 How to make Character VnVs (traits)]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=9091 How to make Character VnVs (traits)]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=33079 How to create a new family member or general]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=33079 How to create a new family member or general]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=13968 Editing Character Names Tutorial]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=13968 Editing Character Names Tutorial]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=743144&postcount=50 How to assign starting generals different bodyguards]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=743144&postcount=50 How to assign starting generals different bodyguards]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=679325&postcount=16 How to change strategic movement speeds for ships and agent types]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=679325&postcount=16 How to change strategic movement speeds for ships and agent types]
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==Sounds==
 
==Sounds==
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=54105 Modding Music - Want your own Music?]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=54105 Modding Music - Want your own Music?]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=72457 Voicemod setup tutorial/guide]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=72457 Voicemod setup tutorial/guide]
  
 
==2d Graphics & Menu==
 
==2d Graphics & Menu==
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=326180 Creating a faction symbol with GIMP]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=326180 Creating a faction symbol with GIMP]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=44952 Faction icons/banners/strat map how to]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=44952 Faction icons/banners/strat map how to]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=50457 How to edit faction banners and symbols]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=50457 How to edit faction banners and symbols]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=96361 Modding Rome.LNT]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=96361 Modding Rome.LNT]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=46685 How to put Videos in the event messages (RTW:BI)]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=46685 How to put Videos in the event messages (RTW:BI)]
  
 
==Tutorials on Text Editing==
 
==Tutorials on Text Editing==
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=372453 How to get the most out of Zeus]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=372453 How to get the most out of Zeus]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=283729 Text Manipulation - Tips, Tricks and Tools]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=283729 Text Manipulation - Tips, Tricks and Tools]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=238867 Influence/Law vs. Local Popularity]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=238867 Influence/Law vs. Local Popularity]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=199249 9 World Wonders Tutorial]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=199249 9 World Wonders Tutorial]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=156153 Guide: The Complete Guide to Plugins]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=156153 Guide: The Complete Guide to Plugins]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=103487 Making Your Greek Hoplite Fighting Syles Look Better]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=103487 Making Your Greek Hoplite Fighting Syles Look Better]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=64097 Modifying Formation AI version 2]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=64097 Modifying Formation AI version 2]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=61953 How to remove siege towers from a game]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=61953 How to remove siege towers from a game]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58787 How To: Modify Siege Tower Aspects]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58787 How To: Modify Siege Tower Aspects]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=48683 Guide: How to easily add curly brackets - {}]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=48683 Guide: How to easily add curly brackets - {}]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=13734 Building editing, adding buildings, guide]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=13734 Building editing, adding buildings, guide]
  
 
==Scripting==
 
==Scripting==
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=46738 A beginners guide to scripting]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=46738 A beginners guide to scripting]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=57014 An intermediate guide to scripting]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=57014 An intermediate guide to scripting]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=221683 How-to: Spawn an army (spawn_army command: a closer look)]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=221683 How-to: Spawn an army (spawn_army command: a closer look)]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=88608 How to:Script spawn armies(make your own spartacus and hannibal!)]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=88608 How to:Script spawn armies(make your own spartacus and hannibal!)]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=173537 How-to: Use the ui_indicator command]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=173537 How-to: Use the ui_indicator command]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=173542 How-to: Use the play_sound_event command]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=173542 How-to: Use the play_sound_event command]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=169689 How-to: Add a background script to your mod]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=169689 How-to: Add a background script to your mod]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=259487 Beginner's Scripting Guide]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=259487 Beginner's Scripting Guide]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=169852 How-to: Setup your mod to have more than 2 turns per year]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=169852 How-to: Setup your mod to have more than 2 turns per year]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=169930 How-to: Let the player make a yes/no choice in a script]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=169930 How-to: Let the player make a yes/no choice in a script]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=169932 How-to: Block user controls while advice is displayed]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=169932 How-to: Block user controls while advice is displayed]
  
 
==Miscellaneous Tutorials==
 
==Miscellaneous Tutorials==
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=409568 Complete Guide to Settlement Creation (WIP)]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=409568 Complete Guide to Settlement Creation (WIP)]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=400208 Making Faction Symbols in GIMP]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=400208 Making Faction Symbols in GIMP]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=325894 Porting Alexander Historical Battle to RTW]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=325894 Porting Alexander Historical Battle to RTW]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=299823 Making Historical Battles]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=299823 Making Historical Battles]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=263469 How To: Port a RTW mod to ATW - guidelines(WIP)]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=263469 How To: Port a RTW mod to ATW - guidelines(WIP)]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=225618 How to put Custom Battles on using a Mod Switch]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=225618 How to put Custom Battles on using a Mod Switch]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=208559 Mounting a Cavalry Unit for Info Cards in 3ds Max]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=208559 Mounting a Cavalry Unit for Info Cards in 3ds Max]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=179580 Adding Quotes and Loading Screens]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=179580 Adding Quotes and Loading Screens]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=177834 Guide: Complete guide to BPI - model info files]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=177834 Guide: Complete guide to BPI - model info files]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=170600 Making Unit cards with 3ds Max]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=170600 Making Unit cards with 3ds Max]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=159014 Davide's Tutorial: how to edit/change building models skins]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=159014 Davide's Tutorial: how to edit/change building models skins]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=151230 Quick tutorial for cool maps (Photoshop)]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=151230 Quick tutorial for cool maps (Photoshop)]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=59208 Making your own Custom Battles]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=59208 Making your own Custom Battles]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=49260 Quick Guide to taking Great Screenshots]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=49260 Quick Guide to taking Great Screenshots]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=41936 Howto: Night Battles for RTW]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=41936 Howto: Night Battles for RTW]
*[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=29767 Movie_cam instructions]
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*[https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=29767 Movie_cam instructions]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=723562&postcount=1 How to change AI construction tendencies(AI personalities)] (by CA)
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showpost.php?p=723562&postcount=1 How to change AI construction tendencies(AI personalities)] (by CA)
  
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*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/local_links.php?catid=70 The Guild: RTW Modding Tutorials Database] A categorised list of 440+ tutorials for [[RTW]]
 
*[http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/local_links.php?catid=70 The Guild: RTW Modding Tutorials Database] A categorised list of 440+ tutorials for [[RTW]]
  
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Latest revision as of 06:48, 17 May 2020

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Below is an index to modding tutorials etc for the Rome: Total War game and expansions.

Much of the information was originally taken from this post at TWC. Tutorials listed first and in bold type are most likely to be commonly used. Many tutorials have unfortunately lost their explanatory images - those tutorials which no longer make any sense without images been removed (see list on discussion page) - the tutorials shown below in italics suffer from loss of images, but may still be useful in some circumstances.

For modding tools see here.

You are welcome to edit this page, please read these notes for guidance:-
When adding subject areas please use this layout.

When adding items please keep to existing format with the type of article first;

  • Tutorial = extensive tutorial or guide, 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.

If you remove a link because an item is superseded, shown not to work, etc. please copy the link to the discussion page and note your reason for removal.

General Set Up Information

Units

Getting Units in Game

Text File Editing for Units

2d Graphics/Textures - General Skills

2d Graphics/Textures - RTW Specific

Unit Cards / Rendering

3d Modelling

Animations

Buildings

Mapping

Campaign Map

See Also Category:RTW Campaign Map Modding

Battle Map

Landscape


Battle Map Buildings


Cultures & Factions

Characters

Sounds

2d Graphics & Menu

Tutorials on Text Editing

Scripting

Miscellaneous Tutorials


Other Compilations of Tutorials


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