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  • Modding Guide v1

    Contents Introduction .................................................................................................................................................. 5

    Getting Started .............................................................................................................................................. 5

    Mod Packages ........................................................................................................................................... 5

    The Package Manager ............................................................................................................................... 6

    The Mod Editor ......................................................................................................................................... 7

    Linking Mods Together ............................................................................................................................. 9

    Quick Guide: Creating a Mod .................................................................................................................. 10

    RPK Files ...................................................................................................................................................... 10

    Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 10

    RPK files contain links to other RPK files ................................................................................................. 10

    RPK files contain links to other content .................................................................................................. 11

    The Mod Editor lets you mod a copy of the RPK .................................................................................... 11

    Adding New Text ......................................................................................................................................... 11

    Adding a new localized text file .............................................................................................................. 11

    Formatting Text ....................................................................................................................................... 12

    String Key Replacers ................................................................................................................................ 12

    Quick Guide: Adding your own Localized Text to your Mod .................................................................. 12

    Units ............................................................................................................................................................ 13

    Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 13

    AoW Unit (Entity) .................................................................................................................................... 14

    Figure (Entity) .......................................................................................................................................... 14

    AoW Unit Property (Settings) ................................................................................................................. 15

    AoW Unit Requisite (Settings) ................................................................................................................ 15

    UnitType (Settings) ................................................................................................................................. 16

    AoW Tier Resource (Settings) ................................................................................................................. 16

    Race (Settings) ........................................................................................................................................ 16

    AoW Race Unit Link Data (Settings) ........................................................................................................ 16

    AoW Unit Set / AoW Unit Category (Settings) ........................................................................................ 16

  • Quick Guide: Changing a Units Stats ...................................................................................................... 17

    Quick Guide: Changing a Units Abilities ................................................................................................. 17

    Quick Guide: Creating a New Unit .......................................................................................................... 17

    Quick Guide: Making a Unit Set for a New Unit ...................................................................................... 18

    Quick Guide: Making a New Unit Buildable in a City .............................................................................. 18

    Magic Spells and Unit Abilities .................................................................................................................... 19

    Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 19

    Spells (Settings) ....................................................................................................................................... 20

    Unit Abilities (Settings) ........................................................................................................................... 20

    Targeters (Settings) ................................................................................................................................. 21

    Effects (Settings) ..................................................................................................................................... 21

    AoW Combat Property (Settings)............................................................................................................ 21

    Quick Guide: Changing the damage done by a spell/ability ................................................................... 22

    Quick Guide: Changing the duration of an buff/debuff in a spell/ability ............................................... 22

    Quick Guide: Changing which units a spell/ability can affect ................................................................. 23

    Player Skills and Classes .............................................................................................................................. 23

    AoW Player Class (Settings) .................................................................................................................... 23

    AoW Player Class Skill (Settings) ............................................................................................................. 24

    AoW Player Property (Settings) .............................................................................................................. 24

    Quick Guide: Changing the Research Cost/Tier of a Skill ........................................................................ 25

    Racial Governance Upgrades ...................................................................................................................... 25

    Hero Upgrades ............................................................................................................................................ 25

    City Upgrades .............................................................................................................................................. 26

    AoW City Upgrade (Settings) .................................................................................................................. 26

    AoW City Property (Settings) .................................................................................................................. 27

    AoW Race City Upgrade Link Data (Settings) .......................................................................................... 27

    Structures .................................................................................................................................................... 27

    Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 27

    AoW Structure: Treasure Site (Entity) .................................................................................................... 28

    AoW Adventure Set (Settings) ................................................................................................................ 28

    AoW Value Scaled Reward Set (Settings)................................................................................................ 29

    Adding New Structures to the RMG........................................................................................................ 29

  • Particle and Sound Effects .......................................................................................................................... 30

    Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 30

    Getting Started ........................................................................................................................................ 30

    Creating a new Particle Effect ................................................................................................................. 31

    Creating the effect .............................................................................................................................. 31

    Making the Big Flame particle ............................................................................................................ 32

    Spawning more particles ..................................................................................................................... 34

    Adding Musical Trails .......................................................................................................................... 34

    Particle Sprite Textures ........................................................................................................................... 37

    Adding sounds to particle effects ........................................................................................................... 37

    Importing New Sounds Effects ................................................................................................................ 38

    Modding Graphics with the Content Editor ................................................................................................ 38

    Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 38

    Content Size and Memory Considerations ............................................................................................. 38

    Content Editor and CLB files ................................................................................................................... 39

    Editing an existing CLB file .................................................................................................................. 39

    Creating a new CLB file ....................................................................................................................... 39

    Creating a Skinned Model for the game ................................................................................................. 40

    Getting Started .................................................................................................................................... 40

    Import the premade skinned model ................................................................................................... 40

    Bind your mesh to the skeleton .......................................................................................................... 41

    Export the skinned model ................................................................................................................... 42

    Importing the Skinned Model into the Content Editor ....................................................................... 42

    Texture Formats .................................................................................................................................. 44

    Creating Materials ............................................................................................................................... 46

    Overview ............................................................................................................................................. 49

    Creating the icons in Photoshop ......................................................................................................... 49

    Import your Icons into the Content Editor ......................................................................................... 50

    Linking the Icon into your Mod ........................................................................................................... 51

    Reskinning an Existing Model ................................................................................................................. 52

    Overview ............................................................................................................................................. 52

    Extracting the existing Texture ........................................................................................................... 52

  • Applying the New Texture .................................................................................................................. 53

    Using the New Model in the Game ..................................................................................................... 55

    The Tome of Wonders ................................................................................................................................ 56

    Case Studies ................................................................................................................................................ 56

    Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 56

    Case Study 1: Obsidian Dragons in the Dragon Dwelling ........................................................................ 57

    Mod Description/Goal ........................................................................................................................ 57

    Creating the Mod File ......................................................................................................................... 57

    Creating a New Text File ..................................................................................................................... 5...

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