Register or Log In to remove the ads!

  1. #1
    Shrapnel12's Avatar
    Join Date
    16 Apr 2007
    Posts
    757
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Local Date
    July 25, 2016
    Local Time
    11:57

    Newbie Questions on Modding

    I'm interested in doing a fantasy mod. One idea was maybe have different civilizations based on different fantasy races. My first thought was a Vampire civilization. I wanted to create a unique unit which could have a couple abilities: It heals fully after defeating an enemy unit, and the unique unit could cause an enemy unit to join the side of the vampire civilization. I'm sure this is possible, but I have no idea where to start. Any help would be appreciated. Be as technical as you wish, I have sufficient programming expierence, but no mod expierence.

  2. #2
    Wiglaf's Avatar
    Join Date
    04 Dec 2000
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    9,195
    Thanks
    135
    Thanked 235 Times in 120 Posts
    Local Date
    July 25, 2016
    Local Time
    06:57
    This will help in adding new units:
    http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=139721

    This will help in adding the new civ, though this guide is a bit complicated. If you wanted, you could just open the Civ XML file and re-name a civilization...So you can re-name the Romans the "Vampies", change their diplomacy text, city names, aggression levels, etc -- all without doing any hard work. Just look in your civilization XML files. If you want to get fancy and add in a brand new civ and not replace an existing civ, and if you want your own leader image, etc, this might be useful:
    http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=148507

    This forum may be useful for your other questions. I'm not sure how to implement your specific goals though , sorry. Though they seem easy enough to do.

    http://forums.civfanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=177

  3. #3
    Dale's Avatar
    Join Date
    27 Dec 2000
    Posts
    3,972
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Local Date
    July 25, 2016
    Local Time
    21:57
    The actual switching of sides can be done through python. I'd suggest having a look at the python guide which is stickied in this forum, then if you've got further question I can help out.

  4. #4
    Shrapnel12's Avatar
    Join Date
    16 Apr 2007
    Posts
    757
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Local Date
    July 25, 2016
    Local Time
    11:57
    Does Firaxis off any documentation on modding. Perhaps somthing I can download?
    EViiiiiiL!!! - Mermaid Man

Similar Threads

  1. Various modding questions
    By BeBro in forum Civilization IV Creation
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: March 31, 2009, 12:21
  2. Modding Noob Questions
    By BeBro in forum Civilization IV Creation
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: March 2, 2009, 08:47
  3. User Interface modding questions
    By R1GhostRider in forum Civilization IV Creation
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: September 1, 2006, 17:47
  4. Advice for a Modding Newbie
    By The_Aussie_Lurker in forum Civilization IV Creation
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: December 6, 2005, 07:51
  5. Need Questions for modding FAQ???
    By Darkknight in forum CtP2-Creation/AI/Mods/Scenarios-Archive
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: February 10, 2001, 21:57

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in