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  • CTP1 Sprite List for CTP2 modders

    CTP1 Sprite List for CTP2 modders

    The following is a list of the units sprites that existed in CTP1 and are not now in CTP2. To be more specific, the units are not in the game, but Activision left the sprites for use in mods. Here is the list:...
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  • Call to Power II: Scenario Editor

    Call to Power II: Scenario Editor



    This is Call to Power II Scenario Editor Reference. It lists all the four tabs of Scenario editor and describes their functions.

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  • AI Customization

    AI Customization

    AI Customization

    Following is a description of how to use the AI SLIC functions available in Call to Power II to customize the behavior of AI players and the mayors that can control human cities.


    Getting Started

    You should create a new scenario that will include the modifications you make. Specific directions for creating a new scenario can be found below in Appendix A. Most of the files that you will modify to make AI changes can be found in the default\aidata subdirectory of your scenario. You will also create/modify the scenario.slc file in the default\gamedata subdirectory of your scenario.
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  • Modification Table of Contents

    Modification Table of Contents

    Modification Forum
    • CtP2-Creation Discussion on specific MODS, scenarios, AI and general modification * Go


    AI Customization
    • A description of how to use the AI SLIC2 functions available in Call to Power II to customize the behavior of AI players and the mayors that can control human cities. By Activision * Go


    CTP1 Sprites List
    • The sprites for the ctp1 units that are not in ctp2 are still there! Here's the list. * Go


    Scenario Making
    • Apolyton CtP2 Modificiation Section Official Activision documentation on the scenario editor. Lists all buttons and options and briefly explains what they do and how they work. By Activision & Apolyton * Go
    • Modder's Guide to CtP2 A guide compiled by hexagonian from posts on Apolyton made in the first months after CtP2's release. It contains a ton of info on how to do text file editing (editing/adding units/wonders/civs/etc, getting the AI to use new these new things, changing game settings to make the game and AI more challenging, etc) and on how to create scenarios and use the scenario editor. Although advanced topics such as advanced AI modding, SLIC, UI modding, etc are not covered by this guide, it's still the first resource every new modmaker should turn to when learning to mod CtP2. By Hexagonian * Go
    • CtP2 Map Editor Manual There's no clear documentation on how the Scenario Editor of CtP2 works but for beginning scenario makers this can be a confusing tool. That's why Immortal Wombat wrote a brief guide on (the buttons in) the Map Editor, the largest and most complicated part of the Scenario Editor. By Immortal Wombat * Go
    • BMP to CtP2 Tool that can convert BMP maps to CtP2 format so you can use your own maps in CtP2 scenarios without having to manually lay out every single tile in the Ctp2 built-in map editor. This program can be used in combination with the enormous Earth map OmniGod created to auto-generate maps of any part of the world of almost any size. By Harlan & Activision * Go (Program); Go (Map by OmniGod)
    • turnlength.txt Generator This is a tool that lets you automatically generate turnlength.txt files for your scenarios, which saves a lot of repetitive type work. Of course, this does require that there is at least some degree of regularity in your date system. By DDowell * Go
    • Setting Trust & Regard This article explains how one can easily set the diplomatic trust and regard levels between civs at the start of a scenario. By Immortal Wombat * Go


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  • CTP II map editor manual

    CTP II map editor manual

    BUTTONS IN THE MAP EDITOR

    1. Cut Map Area 2. Copy Map Area 3. Paste Map Area - These work much like any such cut, copy and paste buttons in painting programs. To use them, you first have to select an area of the map using button 13, see below. Having selected a map region, you can cut it (copies it to the 'clipboard' and replaces with shallow ocean), copy it (copies to the 'clipboard' but remains present also. Once it is on the 'clipboard', you can paste the region by selecting the paste button (#3) and clicking a tile which you wish to become the TOP LEFT tile of the pasted region. 4. save map area. -I never use this. I guess it's so you can save a segment from one map you make. why? (see #8) 5. Small brush size. One tile at a time 6. Medium brush size. I dunno, maybe 9 at a time. 7. Large brush size. Something like 25 or 36 at a time. 8. load map area. -Cunning, no? You can now load the segment (that you saved from one map in #4) into another. 9. Set Map 'Explored' - All players see the map as fully ...
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  • CTP tga picture sizes

    CTP tga picture sizes

    Until today I was convinced there were only 3 sizes for the tga files 160 x 120, 32 x 24 and 24 x 18. But the large pictures used for units appear to be 96 x 72. This might explain some of the bad quality of the pictures in game (if the game has to scale them down). The uniticon.txt obviously uses 4 entries for icons (2 are identical), so I tried to enter a 96 x 72 tga instead of one of the UPUPXXXL.TGA files and it does work. However, I guess this requires additional space for the files, but probably this gives better quality of game icons and possibly even improves speed....
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  • Setting Trust and Regard in CTP2 scenarios

    Setting Trust and Regard in CTP2 scenarios

    Question:
    I would like to do a SCENARIO. where things have already happened you know.
    Are there some place to read about how to define regard,- trust,- startyear,- cost of researches and that kind of stuff?

    Answer:
    The questions you have asked are really two things. You can alter scenarios by changing the text files, and more abstract stuff has to be done by SLIC coding....
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  • CTP tga picture sizes
    Caranorn
    Until today I was convinced there were only 3 sizes for the tga files 160 x 120, 32 x 24 and 24 x 18. But the large pictures used for units appear to be 96 x 72. This might explain some of the bad quality of the pictures in game (if the game has to scale them down). The uniticon.txt obviously uses 4 entries for icons (2 are identical), so I tried to enter a 96 x 72 tga instead of one of the UPUPXXXL.TGA files and it does work. However, I guess this requires additional space for the files, but probably this gives better quality of game icons and possibly even improves speed....
    December 25, 2011, 16:47
  • Setting Trust and Regard in CTP2 scenarios
    Immortal Wombat
    Question:
    I would like to do a SCENARIO. where things have already happened you know.
    Are there some place to read about how to define regard,- trust,- startyear,- cost of researches and that kind of stuff?

    Answer:
    The questions you have asked are really two things. You can alter scenarios by changing the text files, and more abstract stuff has to be done by SLIC coding....
    December 25, 2011, 14:51
  • CTP II map editor manual
    Immortal Wombat
    BUTTONS IN THE MAP EDITOR

    1. Cut Map Area 2. Copy Map Area 3. Paste Map Area - These work much like any such cut, copy and paste buttons in painting programs. To use them, you first have to select an area of the map using button 13, see below. Having selected a map region, you can cut it (copies it to the 'clipboard' and replaces with shallow ocean), copy it (copies to the 'clipboard' but remains present also. Once it is on the 'clipboard', you can paste the region by selecting the paste button (#3) and clicking a tile which you wish to become the TOP LEFT tile of the pasted region. 4. save map area. -I never use this. I guess it's so you can save a segment from one map you make. why? (see #8) 5. Small brush size. One tile at a time 6. Medium brush size. I dunno, maybe 9 at a time. 7. Large brush size. Something like 25 or 36 at a time. 8. load map area. -Cunning, no? You can now load the segment (that you saved from one map in #4) into another. 9. Set Map 'Explored' - All players see the map as fully ...
    December 25, 2011, 14:15
  • EditPlus: updated SLIC-definitions, new CTP2-DB-definitions
    BureauBert
    Why not get back to CTP2-modding just to enjoy the luxury of syntax highliting in EditPlus?
    • for SLIC (Locutus' SLIC-definitions file updated for CTP2 AE)
    • for CTP2 AE database files (a brand new definitions file)
    I will keep updating both files as long as the Source Code Project is going on with the Information I can find in the AE Modding Wiki (or somewhere else, but preferably there). The EditPlus definitions for CTP2 AE database structures are currently supporting all files in \default\gamedata and \default\aidata. I will see how much I ca...
    January 29, 2011, 18:53
  • CTP1 Sprite List for CTP2 modders
    Martin Gühmann
    The following is a list of the units sprites that existed in CTP1 and are not now in CTP2. To be more specific, the units are not in the game, but Activision left the sprites for use in mods. Here is the list:...
    December 10, 2010, 20:19
  • AI Customization
    Martin Gühmann
    AI Customization

    Following is a description of how to use the AI SLIC functions available in Call to Power II to customize the behavior of AI players and the mayors that can control human cities.


    Getting Started

    You should create a new scenario that will include the modifications you make. Specific directions for creating a new scenario can be found below in Appendix A. Most of the files that you will modify to make AI changes can be found in the default\aidata subdirectory of your scenario. You will also create/modify the scenario.slc file in the default\gamedata subdirectory of your scenario.
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    December 10, 2010, 19:42
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