I need help i am is making my frist mod and don't know how to change names. can anyone help me?
I didn't make it!
To change some special name (like "Avenger" for an Imperial Star Destroyer), go to your game's folder (default is C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Empire at War\GameData\Data), and choose what unit do you want to change. For example, a Tartan Patrol Cruiser. Open the text file, then change the name on the list there to another name whatever you want.
Or... if you want to change a unit name (for example you want to change the name of Imperial Star Destroyer to New Republic Star Destroyer), get a DAT Editor first here: http://forums.filefront.com/sw-eaw-modding-mapping-editing/329464-things-you-need-make-mod.html
Then open the DATEditor, open the MasterTextFile_ENGLISH.dat on C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Empire at War\GameData\Data\Text with the DATEditor. Search for TEXT_UNIT_STAR_DESTROYER. Double click, and change the "Imperial Star Destroyer" text to another one (i.e. New Republic Star Destroyer).
For enhancement, search for TEXT_TOOLTIP_STAR_DESTROYER and change the description there.
Hope that helps.
how do i add a new group with the emperors model
you hqve to know how to cade that in properly, i've never tried, it might be hard to make it with the emperor and use lightning etc. but change the model inthe rebel tooper specs to the emperors model and when he swings it shoots a laser =p making a whole new group would take me about 3 hours, to have it completly codded. you've gotts do alot of work in this case. i hope somone can hlp better but i can't spend 4 hours telling you ecactally what to set all of the fields to. in most cases you copy a units description and chnge all of the data t othe units behavior, IE i made a mandelorial squad that uses boba fetts model, but based off of the infultraitor specs, but in al it took 2 days to get debugged....