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#1 11 years ago

1. i need a very detailed (VEEEEEEERY detailed) tutorial on how to make mods and how to edit mods for the XML editor for EAW and FOC, mainly FOC. :confused: 2. i need information on RAR files because i want the Expanded Galaxy Mod to work because i only got a RAR file. i also want to know how to make the mod work and were i put it because people say it works with z3r0x's mod. :confused:




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#2 11 years ago
Killerflood;36729071. i need a very detailed (VEEEEEEERY detailed) tutorial on how to make mods and how to edit mods for the XML editor for EAW and FOC, mainly FOC. :confused: 2. i need information on RAR files because i want the Expanded Galaxy Mod to work because i only got a RAR file. i also want to know how to make the mod work and were i put it because people say it works with z3r0x's mod. :confused:

google modding tutorials




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#3 11 years ago

ok but can anybody help me with the 2nd question




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#4 11 years ago

are you asking where to get an RAR file extractor? if thats the case you need to google "RAR" to find a program to open it (if you have MAC your out of luck with RAR files) if this is not it you might want to ask it a little clearer if it is not what your asking(it makes little sence the way it is wrote now)




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#5 11 years ago

the fact that he cant have a mac and be after z3r0x's mod, (since as they havent released FOC for mac yet!), No inorder to open RAR files you will need 'WinRAR'. and as a tutorial for making mods, you dont really need one, i taught myself everything. just fidle aroud with the xml files and see what happens!




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#6 11 years ago

thx for the RAR help but googling mod turtorials didn't help. as for #4 how did u teach urself???? well basically on modding i need help on the advanced things such as damage (that might be simple but sry im a noob)




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#7 11 years ago
Killerflood;3675165thx for the RAR help but googling mod turtorials didn't help. as for #4 how did u teach urself???? well basically on modding i need help on the advanced things such as damage (that might be simple but sry im a noob)

indead u are. Hardpoints(underworld): change pulse number Pojectiles: whatever, damage




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#8 11 years ago

teaching yourself is actually fairly easy, especially with this game all you need to do is look at other mods and just mess with the files which have extremely straight forward names and have a very basic file structure (might not look like it but that's just because there's a lot, start reading the lines and you'll see what I mean) there's going to be some things you wont get down at first either but then all you have to do is trial and error to see if you can get it to work, the real good modders tend to figure everything out on their own, in truth always relying on someone for an answer can be a mistake in the long run (and posting a new thread for every problem will get annoying for everyone else here) and also if you teach yourself how to mod you'll gain a basic understanding for modding in general (much more than if you asked for help on everything) and this game is a perfect game to use as a backbone for modding (for the reasons i had said above) if you don't agree just look at homeworld 2, you have to decompile every file just so notepad can read them (well so we can understand them) and once that's done the files are a lot more complex to read than in EAW/FOC (which for a side note are the same when it comes to modding, i don't get why everyone always thinks they're different) and also to back up the learning to mod on their own, EAW was the first game i've ever modded on a large scale (did small things for halo but nothing real big) and now i'm tackling every game I have and am doing it mostly on my own (not including figuring out how to extract the files, stuff like that needs to be looked up unless you can write programs to extract things on your own) i hope some of this helps, not exactly informative in telling you exactly how to mod but that would take me the better part of over an hour




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#9 11 years ago

you should start off tweaking whats in the game ie incress units in a sqaud or squadron. making units population different, change the cost of units, and mess with weapons on ships. before you ever try to add a new unit in. this way have an idea how what does what. and its alway good to look a 2 or 3 other peoples mods to see how they did it, once you dig in it not that hard at all. this is what i did after coming back to doing mod after all most 8 - 10 years of not doing them (man had a lot changed in that time) when you are messing around with a file make sure you leave an unedited copy of it. oh and a rule of thumb back then was you could never have to many tools (for thous who don't really know what this means, it means this down load different tool that do the same thing use them all keep the ones you like an unistall the others)




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#10 11 years ago

hey thx guys ill try to do that. on ? #2 whichWinRAR. sry there were more than a few. by the way i dont like buying things that i wont use alot




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