Shogun 2 Language files
This original post from just inspired me to make this thread, because I was checking the language files yesterday too. Thanks a lot and +rep to just for his informations.
The language files can be found here:
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\total war shogun 2 demo\data
The file "local_en.pack" contains lots of individual *.loc's in the "text\db" folder. Basically all "basic strings" have now an individual table. The file "local_en_patch.pack" contains tables which overwrite the tables in the "local_en.pack".
It is now possible to include an own "custom_localisation.loc" file that will be added to the internal DB. In Empire and Napoleon could be only one "loc" file at the same time in the "data" directory.
I downloaded the English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish and Czech language files.
The strange thing is the following:
Only the English loc file structure is like that. All other languages than English use the same loc file structure like in ETW/NTW. There is only the "localisation.loc" in these languages. There aren't any individual loc tables like in the English version.
If you change your language in the Steam options then these files below will be re-downloaded and installed.
The "*" determines the language like en, ge, fr, sp.
local_*.pack (release version of the language tables)
local_*_patch.pack (this file will be updated with further language fixes)
Please use the latest Pack File Manager to open these files.
I released the UPC-SHO to include and combine custom mod strings and add "vanilla text fixes". I saw several little text errors in the meantime.
Please report any vanilla text errors that you find and I will include these fixes.
Unit Pack Compatibility Project - Shogun (UPC-SHO)
Shogun 2 Encyclopedia files
The encyclopedia files can be found here:
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\total war shogun 2 demo\data\encyclopedia
This folder contains lots of ".html" files that represent the whole in-game information of the encyclopedia.
This new "html" based system is very useful to create customized descriptions for mods like I did it in my AUM-SHO.
> If you remove/rename this folder, then the in-game browser shows a blank window.
> If you change your language in the Steam options then complete "encyclopedia" folder will be re-downloaded.
> It is possible to browse through these files with your Internet Browser without starting Shogun 2.
> If you edit the content of the ".html" files, then it only appears to the in-game encyclopedia. If you change the "stats values" in the ".html" file it doesn't update the internal "real" db values. The in-game encyclopedia is fully independent and doesn't recognize the changed db table values of mods automatically.