Hello my fellow Total Warriors,
1.0 This is a tutorial to change and or edit traits, ancillary, attributes, and abilities of faction leaders and generals, what we will need to use is ESF editor which can be found here:
2.0 And a file named "mp_eur_napoleon" which is found in your data/campaigns/ folder.
(the data folder is in C:/program files/steam/steamApps/common/napoleon total war/data/campaigns/mp_eur_napoleon)
3.0 Now you will need to use ESF editor and open the file mentioned above.
once open you will see a tree of strings with + and - and you click + to expand these strings. You need to expand
.....+(your nation) array|faction
4.0 Now you will see FOUR strings pertaining to your character and they will ALL be under the Charcter|Details expandable menu. What you need to go into is:
These are the the four strings that you can edit to change your character from a mickey mouse to a powerful leader or general.
4.1 As for TRAITS and ANCILLARIES:
4.1.1 A list of traits and ancillaries can be viewed in data/data.pack file which can be opened with the PFM (pack file manager- searchable and downloadable in google)
4.1.2 you can just copy traits and ancillaries from really successful leaders and generals and paste them to the leader or general you want. If you do want to copy and paste, then the way to do it is to highlight the trait or ancillary that you want (which must be done one at a time) then right click, left click on copy from the drop down menu, then highlight the TRAITS expandable menu (if you are copying a trait) or highlight the AGENT|ANCILLARIES expandable menu (if you are copying an ancillary) then right click, and left click paste. DO NOT paste into the expanded list, you MUST highlight the header itself and paste into it. Once you paste (for example in traits) you will see that in both the copied location and pasted location that it will just say trait instead of the actual name of the trait you pasted. That's ok, if you close the expandable menu and reopen it, you will see that this has been fixed. To delete a bad trait, simply highlight and hit delete.
4.2 As for AGENT|ATTRIBUTES and AGENT|ABILITIES
These are on/off items; they don't work by adding anything like traits, these already have preset attributes and abilities and they are either turned on or off for your current character. Seeing -1 for each attribute or ability indicates that it is turned off for the current character, seeing a 1 indicates that the attribute or ability is turned on for the current character.
And that is how you can edit your characters Traits, Ancillaries, Attributes, and Abilities. If you have any questions or comments please ask them and i will answer the best i can.