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    Default How to add a custom siege map to the campaign

    Adding a custom Siege Map to Campaign
    In this turorial i will show you how to add a community made map to a city.As an example i use the cool Karak Kadrin siege map by Maruka and will bring it into campaign.

    Tools you need:
    -Pack File Manager
    -a Hex editor
    Material that you need:
    -any map
    Required Basics:
    -workflow in PFM

    Note: File names , key names and directories are marked italic.

    Steps:
    1. Create an empty new mod file (I will name mine karak_kadrin_campaign. pack).


    2. Import the map files from your map pack.
    Your pack file should look similar to this:
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    3. Now you give the folder in terrain/battles/[Some weird name] an useful name (e.g. : dwf_Kadrin) since we need it later (only change this name!).


    4. Go to the terrain.pack file into your game data folder.
    There you find the file terrain/battles/warhammer_map_1/battle_locations_map.bin in terrain.pack
    Extract it.
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    5. Go to he extracted file and open it with the hex editor
    It will look similar to this:
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    6. Now you have to find the place where to change it. Your Hex editor should a search function so use that.I will search for Karak Kadrin.
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    The search found the lines for hat city.


    7. Above the name you can see the map directory name city_d_dwf
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    Thats what we change now to our own directory name. (dwf_Kadrin for me)
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    8. Save the .bin file and import it into your pack (via: Add>Directory)


    9. Well, thats it. You are done!
    Final result:



    Note: Im still investigating how land battles are done. It seems that in this file only Siege, ambush and mountain pass battles are linked.
    This is the first tutorial i wrote so excuse my mistakes.

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    Default Re: How to add a custom siege map to the campaign

    This is so very welcome!

    I noticed that you used a map name tag that happened to be exact same length as the original siege map name, does the usual "don't trespass on the original character length" thing still count? You know, as with hex-editing rigid_models.

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    Default Re: How to add a custom siege map to the campaign

    yea i forgot that. I tried it with longer names but then the game crashes

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    Default Re: How to add a custom siege map to the campaign

    great news! Thank you for exploring this possibility.

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    Default Re: How to add a custom siege map to the campaign

    Hello, could you test this with other maps for other total war games like Attila? Try doing Carthage made by Doomon 15 into the campaign map as a test?





















































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    Default Re: How to add a custom siege map to the campaign

    Yep thought so... just a simple descriptor for the map to be used with the settlement and boom, campaign ready. Wonder why they couldn't have just released this functionality with the initial map creator release. *shrug*

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    Default Re: How to add a custom siege map to the campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by swizzlewizzle View Post
    Yep thought so... just a simple descriptor for the map to be used with the settlement and boom, campaign ready. Wonder why they couldn't have just released this functionality with the initial map creator release. *shrug*
    This, EXACTLY THIS. I can't really understand or see a logic behind CA NOT implementing this from Shogun 2 onward, or at least Rome 2. Why?!
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