Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: How to mod desc_strat ( for beginners )

  1. #1
    oscarreeve's Avatar Getafix Loyal Companion
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Still trying to figure this one out.
    Posts
    460

    Default How to mod desc_strat ( for beginners )

    From the file desc_strat you can mod start and end date of a campain, the population of a settlement, the buildings in a selltement, the denari a fraction starts of with and make all fractions playble
    allways make a back up file of Desc_strat when u change it

    First you have to go in desc_stat, located in c:/programfiles/activison/rometotalwar/data/world/maps/campain/imperialcampain and there is desc_start text file ( c: stand for hard drive )
    now open the text file and it should look like this

    Make all fractions playble
    campaign imperial_campaign
    playable
    romans_julii
    romans_brutii
    romans_scipii
    end

    unlockable
    egypt
    seleucid
    carthage
    parthia
    gauls
    germans
    britons
    greek_cities
    end

    nonplayable
    romans_senate
    macedon
    pontus
    armenia
    dacia
    numidia
    scythia
    spain
    thrace
    slave
    end

    start_date -270 summer
    end_date 14 summer
    just cut and paste the factions you want into playble but do not make slave playble, the reason for this is that slaves are really buggie .

    Changing the campain end and start date
    you should see this
    start_date -270 summer
    end_date 14 summer
    simply change the numbers ( note - stands for bc )

    changin the population of a settlement
    now scroll down till where u meet
    faction romans_scipii, bureaucrat napoleon
    superfaction romans_senate
    denari 5000
    settlement
    {
    level large_town
    region Campania
    year_founded 0
    population 4800
    plan_set default_set
    faction_creator romans_julii
    building
    {
    type barracks militia_barracks
    }
    building
    {
    type core_building governors_villa
    }
    building
    {
    type defenses wooden_pallisade
    }
    building
    {
    type hinterland_roads roads
    }
    building
    {
    type hinterland_farms farms+1
    }
    }
    all u have to do is change the population to the one u want it to be ( note it make take a while to find the right region )

    Adding a building

    Just add the building name u want like this
    building
    {
    type barracks milta_barracks
    }
    }
    to the end of the list ( note if you want a imperial_palace just type imperial_palace where governors_villa is etc.... )

    Changing the denari of a faction
    faction romans_scipii, bureaucrat napoleon
    superfaction romans_senate
    denari 5000
    settlement
    just find the faction you want to change the denari with. and change the number of denari

    p.s my spelling is really bad . but make saw u have the right spelling when you edit this file
    Last edited by oscarreeve; May 24, 2007 at 02:51 PM.

    My Army ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

  2. #2
    Leonidas The Lion's Avatar Until we win! Or die.
    Content Emeritus

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    UK/Der Freistaat Griechenland
    Posts
    10,406

    Default Re: How to mod desc_strat ( for beginners )

    Nice tutorial oscareeve.
    You might want to add how to edit the family members armies, starting positions,agents,traits etc.
    But good none the less.

    Also just to add on to oscareeve's post if after editing the descr_strat file if your game crashes add the show_err at the end of the shortcut path, that will root out and tell you why the game crashed.
    And one final note(sorry oscareeve) if you make the senate faction playable don't choose the tab senate missions it will crash the game.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jom View Post
    When using the stick and carrot approach, remember that what you have to do is shove the carrot up their arse and then beat them with the stick.
    Check out my YouTube Channel here
    Under The Patronage Of jimkatalanos
    Patron Of
    Murfios,
    Bolkonsky and DekuTrash


  3. #3
    oscarreeve's Avatar Getafix Loyal Companion
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Still trying to figure this one out.
    Posts
    460

    Default Re: How to mod desc_strat ( for beginners )

    Quote Originally Posted by Leonidas The Lion View Post
    Nice tutorial oscareeve.
    You might want to add how to edit the family members armies, starting positions,agents,traits etc.
    But good none the less.

    Also just to add on to oscareeve's post if after editing the descr_strat file if your game crashes add the show_err at the end of the shortcut path, that will root out and tell you why the game crashed.
    And one final note(sorry oscareeve) if you make the senate faction playable don't choose the tab senate missions it will crash the game.
    Thanks, i will add how to do other things in the desc_strat file in a week or two time but at the moment i am spending most of my time modding for narnia total war

    My Army ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

  4. #4

    Default Re: How to mod desc_strat ( for beginners )

    Well it'd be a good start if you could spell the name of the file right...

    Oh and it's not fraction, it's faction. A fraction is a number, eg .

  5. #5
    oscarreeve's Avatar Getafix Loyal Companion
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Still trying to figure this one out.
    Posts
    460

    Default Re: How to mod desc_strat ( for beginners )

    Thanks,
    I am thinking of wrighting one showing people how to add faction symbols and banners which i would include photos

    My Army ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

  6. #6
    Syphon520's Avatar Foederatus
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Arizona USA
    Posts
    36

    Default Re: How to mod desc_strat ( for beginners )

    I would love to know how to change the faction symbols on what I am working on and think that would be a awesome tutorial for us beginers!

  7. #7

    Default Re: How to mod desc_strat ( for beginners )

    Quote Originally Posted by oscarreeve View Post
    Thanks,
    I am thinking of wrighting one showing people how to add faction symbols and banners which i would include photos
    Writing? :L
    I'm not trying to be offensive or anything along those lines (such as racism), but is English a second language for you?

    "It's me, Smeagol."
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 

  8. #8
    Mr_Nygren's Avatar Berserkir
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    3,870

    Default Re: How to mod desc_strat ( for beginners )

    "show_err"

    Exactly where should i place this?
    Be your friend's, true friend. Return gift for gift. Repay laughter, with laughter again
    but betrayal with treachery.

    - The Havamal

  9. #9
    Leonardo's Avatar Reborn Old Timer
    Artifex Modding Staff

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Southern Sweden
    Posts
    3,486

    Default Re: How to mod desc_strat ( for beginners )

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrillology View Post
    Writing? :L
    I'm not trying to be offensive or anything along those lines (such as racism), but is English a second language for you?
    Please stay on topic.
    Under patronage of General Brewster of the Imperial House of Hader.

  10. #10
    King Athelstan's Avatar The Wheel of Time turns
    Citizen Gaming Staff Modding Staff

    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Nidaros
    Posts
    3,423

    Default Re: How to mod desc_strat ( for beginners )

    Quote Originally Posted by Leonardo View Post
    Please stay on topic.
    That was 6 years ago

    As for Nygrens question, while I'm not an experienced modder myself, I think Leonidas meant the actual shortcut path, the one that pops up when you right click the game .exe and click properties. might very well be wrong, though that is how I interpreted it
    Proudly under the patronage of General Brewster of the Imperial House of Hader
    Proud patron of 4zumi

    Signature by Lifthrasir




  11. #11

    Default Re: How to mod desc_strat ( for beginners )

    I think that's what he meant too
    Command line functions - has a pic
    and -show_err page some common messages
    TWC Wiki Needs YOU!!!
    PM me if you're interested
    Help expand our mods, modding or TWC content
    Earn rep and shinies!
    Mak's Modding: End of Days-EoDII-Westeros-PKH- IWTE



  12. #12
    Mr_Nygren's Avatar Berserkir
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    3,870

    Default Re: How to mod desc_strat ( for beginners )

    Quote Originally Posted by makanyane View Post
    I think that's what he meant too
    Command line functions - has a pic
    and -show_err page some common messages
    Thanks for the link man. The issue were solved, as i got a stable version from Saloth Sar - and i finally undestood what the issue were.
    Be your friend's, true friend. Return gift for gift. Repay laughter, with laughter again
    but betrayal with treachery.

    - The Havamal

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •