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Posted 22 August 2010 - 11:57 AM

Things you need to make a mod
Version 5 9/25/09
By "X"

Here’s a list of thing that you will need to make a mod, skin/icon, or model

Here’s a list of what you need to make a mod (list of tools)
ALOViewer by Mike.nl - http://modtools.petrolution.net/
Particle Editor by Mike.nl - http://modtools.petrolution.net/
String Editor v1.1 -Mike.nl - http://modtools.petrolution.net/
EAWExtractor by RenEvo Software & Designs http://www.petroluti...tem-222?addview
Mega-Texture Editor v1.1 by ? http://modtools.petr...tools/MtdEditor
EaW and/or Foc map editor by Petroglyph http://empireatwar.f...Game_Tools;7351

An xml editor (you can google one or use notepad)
xmlpad by Wmhelp.com - http://download.cnet...4-10252051.html

other tools that might be useful
Planet Position Plotter by z3r0x http://everythingeaw...hread.php?t=155 is helpful for adding new plants doesn’t support FoC 100% yet
FinalBIG v0.4b with EAW Support by ? http://www.petroluti...tem-167?addview

Hex editors used for reskins
HHD Free Hex Editor - http://www.hhdsoftwa...ditor-free.html
Hex Workshop - http://www.bpsoft.com/
Cygnus FREE EDITION - http://www.softcircuits.com/cygnus/fe/

Here’s a list thing you need to make skin and icons
Photoshop unknown if plug-in is required (cost money)
plug-in http://developer.nvi...ds_plugins.html
Panit.net with dds plug-in http://www.getpaint.net/ (free)
plug-in -
Gimp with dds plug-in http://www.gimp.org/ (free)
plug-in - http://nifelheim.dyn.../~cocidius/dds/

Other tools that you might find useful
ddsconverter by ? http://files.filefro...;/fileinfo.html

Here’s what need to make models
3d max version 6 or 8 or 9 with plug-in (your going to have to find it you self but it cost money) plug-in can be found here

NOTE: Any 3d modeling program can be used to make a model but it need to be converted to obj format or andy other format that 3ds max can read and sent to someone the can rig and convert it this method is called 3rd party modeling

And please read thru the tutorials I for how to use this some are on this site some are on the site with the give tool

some other tools found over the years and useful sites
Lithunwrap - http://files.serious....php?fileid=198
Maxplugins.de plugin database for 3ds max - http://www.maxplugins.de/
RAD Video Tools - http://www.radgameto...com/bnkdown.htm

Free 3D modeling programs
GMAX - by gamx http://turbosquid.com/GMax
Blender - http://www.blender.org/
3dWings -

other 3d modeling programs
Milkshape - http://chumbalum.swissquake.ch/
Maya - http://usa.autodesk....x...&id=7639525

added 9/28/09
I can't believe I forgot this one as I use it all the time
notepad++ - http://notepad-plus....net/uk/site.htm - can edit many file types like xml, lua, and even hex-edit with different plug-ings

"X" aka knivesdamater, lord_X, uknown, and drunkin_modeler

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