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agstormseeker
agstormseeker

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posted September 18, 2011 02:11 AM

So which one lets you edit creature abilities and stats?

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markkur
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posted September 18, 2011 03:02 AM

It would probably be best to go through the Modder's Workshop Wiki.



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agstormseeker
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posted September 18, 2011 03:34 AM
Edited by agstormseeker at 03:52, 18 Sep 2011.

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It would probably be best to go through the Modder's Workshop Wiki.




So all I need is WinRAR and Audacity to edit .xdb files?

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agstormseeker
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posted September 18, 2011 04:01 AM

All the files I need to open .xdb files require me to register them and pay for them, I don't wanna have to pay for anything till I know how (I'm 15). Also I don't want to have my parents pay for the tools either so I guess I'll have to have someone else do it for me...

So can someone please add the ability to restore health and resurrect my troops to vampires and Vampire Lords?

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posted September 18, 2011 04:35 PM

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All the files I need to open .xdb files require me to register them and pay for them, I don't wanna have to pay for anything till I know how (I'm 15). Also I don't want to have my parents pay for the tools either so I guess I'll have to have someone else do it for me...

So can someone please add the ability to restore health and resurrect my troops to vampires and Vampire Lords?


Well. I can understand your reasons. Welcome ot the forum btw. I'm not a modder, so I can't give you any specifics and that's why I pointed you to the Wikia. I know I've seen different processes described there; like adding "fly" to all your creatures I think many modders have managed to stay away from spending lots of money. In an example "Gimp" is free and has been used alot with creature-models.

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So all I need is WinRAR and Audacity to edit .xdb files?


Again I'm no modder but I know there are still a few around so maybe one will give you a hand. As far as I know I think that WinRAR and "Notepad" were a heavily used combo. I use 7Zip and notepad when working with files.
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Cepheus
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posted September 18, 2011 06:03 PM

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All the files I need to open .xdb files require me to register them and pay for them, I don't wanna have to pay for anything till I know how (I'm 15). Also I don't want to have my parents pay for the tools either so I guess I'll have to have someone else do it for me...


.xdbs are actually just text files, and can be opened and edited liberally in Notepad. WinRAR is most commonly used for opening the .pak files. The files in data.pak\GameMechanics\Creature\Creatures\ are the place to be for tinkering with creature stats and abilities. Always back up your .paks before any editing.
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Warmonger
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posted September 18, 2011 06:15 PM
Edited by Warmonger at 18:17, 18 Sep 2011.

The very basic and highly recommended tool to edit text files of all kinds is Notepad++. I wonder why it is not listed here.
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agstormseeker
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posted September 18, 2011 08:10 PM

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The very basic and highly recommended tool to edit text files of all kinds is Notepad++. I wonder why it is not listed here.

I'm not going to have to pay for or register Notepad ++ if I download it am I?

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Warmonger
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posted September 18, 2011 08:26 PM

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The very basic and highly recommended tool to edit text files of all kinds is Notepad++. I wonder why it is not listed here.

I'm not going to have to pay for or register Notepad ++ if I download it am I?

It's open-source.

Seriously, you talk like a freak. No one is going to use you, chill out. There are many people in the world who offer good stuff for free.
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agstormseeker
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posted September 18, 2011 09:46 PM

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The very basic and highly recommended tool to edit text files of all kinds is Notepad++. I wonder why it is not listed here.

I'm not going to have to pay for or register Notepad ++ if I download it am I?

It's open-source.

Seriously, you talk like a freak. No one is going to use you, chill out. There are many people in the world who offer good stuff for free.

I'm just being careful, my computer has already been infected with a virus when I downloaded and opened a file from another HOMM mods page from another site. My dad had to disinfect the computer.

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Fauch
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posted September 19, 2011 09:31 AM

yeah, for some reasons there are also a lots of people who send viruses for free

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DieDevil
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posted October 28, 2013 08:27 PM

For easier script editing, I would add to the list (if it hasn't been added already) Notepad ++.

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vulcancolak
vulcancolak


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posted April 12, 2017 08:55 PM

I am prepared setup file for my mod but it REPLACES data and text pak files. How can i make them replace only "existing files" NOT entire data.pak and texts.pak ?

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dredknight
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posted April 14, 2017 09:39 AM

Just put a different names to your files.
For example mod_data.pak and mod_text.pak
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vulcancolak
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posted April 14, 2017 11:09 AM
Edited by vulcancolak at 13:17, 14 Apr 2017.

lol is it works? game will read my files after original data?
Update: No. It is not working. Game is not detectss mod_data.pak and mod_texts.pak

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posted May 03, 2017 10:15 AM

the files inside the pak file need to be with later date than other files in other paks (or the original data.pak). The one with the latest data override the rest.
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minun37059
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posted August 28, 2019 05:19 AM
Edited by minun37059 at 05:40, 28 Aug 2019.

VokialBG said:

As you see by reading the title, this thread is created for software, used by modder for creating different modification in - textures, scripts... etc. The thread aim to be software list, where modds give links (screens, descriptions...) of the programs they like and use in practice.
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By the way, is there any tools which can help me to know the file structure or contents of /bin/Effects/uid files?

I am write a new mod tool which can directly handle pak files and generate new mod pak files on the fly, but missing the file structure or spec for effects bin file

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dredknight
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posted August 29, 2019 10:47 PM

Hi minun37059,

I dont know what is the meaning of the BIN/effects folder but I may suggest to contact the owner of this youtube channel. He seem very advanced in texture and animataion editing so hopefully he can provide what you are looking for.

Cant wait to see fully working version of the tool you make!
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minun37059
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posted September 02, 2019 03:11 PM

dredknight said:
Hi minun37059,

I dont know what is the meaning of the BIN/effects folder but I may suggest to contact the owner of this youtube channel. He seem very advanced in texture and animataion editing so hopefully he can provide what you are looking for.

Cant wait to see fully working version of the tool you make!


Thanks for your suggestions, however Youtube is blocked in China, hahaha! So i need to find some tools to get the youtube first.

I've open source the mod tool which is under heavy developping in my github. maybe it will be useful for new mods creation.

My github


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dredknight
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posted September 02, 2019 03:14 PM

Thank you Minimun!

Any chance you have access to discord? We can colaborate there, my username is the same.
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