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Modding, short for modifying meaning: taking the game and modifying it to better suit your own tastes. Civilization V provides exceptionally good modding facilities. Units and such have their parameters defined in XML files and there is lots of the actual gameplay logic in the lua files. The developers also offer free tools, downloadable via Steam, for modding.

Making use of the Steam Workshop is the easiest way for players to mod their games.

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  • Tutorial: Creating a new unit: Cardboard Destroyer

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    • 71.80.179.141 wrote: So is the code still compatible with Rising Tide or has nothing changed with the unit xml's? That's a good question...
    • 71.80.179.141 wrote: also i am trying to make a LEV tank so what would be in place of the "Domain_Land" and how would i chang ethe att...
  • How do I create custom Civs in Civ5?

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    • Please post the tutoroal
    • Good question! Lucky for you, the Modders Guide to Civilization V contains a section called How to: Add a Civilization, starting from page ...

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