Modding (Civ5)

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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

    7 messages
    • wrote: 1. Can you modify current 3d models of the existing units ? 2. If that's not an option, can you at least recolor the exist...
    • Thanks for the tutorial. I have tried creating alien units using game images (Rocktopus and Xeno titan) but they do not spawn. Any ideas plea...
  • Livestreams about modding

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    • Firaxis did two livestreams about modding. In the first one the required tools are installed and introduced, and a new building is created...
    • Lots of good info here, ZeroOne! Thanks for sharing!

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