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How to make custom heroes usable for Arnor

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BigBrainiac

Category: Code
Level: Beginner
Created: Monday September 6, 2010 - 17:16
Updated: Sunday September 19, 2010 - 19:27
Views: 8292
Summary: A simple guide to show how to make custom heroes usable for Arnor

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BigBrainiac's Guide on making custom heroes playable on any existing faction.


I bet some people have made their mods really well but didn't have create-a-heroes for your new Arnor.

This guide will show you all the steps to make a custom hero playable on Arnor/evil factions.
I will use Arnor as the example faction to add heroes for.

STEP ONE: Open any "createaherosystem..." files (like archer, dwarf, servant of sauron, etc)
I opened "createaherosystemmenofthewest"

Look at the code near the top.

STEP TWO: Find the code:
              
Code

//---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Men of The West Class
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CreateAHeroClass
    NameTag         = CreateAHero:ClassName_HeroesOfTheWest
    DescriptionTag = CreateAHero:ClassDesc_HeroesOfTheWest
    PowersDescTag = CreateAHero:ClassPowersDesc_HeroesOfTheWest
    UpgradeName     = Upgrade_CreateAHero_ClassHeroOfTheWest
    IconImage     = Archetype_HerooftheWest                                                                                    
                                                                                        
    SubClass // Captain Of Gondor
        NameTag                 =    CreateAHero:SubClassName_CaptainOfGondor
        DescriptionTag         =    CreateAHero:SubClassDesc_CaptainOfGondor
        IconImage             = CPCaptainofGondor
        ButtonImage         = HICAHCaptainGondor
        // In UI it should be         = HICAHCaptainGondor_wotr
        DefaultFaction = Men
        UsableFactions = Men Elves Dwarves
        SpendableAttributePoints = 30
        
        UpgradeName             =    Upgrade_CreateAHero_SubClass_0
        //-------------------------------
        // Awards common to all heros.
        #include "CreateAHeroSystemCommonStatsAndAwards.inc"
        // Class specific awards
        Awards = GuardianOfMiddleEarth




Look at the "UsableFactions" part.

STEP THREE: To add arnor as a usable faction, just change the code to look like:

                       
Code
UsableFactions = Men Elves Dwarves Arnor



You will need to do this for every sub-class and class that you want playable for another faction.

HAPPY MODDING
~BigBrainiac

PS-If you have any questions, comment!

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Suchar - Sunday July 20, 2014 - 15:44

Game can only read names of factions that are already in game and Arnor. (Hardly coded?)

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Game can only read names of factions that are already in game and Arnor. (Hardly coded?)

Dalflow - Wednesday July 9, 2014 - 22:52

When I try to add my new faction to these subclasses, it says the faction is not a valid item in the index list. Any ideas?

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