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How to make custom heroes usable for Arnor

Tutorial for Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch-king ROTWK

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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:

// Men of The West Class

    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 ""
        // 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:

UsableFactions = Men Elves Dwarves Arnor

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


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?)


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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