The year is 2142 and the dawn of a new ice age has thrown the world into a panic. The soil not covered by ice can only feed a fraction of the Earth's population. The maths is simple and brutal: some will live, most will die. In Battlefield 2142, players choose to fight for one of two military superpowers - the European Union or the newly formed Pan Asian Coalition - in an epic battle for survival.

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All the tools you need to start modding Refractor 2 games.

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All the tools you need to start modding Refractor 2 games.

Battlefield 1942:

Mod Development Toolkit, with Object Editor, Max/Maya/Gmax tools, etc.: Moddb.com

Battlecraft '42 Map Editor: Moddb.com

Battlecraft '42 Mesh Samples (required to properly render lightmaps): Moddb.com

Editor 1942 (an more complex alternative to Battlecraft '42): Moddb.com

Battlefield Vietnam:

Mod Development Toolkit, with Object Editor, Max/Maya/Gmax tools, etc.: Moddb.com

Battlecraft Vietnam (official map editor): Moddb.com

Battlefield 2
:

Official editor, with Map/Terrain/Animation/Object/Effect editing features. Also includes tools for Maya and GMax. Moddb.com

BF2Paint, A simple tool to make texturing your maps easier. It will make both the color map and detail map, based on height and gradient. Moddb.com

BGF Heightmap Converter Utility, It is a fast and easy utility for viewing and resizing heightmap (.RAW) files. It is primarily intended to make it easy to convert maps from Battlefield 1942 or Battlefield Vietnam to Battlefield 2, but it can also be used to change a BF2 map to a different size. Moddb.com

ShaderWrapper, a useful tool for changing the texture paths in a .bundledmesh file. Moddb.com

POE2's advanced 3DS Max tools, easier and more functional than DICE's. For Max 6-8:http://www.moddb.com/games/battlefield-2/downloads/poe2-3ds-max-6-8-tools For Max 9: Moddb.com

Battlefield 2142 (REQUIRES BF2 TO MOD PROPERLY):

Tutorial on how to get the BF2 editor working properly with 2142 (also links to many other good BF2141 modding tutorials: Moddb.com

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dodek96_pl
dodek96_pl

Everything you need to make a mod for BF2 is notepad and WINZIP.

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Cpt.Dann
Cpt.Dann

Well it wouldn't be possible to mod without notepad, but you can't add new content with it.

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Simcardo
Simcardo

sorry, i use winrar ;)

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Rogue_Assassin
Rogue_Assassin

Because you are a big noob you need only this

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DukeOfJudea
DukeOfJudea

make homework!

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Arteides
Arteides

How can I add a map to my mod?
Please pm me I already have the maps ready.

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CptMold
CptMold

I think there's a text document somewhere in C:\Program Files\Herp-de-Derp-de-Derp\Battlefield 1942. I'm not sure where it is inside that folder, though, so have fun...

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Hareth
Hareth

how to use this??? PLZ help

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modmakin
modmakin

If I chose Battlefield 1942, should I download everything needed in the list
OR what?

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