Set a few years before the events of Episode IV A New Hope, Empire at War lets players rewrite history as well as experience the aftermath of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the creation of the Rebel Alliance, and Darth Vader's rise to power.

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to increase your land unit population cap (the original was WAY too small). Its easy and shouldn't take more than a minute or two.

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*** NOTICE BEFORE INSTALLING ***

ALWAYS, ALWAYS BACKUP FILES THAT YOU WILL BE MODDING. THERE IS ALWAYS A CHANCE THAT YOU WILL MESS UP A FILE AND RUIN THE GAME. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR GAME AS A RESULT OF THIS MOD.

Step 1:
Go to your Star Wars: Empire at War game directory (usually C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Empire at War).

Step 2:
Double-click on the "GameData" folder.

Step 3:
Double click on the "Data" folder.

Step 4:
Look for and double-click on the "XML" folder.

Step 5:

In the "XML" folder, there should be an XML document titled "factions". Open it with Word or Notepad.

Step 6:
Carefully scroll down the document until you see text like this:
Land_Skirmish_Unit_Cap_By_Player_Count 0,10 1,10 8,5

Step 7:
Change the second number of each pair of numbers to the population limit you want.

Voila! You've successfully increased the land population cap. By the way, this should also work for Forces of Corruption.

BTW, if you do not have an XML folder, Gamefront should have the folder and files for patched versions of Empire at War

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shadowfox12 Author
shadowfox12

Oops. I forgot to say that after finishing step 6, you save and close the XML document. Seems pretty obvious, but someone's bound to miss it. Have fun!

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Bunseth168
Bunseth168

hey man! can please explain "Change the second number of each pair of numbers to the population limit you want"? maybe an example will be wonderful! thx! XD

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reflecthofgeismar
reflecthofgeismar

I made it EXCACTLY several times for the Halo mod.
I have EaW Gold Edition over Steam and play this nice mod.
But only - 15 pop for USNC and 9 for Aliens.

Have I to modify the normal Forces of Corruption to get a change for the mod pop cap?

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wheelmandan
wheelmandan

what about steam i have steam and i could not find faction or anything like that, could ya help me out there thanks.

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wheelmandan
wheelmandan

Do you know how to do it in steam if so could you please put that up thank you so much.

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wheelmandan
wheelmandan

what about space does that land count for space i can't seem to find space i saw one that number 20000. is that the money cap right or i think it is. thanks and does this work with mods?

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n0p0inter
n0p0inter

Yes for most it didn't work with Thrawn's Revenge for me

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TheRomanRuler
TheRomanRuler

Have done this countless times but good thing someone posted this incase someone was not knowing =)

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shadowfox12 Author
shadowfox12

Yeah, I've seen plenty of comments about this topic.

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MMM2409
MMM2409

how can you increasing ground pop cap for galactic conquests?

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shadowfox12 Author
shadowfox12

This should also work for galactic conquest.

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Guest
Guest

It doesnt :<

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Darth_Lopez
Darth_Lopez

To increase CW ground pop per point go into the XML markers and look for Reinforcement_Point_plus

You can edit the number in additional_popluation_capacity

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Bunseth168
Bunseth168

excuse me but it appear that it does not work in galactic conquest mode. I can only land a maximum of 10 only.

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msterhell
msterhell

there's no XML document titled "factions" in my folder, what to do ?

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godmaster89
godmaster89

hmmm...gave me and error when i saved...says it couldn't find the location to save and to make sure file name and path are correct but they are...any help?

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godmaster89
godmaster89

BTW i'm doing this on the halo mod file from this page....dunno if i can do that...that might be the problem

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Guest
Guest

can i use this on forces of corruption?.

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NerdExpert
NerdExpert

Yes! Of course!

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Lorflord
Lorflord

excuse me but it appear that it does not work in galactic conquest mode. I can only land a maximum of 10 only.

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shadowfox12 Author
shadowfox12

That's odd... It works for me. Although I may have forgotten a parameter in the XML files. I'll try to look into it.

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Guest
Guest

Hi,

I've tried that, it works well for skirmish but I've seen no effects in galacric conquest. Is there a file which describe the population points given by each landing pad on a planet ?

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Guest
Guest

I've finally found how to do that :
In marker.xml, you will find several lines for each reinforcement points (+1 cap, +2 cap, +3 cap, +4 cap, +5cap and +10 cap), such as "Reinforcement_Point_Plus1_Cap".
You can modify the number in that kind of line : <Additional_Population_Capacity>1</Additional_Population_Capacity>.
If you replace 1 by 2, each reinforcement point +1 will in fact grants you +2. It's work in galactic conquest.

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killerdragon
killerdragon

I was able to increase the population cap of each reinforcement points but it seems that the max is 10 for some reason. I multiply each cap by 1000 yet the max reinforcement cap is still 10 no matter how much reinforcement point i capture. Any help?

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killerdragon
killerdragon

Well I found an alternative for this:

Instead of trying to increase the cap, I edit so that each unit will not consume any capacity at all! You will have to edit each unit's XML files however. Also I use this to play the mod Republic At War, not EAW or FOC. The original games doesn't come with the individual unit's XML (even if you search online). FOC does come with unit's XML but only for the expansion. So this method will only work partially for FOC but it works fully for the faction of Zann Consortium.

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R0D97
R0D97

do u know how to change the population capacity in space for the star trek TOS mod in FOC?

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Guest
Guest

what do you mean by? "Change the second number of each pair of numbers to the population limit you want."

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wolkai2
wolkai2

This:

<Land_Skirmish_Unit_Cap_By_Player_Count>
0,10,
1,10,
8,10,
</Land_Skirmish_Unit_Cap_By_Player_Count>

Becomes this:

<Land_Skirmish_Unit_Cap_By_Player_Count>
0,30,
1,30,
8,30,
</Land_Skirmish_Unit_Cap_By_Player_Count>

Where you can replace '30' with a number of your choice

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Blue2volf
Blue2volf

If anyone out there still looking for files
I downloaded from here Gamemaps.com
they are working

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Guest
Guest

There's one more step. You need to go into the MARKERS.XML file. There are several lines toward the bottom-middle that start with <Marker name="Reinforcement_Point_Plus1_Cap"> (or Plus2, Plus3) etc. You need to change the line: <Additional_Population_Capacity>1</Additional_Population_Capacity> to a much higher number. Otherwise, your land cap might be high, but you can't bring in any more than the 1, 2, 3, or 10 that the map says you can.

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Xecos671
Xecos671

Does this affect the AI as well?

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Reeb99
Reeb99

For GC land combat, you have to edit the values in the map itself. BTW, the mod Absolute Corruption mod 2.4 has the maps edited for that already.

For GC space combat, you have to edit the values for each faction in the faction xml files.

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Darthadin
Darthadin

Btw for GC go to your xml folder, markers, each reinforcement point that you see in game has a population value value,
<Marker Name="Reinforcement_Point_Plus1_Cap"> <Variant_Of_Existing_Type>Reinforcement_Point</Variant_Of_Existing_Type>
<Land_Model_Name>W_Pedistal_faction_1.alo</Land_Model_Name>
<Additional_Population_Capacity>1</Additional_Population_Capacity> What I like to do is everything is times two (x2) so
<Marker Name="Reinforcement_Point_Plus1_Cap">
<Variant_Of_Existing_Type>Reinforcement_Point</Variant_Of_Existing_Type>
<Land_Model_Name>W_Pedistal_faction_1.alo</Land_Model_Name>
<Additional_Population_Capacity>2</Additional_Population_Capacity>
Hope it helps, however even though everything times two adds up to 50, the max is 20 (I never could figure that one out lol). So it isn't too unbalanced.

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How do I edit the research time for all the Tech levels?

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Sgt_ab
Sgt_ab

Same, why dont somebody tell the Steam people how to do this? There is no Factions file...

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ChronosPhantom
ChronosPhantom

anyone know how to increase the land unit cap for when you're in campaign? downloaded the xml files and did the edit and it works on skirmish, but not on campaign or galactic conquest, although it does still work on all three with space combat though

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