This mod will add three new armies with new features. First is ASI, this faction was spawned by five scientist from the Black Hand which saw after much research, had decided that the best way to ascend is through technology, not Tiberium. Thus creating the first true Artificial Intelligence known to man. The second army will be a monstrous creature army that the Scrin have feared for many years, "The Colony." These creatures will be tiberium infested and will leave nothing left standing. These mindless things also don't know what technology is and they do not use power. They are a sickness that has no cure, but to destroy them... Lastly is Dream 51, an army that is a remainder of the United States government military force.
Welcome to the world of modding for C&C3 Tiberium Wars!. In this initial guide attempts to guide them in the basics of modding, trying to be as simple as possible, without going into complex explanations. Having grasped these basic concepts can begin to create their first large facility projects which will be as original as far as your imagination allows...
Posted by HaloRts on Aug 24th, 2010
Basic Starting a mod.
Once successfully installed the MOD SDK we will find the following picture:
Now explain these folders one by one.
1- Art: This is the default folder to save the "Art" graphic and 3d, of the game. For example terrain textures , 3d models textures, etc. The way they should be ordered this "art" is a bit complex. Not required to keep the art in this folder so I would not recommend it. Later I will explain in detail this issue.
2- Audio: Inside this folder should be all files of sound, voices, music, atmosphere and special effects that we insert in our MOD.
3- BuiltMods: Inside this folder will store all of our MOD encrypted files after compiling. It should be noted that the "compiler" also automatically creates a copy of the file .BIG ready to use within the folder: /My Documents\Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars\mods\YourModName
4- CnC3Xml: In this folder is an exact copy of all files ."XML" will use to configure, connect and give life to every aspect of the game. Each party, each faction, each unit has a file ". XML", which specifies all features and configurations. Since routes location of your images, sounds and textures, to the times and construction costs in the case of a unit. Or infantry types can create certain race or faction in the game.All this can be changed by changing the parameters of the files ".XML".
5- INI: This folder contains an exact copy of the files ".Ini". Most of these files contains basic information such as credit menu text, the conditions of victory in a skirmish, camera configuration,etc. You may not use most of these files as a template but that depends on the type of modification that you create.
6- Mods: This folder is one of the most important. Within it we must create a new folder with the name you want for each of our projects, and inside the folder of your project must create a new folder called "DATA". For example, if our project is called "MYMOD, the exact path would be as follows: "X":\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Command & Conquer 3\MOD SDK\Mods\MYMOD\data
Inside the folder "Mods\Yourmodname\data" will all the modified files: ".xml", ".str", models ".W3X", images and textures. Except for the sounds that belong in the "Audio" folder.
At the same time we put all the files in this folder should be identified within a file ".Xml" main called "Mod.xml". As if it were a list of all files that make up the MOD.
: The modification of videos is different, explain in more advanced tutorials.
7- BuildMod.bat: Main tool needed for the compilation of our MOD. Once placed all the files in place, this command will be responsible for compiling and encrypt your file .BIG ready for use and share with the world.
If you use "Bibber Mod SDK Expansion", the path of these folders can be changed. Please read " C&C mod sdk faq " for more details: