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Most people already know how to do this, but I'm making this tutorial anyway just to help all the people who don't know how to do this already. Its pretty easy and shouldn't take but a couple of minutes.

Posted by shadowfox12 on Aug 14th, 2012
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*** NOTICE BEFORE MODDING ***
ALWAYS, ALWAYS BACKUP THE FILES YOU WILL BE MODDING BEFORE YOU MOD THEM, AS THERE IS ALWAYS A CHANCE THAT YOU'LL MESS SOMETHING UP AND RUIN YOUR GAME. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR GAME OR COMPUTER THAT THIS MOD CAUSES.
Step 1:
Go to your Star Wars: Empire at War Game folder (usually C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Empire at War).

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

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

Step 4:
Double-click the "XML" folder. (NOTE: if you do not have an XML folder, you can probably get one from Gamefront, along with the XML files. There should be some that work with the patched version of the game.)

Step 5:
Find the "factions" XML file and open it with Notepad or Word.

Step 6:
Carefully scroll down until you see some text like this:
Space_Tactical_Unit_Cap 20

Change the number to whatever you want your population cap to be. (you will have to do this separately for each of the game's factions.

Step 7:
Save and close the XML document.

There you go! Have fun! This also works for Forces of Corruption!

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Bunseth168
Bunseth168 Nov 22 2012, 9:15am says:

thx man! XD

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shaunbrian2
shaunbrian2 May 11 2013, 7:25pm says:

I know how to do it in Foc, and its what said above. Im not a modder, or anything good like that, but i do know enough to change and edit a few things(like canabalising parts for other things)but in my Sweaw Xlm's, i only have 5 things, and frations arnt there.

But than after a TONNE of reading, i found something im not sure of. In the Game Constants you can use note pad, and serch(CTRL + F) and use Tactical_Unit, and the first result should be what your looking for to use the above steps.


But the unit cap is set for 40, and we only get 20, so im not sure if this means anything? Just trying to help!

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The_Mastodon
The_Mastodon Sep 3 2013, 10:12am says:

I checked the XML file for Corruption and the 'Space_Tactical_Unit_Cap' command was already set to 40 when I looked at it. However it was only 20 when I played the game last time. How is it?

Just checked the XML file for SWEaW it said the same thing:<Space_Tactical_Unit_Cap>40</Space_Tactical_Unit_Cap> -->
And I have never looked into this file before today.

Tried changing it from 40 to 80 gonna see if it had any effect.

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The_Mastodon
The_Mastodon Sep 3 2013, 10:20am replied:

Nothing, had no effect.

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The_Mastodon
The_Mastodon Sep 3 2013, 2:36pm says:

I have my game version on Steam and there's only 1 file in the XML folder called GAMECONSTANTS nothing else, so how do you I create a factions file?

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The_Mastodon
The_Mastodon Sep 3 2013, 5:12pm says:

I finally figured out how to do this, it took a while, I must say if you've never modded anything and don't know what to look for it's not as easy as you put it mister!

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wildcardspades58
wildcardspades58 Oct 16 2013, 10:56pm replied:

I'm having the same problem with Steam. Can you share what you did The_Mastodon?

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rumjar86
rumjar86 Jul 31 2014, 10:52pm replied:

hey buddy. how did you figure it out.. I am stuck too and just trying to figure it out

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shadowfox12
shadowfox12 Oct 22 2013, 5:07pm says:

I've done a bit of research into the availability of the XML files, and I've found that Gamefront may not have the files anymore. I'll try looking into where you could download these files. They don't come with the vanilla version of the game; I got them when I downloaded a mod.

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