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So your interested in modding dawn of war but you don't know where to begin, this article is for you.

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An Introduction to modding Dawn of War

So your interested in modding dawn of war but you don't know where to begin. Fear not, this thread is a list of tutorials to help you get started. And this forum is filled with experienced modders who can answer any questions you may have.

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Tools and programs we use

The CD (not steam) version of dark crusade. Some mod tools require dow installed in this exact location C:\Program Files (x86)\THQ\Dawn of War - Dark Crusade

Corsix mod studio is compatible with winter assault and soulstorm but the other mod tools are not.

Corsix Mod Studio: used for changing unit stats, abilitys, and creating a new mod. Also used as a launcher for the audio editor, object editor, FX editor, and mission editor.

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Attribute Editor: made obsolete by corsix mod studio

Audio Editor: converts AIF and WAV files to DoW’s .fda format. Read the Audio Editor tutorial here

File Format Editor: another way to edit 3d models without 3ds max. tutorial pending. Thread here

FX Editor: modifys fx files and shows how they’ll look ingame. You can also modify the fx files with notepad++ if you’re good with code. Read the fx tutorial here

IBBoards Texture Tool: the best way to convert large numbers of texture files

Mission Editor: edits both campaign and multiplayer maps. Read the mission editor tutorial here

Advanced Map Editor: additional features for map editing. Tutorial pending. Thread here

3ds Max 2008: used for animations and modeling. Read my 3ds max tutorial here

Object Editor: tells the game when to use each animation, and adds sounds and fx to the model. Read my Object editor tutorial here

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Gimp 2 or Photoshop: Gimp.org

Notepad++: For AI and scar coding. SCAR (short for Scripting At Relic) is a variation of lua used for dow’s ingame cinematics and winconditons. Notepad-plus....org

To get started all you need is corsix, download it here

You can install corsix anywhere but always run it as an administrator or it won’t be able to save in the dow folder. If you already ignored this advice and want to find your files look in C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\THQ\Dawn of War - Dark Crusade\your_mod

For all other mod tools, download here

Although the relic forums are gone many threads have been preserved by the internet archive

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Dow.finaldeath.co.uk

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Here is an older, somewhat outdated 3ds max tutorial, that some people might find useful: link

If you have more questions then try posting on the revora forums. link

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Great work! mods for DoW forever... thank you Capt!

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how to add ai program to my own race? ai programming is very difficult.

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gostntuf

I hope you can read this. I recently wanted to edit some units, however, when using Corsix, i cant see how to edit the atributes nor add references (i want to add leaders to a squad but the "squad_leader_ext" dont appear). I tried the attribute edtior but it doesnt seems to work. What can i do?

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