Graphics Modding

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3D modeling for Age of Empires II in Blender (click for details...) Jan dc 05-17-2017 Blender, Graphics Modding Modding Articles
3D modeling for Age of Empires II in Blender

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"So what does it actually take to create a 3D model and import it into Age of Empires II? It is usually a long process which requires multiple programs and a reasonable amount of time, but to summarize it has more or less these following steps."

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Changing a Civilization's Building Set (click for details...) Vardamir 03-21-2017 Building Modding, Graphics Modding Modding Articles
Changing a Civilization's Building Set

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"Especially with the release of new DLC, there is some dissatisfaction with the architecture of a few civilizations. Particularly common are wishes that the Vietnamese used Chinese buildings and that the Spanish and/or Byzantines shared the Italian architecture. Fortunately, they can be changed quite easily with just a bit of data editing."

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Adding New Icons with Turtle Pack (click for details...) MrMew 03-17-2017 Graphics Modding, Icons, Turtle Pack Modding Articles
Adding New Icons with Turtle Pack

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"This guide will go over how to add SLPs to the interfac.drs file to add new icons. Note that most mods do not keep the unit icons in the interfac.drs file but commonly move it to the gamedata_x1_p1.drs to reduce the file size of the mod."

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How to Add Building Sets (click for details...) TriRem 03-16-2017 Building Modding, Graphics Modding Modding Articles
How to Add Building Sets

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Extracting SLPs from .aks or .akx Files (click for details...) Shyam prasad 01-02-2017 Graphics Modding, Modpack Studio Modding Articles
Extracting SLPs from .aks or .akx Files

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"Did you notice that the good and oldest modpacks are in aks or akx formats? These files are for MPS (ModPack Studio). MPS is only for Windows XP, the old and unsupported Windows. So here I will teach you how to extract slps from aks or akx."

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Photoshop Tutorial: Drawing Walls By Hand (click for details...) Jan dc 07-06-2016 Building Modding, Graphics Modding, Photoshop Modding Articles
Photoshop Tutorial: Drawing Walls By Hand

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"Copy & pasting mostly relies on copying or cloning. But apart from those two techniques you can also use a third technique which is drawing by hand. This one requires a bit more attention but allows you to create new parts and even fix mismatching cloning parts."

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New UI for Mods (click for details...) Erechel 08-17-2014 Graphics Modding, Interface, Turtle Pack Modding Articles
New UI for Mods

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"Every mod has to have a properly designed UI for each civilization. It's not very accurate that the new civilization of the -for example- Zulus to have an User Interface from the Japanese or the Goths."

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Photoshop Tutorial (click for details...) Jan dc 08-17-2014 Beginners, Building Modding, Graphics Modding, Photoshop Modding Articles
Photoshop Tutorial

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"Welcome to the Photoshop tutorial. Here I'll talk about the basic tools that you'll need in order to change Age of Empires II graphics. In this tutorial I will mainly focus on aoe buildings and copy and paste methods but the methods used here can also be applied to units."

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Modding Buildings with 3D Models Easily and for Free (click for details...) Matt LiVecchi 08-07-10 Building Modding, Google Sketchup, Graphics Modding Modding Articles
Modding Buildings with 3D Models Easily and for Free

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"Recently I've become involved in modding again after a brief absence from the scene. I used to mod my buildings like most everyone did, with cut and paste AoK graphics or imports from other games. And while those graphics can look great, there are 3 major drawbacks..."

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World's longest Poser tutorial for AoK modders (click for details...) Matt LiVecchi 10-11-12 Graphics Modding, Poser, Unit Modding Modding Articles
 World's longest Poser tutorial for AoK modders

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"Alright, I've been promising this for a while, but here at last is a tutorial on how to make unit graphics for your AoK mods in Poser."

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