Welcome to the Tutorial Database, a list of all tutorials written on the subject of Age of Empires III modding. They have been ranked according to difficulty and split into three categories,
For convenience's sake, the tutorials have been given special tags to give some more information about them. The basic tutorials that are needed for many different sorts of modding and can be advised to everyone are labeled
Well, modding is mostly about editing XML files, so you will need a proper programmer's notepad. Windows' Notepad will work, but another tool worth trying is
What programs do I need to start modding?
Secondly, if you want to alter any textures in the game, you'll need Graphics software like Adobe Photoshop or Jasc/Corel Paint Shop Pro. GIMP will also work, with the added advantage of it being free.
Lastly, although it's perhaps the most important program in modding, is AoE3Ed
DoesNot really. A basic understanding of how XML works might come in useful, as might some experience in working with Photoshop-like software. None of this is strictly needed though, as most AoE3 material is really easy to understand, and you'll probably have grip on it in a few.
modding require any skills?
IModding is all about Single Player and LAN Multiplayer. Multiplayer through ESO2 would work, but ES (the makers of AoE3) cut us off there. Not too surprising either, given the fact that all players require exactly the same game version for a multiplayer match to work.
can't play on ESO2 with my modded game. Why is this?
I've modded AoE3, now when I start the game I get a message box saying "Read the first few posts of