Total War: Shogun 2 Assembly Kit now on Steam


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The Creative Assembly has released a suite of tools for modders looking to modify the Shogun 2 line. The Total War: Shogun 2 Assembly Kit includes an updated Battle Map Editor (TEd) with Steam Workshop integration and ability to create scripted single-player historical battles, as well as a built-in Mod Manager, Database Visual Editor, data-processing tool, and more. The kit, detailed below, is compatible with the original game as well as all add-ons and expansions.

To celebrate the launch of the Assembly Kit, Sega and Steam are running a Total War Weekend from Thursday (27) to Sunday (30). Everything from Rome to Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai will be discounted.

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Just like TEd, the Assembly Kit is completely free and available to download now from the Tools section of the Steam client. It comprises a range of powerful utilities:

•  TWeak is a software framework that contains two key plugins for Total War modding:

  • DaVE, The Database Visual Editor tool, enables modders to edit any database values in the game, including those which dictate campaign map start positions, game logic, unit values and much more.
  • The Unit Editor tool enables modders to alter the look and feel of existing units and create new ones, with custom skins, armour, helmets etc.
  • BOB is a data-processing tool, which enables modders to process models, animations, textures and many other assets into a game-usable form.
  • The Mod Manager enables modders to upload their mods to Steam Workshop.

• Preloaded with example data, comprising buildings, units, maps and more, along with a number of 3D Studio Max plugins and scripts to help modders create custom models.

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Official Site(s): TotalWar.com &  SteamCommunity.com – Total War: Shogun 2 Workshop

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