Official CA modding tips and tutorials

Background info

In May 2012, The Creative Assembly released TEd, the tool used internally to create battlefield environments in Total War: Shogun 2. In September 2012, CA also unveiled a brand new suite of tools: the Assembly Kit for Shogun 2.

This kit includes the following:

  • DAVe database tool
  • Unit Editor for changing the look for units
  • Tooldatabuilder for unpacking
  • Campaign map reprocessing
  • Max export scripts for models
  • Example Max files for most model types
  • BoB processing tool, also capable of building mod packs
  • Documentation (see below)

The Creative Assembly has also announced full Steam Workshop integration for Total War: Shogun 2, allowing users to create and upload their own Shogun 2 mods, or simply explore existing mods made by the community.

Ultimately, this section of the Wiki will include tips and tutorials from The Creative Assembly which the modding community can use as a resource for learning to use these tools.

We also hope to conduct polls on what questions the community would like answering, and ultimately build a thriving modding community through the wiki.

We also have a community resources section where the community can share modding tips and tutorials they've created themselves.