How to: Unlock Rebels in Custom Battles.

#1Anime91Posted 4/8/2008 4:37:39 PM
For some reason that I am not aware of, this was rejected from the Cheats section:

That's right, you can unlock the Rebels in custom battles!

Go to your Rome - Total War Directory. This will be in either the "Activision" or "The Creative Assembly" folders. Then go into the "data" folder.

In this folder are some more folders and a lot of text files. Scroll through the text files until you reach "descr_sm_factions.txt". Open the file. If it asks you what program to open it with, choose "notepad" or another text-editing program like Microsoft Word.

Note: if you have Vista, you may have to right click the file, select "properties" and set OFF read-only if it will not let you open or edit the file.

Once in the file, be careful not to change anything. Scroll through it, and you will see that is has information for all of the factions. Scroll to the bottom and you will find the "slave" (rebel) section. You will see a line near the bottom that says:

custom_battle_availability no

Highlight the "no", hit backspace, and replace it with "yes". So it should say:

custom_battle_availability yes

Go to "file, save", then exit out of the file and folder. IF YOU MADE A MISTAKE, DO NOT SAVE YOUR CHANGES! If you accidentally change another line, you could ruin the file. You may want to make a copy of the file before making changes to be safe.

QUICK RECAP:
- Go to Rome - Total War/data/descr_sm_factions
- Scroll to the very bottom and change the word "no" after "custom_battle_availability" to "yes"
- Save changes and exit.

Congrats, you can now use the rebels in Custom Battles! Their roster is not complete, but they have some interesting units and some mercenaries, too. They're certainly worth trying out!
---
Dogs are my favorite people - Colonel Jack O'Neill, Stargate SG-1.
#2Crazy_MajdnoonPosted 4/8/2008 8:50:36 PM
awesome
#3joeykillPosted 4/9/2008 12:41:44 AM

Nice form i going to try and make it work just like you say i say of it works or not thx for advance

-

Dont Fear Anything

#4SpartanWavePosted 4/9/2008 7:51:04 AM

I dont can get it because when i open it with wordpad (VISTA) i see Slave standing but now Custom Battles NO how come?????

And is it possible to change the colors?????? and so yes how??????

#5CernoPosted 4/9/2008 8:10:54 AM
Do you see:

faction slave
culture roman
symbol models_strat/symbol_slaves.CAS
rebel_symbol models_strat/symbol_slaves.CAS
primary_colour red 155, green 145, blue 120
secondary_colour red 90, green 75, blue 40
loading_logo loading_screen/symbols/symbol128_slaves.tga
standard_index 20
logo_index 237
small_logo_index 251
triumph_value 5
intro_movie fmv/intros/julii_intro_final.wmv
victory_movie fmv/victory/barbarian_outro_320x240.wmv
defeat_movie fmv/lose/rebels_eliminated.wmv
death_movie fmv/death/death_rebels_grass_320x240.wmv
custom_battle_availability no
can_sap yes
prefers_naval_invasions no

Change the no next to custom_battle_availability to yes. If you mean changing the color of the units, you're going to have to reskin them all.
#6SpartanWavePosted 4/9/2008 8:49:52 AM

this is what i see never stands custom battles or soemthing like that


faction romans julii
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_julii.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_slaves.CAS
primary_colour red 165, green 20, blue 20
secondary_colour red 0, green 0, blue 0
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_julii.tga
triumph_value 5

faction romans brutii
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_brutii.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_slaves.CAS
primary_colour red 85, green 135, blue 65
secondary_colour red 255, green 250, blue 200
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_brutii.tga
triumph_value 5

faction romans scipii
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_scipii.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_slaves.CAS
primary_colour red 35, green 95, blue 175
secondary_colour red 240, green 220, blue 180
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_scipii.tga
triumph_value 5

faction romans senate
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_senate.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_slaves.CAS
primary_colour red 150, green 80, blue 205
secondary_colour red 255, green 255, blue 255
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_senate.tga
triumph_value 5

faction macedon
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_macedon.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_greek_rebel.CAS
primary_colour red 0, green 0, blue 0
secondary_colour red 255, green 75, blue 0
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_macedon.tga
triumph_value 5

faction egypt
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_egypt.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_egypt_rebel.CAS
primary_colour red 255, green 255, blue 140
secondary_colour red 0, green 0, blue 0
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_egypt.tga
triumph_value 5

faction seleucid
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_seleucid.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_greek_rebel.CAS
primary_colour red 155, green 128, blue 128
secondary_colour red 255, green 255, blue 255
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_seleucid.tga
triumph_value 5

faction carthage
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_carthage.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_carthage_rebel.CAS
primary_colour red 255, green 255, blue 255
secondary_colour red 85, green 100, blue 200
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_carthage.tga
triumph_value 5

faction parthia
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_parthia.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_eastern_rebel.CAS
primary_colour red 168, green 62, blue 154
secondary_colour red 0, green 0, blue 0
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_parthia.tga
triumph_value 5

faction pontus
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_pontus.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_eastern_rebel.CAS
primary_colour red 10, green 100, blue 125
secondary_colour red 165, green 20, blue 20
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_pontus.tga
triumph_value 5

faction gauls
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_gaul.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_barb_rebel.CAS
primary_colour red 77, green 95, blue 45
secondary_colour red 165, green 20, blue 20
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_gaul.tga
triumph_value 5

faction germans
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_german.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_barb_rebel.CAS
primary_colour red 88, green 21, blue 38
secondary_colour red 255, green 255, blue 255
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_german.tga
triumph_value 5

faction britons
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_briton.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_barb_rebel.CAS
primary_colour red 95, green 125, blue 190
secondary_colour red 215, green 235, blue 250
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_britons.tga
triumph_value 5

faction armenia
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_armenia.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_eastern_rebel.CAS
primary_colour red 32, green 115, blue 85
secondary_colour red 150, green 215, blue 255
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_armenia.tga
triumph_value 5

faction dacia
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_dacia.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_barb_rebel.CAS
primary_colour red 115, green 75, blue 40
secondary_colour red 0, green 0, blue 0
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_dacia.tga
triumph_value 5

faction greek_cities
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_greek_cities.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_greek_rebel.CAS
;artificially made darker to show up on sm banner
;actual colour is:
;primary_colour red 237, green 234, blue 179
primary_colour red 197, green 194, blue 129
secondary_colour red 165, green 20, blue 20
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_greek_cities.tga
triumph_value 5

faction numidia
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_numidia.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_carthage_rebel.CAS
primary_colour red 55, green 80, blue 90
secondary_colour red 225, green 215, blue 200
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_numidia.tga
triumph_value 5

faction scythia
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_scythia.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_barb_rebel.CAS
primary_colour red 215, green 115, blue 25
secondary_colour red 255, green 255, blue 139
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_scythia.tga
triumph_value 5

faction spain
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_spain.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_barb_rebel.CAS
primary_colour red 135, green 110, blue 60
secondary_colour red 240, green 230, blue 190
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_spain.tga
triumph_value 5

faction thrace
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_thrace.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_greek_rebel.CAS
primary_colour red 115, green 195, blue 195
secondary_colour red 0, green 0, blue 0
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_thrace.tga
triumph_value 5

faction slave
symbol data/models_strat/symbol_slaves.CAS
rebel_symbol data/models_strat/symbol_slaves.CAS
primary_colour red 155, green 145, blue 120
secondary_colour red 90, green 75, blue 40
logo_path data/ui/symbols/symbol_slaves.tga
triumph_value 5

#7SpartanWavePosted 4/9/2008 8:50:23 AM
And what do you mean changing color reskin all???
#8ChaosArbiterPosted 4/9/2008 9:48:16 AM
And what do you mean changing color reskin all???

When you asked about changing the colors, he was asking if you meant the units' colors (for example, blue mercenary units instead of green ones, or red Scipii instead of blue) - if that is your question, the answer is that you are going to have to 'reskin' those units. I'm not entirely sure, but I assume that means going into the directory, finding the skin of those units, and changing the color values.
---
I am the Sabre of Quiet Reflection.
Not even a samadh in your honor.
#9CernoPosted 4/9/2008 10:30:20 AM
SpartanWave, it might have something to do with Vista. I don't have Vista so I can't help you.

To reskin the units, you will have to get a program. It's not as simple as using notepad.
#10SpartanWavePosted 4/9/2008 10:53:31 AM

But i ment the units colors yeah. Sorry for saying that. But that program do you mean photoshop that's a programm when you can change pictures and that sort of stuf do you think that is the program???

Do you or Anybuddy else now what the Programm is? Thx For Advance

-

You Want Wae I Give You War!!!!!