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                                 Version 1.00


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                                                                         (0.TC)
0. - *Table of Contents*
===============================================================================

 0. Table of Contents....................................................(0.TC)
 1. Copyright/Distribution...............................................(1.TD)
 2. Update History.......................................................(2.UH)
 3. What is this guide?..................................................(3.WH)
 4. READ THIS Before Modding your Lobby..................................(4.RE)
 5. Lobby Optimizations..................................................(5.OP)
     A. Chat Message Extender............................................(A.CM)
     B. Locating Anonymous Users.........................................(B.LA)
     C. Changing Lobby Background Image..................................(C.BK)
     D. Fixing Game Name too Long Bug....................................(D.FG)
     E. Fixing Room Name too Long Bug....................................(E.FR)
     F. Joining pingless (RIP) Games.....................................(F.PI)
     G. Faster game load times...........................................(G.FA)
 6. Other Lobby Notes/References.........................................(6.RE)
 7. Credits..............................................................(7.CR)


 To jump to a section, press CTRL+F and type the code, such as 4.RE


===============================================================================
                                                                         (1.TD)
1. - *Copyright/Distribution*
===============================================================================

                        ------------------------------
                                   Copyright
                        ------------------------------

Copyright 2004 Oblivion.

This document may not be modified in any way, shape or form unless consent by
the author or for personal private use. The author reserves the right to
totally 0wn j00 at Empire Earth and EE: Art of Conquest anytime under any
circumstances.

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
respective trademark and copyright holders.

                        ------------------------------
                                 Distribution
                        ------------------------------

You can freely distribute the DOCUMENT, provided that:
 (a) you DO NOT charge, or ask for donations, for this.
 (b) you DO NOT distribute it with any other product, commercial or not.
 (c) ALL of the document are to be remained unmodified, and untouched. The
     document MUST remain in text form.
 (d) this document must NOT be used in any illegal activities of any kind.

Warning: This document is protected by copyright law and international
treaties.

NOTE: Whenever I update the guide, it will ONLY be submitted to gamefaqs.com
      http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/49375.html


===============================================================================
                                                                         (2.UH)
2. - *Update History*
===============================================================================

0.00 - 22nd May 2006:                                                 (00.00kb)
Started basic guide template, ideas, planning, contemplating, thinking,
building, inventing, predicting, sleeping, mesmerizing, meditating etc.

0.80 - 01st June 2006:                                                (24.20kb)
Nearly everything planned on doing is complete. WONLobby File Explanations in
section 6 needs finishing. Submitted to GameFAQs.com.

1.00 - 13th October 2008:                                             (40.20kb)
Weren't expecting an update so late, were you? Well, I dislike unfinished
guides so just wanted to get this over and done with. Everything I planned on
doing is done.

New content:                           Improved/finished stuff:
 - E. Fixing Room Name too Long Bug     - The WONLObby File Explanations
 - G. Faster game load times            - B. Locating Anonymous Users
 - WONLobby.cfg Explanation in          - The entire guide, all optimized,
   section 6.                             spell-checked and polished up.
 - Color codes in section 6.
 - Search codes.

Stuff I considered adding but didn't:
 - Explanation of all files in main Empire Earth folder. Didn't do this because
   it's not completely lobby related.
 - Explanations for files in Help, Icons, Images, Skin, and Sounds. Didn't do
   this because they are relatively straight forward to edit, unlike the
   configuration files.


===============================================================================
                                                                         (3.WH)
3. - *What is this guide?*
===============================================================================

   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
 *   *   *   *   *   *   My secrets shall now be revealed!   *   *   *   *   *
   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

  This guide has been made to show people how to improve their lobby in
numerous ways to ensure their experience online is as good as it can be. You
spend a lot of time in the lobby as finding a game that suits you may take a
very long time.
  This guide will show you how to edit basic lobby functions such as the
chat limit, evading nuisance warnings, locating malicious users, customizing
the lobby skin, sounds, buttons and so on. Some believe that the lobby has some
bugs, this will try and eliminate them, I believe was not thoroughly tested.
  As you are editing minor client side files, you won't be affecting any other
users in anyway at all.

This guide also gives you the directories to the expansion pack too.

Ensure you check section 3. READ Before Modding your Lobby.


===============================================================================
                                                                         (4.RE)
4. - *READ THIS before Modding your Lobby*
===============================================================================

This guide only demonstrates how to edit the main WON-Lobby files in notepad
and image files, none of which are archived, read-only'd, compressed,
protected, password-protected, hidden or encrypted in anyway. Nor does it
provide any links (URLs) to programs which may assist in editing files.

File Types shown how to Modify: .cfg .tga .txt

This guide does NOT demonstrate how to edit executable files (exe) or direct
link libraries (dll) or any other files. These are program files which you are
NOT permitted to be modified as written in the agreement upon installation of
the game.

Legal:
------
Neither Oblivion, its parent, subsidiaries or affiliates shall be liable in any
way for loss or damage of any kind resulting from the use of the document
including, but not limited to, loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer
failure or malfunction, or any and all other commercial damages or losses.

Disclaimer of warranty. The document is provided "as is" without warranty of
any kind. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Oblivion disclaims
all warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, any
implied warranties of performance,  merchantability, fitness for a particular
purpose, and no infringement. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable
law, in no event shall oblivion be liable for any direct, indirect,
consequential or incidental damages (including, but not limited to, damages for
loss of business profits, business interruption or loss of business
information) arising out of the use of or inability to use the software, even
if the author has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

 .--------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |So the bottom line is, use the information in this guide at your own risk!|
 `--------------------------------------------------------------------------`

If you do have any problems, either undo what you've done by either replacing
your modified file with the original, or reinstall the game.

> > > > > > > > > PLEASE MAKE BACKUPS OF ANY FILES YOU MODIFY! < < < < < < < <
                        This will not be repeated again.


===============================================================================
                                                                         (5.OP)
5. - *Lobby Optimizations?*
===============================================================================

 Before doing any of these, please make backup copy of your WONLobby Resources
 folder.
 C:\Sierra\Empire Earth\Data\WONLobby Resources
 C:\Sierra\Empire Earth - The Art of Conquest\Data\WONLobby Resources

 If you are seriously worried about the stability of your game, make a copy of
 your entire Sierra folder or hard disk.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 A. Chat Message Extender                                                (A.CM)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Increases your character limit in the lobby from 256 to 495.

  Why? Well you actually have less than 256, because commands and any users you
whisper fills up the chat box too. So pasting news articles, clan related news,
jokes, strategy's, tips, hints, ASCII art and other things can be very limited.

 i)   Open up your WONLobby Resources folder.
      C:\Sierra\Empire Earth\Data\WONLobby Resources
      C:\Sierra\Empire Earth - The Art of Conquest\Data\WONLobby Resources

ii)   Find the file called ChatCtrl.cfg, and open it with Notepad.

iii)  In the file, find the part which looks like this:

 InputBox ChatInput
{
       	MaxInputHistory: 100
 	MaxChars: 256
	RequestFocus: true
}

iv)   Once you have found that part, delete the 256, and replace it with 495.
      Making it higher won't make any difference and may cause your lobby to be
      unstable and glitchy. But feel free to experiment.

v)    Once you have typed it in, that part of the file should now look like
      this:

 InputBox ChatInput
{
	MaxInputHistory: 100
	MaxChars: 495
	RequestFocus: true
}

vi)   When you've done that, click File > Save or press Ctrl + S.

      Restart game.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 B. Locating Anonymous Users                                             (B.LA)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Enables you to locate users in Anonymous Mode.

  Why? Many malicious users and people that don't like being followed are often
in this mode. Doing this simply allows you to find out which room and game
they're located in. Some users even click the anonymous box not knowing what it
does.

 i)   Open up your WONLobby Resources folder.
      C:\Sierra\Empire Earth\Data\WONLobby Resources
      C:\Sierra\Empire Earth - The Art of Conquest\Data\WONLobby Resources

ii)   Find the file called _LobbyResource.cfg, and open it with Notepad.
      (DON'T OPEN _LobbyResourceOrig.cfg by mistake!)

iii)  In the file, find the line which looks like this:

CodeString: ClientIsAnonymous        "<l1> <c9>is currently in anonymous mode."

      When you've found it, you must edit the part in "quotes".

     "<l1> <c9>is currently in anonymous mode."

      Replace with:

     "<l1> <c9>is currently in anonymous mode. <c5>| Room: <l3> | Game: <l2> |"

      Copy and paste it if you want.

vi)   When you've done that, click File > Save. Or press Ctrl + S.

      Restart game.

      To check if it's worked, go into anonymous mode and add yourself to
      friends. Then go to friends list and double click your name. Your details
      should show be displayed differently if you have done it correctly.

      If the user is not in a room or game, it will simply show a blank space
      where the name would normally go.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 C. Changing Lobby Background Image                                      (C.BK)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This shows you how to change the boring background of your lobby which you have
to stare at every hour while your in the lobby, yawn!

i)    Find an image that is the same resolution as your monitor.
      Your resolution is most likely to be 1024x768, but some people have
      800x600 resolution and 1280x1024 resolution.

      You should choose a darkish image, maybe space themed, or underwater
      themed. If you have anything bright it may make reading text in your
      lobby more difficult.

      Preferably search the web for an image you want.

ii)   When you've found your wallpaper, save it somewhere where you'll remember
      it.

iii)  Navigate to folder:
    C:\Sierra\Empire Earth\Data\WONLobby Resources\Images
    C:\Sierra\Empire Earth - The Art of Conquest\Data\WONLobby Resources\Images

      For Empire Earth:
      Rename 'bkg_german.jpg' to something else like, 'OLDbkg_german.jpg'.

      For Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest:
      Rename 'bkg_fleet.jpg' to something else like 'OLDbkg_fleet.jpg'.

iv)   Move your saved Wallpaper that you downloaded from the web into the
      folder where you just renamed that file.

v)    When your wallpaper is in the folder, rename it to:
      bkg_german.jpg (if your modding Empire Earth)
      bkg_fleet.jpg  (if your modding Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest)

      Restart game.


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 D. Fixing Game Name too Long Bug                                        (D.FG)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Ah, so what's this bug? It's difficult to explain, if you don't ever host
games then this fix is probably a bit pointless for you. When you choose a name
for your game while hosting, if it's too long you get an error saying blah blah
game name too long, why didn't they just limit the box to the length you're
allowed? I don't know.. but this is what this fix does, prevents that message
from showing by reducing the maximum amount of characters you can input in the
game name box.

 i)   Open up your WONLobby Resources folder.
      C:\Sierra\Empire Earth\Data\WONLobby Resources
      C:\Sierra\Empire Earth - The Art of Conquest\Data\WONLobby Resources

 ii)  Find the file called CreateGameDialog.cfg, and open it with Notepad.

iii)  In the file, find the part which looks like this:

	WONInputBox GameNameInput
	{
		MaxChars: 80
		RequestFocus: true
		MapComponent: parent.parent
	}

      It's at the top of the file. Change MaxChars: 80 to MaxChars: 40.

      So it should now look like this:

	WONInputBox GameNameInput
	{
		MaxChars: 40
		RequestFocus: true
		MapComponent: parent.parent
	}

vi)   When you've done that, click File > Save. Or press Ctrl + S.

      Restart game.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E. Fixing Room Name too Long Bug                                        (E.FR)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  This is the same as the Game name too long fix, but applies to the room name
instead. So you don't get the room name is too long error message.


 i)   Open up your WONLobby Resources folder.
      C:\Sierra\Empire Earth\Data\WONLobby Resources
      C:\Sierra\Empire Earth - The Art of Conquest\Data\WONLobby Resources

 ii)  Find the file called CreateRoomDialog.cfg, and open it with Notepad.

iii)  In the file, find the part which looks like this:

	WONInputBox RoomNameInput
	{
		MaxChars: 80
		MapComponent: parent.parent
		SizeAtLeast: 120,0
	}

      It's at the top of the file. Change MaxChars: 80 to MaxChars: 40.

      So it should now look like this:

	WONInputBox GameNameInput
	{
		MaxChars: 40
		RequestFocus: true
		MapComponent: parent.parent
	}

vi)   When you've done that, click File > Save. Or press Ctrl + S.

      Restart game.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 F. Joining pingless (RIP) Games                                         (F.PI)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  This allows you to enter games which have no ping, or as you'll probably
know, has a RIP grave stone as the ping instead. Why you ask? Well many people
host games saying they are away, but can't have messages left for them because
nobody can join their game. :-( So doing this will allow you to leave messages
in anyone's AFK game! :-)

 i)   Open up your Main Empire Earth folder (or EE:AoC folder).
      C:\Sierra\Empire Earth
      C:\Sierra\Empire Earth - The Art of Conquest

ii)   Find the file called WONLobby.cfg, and open it with Notepad.


iii)  Go down to the line where it says

      AllowJoinGameWithoutPing: false  // new

      It's near the bottom of list.

      Delete false and replace it with true, so it should look like this:

      AllowJoinGameWithoutPing: true  // new

vi)   When you've done that, click File > Save. Or press Ctrl + S.

      Restart game.

NOTE: I don't know what the other options do, but feel free to experiment.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 G. Faster game load times                                               (G.FA)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Not exactly lobby related, but this trick causes the game to skip the
introduction sequence.

     Approximate normal boot time: 20 seconds
Approximate boot time after trick: 13 seconds (for EE1)

This is a lot of time considering how many times you boot up your game, plus
you don't need to press the buttons to skip the intro sequences every time.

 i)   Open up the movies directory, where the directory where the games movie
      files are stored.
      C:\Sierra\Empire Earth\Data\Movies
      C:\Sierra\Empire Earth - The Art of Conquest\Data\Movies

ii)   You should now see a list of movie files such as Empire Earth.bik and
      Sierra.bik . Rename them all so Empire Earth.bik is called
      AEmpire Earth.bik .

      Now when the game loads, it will simply not find them and will carry on
      as normal.

      Apart from reinstalling the game completely, you should also delete files
      you don't need, such as saves games, screenshots, out of sync logs
      (OOS YYYY.MM.DD - XXh.XXm.XXs) and consider clearing out your wonuser
      files which store information on the usernames you have created. This
      will save your hard disk space.


===============================================================================
                                                                         (6.RE)
6. - *Other Lobby Notes/References for Modding Purposes*
===============================================================================

This section will give you extra information about the lobby, whether you want
to experiment with it or try modding yourself.

 - The file _LobbyResourceOrig.cfg is obsolete and appears to be an older
   version of _LobbyResource.cfg.

 - The largest cfg file in WONLobby Resources folder is _LobbyResource.cfg
   The smallest cfg file in WONLobby Resources folder is LoginHelpCtrl.cfg


   -------------                      -----------------------
   Game Commands  _LobbyResource.cfg  Admin/Host/Captain Only
   -------------   ChatCommandLogic   -----------------------
   /?                                 /alert
   /afk                               /ban
   /away                              /invite
   /block                             /mod
   /clear                             /mute
   /clr                               /sban
   /cls                               /smute
   /e                                 /sunban
   /em                                /sunmute
   /emote                             /unban
   /h                                 /uninvite
   /help
   /i
   /ignore                  ,.................................................,
   /me                      | To learn the function of each of these commands |
   /r                       | type /help in-game. For additional technical    |
   /t                       | information on all available commands, open the |
   /team                    | file _LobbyResource.cfg and read the            |
   /tell                    | ChatCommandLogic section.                       |
   /w                       '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
   /warn
   /whisper


------------------------
WONLobby.cfg Explanation
------------------------

This file is in the main Empire Earth folder and configures the multiplayer
function.


Language: EN                                // The language code of the game.
                                               German installations will be DE
ProductName: EmpireEarth                    // Game name.
ProductDirectory: /EmpireEarth              // Game directory.
DirServer: empireearth.m1.sierra.com:15101, empireearth.m2.sierra.com:15101,
           empireearth.m3.sierra.com:15101  // These are the multiplayer
                                               servers the game will attempt to
                                               connect to, and port.
ResourceDirectory: Data/WONLobby Resources  // Where it searches for the lobby
                                               configuration files.
LanBroadcastPort: 8585                      // The port your game uses to
                                               broadcast hosting information.
EEFileTransferPort: 33335                   // new, The port the game uses to
                                               transfer files such as saved
                                               games to other users.
LobbyPort: 33336                            // new, The port which is used to
                                               connect to the lobby.
UseLocalIP: false                           // was true, Unknown at this time.
NoPingInProgress: true                      // If the game pings games in
                                               progress or not.
CDKeyCheck: true                            // was false, Checks the cd key is
                                               legitimate.
CRCCheck: true                              // Unknown.
CheckForInternet: true                      // Unknown.
Public: false                               // Unknown.
AllowDuplicateNames: false                  // Allows duplicate usernames to
                                               join your game.
AppendNumberToDefaultLanName: true	    // was false, Unknown at this time.
AllowJoinGameWithoutPing: false             // new, Allows user to join games
                                               whether or not they have a ping.
                                            // Include version file
IncludeFile: "zzWONVersion.cfg"             // Where a version number is
                                               stored.


Empire Earth: Art of Conquest expansion slightly differs, but the fields and
options are the same. The default file is provided here purely for educational
and referencing purposes.


Language: EN
ProductName: EEAOC
ProductDirectory: /EEAOC
DirServer: eeaoc.m1.sierra.com:15106, eeaoc.m2.sierra.com:15106,
           eeaoc.m3.sierra.com:15106
ResourceDirectory: Data/WONLobby Resources
LanBroadcastPort: 8585
EEFileTransferPort: 33335
LobbyPort: 33336
UseLocalIP: false
NoPingInProgress: false
CDKeyCheck: true
CRCCheck: false
CheckForInternet: true
Public: false
AllowDuplicateNames: false
AppendNumberToDefaultLanName: true
AllowJoinGameWithoutPing: true
// Include version file
IncludeFile: "zzWONVersion.cfg"


--------------------------
WONLObby File Explanations
--------------------------

This section lists all the main lobby configuration files and a brief
description about what each one does. Helpful if you are looking for a
particular part of the lobby to modify. Many of the names are self explanatory
but some are not as obvious. If you are looking for something in particular,
then use CTRL+F to search for it.

 _GameMaster.cfg
This file tells the game which files to run when loading the lobby.

 _GameResource.cfg
This file tells the game which font type to use for the lobby, it also tells
the game about where the sounds and images are. There's also some other stuff
too that I'm not sure on.

 _LobbyMaster.cfg
This file is a large version of _GameMaster.cfg telling the lobby all the file
names of the dialog control files.

 _LobbyResource.cfg
This is a major part of the lobby, the biggest file in the folder. Things like
commands, responses, warning, filenames are kept here. This file is modified
in section B. Locating Anonymous Users.

 _LobbyResourceOrig.cfg
This is an older version of _LobbyResource.cfg, it may be deleted as it isn't
actually used.

 _LobbySkin.cfg
Quite a large file, similar to ColorScheme.cfg, this file tells the game the
colours of some fonts in the game and some other things.

 _WONStatus.cfg
These are all the responses you can get while trying to login, things like
Your CD key is already in use, you are begind a firewall etc (yes they spelt
behind incorrectly!)

 AddFriendDialog.cfg
This is the dialog which opens when you click Add Friend button at the bottom
right of the lobby under the Friends tab.

 AdminActionDialog.cfg
This is the details on the admin dialog for admins. Unless you have
proper access you'll never be able to see this dialog.

 BadUserDialog.cfg
This dialog shows a list of users you've banned from your server or game. It
can be accessed via the command /unban.

 ChatCtrl.cfg
This controls chat limit, the layout of the chat box and how the game
deals with text. This file is modified in section A. Double Chat Character
Limit.

 ChooseNetworkAdapterDialog.cfg
This is the dialog which is displayed when you click the Choose Network Adapter
button under the options tab.

 ColorScheme.cfg
This is what it says it is, the colour scheme of the lobby. You can change the
colour of things like text, chat messages borders, lines, scrollbars and most
of the lobby skin. All colours are in html hex format.

 CommonOptions.cfg
This controls the dialog where your IPs and firewall status is shown. It also
contains the connection speed options, show banner option and several other
things.

 CreateAccountCtrl.cfg
This contains all the properties of the create a new account section, things
such as maxmimum characters for username/password/email allowed in the box,
also the date of birth formats, create button, and font colors of each box.

 CreateGameDialog.cfg
This file contains information regarding the dialog that appears when you click
Host Game button. It is modified in D. Fixing Game Name too Long Bug section.

 CreateRoomDialog.cfg
This file contains information regarding the dialog that appears when you click
Create Room button. It is modified in E. Fixing Room Name too Long Bug section.

 CreditsDialog.cfg
This file contains all the peoples names who made the lobby, it shows in a
dialog box after pressing the Credits button, I don't where this is or if it
was even added. With a bit of hacking, you could probably get the dialog box to
show somewhere else. Here is the list of people in the file for your
convenience and recognition of their work.

       Management        Lead Architect and Developer        Sierra Management
       Mike Nicolino     Brian Rothstein                     Rich Robinson
       Ross Perez                                            Mike Ryder

                  Software Development   Network Administration
                  Bill Dewey             Pat Callahan
                  Brent La Point         Jeff Routledge
                  Mike Nicolino
                  Darren Robinson
                  Brian Rothstein
                  Brendan Vanous
                  Dean Webster

 DirectConnectCtrl.cfg
The direct connect tab properties such as which buttons it has and the Add and
Remove game buttons.

 DirectConnectDialog.cfg
Contains buttons to host game, or add game via IP address also has cancel
button. All of this under the direct connect tab.

 EELobbyConnectDialog.cfg
No idea what this is. But it has a cancel button and a list box.

 EELobbyFileDialog.cfg
The file dialog when you want to load a saved game, has load, delete and cancel
button.

 FriendsListCtrl.cfg
Contains friends list properties such as Add and Remove button.

 GameBrowserCtrl.cfg
This contains the buttons for the internet browser which is under Help and
Community in game such as Home, Back, Forward, Forward, Stop and so on.

 GameOptionsCtrl.cfg
This contains all the formatting and properties of the game options, such as
map type, map size, start and end epochs, resource type and so on. So is quite
a large file.

 GameStagingCtrl.cfg
This contains all the formatting for the in-game chat and user list of who is
in the game. Start game button, leave button and dissolve game are here.

 GameStagingTabs.cfg
Contains the tabs which are shown when you are in-game, such as team only chat.

 GameUserListCtrl.cfg
Contains the user list, including the kick and ban button.

 GenericDialog.cfg
The property of the dialog used to display messages amongst other things.

 GettingStartedCtrl.cfg
The getting started tab properties such as the font size and some other
buttons.

 InitFailedCtrl.cfg
Init is short for initialization, which checks if the online servers are
available. Contains ignore and retry buttons if no internet connection is
found.

 InternetGameStagingCtrl.cfg
Links together and sets the size

 InternetOptions.cfg
Contains options such as word filter, anonymous mode and so on.

 InternetQuickplay.cfg
This is details on the tab Quick Play when you login. The screen which has
Welcome to blah blah online <yourname> and has some buttons in the middle.
The screen which shows straight after you login by default.

 InternetScreen.cfg
Links together all the main internet tabs.

 LANNameDialog.cfg
Allows input of a name.

 LanOptions.cfg
These are the options under Other Multiplayer > Options tab. Very similar
to internet options tab. Contains all formatting and properties of each
option.

 LANPortDialog.cfg
Something to do with LAN ports, contains ok and cancel button.

 LanScreen.cfg
Links tabs together.

 LoginCtrl.cfg
Formatting and properties of logging in, contains log in button and create
account button.

 LoginHelpCtrl.cfg
Links to file MOTDCtrl.cfg

 LoginScreen.cfg
Contains all the properties of the login box.

 LoginStatusCtrl.cfg
Something to do with logging in, contains back button and LAN.

 LostPasswordCtrl.cfg
The properties for the input box for your email such as maximum amount of
characters allowed. Includes retrieve button.

 LostUserNameCtrl.cfg
The properties for the input box for your username such as maximum amount of
characters allowed. Includes retrieve button.

 MainInternetTab.cfg
Contains all the links which bring together the main lobby such as chat
control, user list and server list.

 MainLanTab.cfg
A small file which links some LAN files together and puts the background on the
LAN tab.

 MOTDCtrl.cfg
Message Of The Day info, this file contains information about that box next to
the username login which says is stored in the text file:
C:\Sierra\Empire Earth\_wonEmpireEarthmotd.txt
C:\Sierra\Empire Earth - The Art of Conquest\_wonEmpireEarthmotd.txt
It checks for a new message every time you enter multiplayer.
It usually says something like "Welcome to Empire Earth" and advertises other
products that will interest Empire Earth players. It rarely changes. At one
time it said:
"Welcome to Empire Earth! ***EMPIRE EARTH 2 NOW AVAILABLE*** Empire Earth II,
PC Gamer's "NewKing of Real-Time Strategy," is now available. Learn more at
http://www.empireearth2.com"
At the time of writing, it says:
"Welcome to Empire Earth!
***EMPIRE EARTH 3 IS AVAILABLE NOW***
Experience the new World Domination Mode, new maps, unique factions, and
stunning graphics.
Visit EmpireEarth3.com."

 OkCancelDialog.cfg
A default dialog box used for messages, has buttons OK and Cancel.

 PasswordDialog.cfg
The password dialog which shows when you attempt to enter a password protected
game, contains formatting and maximum characters allowed.

 PlayerOptionsCtrl.cfg
This contains properties about the player in the game, such as the slots, color
team, slot open/close/computer properties and so on.

 RoomCtrl.cfg
Contains the change room dialog box which displays all servers and rooms
available. Also has Join Room, Create Room and Cancel button listed here.

 RoomDialog.cfg
Contains the size of the change room dialog which is related to RoomCtrl.cfg.

 RoomLabelCtrl.cfg
A tiny file which contains the formatting of the game name.

 RootScreen.cfg
This contains properties of the front overlay of the lobby, such as the Sierra
logo and advertisement banner. Root in computer terms usually means top access.

 ServerListCtrl.cfg
This contains a lot of formatting for the server list such as the filters for
skill level.

 ServerListCustomHeader.cfg
A small file which contains the column names and order of them, like starting
epoch and map type.

 StatusDialog.cfg
This contains the properties of the box which has the cancel button in it, it
is used to show the user that the program is connecting. Things like height and
button placement are in it

 TOUDialog.cfg
Terms Of Use dialog, that box that pops up where you must click Agree or
Disagree. It displays the text of what ever is in this text file:
C:\Sierra\Empire Earth\_wonsystou.txt
C:\Sierra\Empire Earth - The Art of Conquest\_wonsystou.txt

 UpdateAccountCtrl.cfg
Contains the properties for the update account section, such as maximum
characters allowed, the query and update button. It's found under the options
tab. Update account control is used for changing the password of an account and
contact details.

 UserListCtrl.cfg
This has properties for the list of users box, and the Whisper and Ignore
button below. And scrollbar option.

 UserListTabCtrl.cfg
A small file which sets the minimum width the list of users can be including
the friends list.

 vssver.scc
I have no idea what this tiny 1kb file is, maybe something security related
which is encrypted. It's the only .scc file in the folder.
Here's a link for .scc file type info -
http://filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=scc&Search=Search
This may be the file http://support.microsoft.com/kb/195024 but I cannot
confirm this.

63 items listed in total.


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COLOR CODES
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<c1>DEFAULT<c2>USER<c3>WHISPER<c4>EMOTE<c5>WARN<c6>ERROR<c7>HEP<c8>GROUP<c9>MSG

Now open _LobbyResource.cfg and paste this into the quotes of:

CodeString: HelpHelp     "<c5>  /? (or /h or /help) :<c7>  Displays this help."

Now when you are in the lobby, type /help and it will show you all the possible
text colors of chat, useful if your are skinning.


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                                                                         (7.CR)
7. - *Credits*
===============================================================================

                                    Me - creating the guide
               Stainless Steel Studios - creating Empire Earth
                      Mad Doc Software - creating Empire Earth expansion pack
                                Sierra - publishing Empire Earth+expansion pack
                          Rick Goodman - playing a major part in EE's creation
                       "CJayC/SBAllen" - having this guide on GameFAQS
                            "Calogero" - Helping me mod the EE/AoC lobby
                               "Linux" - Helping me mod the EE/AoC lobby
                      "Vento Di Morte" - Helping me mod the EE/AoC lobby

                        Programmers of the Lobby itself
       Management        Lead Architect and Developer        Sierra Management
       Mike Nicolino     Brian Rothstein                     Rich Robinson
       Ross Perez                                            Mike Ryder

                  Software Development   Network Administration
                  Bill Dewey             Pat Callahan
                  Brent La Point         Jeff Routledge
                  Mike Nicolino
                  Darren Robinson
                  Brian Rothstein
                  Brendan Vanous
                  Dean Webster