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Flintlock1415

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In an effort to consolidate the efforts made by the Civ 4 mac community, I've decided to go ahead a make a thread dedicated to everything specific to mac modding.

Tutorials

Spoiler :
How to install the Blender nifscripts on a Mac Author: Flintlock1415

How to Create custom unit skins on a mac Author: Flintlock1415
Update for Buttons included.

Flag Decal Tutorial for Mac Author: iggymnrr



Utilities/Programs

Spoiler :
Macapaka (.fpk file Extractor) Author: AlanH

Nifskope Mac Author: Sedna17
(See post #4.)

Blender (3-D Modeling Program) Author: Blender Foundation
I would read through my blender nifscripts tutorial to get the full use of this program.

Drag'n'Drop Mod Installer (Download Only) Author: AlanH

Smultron (XML Editor) Author: Tuppis Group

Gimp (Free Photoshop alternative) Author: Simone(?) +Gimp team

Text Wrangler (Gremmlin Zapper/XML Editor) Author: Bare Bones Software


Mods

I have the link to the Mac compatible Mods thread, if anyone wants to search through there. I took most of the mods that had links, were still running, etc, but I know I missed some for one reason or another.

List of Mac Compatible Mods Author:Skippy Kangaroo (et al.)

Spoiler :
Hall of Fame Mod Author: AlanH

The Ancient Medditeranean Author: TAM Team

Blue Marble Author: Coldfever (converted by Alan H)

Better Ship Scales Author: Elhoim

Ethnically Diverse Units Author: Rabbit, White

Sevopedia Author: Sevo

Napoleonic Europe Author:AlakazanAssassin

WWI Mod Author: Jon 'Trip' Shafer

WWII European Theatre Mod Author: Nwabudike Morgan

Battle of Hastings Author: Flintlock1415

Battle for East Asia Author: Jon 'Trip' Shafer

Immigration Mod Author: The Lopez

Real Epic Mod Author: Shadowlord

Limited Era Mods Author: Jeckel

The Dark Ages mod Author: Ruff Hi and Conroe


Mods For Beyond the Sword

Spoiler :
Blue Marble Author: Coldfever (converted by Alan H)

Ethnic Mix More Mod Author: Coffee Junkie

Varietas Delectat Author: Avain (Converted by Xyth)

BUG (BtS Unaltered Gameplay) Author: The BUG team (fixes by AlanH) Install Instructions

BAT Mod for Mac Author: The BUG/BAT team (converted/maintained by Xyth)

[BtS] Battle of Hastings Author: Flintlock1415

Pie's Ancient Europe Author: Pie

History Rewritten Author: Xyth

MacBUFFY Author: AlanH



Thanks to everyone who made these mods/tutorials/utilities! :goodjob:
If anyone has any suggestions, comments, or if I made any errors, please let me know!
 

AlanH

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Nice work, Flintlock :goodjob: This certainly deserves to be a stickie.

I'll review the current stickies and remove those that this one supercedes. If anyone objects to my choices, please shout and I can re-stick them.
 

eduhum

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Is there a Middle Earth the Lord of the Rigs map somewhere in Civfanatics??

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Google (top right of the forum windows) 'LOTR'. You will find lots of hits. I'll leave it to wiser heads to tell you whether any of them are Mac compatible.
 

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How do you delete by text edit the advaced start thing?
 

Suj85

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im confused on how to install EDU on warlords could someone explain it to me please
 

BTSformac

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on the page there is a link to "download v2.6". download that, then download v2.8.

when you have both downloaded, open EDU_v2 and move the ethnically diverse units into your civ4/mods folder. then move the contents of assets_warlords into ethnically diverse units/assets.

from EDU_2/warlords/assets replace the art, buildings and civilizations XML folders. from units replace the 2 files inside.

then with the art files as soon as you find a folder or file that isn't in the mods/ethnically diverse units/assets/art/etc. move it to an equivelent spot in the mod folder.

Then the civilization game should be able to load the mod properly with the patch. Hope this helps!
 

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Just updated the utilities/programs section. I just discovered a program called Smultron, which is a beautiful XML editing program (much preferred to TextWrangler.) :)
I would really like to see if anyone has been able to get other mods running, so I can expand that section. ;) (My mod will probably be ready in the next week or two, so keep an eye out!) :p
 

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What do you mean? Every unit/leaderhead/building/cityset/improvement/terrain or anything that is 3-D is a nif file, and Blender is a modeling program that allows you to create new 3-D models.

Blender is capable of editing many types of 3-D files, but as far as Civ4 is concerned, Blender only is used to create/edit nif files.
 

BTSformac

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yeah i was kinda wondering about kf files... theyre animations, right?
 
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