CAUTION: This mod is obsolete. It has been integrated into native Firaxis code with the BTS expansion. Also, World of Civilization is creating an improved version over Firaxis'. There are also other versions by Impaler under the name Modular XML, but these are essentially the same as Firaxis'. XML Load : SDK mod component v 1.2 Download link: http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=2681&act=down --[[ === Synopsis For casual or experienced modders who just want to add new units and buildings without copying the huge original files. Use this mod as a launcher to hold your compilation of favorite mod components, or incorporate the SDK code component into your mods. Will replace old and load new units, buildings, improvements, builds, techs, traits, leaderheads, civilizations. --[[ === Details This mod component lets you use partial xml files instead of huge original files. It'll read in extra files without mandatory original Firaxis files inside the mod's folder. A partial file contains only the entries of the things not found in the vanilla game. An example is XMLLoad_Looter_CIV4UnitInfos.xml which I put in this mod. Be sure to include the headers and footers, like this segment example: HTML: <Civ4UnitInfos xmlns="x-schema:CIV4UnitSchema.xml"> <UnitInfos> . . . </UnitInfos> </Civ4UnitInfos> What it does is read in files that match *_CIV4UnitInfos.xml and add those entries into the game. So in this folder, Mods\XMLLoad\Assets\XML\Units\, could contain XMLLoad_CIV4UnitInfos.xml and nothing else. You don't need the original files. Whereas before, you would have to add your new units into the huge CIV4UnitInfos.xml and put that inside your mod folder. If you don't want to use the vanilla units, then you would make your own CIV4UnitInfos.xml and put that into your mod folder. This works just like before. If you want to borrow another mod's units, copy or make the partial file or composite file into the units folder and rename it if necessary, such as HisMod_CIV4UnitInfos.xml. So your units folder may have two files, MyMod_CIV4UnitInfos.xml and HisMod_CIV4UnitInfos.xml, and both will be added to the game. Or you could just use his file and not even make your own. Be aware that duplicate entries will replace older entries already in the game. If a new version of Workers are found, then this one will be used in the game. This is useful to replace Workers so that they can build new improvements. Unfortunately, new and replacement buildings may cause a serious bug where some buildings will get a huge amount of happiness. The best remedy is to put replacements in *_CIV4BuildingInfos.xml files and new buildings in *_Infos.xml or *_BuildingInfos.xml files. --[[ === Files that can be read This section lists the patterns of file names that can be understood by this mod (so far). The asterisk * represents any set of legal characters that you can normally put in file names. Everything else after the asterisk must be exact. The path to the file is also important. Put only correct entries into the appropriate file. Thus, art defines for units go in xml\art\*_CIV4ArtDefines_Unit.xml. The List: Spoiler : UNITS: << ARTS >> xml\art\*_CIV4ArtDefines_Unit.xml xml\units\*_UnitArts.xml (do not include schema) xml\units\*_Arts.xml (do not include schema) << UNIT CLASSES >> xml\units\*_CIV4UnitClassInfos.xml xml\units\*_UnitClasses.xml xml\units\*_Classes.xml << UNITS >> xml\units\*_CIV4UnitInfos.xml xml\units\*_UnitInfos.xml xml\units\*_Infos.xml xml\units\*_Units.xml BUILDINGS: << ARTS >> xml\art\*_CIV4ArtDefines_Building.xml xml\buildings\*_BuildingArts.xml (do not include schema) xml\buildings\*_Arts.xml (do not include schema) << BUILDING CLASSES >> xml\buildings\*_CIV4BuildingClassInfos.xml xml\buildings\*_BuildingClasses.xml xml\buildings\*_Classes.xml << BUILDINGS >> xml\buildings\*_CIV4BuildingInfos.xml (replacements should go here; don't put new buildings here) xml\buildings\*_BuildingInfos.xml xml\buildings\*_Infos.xml xml\buildings\*_Buildings.xml TECHNOLOGIES: xml\technologies\*_CIV4TechInfos.xml xml\technologies\*_TechInfos.xml xml\technologies\*_Infos.xml xml\technologies\*_Techs.xml IMPROVEMENTS: << ARTS >> xml\art\*_CIV4ArtDefines_Improvement.xml xml\terrain\*_ImprovementArts.xml (do not include schema) << IMPROVEMENTS >> xml\terrain\*_CIV4ImprovementInfos.xml xml\terrain\*_ImprovementInfos.xml xml\terrain\*_Improvements.xml BUILDS: xml\units\*_CIV4BuildInfos.xml xml\units\*_BuildInfos.xml xml\units\*_Builds.xml TRAITS: xml\civilizations\*_CIV4TraitInfos.xml xml\civilizations\*_TraitInfos.xml xml\civilizations\*_Traits.xml LEADERHEADS: << ARTS >> xml\art\*_CIV4ArtDefines_Leaderhead.xml xml\civilizations\*_LeaderheadArts.xml (do not include schema) << LEADERS >> xml\civilizations\*_CIV4LeaderheadInfos.xml xml\civilizations\*_LeaderheadInfos.xml xml\civilizations\*_Leaderheads.xml CIVILIZATIONS: << ARTS >> xml\art\*_CIV4ArtDefines_Civilization.xml xml\civilizations\*_CivilizationArts.xml (do not include schema) << CIVS >> xml\civilizations\*_CIV4CivilizationInfos.xml xml\civilizations\*_CivilizationInfos.xml xml\civilizations\*_Civilizations.xml --[[ === SDK files for modders The changes I made are found in the files under SDK folder and are marked by // CA edit. For example: Code: // CA edit -- added function AddGlobalArtDefineInfo template <class T> DllExport void AddGlobalArtDefineInfo(T **ppArtDefneInfos, char* szXMLFileName, char* szTagName, int& iNumVals); // CA edit end --[[ === Version History Spoiler : 1.0 Reads partial xml files for *_CIV4ArtDefines_Unit.xml, *_CIV4UnitClassInfos.xml, *_CIV4UnitInfos.xml. 1.1 Will replace old types with new ones. Reads partial xml files for *_CIV4ArtDefines_Building.xml, *_CIV4BuildingClassInfos.xml, *_CIV4BuildingInfos.xml. 1.2 Workaround for bug where buildings get obscene happiness from new buildings. Added reading techs, improvements, builds, traits, leaderheads, civilizations. Reads partial xml files for *_Arts.xml, *_Classes.xml, and *_Infos.xml in xml\units\ and xml\buildings\. Reads partial xml files for *_UnitArts.xml, *_UnitClasses.xml, *_UnitInfos.xml, and *_Units.xml in xml\units\. Reads partial xml files for *_BuildingArts.xml, *_BuildingClasses.xml, *_BuildingInfos.xml, and *_Buildings.xml in xml\buildings\. Reads partial xml files for *_CIV4TechInfos.xml, *_TechInfos.xml, *_Techs.xml, and *_Infos.xml in xml\technologies. Reads partial xm files for *_CIV4ImprovementInfos.xml, *_ImprovementInfos.xml and *_Improvements.xml in xml\terrain, and xml\art\*_CIV4ArtDefines_Improvement.xml and xml\terrain\*_ImprovementArts.xml. Reads partial xml files for *_CIV4BuildInfos.xml, *_BuildInfos.xml and *_Builds.xml in xml\units. Reads partial xml files for *_CIV4CivilizationInfos.xml, *_CivilizationInfos.xml and *_Civilizations.xml in xml\civilizations\, and xml\art\*_CIV4ArtDefines_Civilization.xml and xml\civilizations\*_CivilizationArts.xml. Reads partial xml files for *_CIV4LeaderheadInfos.xml, *_LeaderheadInfos.xml and *_Leaderheads.xml in xml\civilizations\, and xml\art\*_CIV4ArtDefines_Leaderhead.xml and xml\civilizations\*_LeaderheadArts.xml.