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Plokite_Wolf
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:22 am    Post subject:   Tiberium Wars / Kane's Wrath Editing Tools and Assets list Reply with quote

Here is a comprehensive guide for all tools you will need to modify Tiberium Wars and Kane's Wrath. The links will change as new files are added and mirrors are uploaded.


MAP EDITORS

* Tiberium Wars Worldbuilder 2.0
PPM | C&C Labs | GameFrontMediafire (C&C File Archive)
Requires patch 1.07 or newer.

* Tiberium Wars Worldbuilder manual
PPM
Official Worldbuilder documentation by EALA. Applies to Kane's Wrath as well. Usually distributed with the Tiberium Wars Worldbuilder.

* Kane's Wrath Worldbuilder 1.1
PPM | C&C Labs | GameFront | Mediafire (C&C File Archive) | C&C Guild
Requires patch 1.01 or newer.



COMPATIBLE FILE EXPLORERS

* FinalBig 0.4
Wagnerma.de | PPM
BIG/MEG editor by Matthias "Matze" Wagner. Cannot read cdata files. Use in tandem with C&C Asset Extractor (see below).

* OS BIG Editor
PPM
Open-source BIG/MEG editor produced right here on PPM. Compatible even with newer titles by Petroglyph Games.

* XCC Utilities 1.47
XWIS
XCC Mixer, the legendary MIX editor by Olaf van der Spek, is able to open and extract files from BIG files as well, but like FinalBIG, cannot read cdata files. Use in tandem with C&C Asset Extractor (see below).



MOD SDK-S

* Tiberium Wars Mod SDK 5.0
PPM | C&C Labs | GameFront | Mediafire (C&C File Archive)
Official set of tools and some documentation released by EALA. Also comes with plugins for 3D Studio Max 7/8 and 9 (do not bother with any other version of 3DS Max, they will not work, period).

C&C Labs recommend the no installer version for Steam users.

* Bibber's Tiberium Wars Mod SDK Expansion
Bibber.eu | C&C Labs
This pack contains dummy files that ensure a modification doesn't crash when changing the graphic settings and that there are no errors about missing files from the main game while compiling.

* WrathEd 1.07 Gamma
PPM | Mediafire
The latest "stable" version of the community-made Mod SDK for Kane's Wrath. A powerful tool that lets you dig deep into the game's internal values. Comes with documentation and a sample mod. Also works with Tiberium Wars, Red Alert 3, Uprising and Tiberian Twilight.

More recent version from June 2014 available here on PPM.

* WrathEd Mod Launcher 1.11
Bibber.eu
A tool that allows you to run mods for Kane's Wrath in a similar way that official Game Browsers in Tiberium Wars and Red Alert 3 do.



OTHER IMPORTANT TOOLS

* C&C Asset Extractor
Bibber.eu
This tool allows you to extract elements from within cdata streams. Works with Tiberium Wars and beyond.

* EALayer3 Asset Generator
Bibber.eu
This tool does the opposite - it generates asset files that can be read by the game. For creating mods and scripted music.

* C&C String Editor
Bibber.eu
Edits CSF and STR files.


ASSETS

* Official art samples pack 1
PPM | C&C Labs | GameFront | Mediafire (C&C File Archive)
Units contained: Annihilator Tripod, Avatar Warmech, Corrupter, Flame Tank, Juggernaut, Mammoth Tank, Nod MCV, Orca, Pitbull, Planetary Assault Carrier, Predator Tank, Shadow Team, Shock Trooper, Vertigo Bomber, Zone Trooper.
Buildings contained: GDI War Factory, Nod Construction Yard.
Also contains: W3X SKN/SKL files.

* Official art samples pack 2
PPM | C&C Labs | GameFront
Units contained: Assimilator, Avatar Warmech, Black Hand trooper, Buzzers, Confessor, Disintegrator, Engineer, Grenadier, GDI Commando, Militant, Militant Rocket soldier, Missile soldier (with missile), Rifleman, Saboteur, Sniper, Spotter, Soldier (from the Barracks).
Also contains: Eastern European and Egyptian civilian structures, garrison models for all three factions.

* Official ingame UI textures pack
PPM | GameFront | Mediafire (C&C File Archive)
Contains all the textures used for unit portraits, action buttons and construction buttons.

* Official UI shell textures pack
PPM | C&C Labs | GameFront | Mediafire (C&C File Archive)

* Original Kane's Wrath XML pack
Thread at CNCNZ.com
These XMLs were given to select modders by APOC way back in the day before tools like WrathEd were made. Uploaded by Zocom7 (PurpleGaga27) for convenience.

* Zocom7's Kane's Wrath art and sound pack
ModDB
Credit him if you are to use it.

* Zocom7's Tiberian Twilight art and sound pack
ModDB
Credit him if you are to use it.


RELEVANT LINKS

* Zocom7's FAQ for the Mod SDK and Worldbuilder
An important reference guide for all TW/KW modders.

* C&C Labs homepage
Home to the C&C Labs team, creators of C&C All Stars, C&C 3: The Forgotten and The Red Alert. Hosts many relevant modding and mapping files, as well as their mods and maps.

* Bibber's website
Home to Bibber's tools for C&C modding.

* TW/KW mapping and modding subforum on CNCNZ.com
After the closure of the official C&C forums in 2015, TW/KW modders who posted there regularly moved to CNCNZ.com. Discussion is constructive and on-point.

* Thundermods
Relaunched not too long ago. The old site and forums are archived here.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Topic stickied and some links were updated, since PPM mirrors most of these files.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never knew WrathEd 2 had a beta release out of nowhere, only coming from this site.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mirrors from the new GameFront owned by DBolical added for official EALA files.
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