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How To Create A New Editable Database - 11/23/2018 3:15:13 PM   
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This post has the instructions for setting up a new database that you can edit.

Open the game's data\database folder. There you'll find the 'default' folder, which is the official locked database. Make a copy of it. In the new folder, open the 'eras.xml' file. I recommend using an advanced text editor such as Notepad++ when you need to edit the files manually, so the file contents won't be messed up. In the .xml file, you see this line:

<string name="databaseID" value="default" />


You must put your database ID there. For example:

<string name="databaseID" value="myDatabase" />


After this, when you run the settings launcher, you now have your database selectable in the database dropdown menu. Select it, go to the in-game database editor, and the content is editable there!


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RE: How To Create A New Editable Database - 11/23/2018 5:24:00 PM   
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Modding Armored Brigade
First of all, the system needs to be understood: Armored Brigade ships with a default database system. This default system should not be edited. Someone wanting to modify the game needs to create his own custom database, whether it is for new sprites or to change the data to suit his own interests. With this system, he modify whatever he wants, and the original set is always available to restore the original.

First navigate to the data->database folder. In that folder is a 'default' folder, containing all the files for the default units and make a copy of it.





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RE: How To Create A New Editable Database - 11/23/2018 5:24:42 PM   
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Second, rename the folder to whatever name you want for you dataset.





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RE: How To Create A New Editable Database - 11/23/2018 5:25:47 PM   
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Third, open your new dataset folder and find the 'eras.xml' file and open it in a text editor. Find the line at the top and rename from default to the name of your dataset.





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RE: How To Create A New Editable Database - 11/23/2018 5:26:30 PM   
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name the mod in this line





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RE: How To Create A New Editable Database - 11/23/2018 5:29:05 PM   
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Then when you start the game, you can select your custom dataset!





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RE: How To Create A New Editable Database - 11/23/2018 5:30:54 PM   
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Any changes you want to make can be made to the xml files in the new folder, and the original files will still exist as the default backups

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