Total War: Shogun 2 Map Editor now available
First-ever official Total War modding tool is free
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on May 23, 2012 - 5:20pm EST (May 23, 2012 17:20)
SEGA today announced the availability of the first-ever official Total War modding tool.
Cleverly named The Editor, or TEd for short, it enables modders to create custom maps across both Shogun 2 and its recent standalone expansion Fall of The Samurai.
“Total War has enjoyed a strong and dedicated modding community down the years, and we want to do more to support that”, said Rob Bartholomew, Total War Brand Director. “With TEd at their fingertips, we’re expecting to see new battle-maps for Shogun 2 that will equal our own in popularity”.
TEd enables users to alter terrain type and height, and comprises libraries boasting hundreds of unique battlefield props, such as trees, buildings, railway lines and coastal batteries. Users can construct vast and intricate castles from their component pieces, sculpt beautiful rolling landscapes, and model their own unique townscapes or vivid coastal scenes for naval battles.
When a map is built, it can then be used in any custom VS AI or multiplayer battle, at which point it will be automatically shared with the player’s opponent.
TEd is completely free, and accessible now to Shogun 2 and Fall of The Samurai owners via the Tools section of their Steam library for PC.