Hi. I’m new here for better information for how to make my custom campaigns with its layout and intro/outro sequences.
I learned how to make AIs for my custom campaigns via looking into other AI files on Kings an Conquerors. So, I decided to do the same way with JSON files for better campaigns for DE.
Oh, my god! It was out of my ability!
I subscribed some custom campaigns like The Golden Horde, Vytautas the Great EN. I opened their JSON files and analyzed how they are formed. I roughly understood their formation itself. Also, I understood how to change their story messages and adjust their fade and duration time. I also got how to designate an icon for each scenario.
However, the most important ones, ① how to set background images, and ② where I have to save each file like JSON, background images, icons, campaign files were not within what I can understand. It was literally mysterious.
Here’s an example with Vytautas the Great.
Isn’t the blue part just up to my free customizing? I thought so, but it wasn’t. Rather, the red part that designates its background image file made me curious of why that exists. As you see, I changed it “wrong.dds” without any file that is named “wrong.dds”, but that worked as original. I think the blue part has something set. But I couldn’t find any file that is named as “CampaignBackgroundVytautastheGreat”.
How can I make my own JSON files that let me make my own custom campaign? Looking into those files really didn’t help me a lot because of such confusing and mysterious things. Are there things that I must memorize? Should I be aware of computer coding languages?
There’re already many custom campaign developers, but no one yet has introduced how to make JSON files properly with specific explanation for AOE2DE.
Are there any good introductions for JSON noobs? Thanks.