I need help with changing the pikemen to hold their pikes upright. They look much better in formation like that.
In the original AoE III, I just edited some lines in the .xml files of the units, to change their body position.
Basically, I just copy-pasted the stats from the unit I wanted my pikeman to look like. For example the Carib blowgunner (in this case, because he holds his blowgun upright, like I want my pikeman to do with their pikes).
I used Notepad++ to edit the stats for the .xml files.
The stats I copy-pasted from the Carib blowgunner was all of the anim text lines into the pikeman .xml file. Shown in the attached pictures.
This used to work. A silly way of solving things. I am no modder at all. I barely know what I’m doing. x)
I used the Resource Manager by VladTheJunior to extract the bar files located in: AoE3DE/Game/Art folder. There is one that is called ArtUnits.bar that has all the .xml files for the units.
But for some reason, I cannot get this to work anymore. After editing the .xml file, I go and look in the Scenario Editor in-game, but the pikeman has not changed… bah…
Perhaps my folders in AoE3DE/Game/Art are wrong?
The location for the pikeman.xml file is: AoE3DE/Game/Art/Units/infantry/pikeman
If anyone could bother helping me with this, it would be much appreciated!