Tuning packs allow you to create an alternate set of unit stats that overwrite the standard statistics within Age of Empires IV.
The elements you can change with tuning packs include such things as unit toughness, attack damage, speed, build time, resource cost, and even the fundamental way they make attacks.
decent, sad they are only giving access to the age insiders, I’ve stopped playing the game and doing mods was the only thing I was gonna come back for, sadly I wont get access, so seems I am not coming back, not even the patches have anything exciting in them.
There is an AoE4 Modding Discord: AoE4 Modding
In that community they were literally debugging and pulling the game apart before these modding tools were available. Everyone there seems rather excited now.
Yesterday’s discussion they were talking about extending the possibilities with lua/scar scripts. It also looks like they are coming up with a way to write in TypeScript to compile to Lua (the script language the game uses) https://github.com/TypeScriptToLua/TypeScriptToLua
In this screenshot below, they are talking about a specific file and whether it’s digitally signed to prevent modifying the game in certain areas. They were saying that they tried it a month ago and it didn’t work, where now it seems that the game will run anything you throw at it. Hopefully that sticks.