How To Unlock All Factions[edit | edit source]

This must be the most asked question in modding and also the easiest thing to do.

Finding Your Files[edit | edit source]

Assuming you know where your RTW files are (Usually C:\Program Files\Activision\Rome - Total War or C:\Program Files\The Creative Assembly\Rome - Total War if you have gold edition).

First of all, you go in to your Data folder, then go into your world folder, and then again go into your maps folder, and then again go in to your campaign folder and then go in to your last folder (Phew) the imperial_campaign.

Choosing Playable Factions[edit | edit source]

In there, there is a .txt document called descr_strat.txt click on that and at the top there is this:

campaign imperial_campaign
 
 playable
   romans_julii
   romans_brutii
   romans_scipii
 end
 unlockable
   egypt
   seleucid
   carthage
   parthia
   gauls
   germans
   britons
   greek_cities
 end
 nonplayable
   romans_senate
   macedon
   pontus
   armenia
   dacia
   numidia
   scythia
   spain
   thrace
   slave
 end

Cut and paste all the factions under unlockable and unplayable (EXCEPT the Roman Senate and slave, I advise you not to do them as they cause crashes) and paste the factions under playable, it should look like this:

campaign imperial_campaign
 
 playable
   romans_julii
   romans_brutii
   romans_scipii
   egypt
   seleucid
   carthage
   parthia
   gauls
   germans
   britons
   greek_cities
   macedon
   pontus
   armenia
   dacia
   numidia
   scythia
   spain
   thrace
 end
 unlockable
 end
 nonplayable
   romans_senate
   slave
 end

Save the document and close the file. Now load up your game and you should be able to play all the factions.

Campaign Descriptions[edit | edit source]

If you have an earlier version of RTW, or just want to add campaign descriptions, you will also have to edit the RTW\Data\Text\campaign_descriptions.txt file to add in something (anything) for a campaign description for the formerly nonplayable factions. Again, be sure to make a backup copy of the file before you edit it. Add the following:

{IMPERIAL_CAMPAIGN_ROMANS_SENATE_TITLE}SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANUS
 {IMPERIAL_CAMPAIGN_ROMANS_SENATE_DESCR}The Senate and People Of Rome
 {IMPERIAL_CAMPAIGN_ARMENIA_TITLE}Armenians
 {IMPERIAL_CAMPAIGN_ARMENIA_DESCR}Armenians
 {IMPERIAL_CAMPAIGN_DACIA_TITLE}Dacians
 {IMPERIAL_CAMPAIGN_DACIA_DESCR}Dacians
 {IMPERIAL_CAMPAIGN_NUMIDIA_TITLE}Numidians
 {IMPERIAL_CAMPAIGN_NUMIDIA_DESCR}Numidians
 {IMPERIAL_CAMPAIGN_SCYTHIA_TITLE}Scythians
 {IMPERIAL_CAMPAIGN_SCYTHIA_DESCR}Scythians
 {IMPERIAL_CAMPAIGN_SPAIN_TITLE}Iberians
 {IMPERIAL_CAMPAIGN_SPAIN_DESCR}Iberians
 {IMPERIAL_CAMPAIGN_THRACE_TITLE}Thracians
 {IMPERIAL_CAMPAIGN_THRACE_DESCR}Thracians
 {IMPERIAL_CAMPAIGN_SLAVE_TITLE}Rebels
 {IMPERIAL_CAMPAIGN_SLAVE_DESCR}Rebels

Playing As New Factions[edit | edit source]

When you start a game with a formerly nonplayable faction you will see this:

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And it starts a campaign just fine:

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Related Links[edit | edit source]

Original Tutorial

Exilian Thread

To make BI factions playable download this.

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