- Game cuts off at "pre-loading graphics" - tech tree issue
- NO_GPIECE_ERROR - can be caused by a bad graphics file
- Game freezes whenever a unit is created - can be caused either by unitrules.xml error, or possibly a BH3/BHA issue. In which case you will need to re-export a file or two.
- EXCEPTION error: you may have created a bad hierarchy, ie placing an upgrade of a unit below the unit it was "jump"ed from.
Error Solution Comments
The game crashes with a NO_GPIECE_ERROR printout.
Check your unit_graphics.xml and building_graphics.xml files.
It can be caused either by a missing graphics entry, or a badly coded one. Equally, check and re-export your graphics files.It is usually advisable to use placeholders early in coding, replacing the sprites ove…
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Hello everyone! I just wanted to share what is my order to edit the wiki. Obviously there's a lot of files and articles missing, and the matter is not of what to add, but when to add it. Just until recently, I finished adding all the articles belonging to the Ancient Age category. There's still information missing in that category, but I believe is more important to have an article to actually exist, and then to improve it over time. So now I intend to move to the next age, and so on and so forth. After all these articles for units and buildings, which are the most basic information we need to have here, have been created, then we can move on to refine the actual content on the articles. After that is done, then we can look forward to get …Read more >
Hello everyone! Today I have adopted the wiki, and after many months without active administrators, I am hoping to improve on the many things this wiki has been lacking of for quite a long time. I am open to suggestions, feel free to comment here on any ideas you might have to make the wiki better, more complete, and user-friendly. Thank you folks for your attention and your help. Drafsh-e Akhtar (talk) 05:48, March 30, 2017 (UTC)Read more >
Vanilla unit replacements:
Battleships and various pieces of  Equipment get changed, for instance Persians and Indians use Russian equipment as desired by many South Asian players.
Asian light tank gets a new skin, namely the Ha-Go skin but it appears only in the Modern era.
The Maya get German equipment, as do the Italians and Spanish.
Egypt uses the T-34 instead of the Churchill.
- Jaguar Infantry => Air Troopers Company
- Jaguar AI => Fusileros Paracadistas
- T80 => T14 Armata, new skin
- Longbowman is replaced with Saethwr
- Tier 1 cavalry: Brihentin, Tier 2: Scara
- Royal Scutari is replaced with Espadachin
- Solduri gets a facelift
- Barbarian =>Housecarl (Feudal Retinue in essence)
- Vandal => Burgmanner
- Landsknechts =>…
This mod will more or less likely require the following:
- Kings & Conquerors: tech tree, possibly some elements from elsewhere.
- Rise of Kings: unit rules and building graphics.
Telcharim amazons are depicted as carrying heavy axes, and wearing nothing but skimpy bikinis and mohawks. This is a bit too outlandish, we may adopt something closer to how amazons were depicted by the Greeks.
Another interesting idea to use would be to repurpose the Celtiberians from Kings & Conquerors. Skin changes will be required plus the adding of bewbzzz to many sprites but it is doable. VelvetClaw (talk) 10:08, June 7, 2016 (UTC)Read more >
Now that Rise of Nations has been on Steam for over a year, beautifully HD remastered, we have an open door for new civilizations and abilities. This especially caters to the history enthusiasts.
I've seen some great fanon nations put on this wiki. Brilliant ideas like Brazilians . I spent my time today writing up a playable version of the Vikings as more than a barbarian civilization, but an expansionistic and competitive world power. It took months of gathering information, keeping them in a journal on my computer, and balancing the Vikings to not be too powerful (by having weaknesses to counteract strengths). I finally spent my day turning it into the Wiki page I wanted it to be.
I encourage the whole community to come up with a lot more fa…
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By now you should have managed to understand:
- anim_graphics governs the animation of the unit,
- unit_graphics governs the appearance of the unit and also determines what animations listed under anim_graphics to use.
In this section we will now begin working with the appearance of the unit. You must be thinking, "freaking finally!" However we still have a long, long way to go before we can finish up the task of introducing a Panzerfaust to RoN.
With anim_graphics.xml now cleared out of the way, it is now time to introduce the unit_graphics.xml file. As mentioned before, unit_graphics.xml determines the appearance of the unit, as well as the animations associated with it.
To create a new unit, we need to create a new entry under the tag. This is…
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I've been going through each nation and posting about their nation powers and unique unit bonuses, but I've run into a bit of a problem with the Dutch unique light ships.
The Dutch unique light ships are the Brig, Fluyt, and Clipper, which replace the Caravel, Corvette, and Sloop respectively, during the Medieval to Enlightenment Ages. From unitrules.xml, the units are identical except that the Dutch unique ships have flag y (which marks them as unique units), have +1 attack damage, +5 HP, +1 moves, and +1 armor. Nothing too particularly out of the ordinary.
However, in actual testing, Dutch ships are completely terrible. Put 3 Caravels up against a Carrack and the Caravels will win, but put 4 Brigs up against a Carrack and the Carrack will …Read more >
I don't know why unit pathing is so difficult in a lot of RTS games. In Rise of Nations, it appears to be particularly bad.
Oftentimes, even when there's nothing in the way, units seem to take circuitous routes to their destination. If I tell a unit to move directly to the left, for example, it will veer up a bit, then back down, or down, then back up, even though there are no obstacles in the way. Why is it so difficult to get units to move in a straight line? Is it really that difficult to have a unit's (x,y) position change in the direction of the vector from the unit's current location to the unit's desired location? I can understand if there are obstacles in the way, but this is on wide open plains. For me, this makes it *very* difficu…Read more >
At last, over 10 years ago when it was first released, Rise of Nations is on Steam! There is also a discount so it's best to take advantage of it while you still can!
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By now you should have managed to understand that:
- .bha, .bh3 and .tga files are required to make a single unit sprite.
- unit_graphics governs the appearance of the unit,
- anim_graphics governs the animation of the unit,
- unitrules governs the unit stats,
- balance.xml and craftrules.xml govern the abilities of the unit,
- typenames.xml and help.xml allow you to write player information about the unit.
In this section we will talk about anilmation. Without proper animation, the unit will not move normally and will appear to be floating around when it should be walking.
Putting the files into the ./art folder here however isn't enough since Rise of Nations won't recognise them. To do this, you need to edit/create a new version of anim_graphics.xml and ins…Read more >
Are you itching to insert teddy bears and crazy death robots into your game? or are you just peeved that BHG left a whole load of inconsistencies and ahistorical bull in your game? well then, this guide is meant for you!
Modding a unit in Rise of Nations looks more difficult than it really seems. To be honest, the only issue involved may be in creating the renders and the tedium in the coding required, but overall it is actually a very fast process, and sometimes rewarding as well.
This guide tries to go step by step in designing a model from scratch, from the creating of the graphics required for a new unit all the way to getting it to work in the game. We will first explain how graphics are created, and then go on to inserting the model in…
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I recently joined this wiki becouse i just instaled my favorite game Rise of Nations !!! :-)
as soon as i joined the viki i uploaded a Jaguar Assault Infantry information page
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- "As you put on fresh new clothes and take off those you've
You'll replace your body with a fresh one, newly born." —Bhagavad-Gita (Cap II)
- "As you put on fresh new clothes and take off those you've worn,
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." — Arthur C Clarke
Science research increases line of sight for many of your units (including buildings), makes new Resource technologies available so you can increase gather rate, permits construction of new types of buildings, and decreases the cost of all other technology research incrementally.
"What means all of this?" — Marcus Aurelius
"Frankly, I see nothing but scientific extravagance in all these calculations." —Frederick "Alte Fritz" II of Prussia, letter to Voltaire
"All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a pois…
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- Ancient: "As old as Methuselah."
- Classic: "He could boast that he inherited it brick and left it marble." -Suetonius
- Medieval: He made safe his castle that was upon a high hill, and he gathered in his flocks. — Ferdowsi, Shahnameh
"Valour has been lost whence guns were invented;
The curved blade in its holster shall rust."
— traditional Turkish ballad
- Enlightenment: "He who perceives, has knowledge thereby ." -Anselm of Cantebury, 12th century bishop
- Industrial: "A man ain't nothin' but a man, / And before I'll let your steam drill beat me down, / I'll die with the hammer in my hand." —Anonymous: The Ballad of John Henry, the Steel-Drivin' Man
- Modern: He abhorred plastics, Picasso, sunbathing and jazz — everything in fact that had happened in …
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Recently the game showed up in steam files, is anyone else as excited as me? I really hope they use Steam for multiplayer insted of GameSpy.Read more >
Current Age: Classical Age
I leave it to you guys, to help me suggest who should I destroy next? Should I march the Romans to continue their campaign against the Celts and their islands, defend against Germania who is going to attack at any time or ally with a few other powers to strengthen the borders?
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Hi everybody! Having just realized that this wiki's current admin Dukester101 hasn't been around here for over half a year now and we were left with no idea when (or if) he's going to come back, I decided to request admin rights for this wiki. If there are any objections to this, please post them here. // Guinsoo 14:30, April 12, 2012 (UTC)Read more >
As ya know, I like helping people. So, if ya have any questions for this Wiki, ask me now!
I will answer all Questions if they are grammarly correct and if I can understand question.
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This is just to test my blog...testing, testing, 1, 2, 3.Read more >
This is just a post to make sure the blogging on RoN Wiki works and is usable by all... once we get a booming community here.Read more >