How to Mod "Napoleon: Total War"

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"Napoleon: Total War" is a real-time strategy game that focuses on many of the battles that occurred in Europe during Napoleon's reign over France. The game has a lengthy, open-ended, single-player mode, but you can still download mods to increase your ability to replay the title. Mods are created by the community of "Napoleon: Total War" players who want to add a unique twist to the game. Mods can do everything from change the model of a unit to adding a new plethora of ships.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • WinRAR

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  1. 1

    Download a mod for "Napoleon: Total War." Mods are available for free and can typically be downloaded from modding and file hosting sites, such as Strategy Informer or File Front. Once downloaded, the mod will be in a compressed folder.

  2. 2

    Extract the contents of the folder with a file extraction program, such as WinRAR. Open the compressed folder with the program and click "Extract" to decompress the folder. A free, trial version of WinRAR can be downloaded from program's website.

  3. 3

    Copy the folder's contents into the "Napoleon: Total War" directory. The default file path is "C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Napoleon Total War." Depending on the mod, it may need to be placed in a different folder in the "Napoleon: Total War" directory, but the mod should always come with a "ReadMe.txt" file. Inside the text file, the exact folder for where the mod needs to be installed will be listed.

  4. 4

    Click the mod's .exe file to open the modded version of the game. You can create a shortcut of the file that links to the desktop by right-clicking on the file, mousing over "Send to" and clicking "Desktop (create shortcut)."

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