Maybe you didn't know that you can enlarge your Iface_units files and fit it with new icons without loosing any of the original ones..
Here are the iface_units files plus iface_govs.tga and iface_buildings_CTW.tga what I used in my Age of Tanks mod.
(you can download the mod here:
There are 149 new icons(updated on november 4th 2009, with more air and land units)and with an installer what will over-write these files into yours main folders:
into your "..\Rise of Nations\art" folder:
Now is complete it... I love this new Mod!
But anyway, the name of the troops like "Wehrmacht." is not like the most technical word, but no problem... I like the mobile Nashorn and the BF 190... Very nice indeed... Salute.
Posted on 08/10/09 @ 03:38 PM
This is really neat, just wondering would you mind writing a quick tutorial on how you did this, I have Fireworks installed which can view .tga files but when I tried what you did I got an error. Great Job! Please let the modding community know how this was done it would be a great tool.
Nikox File Author
Posted on 08/12/09 @ 03:51 PM
It's easy, you need to change the "canvas size" of the Iface file. Originally it's 512 pixels width and 512 pixels height. I made a copy of the last line(512 x 41 pixels), put on it the new icons, then I enlarged the main file of 40 pixels (the first black line of the new group is going over the last line of the main group). Copy and paste it as a new layer. I'm doing it one line each time as I don't know if there is a limit at it. Actually I have 22 rows and it looks working fine.
[Edited on 09/01/09 @ 03:32 PM]
Posted on 09/12/09 @ 06:35 PM
A great discovery Nikox, it will be very useful if/when I get around to adding custom icons to my mod.