Data & Graphics

Heaven’s Design Pages


Data Editing

AoEd/RoRd Tutorials by Scenario_t_c/Trisolo

If you ever wanted to modify the database files of AoE or RoR to your own liking, but don’t know how, these great tutorials will explain pretty much everything you need to get started. Scenario_t_c’s articles cover all the basics on the data structures and gives insight on how to modify them. A must read for everyone interested in creating modpacks, addons or creating alternate options for the game.

AoEd/RoRd Tutorial – Part 1, 2, 3 and 4

You can download his database editing program AoEd/RoRd here, if you haven’t already done so. Alternatively, you can also download Advanced Genie Editor 3 (AGE), which has above all a more user friendly interface and is easier to make modifications with.

Editing Scenario Data by PhatFish

Altering a scenario’s data can greatly enhance one’s experiences in AoE/RoR through the use of custom map sizes, hidden terrains and secret modes. This method allows you to have full control of every part of a scenario file.

A guide to editing Scenario Data – Part 1,2,3,4 and 5

Editing Graphics

Graphic Editing Tutorial by Thompsoncs

Creating or editing new graphics can be difficult without the proper knowledge of what to do exactly. Thompsoncs has written a step-by-step guide on how to modify the Graphics.drs database. Beginning as well as advanced graphical modders will feel right at home reading this excellent article.

Graphic Editing Tutorial

Download SLP Studio here and download DRS Explorer here.