1) Create a Game Mode Mod
Open the Age of Empires 4 Content Editor.
From the editor's main menu, select Create a New Mod.
2) Create a Game Mode
Select Game Mode and press Next.
3) Select a Template and Name Your Game Mode
Select a Template that will determine what content your Game Mode mod starts with. You can select from:
- Blank Template: Contains only the necessary data needed to create a Game Mode from scratch.
- Royal Rumble Template: Start off with the script and win condition data that was created for the Royal Rumble mod (a simple variation of the classic "Regicide" mode).
- Template with Examples: A heavily commented script that contains examples of useful scripting functions. We recommend you start here if you are new to scripting for Age of Empires IV.
Give your Game Mode a Name. This is the filename that your Game Mode will use.
Give your Game Mode a Display Name. This will be the name displayed to players who download and play your published Game Mode mod. You can change this later.
When ready, press Next.
4) Add Details
The Mod Name is what other players see when searching for and downloading your mod. By default, this will be the Display Name you chose for
Give your mod a Mod Description. This is the description that accompanies the Display Name when players browse or manage Mods. It should players what your mod does.
You can also select a location do save your mod data. By default, it will be saved to your Documents folder.
When you are done making your changes, press Finish.
Your new Game Mode mod will then begin loading.
Once it finishes loading, you may begin working on it by editing your Game Mode's Win Condition and Script.