Trying to figure out which mods I have are DLL and was told to find the Mods and DLC folder but: 1) I can't find that folder. I can go to finderdocumentsaspyrSid Meirs Civ 5mods. Load Civilization 5 and select 'Mods' and ensure that Ingame Editor is checked, then select next. You can now select Single Player and set up the game as you normally would. If the Mod is working properly, click the icon in the top right portion of the Civ 5 game screen or press Control + I. An editor (IDE) for the XML and Lua elements of the game and allows for the creation, packaging, and uploading of mods. To use it, you have to install the Visual Studio 2010 Shell (Isolated) Redistributable Package. ModBuddy will prompt you to install this if you don't have it already Installing ModBuddy Extensions.
Get a tour.
- If you have no idea about modding and what are Lua and Xml, you should give a look at Civ5 Modding Explained.
Read the guide.
- The best introduction to civ5 modding is still the Kael's Guide. However it was written a long time ago and some information is obsolete or missing.
Import your files into VFS.
- The main change since Kael wrote his guide is about the VFS (Virtual File System). Forgetting to import files into the VFS is the common source of problems for beginners.
Get the right tools for the job.
- See Civ5 Useful Programs. You should have installed the SDK of course, but it is also strongly recommended that you get a tool to search in all civ5 files at once, to compensate for the lack of documentation. You may also need additional softwares to extract and read the textures, test and debug your mod, etc.
Modify your ini files.
- See Debugging#Configuration.
See also the Modding tutorials section on the forums.
Also note that the XML and Lua sections each contain specific tutorials, articles and extensive documentation.