How to Edit Names in "Medieval 2"

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The fourth installment in the "Total War" game series, "Medieval II" allows players to head a quest for power across medieval Europe. A rich gameplay experience that calls for battlefield leadership and a ruler's resourcefulness, "Medieval II" features the greatest kingdoms and rulers of Europe's turbulent history. Changing the name of a settlement or faction in "Medieval II" gives players the ability to create a customized gameplay experience. The ability to change names on the game is located within the game files, requiring some minor text edits.

Things You'll Need

  • text editing program
  • Locate the "Medieval II" files on your computer. The game's installer normally places these files in an applications folder on your hard drive.

  • Locate the file marked "desc_names.txt" and right-click on this file. Select a text editing program, such as Microsoft World or TextEdit, to open this file.

  • Scroll down through the list of names and replace any names you wish to change. Save this file without altering the file format.

  • Open the "names.txt" file by right-clicking and selecting a text editor. This file contains the instructions on how to display names. Make changes to this file so that it matches the changes made to the "desc_names.txt" file.

  • Save the file, then restart "Medieval II" to have the changed names take effect.

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