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announced the release of The Editor, or TEd for short, the first-ever official Total War
modding tool.This editor enables modders to create their own custom maps for use in multiplayer and custom VS AI battles across both Shogun 2 and its recent standalone expansion Fall of The Samurai.
TEd is a powerful tool that enables users to alter terrain type and height, and comprises libraries boasting hundreds of unique battlefield props, such as trees, buildings, railway lines and coastal batteries. Users can construct vast and intricate castles from their component pieces, sculpt beautiful rolling landscapes, and model their own unique townscapes or vivid coastal scenes for naval battles.
When a map is built, it can then be used in any custom VS AI or multiplayer battle, at which point it will be automatically shared with the player's opponent.