How to make a faceplate in 2022 – Company of Heroes 2

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This guides shows you how to create and publish a fully working faceplate to workshop in 2022. It should solve all the issues you might have when creating a new faceplate.
 
 

Intro and required tools

You can follow a Relic guide how to make a faceplate: http://modding.companyofheroes.com/faceplate-pack-wizard – [companyofheroes.com]  This guide adds additional information and up to date information.
 
 
Video guide version with all the steps (described bellow) and some additional tips and tricks:
 
 

 
 

Required tools:

 

 
Another backup of the FlexSDK https://webshare.cz/#/file/36Dlt0EHWT/flex-sdk-4-6-0-23201b-7z – [webshare.cz] 
 
 
 

Setup the Mod Builder Tool

You can follow the Relic guide http://modding.companyofheroes.com/mod-builder – [companyofheroes.com] 
 
 
You need to set up the builder as per the guide. The Flex SDK needs to be the exact version posted with the link. You just need to download it, extract it and set up the path. The newer versions may lead to errors.
 
 
In the end the Mod Builder settings should look like this
 
 
How to make a faceplate in 2022 - Company of Heroes 2 - Setup the Mod Builder Tool - 9CFA783EA
 
 
 

Create the faceplate project

Follow the guide http://modding.companyofheroes.com/faceplate-pack-wizard – [companyofheroes.com] 
 
 
Some tips:
 

  • Create a completely new folder for your template, for example C:\coh\faceplates\faceplate_1
  • Save the project in it C:\coh\faceplates\faceplate_1\my_faceplate.mod

 
The wizard should look like this:
 
 
How to make a faceplate in 2022 - Company of Heroes 2 - Create the faceplate project - 38C494D1C
 
 
 

Create the actual graphics and the icons

After creating the project you should see something like this in your mod builder.
 
 
How to make a faceplate in 2022 - Company of Heroes 2 - Create the actual graphics and the icons - 75F852986
 
 
When you generated the files, you should see icons in folder:
 

 C:\coh\faceplates\faceplate_1\icons

 
 
Replace those files with your design. I can recommend the graphics tool https://www.photopea.com/ – [photopea.com]  which is free, online and compatible with a lot of formats.
 
 
The faceplate should be 624×204 and the icon 64×64. Make sure that it stays as .png
 
 
I also recommend creating the icon for the steam workshop. This icon should be in format .tga and resolution 280×280. Add this file to the main folder and name it my_faceplate.tga (or the name you mentioned in the faceplate wizard).
 

  • Right click on info in Mod Builder
  • Select add burn file
  • Select the .tga file

 
Do not add the burn settings as described in the official guide. I was not able to load the faceplate in the game when I added them.
 
 
How to make a faceplate in 2022 - Company of Heroes 2 - Create the actual graphics and the icons - B33E70338
 
 
 

Build the faceplate

  • Click on button build, should finish without any error
  • You should see file in C:\Users\<user>\Documents\My Games\Company of Heroes 2\mods\faceplates
  • Start the game, you should see the faceplate, try to equip it to make sure it’s OK.

 
 
 

Release to workshop

There seems to be a bug in the 64bit version of COH2 when released to the workshop. Download the 32bit version of COH2 and start it.
 

  • Select the Modding HUB from the Company of Heroes 2 Main Menu.
  • Select the Manage tab.
  • Select your faceplate.
  • Click Publish.
  • Verify that it looks good. You can upload additional images in the workshop to better showcase your faceplate.

 
 

Written by pagep

 
 
This is all we can share for How to make a faceplate in 2022 – Company of Heroes 2 for today. I hope you enjoy the guide! If you have anything to add to this guide or we forget something please let us know via comment! We check each comment! Don’t forget to check SteamClue.com for MORE!
 


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