A Guide for Modding Sins of a Solar Empire 1.181 and Entranchment 1.0141

Forge Tools 3 (31 MB)Edit

Free from Sins of a Solar Empire (SoaSE), Forge Tools 3 includes the latest files for map making, modding. Updated for SoaSE 1.15/Entrenchment 1.01.

Forge Tools 3

The mapmaker & particle utility included are still up-to-date, but the reference files, reference meshes, and other stuff is outdated.

Use either Dekhranic SoaSE Mod Tool GUI or get the Mod updater*v1.181a+da, harpo99999 mod tool set for BIN-to-TXT file conversion to have up-to-date files.


Particle Forge Galaxy Forge

ForgeTools is STORED/supplied in a RAR file

to extract the entire contents yo need either winrar(trialware) or 7zip (freeware).

google either name then download the installer and install the 'archive manager' ie either 7zip or winrar

then open the galaxy forge3.rar extract all of the files & folders to a folder on the computer

navigate into the folder you just created, then rightmouse click on the galaxy forge.exe then go to send to then left click on desktop (create shortcut)

now click on the galaxy forge shortcut on the desktop and galaxy forge should start.

Softimage Mod Tool 7.5 (440 MB)Edit

Free for Non-commercial Game Creation and Modding. Only available by filling out the trial download form on the Autodesk website.

Autodesk® Softimage® Mod Tool software (formerly XSI Mod Tool) is a free* 3D modeling and animation package for creating non-commercial games and "modding" (modifying games). Autodesk® Softimage® Mod Tool 7.5 is based on the same professional toolset found in Autodesk® Softimage® 7.5 software, used by game developers to create 3D characters, levels, props, and animation.

Softimage Mod Tool 7.5Edit


Photoshop will require the DDS Nvidia Plugin.

Gimp (free) will require the DDS Gimp Plugin

Optional Tools Edit


Modding Basics

See also Edit

SoaSE Modding Forum

SoaSE Modding Forum @ forumgoo

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