okay i so i have the SoaSE menu index thing ive been going throught it sorry for asking so many questions im just trying to understand all this since my team has died xp haha anyway so its easier to make your own race fresh instead of replacing? so how do i go about making a "new string" ?
Because it is a lot easier to keep track of strings you make, since you can give them better name discriptions. And if you ever want to use something from another mod, and they just renamed the vanilla stings as well, it will create more work for you, while always making your own strings should ensure they are unique.
A simple example from my mod, from the English.str file.
Value "Damage Rangefinders"
To make a new string, just copy the last three lines from any string reference, and update the NumStrings line by 1. ID is the most important, as that is the unique identifier for the string that all other files will use. To keep my strings unique, I add a prefix unique to the mod I'm working on, in this case E4X for "Enhanced 4X Mod". That way I do not have to worry about string conflicts with other mods, and even better it tells me in an instance what mod that string is originally from (Even in Enhanced 4X I have portions of other mods included, and their strings have their own prefixes for them).