Customizing Player and Personnel Names
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There are two files associated with generating player names, "names.txt" and "first_names.txt", both of which follow the same format. Like most other customizable files in OOTP, the names files are Comma-Separated files.
There are three fields in each row. In order these represent: The name, the frequency of the name and the language ID the name belongs to. The first field is text and the other two are numerical.
The Frequency is not between set values, but the difference in frequencies is affected by the highest value in the file.
The Language ID is a number between 0 and 39. This refers to the list of language IDs in the world_default.xml file. If you want a name to appear for players from multiple countries then you should create a copy of the line with each one having the appropriate language ID.
By default the names are in alphabetical order by language ID.