A mod or modification is the alteration of the program code of a video game in order to make it operate in a manner different from its original version. Mods can be created for any genre of game but are especially popular in first-person shooters, role-playing games and real-time strategy games. Mods are made by the general public or a developer and can be entirely new games in themselves, but mods are not stand-alone software and require the user to have the original release in order to run. They can include new items, weapons, characters, enemies, models, textures, levels, story lines, music, and game modes. They also usually take place in unique locations.
Posts about Modding
    • RoboCop's ED-209 stands proudly over a flaming wreckage in GTA IV.

      RoboCop's ED-209 stands proudly over a flaming wreckage in GTA IV. Hopefully GTA V will have (at least) the same level of modding support on PC—giving up all this crazy cool stuff would be a real shame. This one was made veteran modder JulioNIB; there's videos and screenies below, and you can download ...

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    • The Secret Trade in Unreleased Games

      You've probably seen videos of unannounced or cancelled games. Not necessarily the older retro stuff, but more recent things like Star Wars Battlefront 3 or Stranglehold 2. Did you know there's a keen, and occasionally zealous, culture of collectors and traders passing these things around? This post originally appeared on Kotaku UK.

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  • Donkey Kong Country Doom Mod

    … Happy Friday, folks. I hope this video brings you as much pleasure as it brought me. That being said, I don’t understand a THING about modding, so a bit further below is some info-may-shun taken straight from the YouTube video itself. (I r good reporter?) I’ve often wondered what I would mod if I possessed the ability of such sorcery…

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  • Starbound Developer Announces Pirate-Themed Wayward Tide

    …. If someone jumps off early, the other players get treated to a boulder in the skull. *sniff* Sorry, bro. Other planned features in Wayward Tide are randomly generated levels, five distinct themed islands, both local and online co-op for up to four players, and healthy support for modding. No release window has been announced for Wayward Tide. Also, don't…

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  • Oh! Fable Anniversary Is Out Today With Mod Tools

    …, Anniversary “uses the same gameplay engine as the original Fable, which really wasn’t designed with modding in mind.” Still, at launch you’ll be able to download a version of the Unreal Engine 3 editor with the game’s data, letting you replace art and animations as you please. Lionhead plan to add Steam Workshop support later. Fable Anniversary is due…

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  • People Already Cheating on Destiny

    … Well, what can we say? This time it was really fast, and it is just such a shame. Some unscrupulous players are already cheating in the just released Destiny game by “modding” it, which is the fancy word to say that there are already some hacks out there that can be used to give an unfair advantage to some players over everyone else. When…

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  • 1001 Future: Civilization V

    …. Although there’s a lot of aggressive AI in the game, Gandhi doesn’t take the same stance. Along with the settler unit, you have workers, scouts, knights, ships – you name it, the type of unit is likely there. When I played my first game I decided to play as the Vikings who were invading England, for reasons. As such I had access to a warrior…

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  • Starpoint Gemini 2 New Cinematic Trailer

    … are not rendered Read the full change log for the update here. About Starpoint Gemini 2 The sequel to Starpoint Gemini is a tactical space simulator with tons of RPG depth! Players will captain their own space ship and roam the galaxy in 3D – space has never looked so inviting – but images can betray… It has been two years since the end…

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  • Modder Puts Donkey Kong in Doom, Turns Game into a Platformer

    … released so far. Here's a video of the mod in action. It appears to be a full playthrough of the demo: To play, all you need is a copy of GZDoom, the mod, and a WAD file from one of the official Doom engine games (Doom, Doom II, Strife, Heretic, Hexen etc.) The controls are surprisingly tricky, so if you have a look, prepare to be frustrated. Donkey Kong Country for GZDooM [DooMero@YouTube, via DSOGaming] Questions? Comments? Contact the author of this post at andras-AT-kotaku-DOT-com. …

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  • This is what a Minecraft resource pack can do to your world.

    … This is what a Minecraft resource pack can do to your world. These shots come courtesy of udlose, soldier and the builder behind Autumnvale —now known as Ambervale—and they show off the capabilities of the Conquest pack, with vanilla Minecraft on the left and Conquest on the right. Two more below. Read more…

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  • Mod Brings Selfies to GTA IV

    another funny mod by julionib now you can take selfies in gta 4 i wish you could do that in mission cutscenes imagine luis standing there infront of niko at the end with a smile taking a selfie wh ...

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