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Easiest game to mod for?


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#1 Estauns   Members   -  Reputation: 103

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Posted 23 October 2001 - 04:17 AM

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#2 Gaiiden   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 5250

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Posted 23 October 2001 - 05:41 AM

Hard to say. Basically every game on market these days can be modded. However some have editors while others have to be hacked. So we''ll toss out the hacked games. Now let''s narrow it down even further by asking what your favorite genre is? Then you''d prob choose your favorite game. Another question to ask is whether you are doing a full conversion mod or just a campaign or level addition.

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Posted 25 October 2001 - 07:23 AM

I think Wolf3D is the first game which can be modded for


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Posted 25 October 2001 - 05:00 PM

What makes you say that?

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#5 Michael.Van   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 26 October 2001 - 04:59 PM

Please forgive me:-)
the easiest game to be modded for (I think) shall be 2d games with a in-game editor(i.e.Starcraft),3dgames are much harder.



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Posted 26 October 2001 - 05:02 PM

The best 3D RPG to mod for is Anachronox.

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Posted 29 October 2001 - 10:47 PM

Duke Nukem 3D is a fairly easy game to do mods for. Yeah I know it''s old but it''s good or where maybe.



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#8 Gaiiden   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 5250

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Posted 30 October 2001 - 06:23 AM

I tried modding Deus Ex and couldn''t make heads or tail of that Unreal Editor However 2D games like StarCraft are so much easier. I''d start with a 2D game and scale up. I just started realizing how many cool SC maps are out there, from RPGs to bunker defenses to mass attacks - fun stuff

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Posted 30 October 2001 - 03:25 PM

Half-life would be easiest because the modding community is rather large. There are many tutorials out there to learn from.

Same for Quake 3.

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Posted 30 October 2001 - 04:09 PM

That''s a good point Darkor. The size of the mod community definetly helps out when you need teams or help.

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Posted 30 October 2001 - 04:11 PM

i think the original Tribes is the easiest game to mod, you dont need special tools, and the game is written entirely in a scripting language, so you can get a good grasp on how things work, just takes a little c++/perl knowledge

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Posted 03 November 2001 - 10:06 PM

I MOD Half Life - www.crisis51.com - I taught myself, its not hard. Just got to keep trying.

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Posted 05 November 2001 - 05:57 PM

Well, Tribes 2 has a modest mod community and the tools really help but so does Unreal Tournament.

I''m sure you can teach yourself anything but it''s easier if there are people there to help you. Though I think the Quake3 is worth your time because their code''s pretty neat.




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