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I'd like to do a small lightgun game. So the mouse should not always be in the middle like in most ego shooters. The player should be moved trough a world and then shoot some enemies at a more or less fixed screen (typical lightgun game style like in Crisis Zone and others).

It would be good if I can just mod a game like Counter Strike, so I can use the models, animations, leveleditor and so on. I did some maps for CS a few years ago and coded a little bit with delphi and the genesis engine a long time ago, so I don't really have that much experience.

Is it possible to mod a existing game the way I described?

Which platform could be used (if possible predifined models and animations and so on)?

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closed as not a real question by Byte56, jhocking, bummzack, Sean Middleditch, Josh Petrie Apr 4 '13 at 5:41

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Where is your actual question? – danijar Mar 31 '13 at 20:18
I edited my question to make it clear. Can I mod steam or a similar game? If not, which platform do you guys recommend? – Aljoscha Husp Mar 31 '13 at 20:45
Is it possible to mod a existing game the way I described? yes – jhocking Mar 31 '13 at 20:46
So WHICH game? Is there a tutorial or a related link? – Aljoscha Husp Mar 31 '13 at 20:48
Yes - watch that video and it will show you how to create your own Garry's mod type game. It is scripted in lua – Savlon Mar 31 '13 at 21:50
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If you want to make a high quality shooter. Use the Unreal engine.

All the assets from the Unreal Tournaments are avaiable to you, for learning purposes. All you have to do is download the Unreal Develoment Kit, and install the Unreal Tournament Starter assets. Making any type of shooter won't be hard if you follow official tutorials. Gl on your light shooter :)

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Thanks for your answer, I'll take look at it :-) – Aljoscha Husp Apr 1 '13 at 9:59

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