Mods are extensions or modifications of other games that enhance or change the game play of the original game. This can often be done with SDKs or other tools provided by the developer. Sometimes, mods require hacking of the original binary and content.

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ModLoader not decompiling files

I want to start making minecraft mods, but have had a bad time of using modloader. (I'm modding 1.6.4). I've run the batch file decompile.bat, but when opening the eclipse folder there are no files in ...
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How can I put my game on an NES cartridge?

How can I create an NES cartridge? Is there any tutorial? I need to put a game that runs in an emulator and put it on a cartridge. How to do that? Is this possible from scratch? Or at least could I ...
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How can I change the sprites in the NES Double Dragon ROM?

I have played a few NES ROMs where people have gone into them and changed the sprites. How did they do this? I'd like to do this for the Double Dragon ROM. How can I accomplish that?
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How can I implement a third-person camera in an SC2 map?

I want to try creating a custom Starcraft 2 map with a third-person camera following a unit. A few custom maps with this feature exist already, so I know it's possible. How do I do this? Do I need a ...
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How do I add a method to a class without editing the source file?

I am trying to add a method to a Minecraft source file, but I have to figure out how to do it without actually editing the source files, as it would be illegal to redistribute Minecraft's source files ...
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How can I place images on the terrain in SC2 maps?

I have seen this video where there are logos of the clans rendered on the ground in StarCraft 2. How can I add images of my own in a custom map?
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Cannot create a neutral unit with a trigger

I've been playing around with the starcraft UMS (Use map settings) for a while and usually i figure things out pretty quickly when im stuck. Alas not this time. I'm trying to place a neutral unit ...
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center location on scanners sweep

I want to center location on a place where someone uses their scanners sweep. I know this is possible with the defilers ability dark swarm but i wonder if it is possible with scanner sweep from ComSat ...
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How can I make a player-interactable bookshelf?

In the player's house Interiors->WhiterunBrezeehouse (FormID 000165A8) I duplicated a bookshelf (CommonShelf03 FormID 000ce784 near the fire pit) and the book proxies, container, triggers, ...
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Can you move items made in the Skyrim Creation Kit on PC to the Xbox version?

I'm a pretty technically illiterate gamer but after several annoying glitches I finally went out and got the PC version of Skyrim. After a little bit of practice I got the hang of transferring my Xbox ...
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What does Skyrim Creation Kit's NPC class do?

I'm trying to change it with the setclass console command Based on the UESP wiki it looks like it just governs stat gain for leveling, but based on the Elder Scrolls wiki it seems to only control ...
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Execute a trigger after research is complete

I'm making a map where I want to destroy a building when it finishes researching a certain ability. How do I create a trigger that accomplishes this?
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How can I set player permissions in Minecraft? [migrated]

I'd like to have two levels of player permissions on my Bukkit server: Admin: can run all commands Normal: can join, chat and walk around; nothing else How can I set this up and warn players who ...
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How do I add a custom mob to Minecraft?

Basically decided to make my own mob, I have: Created my mob's entity class Created my mobs model class Drawn the model Added the function call for addMapping within the EntityList class I'm stuck ...
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How can I modify PlayStation 1 games?

Is it possible to modify Sony PlayStation 1 games? For example I'm planning to modify a soccer game called Winning Eleven 3. What I'm exactly trying to modify is player properties such as speed, shot ...
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Why do my update and draw loops throw a concurrent access exception?

I've taken up the challenge of creating a basic 2D side-scrolling monster truck game for my little brother. It seems easy enough in theory, but jumping into Java out of XNA feels strange. My game ...
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How can I avoid texture stretching when adding high-resolution support via a mod?

I am currently working on recreating the game engine for an old game (Sacred) using the original game assets I reversed-engineered the formats of. The game had a fixed 1024x720 resolution, and I'm ...
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Is a programmer liable for copyright infringement in other people's mods to his games?

If a programmer (P) releases a game, and a modder (M) releases a game modification which includes copyrighted content, can P be held liable for the copyright infringement in the mod?
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How can I get the entity a player is looking at in a Bukkit plugin?

I'm creating a wizardry plugin for Minecraft, and I was wondering how you would get the entity that a player was looking at, I know that you would have to use a Vector, but I really am not familiar ...
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How do I make someone walk in Skyrim?

I'm coding a mod for Skyrim with Papyrus and the Creation Kit. I can't seem to get an Actor to move from point A to point B. I know there's a function to teleport an actor, but how can I make them ...
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How can I open Monaco's world file? [closed]

So I am trying to get into Monaco's world file so that I can make overviews of the maps, however for some reason, it refuses to open. The file is a mdf file, located in ...Monaco\Mag Yes I have tried ...
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Would it be possible to edit character models of a PS1 game, to be played on an emulator? [duplicate]

There are some abandoned PS1 oldies out there that I would love to see revamped with improved assets. I have some skills with some some modelling programs, so I was wondering if it would be possible ...
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How to attract modders to your game?

I am developing a game, but as I am working on it alone, the amount of content I can create is very limited. Because of that I want my game to be modded, for this purpose I am planning to create a ...
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I want to make a moddable game. How does this affect my programming language choice?

I have been getting started making some small games in Java, and I am considering learning C# for a bigger project. I would very much like to make a moddable game, but someone told me that I need to ...
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Securing game plugins / mods for java

I am looking into using Java to write a game core, then writing the game logic separate either in Java, or using something like Python. This way I open up the ability for any future users to modify ...
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Are frequent game updates a solution for preventing multiplayer cheating?

I'm creating a game on Android where the enforcement of rules can only take place on client side (I can't shift it to server side...think aimbotting but in my case I wouldn't even be able to use ...
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How far should I go in securing Groovy mod scripts?

I am developing a game in java and plan to embed the Groovy script engine to allow for more robust modding options. This comes at a price, of course. Groovy can access anything java can by default, ...
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Free Moddable 2d game with good community and tools [closed]

Disclaimer: I'm okay with making this a community wiki, as I see a lot of benefit in having a place to ask this question and get good answers from people who have experience. I would like to mod a 2D ...
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How to hook into a game written in C++ [closed]

Okay, so there is a game I want to mod and it is written in C++. And from what I know you can't just decompile and edit the code like Java else it just decompiles into Assembly. So I was wondering how ...
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How can I mod an item to take experience from a player in Minecraft?

I am creating a mod that has invincible tools which take experience from the player each time they are used. Can someone please tell me how to make the tools take away the experience when used?
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What is a good “easily” moddable and scriptable 3D game? [closed]

I've made a fair number of 2D games (and actually completed/released a few of them). I'm hesitant to move into the 3D realm, because of the order of magnitude (everything takes ~10x more work). To ...
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How do you make Minecraft mods? [closed]

I'm new to making minecraft mods and I'm wondering what I need to do to get started.
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Should I allow “low-level” access in my game for modders? [closed]

I'm thinking of adding a Lua interpreter in my game, giving various objects in the game script access to allow mods. By how much should I expose to the scripting environment, I'm not sure. Should I ...
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What features should a moddable game have to make it easy to mod? [closed]

One of the objectives I have for a tactical RPG I'm making is moddability. My hope is that anything can be replaced with custom code. For example: you can replace the combat system I did with, say, ...
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Lightgun game (Mouse not in the middle) [closed]

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 ...
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Puzzled about game mods

I'm new to game development. I was thinking of different ways to create a game. I discovered Unity3d as much preferred indie game engine and yet so powerful. Then I read about game mods, which I found ...
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Augment an existing game with touch gestures

I want to enhance Homeworld 2 gameplay with touch gestures. The game is running on Windows. So, two questions: Is it possible to wrap the game with a program that would capture touch gestures, ...
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Civilization 4: time in own scenario runs up too quickly

In Civilization 4 (Beyond the Sword) I started making a scenario that focuses on the colonization of North America. For added realism, I set the StartYear=1780. Everytime I run the scenario, the time ...
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How to make an articulated mob in Minecraft?

I am attempting to make a sea serpent, and I want to know how to make it be able to turn in any place, or at each 'segment', somewhat like the snakes in mocreatures. I know how to make mobs in ...
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How can I edit .qvm (Quake Virtual Machine) files?

I was browsing through how to mod a game (Urban Terror, a Quake 3 mod). I found that it can be done by editing .qvm files in the game. Under the file named zpak000.pk3. That file contains other files ...
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Prevent Reavers from dealing splash damage to friendly and allied units

Just for fun I made some games in the Starcraft Broodwar map editor (scdraft2.0). I notice that in my map Reavers deal damage to friendly and allied units as well as to neutral units. It's a cat and ...
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Recommended RPG game that can be used to learn game Modding? [closed]

I would like to learn game development via game modding. RPG/MMORPG is one of my favorite genres. Could someone recommend me a good and recent ( I would like to play the game as well) game to learn ...
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XNA Moddable Game - Architecture Design and Reflection

I've decided to embark on an XNA moddable game project of a simple rogue style. For all purposes of this question, I'm going to not be using a scripting engine, but rather allow modders to directly ...
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Are there any good guides for making mods for Minecraft? [closed]

I've been coding in Java for 5 months at work now, and having past experience with programming in other languages, modifying existing code at Uni etc. I feel like I want to get started on (read: ...
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First Minecraft mod not working: make a new sword

I am making my first mod and cannot see what is wrong with it. I am using MCP and Modloader. For my first mod I was going to make swords. I started with making a new EnumToolMaterials WOOD(0, 59, ...
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Custom Music in Skyrim's Creation Kit?

Can you bring in external music such as mp3s? If so, how? I didn't see anything about this in the wiki Bethesda released. Also how does this work with regards to the Steam Workshop? Don't ...
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Skyrim Creation Kit with Xbox 360

I posted this on stackoverflow but was advised to post here (here is a link to the stackoverflow question). I'm hoping for constructive feedback on its plausibility. Update on progress: It looks like ...
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Is there a way to legally create a game mod? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How closely can a game resemble another game without legal problems Some questions about it: If I create a funny version of a copyrighted game and sell it (crediting ...
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How can I customize an FPS game?

I want to create a customized (modded) fps game where I can change the look and feel of the game to match my intended theme. Some of the things I would like to do: Create a custom map (terrain). ...
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Fix broken Portal 2 Chapter Handling in my Mod

I am running again into issues where my mod and the Portal 2 base game do not like each other! In order to provide the proper menu background images and the music for each of the 5 (internal - ...