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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How to increase the number of available chapters for an HL2: EP2 mod?

I created a mod for Half-Life 2: Episode 2 that has 39 chapters (or maps, here it is the same). The problem is that the game seems to see only 32: when clicking "new game", and clicking next, I count ...
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Unpacking UE4 .pak's?

Is there any way to properly unpack/repack resources of UDK-based games (.pak files)? . From what I've tried already, gildor.org's viewer seems to skip/ignore these .pak's (also, UDK, which is UE3 ...
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How would I go about creating my own SDK to allow users to develop their own addon mods?

I am looking into developing a game, but I am very interested in the more abstract concepts such as modding. I would like to know, or get linked to information detailing the prerequisites, ...
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How can I check if player is an operator in Forge?

In Minecraft Forge, I would like to know if there is any way to find out if a player currently has vanilla "OP" / "Operator" status. I can't find a method that does this on the EntityPlayer Class. ...
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Can't Save StarCraft 2 Extension Mod

I started a new Extension Mod, immediately attempted to save, and got this error message: Local file is not available (Core: a required object could not be found): Unable to save file (Core: a ...
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How To Make ModPE Perform Function The First Time Mod Opened

I am making a Minecraft PE mod and I want to set a variable only on the first launch of the mod. So, how do I make it it set the variable and then not set it again until I import the mod again. ...
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Minecraft Modding - How do I use OpenGL stencil functions alongside the game's GlStateManager?

Note: I am using Minecraft Coder Pack 9.10 for game version 1.8.0 (official release). I am trying to make a multiline text field similar to the game's original net.minecraft.client.gui.GuiTextField. ...
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Minecraft Forge setTextureName method not working

I am attempting to make an item using the latest version of Forge. For some reason, the setTextureName method gives me an error that says: The method setTextureName(String) is undefined for the ...
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How can I make a chronometer for an HL2: EP2 Mod?

I'm trying to make a chronometer for a mod I created. I looked on the web, but there are only countdown timers for TF2, nothing for HL2: EP2. In my case, it is an absolute necessity to use HL2: EP2. ...
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CS:GO workshop awp skin scrambles

I was starting make my awp skin, but I was wondering that my skin at CS:GO looks bit different than on photoshop. So I came here for help. I will show just a test skin (fully red). First I was save ...
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Is there a way to drain durability from an item instead of a sword, for instance?

I am modding Minecraft 1.8 using Eclipse with Forge, and I just wondered, is there a way to drain durability from a battery, for instance, instead of a piece of armor when hit. I have tried things ...
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Grab depth buffer with unlockable D3DFORMAT

I'm currently piggy backing on a mod framework (Multitheft Auto) and trying to read the depth buffer in D3DFMT_D24S8 (DirectX9). I can read it if I change the format to D3DFMT_D32F_LOCKABLE and then ...
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Do mods for games like Skyrim look good on a resume?

As a lot of people know, Bethesda just came out with their Creation Kit for developing mods to Skyrim. I've been developing for a while, I have a couple of games released including one that's doing ...
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How can I carry around an inventory in my inventory?

I'm working on a mod for soul gems in Skyrim and want to add something like a Bag of Holding from souls. The most simplyfied strategy I can come up with is Create an invisible Black Soul Gem to ...
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Would flipping a sprite depending on direction be too inhibitive for modders? [closed]

For a game I'm making (similar to games like Terraria, Starbound etc.) I want to ensure that the framework is as modder friendly as possible. This leads me to wonder if it would be too inhibitive to ...
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How do I create a server for an existing game I don't have the source for?

I was wondering if it is possible to create a dedicated game server for a game that already exists and you don't have access to. For example, a game on Steam that only allows multiplayer through ...
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How can I change the radar shape in a GTA 4 mod?

I am new to the GTA modding world. The first thing I would like to do is to change the shape of the radar from round to square. How can I accomplish this? I've tried editing the radar texture in ...
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How to have a game on steam only for testing purposes?

My goal is to create a mod framework for Unity that will easily integrate with the Steam Workshop similar to how it's done for the Cities Skylines. I've created a lot already but I've reached a point ...
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I want to make a moddable game. How does this affect my programming language choice? [closed]

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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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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Skyrim Creation Kit - Call External DLL Method [closed]

I've been developing for a few years now but I'm fairly new to creating Skyrim mods. I'm wanting to build a custom DLL and call the methods from scripts in Skyrim. Can I do this and if so, how do I ...
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What are names like “net.minecraft.blocks” called? [closed]

I'm trying to find these types of names for certain Minecraft blocks to add them to a block whitelist for one of my mods. Is there an actual name for these? If not, how would I go about finding a list ...
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minecraft source code for use in mods

So I am teaching a class where we will be using java to make minecraft mods. To keep things simple, we are using a third party program to set up the under-the-hood stuff for us (that way we don't have ...
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Lost connection to forge in eclipse

So I am using eclipse to make mods for Minecraft. I recently took a break and was doing other things. My problem is when I came back to it, all my work was gone. There is nothing in the file explorer. ...
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What can I do about a “missing mcp.cfg” error?

I am trying to use MCP. After trying to run decompile.sh, I manually ran decompile.py, getting the error "ERROR:root:!! Missing mcp.cfg !!" I tried to copy the variables from mcp.cfg into the files ...
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Minecraft - how do I add a PNG for a new Mob to either assets or resourcepacks

I've installed MCP and set up eclipse and successfully added my new monster to the game. It spawns properly and does everything I meant it to do. The only problem I still have is that the texture that ...
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Broken World Generation [closed]

I am learning to write java/mod Minecraft. The mod I am working on is just a "Can I do it?" Kind of thing and I have no intention to distribute it. The problem I ran into is when I try to generate a ...
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minecraft mapping from tibia OTBM file

I am new to minecraft modding but i program for a living and it looks quite simple to get around. I have this fantasy and a quick internet search shows im not the only one. For those of you who do not ...
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What 2D coding engine should I use? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is considered a gaming question, but I want to start programming 2D games and I don't know what engine I should use (I work on my own and I am a beginner; plus I'm very young)... ...
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Warcraft III, SharpCraft C# plugin: Usage of native “TimerStart”?

about: Blizzard Warcraft III [furthermore abbreviated as WC3] related version: WC3: The Frozen Throne 1.26.0.6401 (german Patch 1.26a) MindWorX Sharpcraft [furthermore abbreviated as SC] related ...
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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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MCP 1.7.10 Java class navigation [closed]

So, I'm new to the Minecraft modding community and trying to understand where to start. I've attempted to do it before, but dropped it to the complexity of starting and the lack of a site like this to ...
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Block With Given ID Does Not Exist - Minecraft Mod

I have tried to make my own Minecraft Block using Forge, but for some reason, when I use /give Playerxxx 1000 1 the game says, There is no block with id '1000' My Block Code: package ...
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How do I decompile Minecraft?

I'm trying to get started modding Minecraft. I opened up the minecraft.jar file in Eclipse, but it doesn't contain what I expected. In this tutorial the presenter decompiles minecraft.jar and finds ...
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Do total conversion mods require absolutely no programming or scripting skills? [closed]

I tried to look up total conversion and other mods as examples (Counter-Strike, Defense of the Ancients, Gunman Chronicles, Dear Esther, Natural Selection) but it is a bit difficult to find out if ...
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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 do I need to Mod a Unreal Engine 3 game? [closed]

what I am looking for is some advise making a mod for a certain game and how I would go about making it. The game I am talking about is Blacklight: Retribution and what I wan't to know is; Is it ...
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Create multiple viewports in minecraft?

Im new to minecraft modding, but Im curious about the possibility of creating a mod such that players could set up a 'security camera' with its own viewport so that the player could 'see what the ...
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Pokemon Black White 2 - Ground Tiles Directory? [closed]

I opened up Pokemon Black 2 in Tinke (https://code.google.com/p/tinke/) and I'm looking for the directory that contains the ground tiles. Here's a picture showing what tiles I'm after ...
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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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Is it possible to mod a game to use a scripting language like Lua?

So my questions are: Is it possible to mod a game to use a scripting language? How would I go about doing so? I really like Arma 2 but like many games it does not have much in terms of ...
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Supporting user-made content/add-ons

I'd like to start allowing for user-made content in my game. I'd like users to be able to add their own levels, entities and quests (along with all of the assets that are required). However, I'm ...
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Determine when to start modding a game [closed]

I have not modded a single game in my life, but I really, really want to start. I'm a 3D animator (make no money from this, just a serious hobby) and a budding Object Orientated programmer (make all ...
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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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Why aren't ModLoader's decompiled files showing up?

I want to start making a Minecraft 1.6.4 mod, but have this trouble with ModLoader: I've run the decompile.bat batch file, but when opening the eclipse folder, the bin folder is empty. The batch ...
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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 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, ...