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Feb 5 2013, 10:07am Anchor

That's right this post is to get your attention. I used to come to ModDB.com to find new and interesting Mods. But over the past couple years, Im onlu finding more-and-more dead Mods.

I asked the question "Is ModDB.com Where Unsuccessful Programers Post Their Mods?" because a friend of mine was looking for a Crysis RPG mod. So I pointed him here and he said "That plae is where mods go to die."

So I figured I would prove him wrong and do a search for it.  Every one I found was last updated over a year ago in some cases, and in other cases 3+ years ago.

So I say this...

Dear ModDB,
If a project is inactive for more than a year... please archive it or make a way to filter out ones that dont work anymore.  What would be better if you tracked if it was opensource or not and if it is, let other developers claim dead ones to recreate them!
Thank you,
Machete Panda

Feb 5 2013, 10:34am Anchor

no.

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Feb 6 2013, 8:12pm Anchor

i say yes, filter dead mods

Feb 6 2013, 9:29pm Anchor
machetepanda wrote:That's right this post is to get your attention. I used to come to ModDB.com to find new and interesting Mods. But over the past couple years, Im onlu finding more-and-more dead Mods.

It's a fact that 95% of all mods never get completed and can be called "Dead."

When I was a kid we never cared, it was just fun to play.  The internet really elevated everyone's expectations on free stuff made by amateurs.

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grouchbag
grouchbag I art grouchier than thou.
Feb 7 2013, 1:56am Anchor

Speak for yourself,not me.

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ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Feb 7 2013, 5:19am Anchor
TheHappyFriar wrote:When I was a kid we never cared, it was just fun to play.  The internet really elevated everyone's expectations on free stuff made by amateurs.

This. The mod community was so different 10 years ago :/

Feb 7 2013, 5:45am Anchor

Mods have had a large death-release ratio for as long as I've been here. Sticking with any project, and mods can be darn tricky projects at times, takes a lot of commitment. I don't think it's a case of bad programmers or developers, (as far as I know) most people make mods for the fun of it but it quickly becomes too much of a commitment.

ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Feb 7 2013, 7:08am Anchor

Moreover, people's circumstances change.

Feb 7 2013, 8:24am Anchor

Defining what a "finished" mod is could be a fun job. :)  Generations Arena isn't finished but it's 100% complete, working, etc.  Alien Arena obviously isn't done but it's still compete as far as anyone is concerned.  Used to be a mod was done when it stopped being updated.

The only crime I'd see are mods that never release anything.  The only point of modding is for someone to play.  Could be you and your friends, strangers, online, SP, lan, whatever.  When mods spend all this time trying to finish and never release something playable (vs just screenshots/videos/puff pieces) it's useless.  Took peoples time from playing something out there.

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Feb 13 2013, 5:53pm Anchor

I agree to the reclamation.

If a group is building a mod then for years do NOTHING with it, Archive it, Allow for it to be adopted while keeping credit up to that point to the previous group.

Why let mod's die and disappear if someone else is willing to get a never released mod finished?

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Feb 13 2013, 6:29pm Anchor

Unless the mod developer "nukes" a profile we wont remove it. This is not a store front this is more to keep the files for old mods alive out there on the internet while also supporting up and coming mods. There are a lot of mods here that will never get another update, but I will never allow people to petition for their closure. That is not how we run.

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Feb 13 2013, 9:30pm Anchor
Henley wrote:this is more to keep the files for old mods alive out there on the internet

I always assumed that's what was meant by the word "database" in moddb.  :thumbup:

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Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Feb 14 2013, 6:32pm Anchor
TheHappyFriar wrote:
Henley wrote:this is more to keep the files for old mods alive out there on the internet

I always assumed that's what was meant by the word "database" in moddb.  :thumbup:


You would assume that would be the case for everyone.

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Feb 14 2013, 9:40pm Anchor
Henley wrote:
TheHappyFriar wrote:
Henley wrote:this is more to keep the files for old mods alive out there on the internet

I always assumed that's what was meant by the word "database" in moddb.  :thumbup:


You would assume that would be the case for everyone.


At this point I'm posting again because I like your image sig and want to see more of it.  :)

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