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Thoughts on modding as a phenomenon of popular culture

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The six steps of creation

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ultimatemale420 Feb 23 2008, 8:19pm says:

back in 1987 Capcom relased a game for the NES called "MEGAMAN 2"!!!
and is one of the best nes games of all time
well since i dont have the skills of a modder and had this great idea i thought id toss this idea into the modding community

SOMEONE or SOME GROUP!!!! of MODDER/S's should REMAKE!!! the megaman 2 video game using either halfe life SOURCE!!!! of unreal 2004 UNREAL ENGINE 2 or 3
it would b a great idea the same game with 3d enhancments the bosses with thier unique abilities and better AI BLAH BLAH!!!!!

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Connway Feb 23 2008, 10:11pm replied:

Something like that belongs in the Mod Suggestions forum. And even then, nobody's going to do it. Capcom is just going to C&D the team. For remake projects, you're better off working on it yourself and trying to recruit as you progress. Either way, Capcom C&D you is way too high. Not even worth starting something like that.

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ultimatemale420 Feb 24 2008, 11:17am replied:

what do u mean by C and D
besides if capcom like it a deal cud b struck
ADR team are making a sonic game for unreal 2k4 an sega arnt sueing them
well not yet at least anyways

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Connway Feb 24 2008, 8:45pm replied:

C&D means Cease and Desist. I've never heard of companies like Capcom striking deals with wee little modders. Not out of the realm of possibility though, but very unlikely.
It would be much more likely if someone was doing something original with their franchise rather than a remake. Besides, you never know when Capcom is going to remake their own game. Just look at Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X for the PSP. That game is a 3D remake of Mega Man X.

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Connway Feb 23 2008, 7:06pm says:

Sounds awesome. It'll be a lot easier to form conversations through the group than by foraging through forums.

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Hunter-Prime Feb 23 2008, 6:23pm says:

This group is a great idea, I'm waiting for other people's opinions ;)

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kinesis916 Feb 23 2008, 5:17pm says:

I knew my games culture module would reap its rewards eventually.

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INtense! Feb 23 2008, 2:11pm says:

cool idea, lets hope we get a few thought provoking articles submitted (like the occasional post in the cosmos forums)

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