I'm Nick, aka jacksonj04, and I used to be a volunteer staff member here at ModDB. I was active on ModDB way back at the beginning, and did (at one point) actually mod. Outside gaming I have a degree in Computing and Cybernetics from the University of Lincoln, which is just as cool as it sounds.

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Quite often we get mods showing off every single model they've built to try and bolster some awareness amongst the players who love the eye-candy. Of course there is nothing wrong with this, but recently a few mods and games have started posting some more technical information in their news posts.

Since Mod DB has a healthy community of developers as well as players, it might be worth considering posting up something about any clever technical stuff you've done. Smarter AI, faster visual processing, new and improved workflows and so on all can help make other developers go "ooooh".

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2002 Mod of the Year Awards

2002 Mod of the Year Awards

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With 2002 now behind us, it is time to look back at the year that was and scope out which mods best captured gamers imaginations, hearts and of course...

2003 Mod of the Year Awards

2003 Mod of the Year Awards

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What can we say about 2003 except that it was an amazing year for mods and mod fans. And now that another year has passed it is time to look at those...

2004 Mod of the Year Awards

2004 Mod of the Year Awards

36 members Event

Let's be honest; these days its all about the mods. Forget the original game; whether you fancy comical kids' stuff or dark, suspenseful horror titles...

2005 Mod of the Year Awards

2005 Mod of the Year Awards

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Welcome to Mod DB's official competition which recognizes the best released and upcoming mods from the year just past. Head here to read about the mods...

2006 Mod of the Year Awards

2006 Mod of the Year Awards

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Mod DB brings you the best mods in the industry. You decide which ones are worthy of recognition. At the top of this program sits the ultimate prize...

2007 Mod of the Year Awards

2007 Mod of the Year Awards

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The time has come to decide 2007's elite and what a great year it has been for mods and games alike. We've seen numerous games score 10/10 and now it...

2008 Mod of the Year Awards

2008 Mod of the Year Awards

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Welcome to the 7th Annual Mod of the Year Awards - the premiere event that celebrates the best creations within the modding and indie gaming scene. Developers...



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Thelightphuka May 13 2014 says:

They Hunger: half-Life Best mod ever :)

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amy777 Nov 12 2010 says:

my server ping on New Universe 2.0 was bad number of strength signal ( zero ping), i have created my own server but none of one can join 'coused the ping was bad (zero). my Questions were :
1. how to create Server online (multiplayers)?
2. How to make ping most better for the server?

many thanks....

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amy777 Nov 12 2010 says:

Nice to see u...
i am an beginner to play in Freelancer Server New Universe 2.0, then my trouble was i dont have any ping in my own server, how to solved it?

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DIGI_Byte Oct 14 2009 says:

Hey nick, Long time no see eh?

I haven't been to Mod DB for a long time, I stepped down from modding HL2 games since getting a coder is really hard. I'm working on another mod now, something simpler, a RTS-TC mod for BFME2.

So What have you been up to?

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MikeTheBuilder Oct 2 2009 says:

Can you give me back my group. It was called The Mafia. Idk why it is gone. Please give it back. All we talked about was innocent things like the new Mafia games comming out. Why is it gone. I spent a long time making it.

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mikejkelley Mar 27 2009 says:

My latest video upload doesn't have any sound. I'd appreciate it if this could be remedied. Thnx.

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MrMattWebb Mar 9 2009 says:

Are you the forum admin?

I cannot believe you deleted the thread I was in! lol That guy soiled himself in humility brought upon by himself. I have never seen such epic self ownage in my life!

I wish I got a picture of it before it got deleted. That one belonged in my personal history book.

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tskross Jan 24 2009 says:

I just want to say as a modder that I really appreciate what moddb has done. Its great to have a really nicely presented site to serve as a hub for our mod. I love the interface, simple to use, flexible and it looks good too. And Jackson, I really appreciate your blog and how it helps me learn new things (like how to get the image go all the way across the bottom of a post) Thanks to you and all the moddb staff!

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Exar.Maulus May 8 2008 says:

I'm pretty new to ModDB, and I have a question for a wiser member.
I read you're Knights of the Farce article, and I was wondering if there is a replacement mod, or a mod like it that has been successfully released (a mod that chronicles the Star Wars Saga or is extremely customizable).

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Ging Jan 5 2008 says:

There's something a bit odd going on with comments at times, Moddb.com is missing at least three comments from a couple of hours ago - one vanished and has now returned.

DB hiccup?

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jacksonj04 Jan 19 2008 replied:

Yeah, it should all be back to normal now.

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