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Growing up in the dawn of Computer Games, the distance between being a modder and a player wasn't much. Typing in a game from a book titled "101 Basic Computer Games" it is a rather natural step to change some variables and then to add whole new functions. A few thousand lines of BASIC later and you weren't a modder, you were a studio.

101 Basic Computer Games

As computer games advanced I didn't bother with reading the rule books. Figuring out the rules is half the fun and understanding how the games worked was the other half. Growing up a computer game player as computer games grew up, I maintained the ability to change the rules.

Viper

Modding is part of playing the game. Card games at my grandma's house involved knowing the rules grandma added. Mom would change rules to make puzzles and games harder, and dad who played strategy games changed rules to make them more realistic. Almost any gamer could change the rules of any game they could play.

Raven overlooking Valles Marineris

Electronic and mechanical games have been the exception. As technology advances we see it becoming easier to change at least some of the rules or have pieces that the gamer can put together. From badges, to level editors, to user created content game, developers are allowing the gamer to participate more and more in the creation of the game, and hence the fun.

Valles Marineris - ONS

Re-inventing the ability for the gamer to change the rules of the game has become a priority of game development companies. I look forward to an increasing number of invoative and high quality mods as the line between gamer and modder continues to blur.

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Dr.Afanickton
Dr.Afanickton

You alive? :3

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Mikali_Homeworld
Mikali_Homeworld

Did you get my PM at RelicNews? Do you have a copy of the mysql dump for Thought's original version of the HW2 modding wiki?

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Henley Staff
Henley

woop woop welcome to my friend list, enjoy your stay ;)

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yafn Creator
yafn

@bloodgutter thanks for the TOS comments I have moved them to the dev boards, where members of the team have a chance of seeing them. Hw2bsg.org

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bloodgutter
bloodgutter

no problems
glad to know you got the message
if you want any more info on the TOS side, i happen to be somewhat of an expert, so just ask
Also, i have a really good PC so if you want a tester for the mod, especially the TOS bits, sign me up
Thanks mate

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yafn Creator
yafn

We are always looking for beta testers. TOS hasn't had an active champion in a while, so I'm not sure how soon we can make use of your expertise. If your willing to learn, it is possible to start with simple property file editing, you might be able to help with the actual TOS balancing. Details on our dev forums -> Hw2bsg.org

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bloodgutter
bloodgutter

i am always willing to learn new skills, especially modding skills
and i have plenty of time on my hands for the next few weeks
being the champion of TOS sounds rather appealing to me

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yafn Creator
yafn

Excellent, get signed in, I'll get you access.

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bloodgutter
bloodgutter

ok and thanks. i just need to now where to go to register or whatever

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yafn Creator
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bloodgutter
bloodgutter

got it thanks
my username for the Hw2bsg.org is Excalibur

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yafn Creator
yafn

Welcome aboard Ensign.

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