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It has been our dirty little secret for a while now, but for those unaware Mod DB v3 will be launched this Saturday the 3rd of December at 10pm PST. So... what has changed? Whilst v2 has grown phenomenally over the past year, we do occasionally receive an email with suggestions for improvement. Over

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It has been our dirty little secret for a while now, but for those unaware Mod DB v3 will be launched this Saturday the 3rd of December at 10pm PST.

So... what has changed?
Whilst v2 has grown phenomenally over the past year, we do occasionally receive an email with suggestions for improvement. Over the past few months we collated all these emails, identified features we want to see and have made them so. Here is a few of the more notable changes:

  • New site theme (sleek, gameified, red on black layout)
  • Much more organized site layout with the site essentially broken into four: areas
    • Browse - mods, galleries, downloads
    • Read - news, features, awards
    • Develop - tutorials, help wanted, getting started
    • Discuss - forums, comments, polls
  • Tabbed profiles with MUCH MUCH more details
  • Enhanced search across all areas of the site

Is there going to be a paaaartaaay? The site will be going down for 1 to 2 hours during the deployment.. so what better time is there to throw an IRC shindig / chat / speculate / flame. Join in on the action by following these simple steps

  • Get an IRC Client running (mIRC is a good option)
  • Connect to irc.gamesurge.net and the channel #moddb by clicking here
  • Thats it, your done, v!

Teasers...
Here are a few shots to wet your appetite as well as a promotional poster. Stay tuned, there is much much more to come!!

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Scraft
Scraft

dosen't mIRC coste money

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Jimmy_K
Jimmy_K

/me luvs it

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SuperRad
SuperRad

Like just under 3 hours!

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Chunky
Chunky

The counter is going backwards! Time is being erased!

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frosty-theaussie
frosty-theaussie

not long now eh cap'n

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Sub-
Sub-

aye

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Terminal58
Terminal58

Soon....

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Bladesinger
Bladesinger

16 hours, (and 39 min)! :D

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Soviet_Deso
Soviet_Deso

15 hours, 10 mins

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RatoN
RatoN

Change is a dangerous thing for some.

Heck, I don't even like change but I love v3.

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TheDebonairNomad
TheDebonairNomad

Well my only complaint is against the new spanner and font, but thats just me. It'll grow on me in time though.

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vcatkiller
vcatkiller

Hell, it's (marginally) a better colour scheme than V2. I've been using classic colours sinse I had the choice to do so.

However, what new options we got? Is there a way to easily stop watching mods? Can you get a list of mods you're watching with status listed? Just some of the thing I can think of that were useful in V1 that was missing in V2. (I liked the status indicators from V1 as well - Red=not released, Green=released, etc)

Otherwise, I guess I'll see how it turns out when the site goes live. Then I'll start bitching to my heart's content. :P

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bambi_slaughter
bambi_slaughter

God damn woman I just gave you sweet lovin' five minuts ago ?!

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nervousquirrel
nervousquirrel

awsome, this looks like it's going to be cool.

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Chunky
Chunky

Will you be alerted when someone posts in your mod profile?

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The.ViruS
The.ViruS

Looks sweet. Cant wait!

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vegnadragon
vegnadragon

I am speechless

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Grogdon
Grogdon

w00t w00t hell yeah ^_^

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FrozenSoul80
FrozenSoul80

What's with the cheesey tagline "Play something different" ?

And is that the countdown timer I asked for? :P

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INtense! Author
INtense!

Nothing cheesy about that, a tremendous amount of thought went into the new site slogan and it essentially came down to one thing.

Q: Why do we play mods?
A: Because they are unique, they challenge the boundries, they change the original game... they are DIFFERENT and change is the spice of life

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SkitZaY
SkitZaY

I think I just creamed my pants, and the closest thing I have to edible cream is 6km's away. Conclusion? Its not exactly cream..

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ied_machine
ied_machine

:O looks sexy

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

hi INtense! like the work and time that has gone into the new version
my primary question is the theme selector still going to be there im not liking the red and black
also noting the Play something different quote
that says it all i love it "Moddb - Play something different" just smooth
+ the new logo rocks

also the main screen looks very cramped and busy hope you keep the current news format so the news gets a good look into

looking forward to your response and the site :P
Aaron

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Krycha
Krycha

It's true, people :D

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INtense! Author
INtense!

The underlying site navigation has undergone major changes and therefore the old templates are no longer compatible. Once you see the red/black i think you will definately find it to your liking.

The site is quite well organised, news is still shown - rest assured of that :D

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RatoN
RatoN

*stares at the timer*

Countdown faster!

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SuperRad
SuperRad

Wooo I love countdowns!

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ForK
ForK

w00t we are all flying to melb to get drunk on launch night.. so dont expect much! muwhaha

Actualy we are going for AGDC which happens to fall on the same day wewt wewt

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l33t
l33t

The teaser looks great, but could we expect alternatives to the red/black color scheme (even if the basic one seems nice) ?

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AmdGamer
AmdGamer

I don't really like the idea of having red on black backround, but it looks pretty great anyway.

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OmniKillAssault
OmniKillAssault

The idea looks kinda of goth actually. Just make sure to have plenty of white to balance it out.

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TwinBeast
TwinBeast

I want pink and light blue... and powerpuff girls :D

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Fr1day
Fr1day

I hope that the countdown doesn’t mean there is a MODDB Millennium bug and we are all partying our arses off whilst the world we know and love goes to the virtual shredder....Nooooooooo!!! arrrggghhhh!!

I am sorry, it’s just that I lived through the last one and have paranoia of countdowns and celebrations...

Is this anyone’s drink left in this pot plant, hic, geez I love this virtual office parties...you cant even tell I’m just wearing my satin Popeye boxer shorts...hehehehehe

LONG LIVE MODDB and all who WAIL SITH HER!!!

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l33t
l33t

I forgot about something: is moddb continuing to use the Desura Engine ?

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Hatel3reed
Hatel3reed

bitchin' XD

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bart2o
bart2o

I hate the new logo :(

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stringed_Evil
stringed_Evil

0o0o new things! looks smashing.

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Alone_In_The_Dark
Alone_In_The_Dark

Meh...doesn't look too great...i'd stick with this one..but oh well...nice job..

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INtense! Author
INtense!

The site continues to run on the Desura Engine, infact no engine changes were really required to support the new version of the site.

And rest assured this deployment will be smooth sailing. Unlike v2 where the entire DB / filestructure changed, this change is mainly confined to the PHP code so the transition should be seemless.

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lucaswardrulz
lucaswardrulz

I always go on this site for C&C general mods and the upgrade looks reli kewl!! well tis a change anyway :p

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TheDebonairNomad
TheDebonairNomad

This makes my pants feel tighter, Awesome. :D

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Mauritz
Mauritz

Now this is awsome!

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Bladesinger
Bladesinger

One word: Awesome!

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HitmanV
HitmanV

Looks cool!

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Kaos_nyrb
Kaos_nyrb

Uber!

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{james}
{james}

You got a great community here.
I look forward to see it grow even bigger

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dapsycho
dapsycho

I like it... While i am not an advicate of dark colour schemes, it does looks quite good.

One thing though, Will there be a white colour scheme for the site? Id prefer that, rather than the dark black one.

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Michael
Michael

Definatly been looking forward to it.

It seems you've been working a lot more than what you let go :)

Good job.

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JoeX111
JoeX111

One site to take them all into the darkness and bind them....

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TheRambo
TheRambo

q00t this is really tight :)
Can't wait for it!!!
*stares at timer*

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