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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

Posted by INtense! on Nov 28th, 2005

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 Nov 30 2005, 11:19am says:

dosen't mIRC coste money

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Jimmy_K
Jimmy_K Nov 28 2005, 11:02am says:

/me luvs it

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SuperRad
SuperRad Dec 3 2005, 9:00pm says:

Like just under 3 hours!

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Chunky
Chunky Dec 3 2005, 9:06pm says:

The counter is going backwards! Time is being erased!

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frosty-theaussie
frosty-theaussie Dec 3 2005, 9:08pm says:

not long now eh cap'n

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Sub-
Sub- Dec 3 2005, 9:20pm says:

aye

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Terminal58
Terminal58 Dec 3 2005, 10:23pm says:

Soon....

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Bladesinger
Bladesinger Dec 3 2005, 7:18am says:

16 hours, (and 39 min)! :D

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Soviet_Deso
Soviet_Deso Dec 3 2005, 8:44am says:

15 hours, 10 mins

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RatoN
RatoN Nov 29 2005, 12:44am says:

Change is a dangerous thing for some.

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

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TheDebonairNomad
TheDebonairNomad Nov 29 2005, 1:03am says:

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 Nov 29 2005, 1:09am says:

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 Nov 28 2005, 10:42am says:

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

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nervousquirrel
nervousquirrel Nov 28 2005, 10:42am says:

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

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Chunky
Chunky Nov 28 2005, 3:41pm says:

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

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The.ViruS
The.ViruS Nov 28 2005, 5:33am says:

Looks sweet. Cant wait!

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vegnadragon
vegnadragon Nov 28 2005, 5:37am says:

I am speechless

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Grogdon
Grogdon Nov 28 2005, 5:40am says:

w00t w00t hell yeah ^_^

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FrozenSoul80
FrozenSoul80 Nov 28 2005, 5:43am says:

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

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

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INtense!
INtense! Nov 28 2005, 5:55am says:

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 Nov 28 2005, 5:56am says:

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 Nov 28 2005, 6:13am says:

:O looks sexy

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TKAzA
TKAzA Nov 28 2005, 6:20am says:

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 Nov 28 2005, 6:30am says:

It's true, people :D

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INtense!
INtense! Nov 28 2005, 6:40am says:

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 Nov 28 2005, 6:52am says:

*stares at the timer*

Countdown faster!

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Zacate
Zacate Nov 28 2005, 7:02am says:

I think I just apple juiced my pants

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SuperRad
SuperRad Nov 28 2005, 7:05am says:

Wooo I love countdowns!

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ForK
ForK Nov 28 2005, 7:22am says:

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 Nov 28 2005, 7:32am says:

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 Nov 28 2005, 7:57am says:

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 Nov 28 2005, 8:04am says:

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

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J_C_A
J_C_A Nov 28 2005, 8:05am says:

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

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Fr1day
Fr1day Nov 28 2005, 8:17am says:

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 Nov 28 2005, 8:21am says:

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

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Hatel3reed
Hatel3reed Nov 28 2005, 8:22am says:

bitchin' XD

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bart2o
bart2o Nov 28 2005, 8:27am says:

I hate the new logo :(

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stringed_Evil
stringed_Evil Nov 28 2005, 8:35am says:

0o0o new things! looks smashing.

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Alone_In_The_Dark
Alone_In_The_Dark Nov 28 2005, 8:55am says:

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

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INtense!
INtense! Nov 28 2005, 8:57am says:

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 Nov 28 2005, 9:09am says:

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 Nov 28 2005, 9:45am says:

This makes my pants feel tighter, Awesome. :D

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Mauritz
Mauritz Nov 28 2005, 10:04am says:

Now this is awsome!

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Bladesinger
Bladesinger Nov 28 2005, 10:12am says:

One word: Awesome!

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HitmanV
HitmanV Nov 28 2005, 10:33am says:

Looks cool!

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Kaos_nyrb
Kaos_nyrb Nov 28 2005, 11:40am says:

Uber!

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{james}
{james} Nov 28 2005, 11:46am says:

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

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dapsycho
dapsycho Nov 28 2005, 11:49am says:

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 Nov 28 2005, 12:13pm says:

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 Nov 28 2005, 12:22pm says:

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

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