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Out with the old and in with the new. v3 is still working in the background, but its time to understand what v4 is all about and what is still to come!

Posted by INtense! on Nov 9th, 2007

After years of brainstorming and scheming, months of developing Mod DB v4 is here, and we hope you like what you see. If not, well let us try and convince you by sharing what Mod DB v4 is all about and what is still to come.

Background Story

For the past few years blogs, groups, friends, bookmarking and other "social networking" type features have been all the rage across the internet. Though we believe 99% of the time these features are a total waste of space, unless you are a lone ranger like Zorro or Chuck Norris, mod making is very much a team activity which requires communication and networking among many individuals. With this in mind we set out to build a site which empowers the developers to do what they do best (develop games), and gives the community control over the content, since the mob knows what it wants and we don't want to stand in its way. What does this all mean? Well member blogs can be used to share tidbits of your development knowledge, groups can be created (privately and publically) with the aim of working as a team by sharing assets, news and files among the groups members. Like Wikipedia all content is open, members can add engines, games, mods and addons to the site. Profiles now act as "full webpages" allowing you to browse, read and post news without ever leaving the profile. Multimedia content can be added and embeded (if a picture is worth a 1000 words, share a million by posting a video). Interlinking and relationships between content can be established so you can see which games run on which engines, and what addons, games and mods various groups are working on. v4 is an information powerhorse. Everything can be smartly connected which will hopefully with time make the Mod DB a great development resource which provides information from the developers to the engines powering the games, mods and addons built.

What's still to come

You are only looking at the tip of an iceberg. There is so much still to come, especially for the developers as we work on a suite of web-based tools which should assist you in your game development endevours. We are also going to bring you closer to the games industry, how games are made, how you can score a job doing what you love. Our todo list is 500 items long so you can expect to hear a lot from us as we work through it over the coming months and with MOTY only a week away you can bet things are not going to slow down anytime soon. In the meantime for a more detailed breakdown of what "v4" is all about, we recommend you check out the walkthrough. Otherwise enjoy the site, there are tons of new features to explore and use, and let us know your thoughts.

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Karuto
Karuto Nov 9 2007 says:

w00t! Good stuff! :D

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WerewolfX
WerewolfX Nov 9 2007 replied:

looking good guys,i like what i see so far.

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hammy-bob
hammy-bob Nov 9 2007 says:

Scott I love you so much please have my children.

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leilei
leilei Nov 9 2007 replied:

oh great, replying directly to comments, now that's gonna convince attention getters.

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA Nov 9 2007 replied:

you will fit right in then :P

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rofl106
rofl106 Nov 10 2007 replied:

coolio, love v4!

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mjnowak
mjnowak Nov 9 2007 says:

wow this looks great

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Phetal
Phetal Nov 9 2007 says:

Nice job!

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Grobi
Grobi Nov 9 2007 says:

Already got my first blog post up.

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RatoN
RatoN Nov 9 2007 replied:

Yep! I jumped on that, too.

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xtsnic
xtsnic Nov 9 2007 says:

great work there!

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DJ-Ready
DJ-Ready Nov 9 2007 says:

yay :D

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ExecutorTassadar
ExecutorTassadar Nov 9 2007 says:

confusing...but great :) will get used to it. I'm sure

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leilei
leilei Nov 9 2007 says:

this is gona be col

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Hunt77
Hunt77 Nov 9 2007 says:

Atleast the idea is good, it's the tought that counts :P JK, it could be great, time will tell.

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Baza
Baza Nov 9 2007 says:

WOOTNESS for v4 goodness.

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starchristian456
starchristian456 Nov 9 2007 says:

i cut better like the first version

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tsfan
tsfan Nov 9 2007 says:

This... Is... NOITORA!!
j/k, This is awesome!!

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Lucífer
Lucífer Nov 9 2007 says:

Holy ****!
This place looks AWESOME now!
I think I just pee'd a little. :x

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Lucífer
Lucífer Nov 9 2007 says:

*looks at Profile*
No one is friends with MadKill40 awww.
:'(

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KodY
KodY Nov 9 2007 says:

there are some things I personally don't like (don't know if those things are on your list, but doubt it)

the latest downloads take up too much space (even if its at the bottom)
you don't see from which mod team the news are (if they dont write in in the title and you don't click on the actual news)

I also think "Popular Games" isn't really needed. And how is "Popular Mods" decided? Perhaps you should integrate your toplist system somehow into it so the best 5 mods of all toplists are displayed there, too.

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ZitaX
ZitaX Nov 9 2007 says:

V4 looks TERRIBLE! I can't find anything!! Where the heck is my mod?? Wheres the watchers?? Where the is the godamm mods I watched???

This is by far the worst "update" for a homepage i ever seen!! This is just a mayor stepback hidden under a million Flash ads!!

Seriously...

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA Nov 9 2007 replied:

These features have been replaced, calm down take a breath and have a look around become familiar with the new site and before you know it you will be telling the newbs how to do stuff :)

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord Nov 9 2007 replied:

Somehow though I could not find out with what they have been replaced. Should be perhaps written somewhere so people can familiarize with the new system instead of swimming around helplessly :D

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA Nov 9 2007 replied:

Up the top you will see updates when mods are updated you can click there and it will show you, its like mW.

Theres a walk though article up, it takes some getting used to but im sure you wont have trouble finding your way.

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord Nov 9 2007 replied:

Exactly this is the problem: it doesn't work. If I click on the updates link I get a page telling me that there are no updates. So far this is all correct and sound but I still can't see a list of my watches ( or "tracking" how it's called now ). This list is what I'm missing. The watches seem to be taken over. I checked with a mod I know for sure is on my watch list and it is marked "tracking" but doing this for every mod is not what I call "tracking" ;)

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jacksonj04
jacksonj04 Nov 10 2007 replied:

We're on it - we'll be rolling out some form of 'my watches' in a code update in the next week or so

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Stuffie
Stuffie Nov 9 2007 says:

w00 go v4 !!

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mikejkelley
mikejkelley Nov 9 2007 says:

I like the look very much so... except for the shrunken frontpage. Still, if you guys deliver on the todo list, it will be the best... er, wait, yeah, where are the watchers? Also, stats like awards and mod registration dates? Please bring all the stats back. It looks good though.

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broadsword
broadsword Nov 9 2007 says:

Seems good. Ill admit it kinda made me sick to see consoles up there.

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jacksonj04
jacksonj04 Nov 10 2007 replied:

You can remove consoles from up there if you want! Hit the >> link, and you'll see options for customising your tabs.

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HarSan
HarSan Nov 9 2007 says:

Page looks quite good. It's clean and simple what makes it easy to use and stylish.

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh Nov 9 2007 says:

(*+_-#:) aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Halloween4
Halloween4 Nov 9 2007 says:

Where can I find the mods that I am tracking in my profile please.

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Lucífer
Lucífer Nov 9 2007 says:

One thing I dislike the most is the search feature.
Why search genre?
I preferred to search for the game the mod comes under.

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Spector
Spector Nov 9 2007 says:

I like the theme changing option much better than the set colors for each section. Now I can have my favorite color, green. =)

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Renardin
Renardin Nov 9 2007 says:

My mod is gone. Mod 631. I can't find it anymore. What the f...?

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Lucífer
Lucífer Nov 9 2007 says:

lol unlucky Renardin, appears they only duped the Crysis one
Moddb.com
not the C&C;Renegade one...thats a lol and phail.

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Bhones
Bhones Nov 9 2007 says:

You might have wanted to open-beta "V4" prior to foisting it upon the masses who came to become used to what this site offered prior to this "upgrade".

Then there is this: "To download maps, models, skins, audio and graphics we recommend you jump to the addon listing and browse the files available there." No more sorting? This is a huge step backwards, and makes the site harder to navigate. Where's the sorting? Why is it neccessary for us to browse through all that without being able to sort through it, when we could do it EASILY before? What the f...?

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Wraiyth
Wraiyth Nov 9 2007 replied:

There was a V4 beta for ages - www.gamecore.com. And it was pretty much the same as what it is at the moment. People were more concerned bitching about the name than actually getting used to the site

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Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42 Nov 9 2007 says:

This is great =)
I love all the new stuff!
It's just what I wanted! =D

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stenchy
stenchy Nov 9 2007 says:

If you go to the mods section of a person's profile, the stats all seem to defer to unreleased even if some of the created mods are released.

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laserpanda
laserpanda Nov 9 2007 says:

It's OK, but theres still a lot of broken things, like the mod watch, and text going outside of tabs.

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A13X
A13X Nov 10 2007 says:

In my opinion it's not as good as the older version, it's way too flashy and theres no control panel. Maybe you should complete the site fully before anouncing it, also please get the control panel complete soon.

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ZitaX
ZitaX Nov 10 2007 says:

I luv how all the tutorials, comments, team lists, wathces etc are gone! Best Update Evva! *sarcasm*

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modmaster50
modmaster50 Nov 11 2007 says:

WTF? I cant seem to navigate around V4. Where is everything? Im lost. I cant get to my control panel.

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Commissar1032
Commissar1032 Nov 15 2007 says:

SWEET GO V4

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poodoas
poodoas Nov 24 2007 says:

I CANT NAVIGATE AND FIND STUFF AND EVERYTHING IS SOOOOOOOOOOO BIG LIKE VISTA AND I BROKE MY MOUSE WHEN I SAW THIS SITE AND BOUGHT A NEW ONE

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