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We are a little late to this party, but mod support is coming to Saint's Row 2 & 3 as an experiement in the lead up to Saint's Row 4 release.

Posted by INtense! on Jun 21st, 2013

Volition rock if this blog post on idolninja is anything to go by. Apparently according to a chain of emails between "idol" and crew from Volition LA (Jeff Thompson, the Studio Director of Programming, Alex Mejia and Steve Jaros), mod support will be coming to Saint's Row 2 and 3 as a "test run" in the lead up to Saint's Row IV release. To quote idol:

Quote:So, what does this actually mean to the average Saints Row player? In simple terms, the modding community will finally be able to create and offer new clothing, new vehicles, new guns, new npcs, new missions, and even new world geometry which will greatly extend the life of the series and enhance the Saints Row games in ways we never even dared to dream of.


Huge thanks go out to the gaming community who pushed this (and idol the primary architect), no doubt this is a decision that Volition will be reaping the rewards from once the work is done and the tools are out. For discussion check out the modding wishlist thread. Very exciting stuff, with PC gaming stronger than ever it's great to see developers returning to their roots and bringing modding back!

Source: PCGamer

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Admiral_Skeybar
Admiral_Skeybar Jun 21 2013, 3:04am says:

And I recently created a new Saints Row 3 character, **** yeah!

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Auth3ntic0
Auth3ntic0 Jun 21 2013, 3:05am says:

About time! Heck yeah!

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden Jun 21 2013, 3:13am says:

WOOOOOO!! They took a page from GTA. I have been trying to decide whether to get Saints Row 2 for awhile now. If this is for real I'll probably end up getting it.

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BoneofFear Online
BoneofFear Jun 22 2013, 1:07pm replied:

1.GTA moders had to make their own tools
2.Rockstart,last time I checked hates their modding communities.

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Galacticruler
Galacticruler Jun 24 2013, 12:45am replied:

2.
their mistake.

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theNGclan
theNGclan Jun 26 2013, 2:37am replied:

If rockstar hates the modding communities, explain to me why they've shown off GTA mods? Why does the SA website talk about modding? Why does rockstar leave files for modders in their games?

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Vizard
Vizard Jun 29 2013, 7:41am replied:

Simply because they are impressed what ppl can do without original dev made tools with their game? Or how persistant modders are in making their game more polished, better looking, still liked even since so much time have passed? You decide. :P

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Premises187
Premises187 Jul 31 2013, 1:48am replied:

Shut up fanboi. So what if they "talked" about modding. What have they done for the modding community?

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MrTaxikiller
MrTaxikiller Jun 21 2013, 3:15am says:

and I sold the game last day **** noo

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SILENTrampancy
SILENTrampancy Jun 21 2013, 4:28am replied:

Well, Saints 2 is pretty cheap on steam. Might be the time to go check it out.

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tsfan
tsfan Jun 21 2013, 1:48pm replied:

They had SR3rd on sale recently too.
That's when I got it.

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somonels
somonels Jun 21 2013, 5:56pm replied:

And before that there was the THQ Humble Bundle.

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KorbisBarkly
KorbisBarkly Jun 21 2013, 9:01pm replied:

I'd advice against it, Saints Row 2 had by far the WORST PC port I have ever seen.

+8 votes     reply to comment
SabreXT
SabreXT Jun 21 2013, 9:06pm replied:

You haven't played Red Faction Guerilla.

+1 vote     reply to comment
deadrawkstar
deadrawkstar Jun 22 2013, 12:06am replied:

how about Ricochet?

+1 vote     reply to comment
CloneWarrior85
CloneWarrior85 Jun 22 2013, 6:19am replied:

Guerilla is a bad port? You really haven't played any ports then, Guerrila was a really good port.

+11 votes     reply to comment
stolenrock
stolenrock Jun 22 2013, 2:50am replied:

Well you havent played Dark Souls then but yeah the SR2 port was pretty bad

+1 vote     reply to comment
TheJP3372
TheJP3372 Jun 22 2013, 6:53am replied:

I guess no one here had to suffer through the PC version of RE4.

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FullMetal358
FullMetal358 Jun 22 2013, 11:25pm replied:

I didn't think the re4 port was that bad but with saints row 2 I still can't even get past the logos (I'm pretty sure its not the computer as it runs most modern games fine)

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elek2008
elek2008 Jun 24 2013, 12:21pm replied:

Then try re-installing I have never had a problem with the logos.

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BenQ3000
BenQ3000 Jun 25 2013, 2:02am replied:

That's called troubleshooting. If your PC can't run it and others can, it probably *is* your computer.

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stolenrock
stolenrock Jun 22 2013, 11:53pm replied:

I know RE4 , i played the whole game so annoying that thr game didnt have mouse support

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Cømatøse
Cømatøse Jun 23 2013, 1:31pm replied:

I torrented that and still couldn't bear playing it. I'd be happier unburying my Gamecube to play it.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Jun 23 2013, 11:28pm replied:

Resident Evil 4 PC is the best version - with mods. Mods add 1080p cutscenes taken from the Wii version, with 4xAA and 16xAF - as well as new texture packs that offer 4x the resolution of the original, higher polygon models.

It looks better than RE5/6.

Youtu.be

This is an older video - the newer mods make it look incredible, this doesn't include the 1080p Wii videos, either.

PC also allows for mods like this:

Youtu.be

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BoneofFear Online
BoneofFear Jun 22 2013, 1:09pm replied:

The latest version of Gentelmen of the Row mod (released not too long ago) already makes it a bit more stable.

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KorbisBarkly
KorbisBarkly Jun 23 2013, 12:19pm replied:

@BoneofFear
Yes it does, but it's still the most unstable and poorly made port I have ever played...

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Clumsy_Dragon
Clumsy_Dragon Jun 22 2013, 10:13am replied:

..Yarrrrr

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Nergal01
Nergal01 Jun 21 2013, 6:18am says:

Hopefully someone could mod SR2 to be *slightly* less buggier.

Or perhaps I'm hoping too much?

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Jun 21 2013, 10:17am replied:

There is a huge possibility, people always release unofficial patches.

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SabreXT
SabreXT Jun 21 2013, 11:29am replied:

Or perhaps go the other way, Saints Row 2 in SR3s engine.

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BoneofFear Online
BoneofFear Jun 22 2013, 11:17am replied:

From what Idolninja and other's on the SR Mod.com forms have been talking about.That could happen,which the consumer would need a copy of SR2 to be able to use the mod.

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DilinDafonte
DilinDafonte Jun 22 2013, 7:46pm replied:

They already did that.

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl Jun 21 2013, 9:09am says:

Glorious. Pimpin' is back !
"Gentlemen of" surely wasn't enough ! ;)

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Jun 21 2013, 10:20am says:

Good to see another developer support modding. Let's hope many more will follow.

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SabreXT
SabreXT Jun 21 2013, 11:28am says:

Looking forward to this. Saints Row 3 was super fun and I look forward to seeing what mods appear.

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Garyn Dakari
Garyn Dakari Jun 21 2013, 11:32am says:

I heard about this on the Saints Row mod site - Exciting stuff! I will definitely be playing around with the tools once they're released.

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MasterJason
MasterJason Jun 21 2013, 11:41am says:

I know one of you can and will mod so can some one create swat team clothes for the player?

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SabreXT
SabreXT Jun 21 2013, 9:08pm replied:

Swat/Stag clothing for the player, as well as having the military gang options. I want a personal army.

I might try and give it a shot if no one else does.

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elek2008
elek2008 Jun 24 2013, 12:23pm replied:

Are you talking about the soldier outfits? Because those are a selectable gang.

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TLKwarrior
TLKwarrior Jun 21 2013, 1:42pm says:

If it gets released, someone should make a huge weapon mod for SR2/3

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ComradeWinston
ComradeWinston Jun 21 2013, 2:13pm says:

I just hope they'll have mod support for IV within a reasonable amount of time. Though it'll probably only happen after they pump out a megaton of DLC.

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IdolNinja
IdolNinja Jun 21 2013, 3:05pm says:

Me and Minimaul have been working non-stop with the V devs over the past few days testing and writing docs for beta tools for the sdk. This is happening faster than we had ever hoped for. :)

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SabreXT
SabreXT Jun 21 2013, 9:10pm replied:

Thanks for doing this.

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RiseToHonor
RiseToHonor Jun 22 2013, 7:15pm buried:

(buried)

IdolFag..pig ****..eating queer..it seems your ugly *** is everywhere.

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DilinDafonte
DilinDafonte Jun 22 2013, 7:53pm replied:

The **** is your problem?

+3 votes     reply to comment
SabreXT
SabreXT Jun 23 2013, 8:04am replied:

Don't feed the trolls.

+1 vote     reply to comment
aNewHope
aNewHope Jun 21 2013, 3:23pm says:

Can't wait to see some Saints Row mods

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SpotEnemyBoats
SpotEnemyBoats Jun 21 2013, 6:53pm says:

Luckily I bought SRT3 during last summer's sale.

Other dev's should take note on this (like DICE).

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