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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.

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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:

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_Nemo
Admiral_Nemo

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

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Auth3ntic0
Auth3ntic0

About time! Heck yeah!

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

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
BoneofFear

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

2.
their mistake.

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theNGclan
theNGclan

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

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

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

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MrTimm
MrTimm

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

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SILENTrampancy
SILENTrampancy

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

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tsfan
tsfan

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

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somonels
somonels

And before that there was the THQ Humble Bundle.

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KorbisBarkly
KorbisBarkly

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

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SabreXT
SabreXT

You haven't played Red Faction Guerilla.

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deadrawkstar
deadrawkstar

how about Ricochet?

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CloneWarrior85
CloneWarrior85

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

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stolenrock
stolenrock

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

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TheJP3372
TheJP3372

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

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FullMetal358
FullMetal358

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

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

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BenQ3000
BenQ3000

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

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

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Cømatøse
Cømatøse

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

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
BoneofFear

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

@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

..Yarrrrr

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Nergal01
Nergal01

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

Or perhaps I'm hoping too much?

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer

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

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SabreXT
SabreXT

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

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BoneofFear
BoneofFear

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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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl

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

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer

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

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SabreXT
SabreXT

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

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

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

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

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

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NanoAssassin
NanoAssassin

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

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ComradeWinston
ComradeWinston

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

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

Thanks for doing this.

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RiseToHonor
RiseToHonor

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

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aNewHope
aNewHope

Can't wait to see some Saints Row mods

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SpotEnemyBoats
SpotEnemyBoats

Luckily I bought SRT3 during last summer's sale.

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

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Metalspy
Metalspy

Wow, they can just slap on 'mod support' after completing the game? That sounds pretty interesting, I hope it won't be too buggy then :/

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stolenrock
stolenrock

Someone should totally make stillwater and all the weapons with upgrades on number 2

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[Tox(sic)]
[Tox(sic)]

Or better yet, make Steelport in SR3 with the enhanced clothing options!

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stolenrock
stolenrock

I miss the clothing options from number two , i meant to say from my last comment rebuild stilwater in number 3 or possible in 4 i like stilwater better then steelport and also the weapons from the number 2 aswell

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[Tox(sic)]
[Tox(sic)]

Right, my bad. I thought that Steelport was the city that was in SR1 and 2.
But you're right, the clothing was so much better in SR2.

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