What age did you start modding?

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 46%

Under 15 (2477 votes)

 36%

15 - 18 (1944 votes)

 10%

19 - 22 (525 votes)

 3%

23 - 26 (172 votes)

 5%

27+ (266 votes)

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

I would say barely under 15 but only barely. First project had been me rebuilding our school as a Quake 1 map. Teachers didn't find it that funny though in the first place :D

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SCΛRECROW
SCΛRECROW

Yeah, similar story here, got into some hot water for working with some friends to build a map of the school for CS 1.6...it had good intentions, it was a hostage rescue map. :P

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Mambridge
Mambridge

(buried)

**** you live

You wouldn't mind releasing the rmf would you?

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Dreadacide
Dreadacide

mine was similar... just a map of a part of my town in Empire at war

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madwolf8804
madwolf8804

My first modding was barely under 15, came across some editors for Wolf3d and I was playing around with them to figure out how to do what.

Made some cool map sets which I regret never backing up...

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SlickVick
SlickVick

Same thing here! It seems like re-creating your school in a violent FPS game is a common occurrence among mappers, lol!
I built my school in the Serious Sam First Encounter editor. I pretty much built all the classrooms and swapped the teachers to monsters, then I played it sliptscreen co-op with my friends. Good times!
I wish I still had all the maps I made back then but that computer is now long gone.

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Lucífer
Lucífer

I remember when I tried my hand at modding at a naive young age as well, but there was a minor dispute and have lived within said mod ever since.

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CKYRules
CKYRules

I was really young. Think i was 13 or 14

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KennyWeed
KennyWeed

My first map was a CS 1.6 map i made with the age of 11. :D

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ArkaZeen
ArkaZeen

12, started modeling.

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer

Same here, as I only -really- started around age 14 or so -- although my first projects are the Battlefront 2 maps on my profile. I sadly only got to make two working maps. The compiler broke on me and I was left with nothing but maps that looked great and were ready to go, yet for some inexplicable reason wouldn't play. A pity, although it did spur my interest further.

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Anothink
Anothink

At the age of 14.

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Guest
Guest

At the 12 :)

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Derped_Crusader
Derped_Crusader

ditto, i started with modeling... 1 year later still am =P

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chromac6019
chromac6019

I've start modding games 13... Trying to create map in Counter-Strike... But failed... Create a MUGEN game since i was 14... My UMK3 MUGEN is the only one that get some attention... and now I'm already 15.... I was creating Doom maps... :D

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Leon0628
Leon0628

i started to mod for star wars republic commando, when i was 13. now im 15 and modding still goes on :D

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EclipseStardestroyer
EclipseStardestroyer

I would definitely say around the age 15 or 16 for me. My first game Star Wars: Empire at War. :)

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A_Drunk_Orangutan
A_Drunk_Orangutan

Yup Stargate modding on Empire at War for me, same age too

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Knez
Knez

I think 14.Lol o create a lot of maps for Cs2D

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Cpt.Dann
Cpt.Dann

15 I starting tweaking things to now where the games are almost unrecognizable lol

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Guest
Guest

12 created bunch of maps and servers for the public.

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Garyn Dakari

14 for me, the same year I got my first computer. It was an old crappy business laptop that my Dad didn't need anymore, but it could barely run Jedi Academy, so... I spent many many hours modding that after discovering what a "mod" was XD

At around late 15 or early 16 I practically stopped modding though, sadly. I've been trying to get back into it lately.

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-muffin-
-muffin-

never. im too lazy

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lightsaber34
lightsaber34

and i thought i was the only one.

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DAB9595
DAB9595

made my 1st reskin 3 years ago, so 14, happy to say been improving ever since c:

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masquedios
masquedios

My first modding proyect waa creating maps for Jetpack (a good and old DOS game).

Long time after, i tranlate the videogame Civilization 2 from English to Spanish language reading each sentence of each .txt file and using a dictionary. I dont have Internet back them. ;)
When the translation was finished, i create some maps and even new units with his editors.

Finally i meet Half life 1 (2005) and his map editor from Cd-Rom: Worldcraft 2.0....Now, i make maps, models, some coding, etc.
Great hobbie.

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ryanwxyz
ryanwxyz

I think I started modding when I was 11. heh.

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zerotron
zerotron

I made a crazy mod map for Yuri's Revenge back when I was 11.
It's funny cause I'm pretty sure it was more well balanced than the normal game though.

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SIGILL
SIGILL

Yuri's Revenge didn't exist yet 26 years ago.. But I guess your profile is lying about your age then.

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OrdinaryMagician
OrdinaryMagician

I was 8 or so when I started with UT modding. Those were the good ol' days, man...

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Chalk

Personally, I was 15.

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onelinedisco
onelinedisco

Been making custom maps since I was 10.

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Pandut
Pandut

14, started with Starcraft 1 :D.

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Templarfreak
Templarfreak

I've been modding since I was 8, I started with C&C:TS. And have come to mod every game I've ever come across...

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LoyalHaloFan
LoyalHaloFan

15 years old (about a few months ago actually) and I completely turned the Byzantine Empire from Europa Universalis III into the Targaryen Empire loosely based off of the Song of Ice and Fire novels. Nothing too big though I guess.

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illicitSoul(sgtProf)
illicitSoul(sgtProf)

I started then I was 12 and started doing this on BF2. After 4 years, I have 6 mods in progress. One is 97% rated and other have 40k downloads :D

Modding till you're young and you will do a lot !

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Bacon28
Bacon28

I attempted years ago (I guess making a skin for GTA 3 is kinda modding) so in that case I was about 12 or so. But when I half knew a little bit more then I did then, I was about 19-20-21...Max Payne 2 Mod xD

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Gloryboy811
Gloryboy811

Red Alert 2. I changed up that rules.ini file quite a bit. That counts right?

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Yoysome
Yoysome

12 :D

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TheOneMuffin
TheOneMuffin

15.
Although I had trouble mapping Half-Life 1 at the time, I am now able to use Source easily.
#NotTellingMyCurrentAgeLol

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1313e
1313e

Started to create maps when I was like 11 or 12, started to make real games and make mods for games when I was 14.

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Landon1121
Landon1121

Well when I was about 12 I started work with the Valve Hammer Editor and never did complete a lot. Funny how I still work with Source SDK and the Hammer editor today when I'm bored.

I also have barely any experience with Game Maker and I have made some Doom maps, as well as some Skyrim mods and even a spell mod that I have published on the Steam Workshop. I think I made like 4 Civ 5 maps but those are easy to make.

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banan2288
banan2288

Source SDK, hammer, game maker, yesss

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banan2288
banan2288

I made a map on the lesson. I put there my teacher's picture, and made it breakable :p (+ wound decals). When my mates saw this, everyone in class became testers immediately :D

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StormAndy
StormAndy

I started at the age of 10, modding Populous the beginning and Age of Empires.

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CnC_Fin
CnC_Fin

I'm not an actual modder like most people here, but I did some minor modding to C&C Generals some years ago. I was experimenting with TibEd tool, simple INI editing. It turned out to be one weird mod.

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk]

I'd say around 12-13 maybe. I done alot of level design and stuff for a few mod teams and then started my own mod(s) around 15.

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Jedediah_The_Wolf
Jedediah_The_Wolf

I started around age 13 :D

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Beskamir
Beskamir

I started modding about the age of 14 (plus or minus a year) since that's about when I returned back to a pc after a few years of using a ps3. I played KotOR and couldn't resist modding it. I downloaded mods but I also messed around with the kotor tool. My computer sucked so much back then...

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Beskamir
Beskamir

The internet has failed me. I accidentally double posted. Please delete if possible.

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