A modification of any kind to a game, attempting to improve its look and feel, its interface, its gameplay elements or its balance. Questions about custom maps, custom game modes, custom UIs or even official but temporary modifications by the game developers themselves fall under this tag.

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How to install mods for the new Minecraft 1.6.1+ launcher

I've recently changed to the new Minecraft launcher, and I have noticed a change in the .minecraft folder layout. I can no longer install mods just by copying it over into the versions/1.6.1 jar file, ...
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How can I enable Civ 5 mods on Mac OS X?

Officially, the Mac OS X version of Civilization V does not support mods. However, from common sense, some discussions I've found online, and Aspyr's poor track record, I'm guessing it is indeed ...
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How do I keep two different versions of Minecraft installed?

When a major version of Minecraft is released, it takes a while before mods are updated to work with it. It can happen that you want to install the new version, but keep a copy of the old version with ...
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How do I resolve this error when installing the Forge source?

I try to install the forge source (build number 953) but when I run install.cmd it shows this error: ================ Forge ModLoader Setup Start =================== MCP Detected already, not ...
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How do you install Minecraft mods on a Mac?

I've seen videos for Minecraft mods which add features like oil, pipes and guns. Where can I find these mods, and how do I install them on a Mac?
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How can I change the difficulty during the game in The Witcher?

In the Witcher you choose a difficulty level at the start and can't change it thereafter. I've played through a fair way and would like to change difficulty without restarting and having to play ...
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How do I add plugins to my Bukkit SMP server?

I was wondering how to add plugins to my Minecraft server. I am using Bukkit, and the things I would like to be able to do is spawn stuff, teleport to other players, set home locations, have an ...
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Where do Minecraft texture packs go on OS X?

I play Minecraft on OS X and for some reason clicking this button doesn't do anything. Where should I be putting my texture packs?
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How can I export all item ID's, Metadata and Names?

I am attempting to export a list of all item IDs, and metadata from minecraft. I am using the FTB Unleashed pack. What I want is to write to file: 351:1 Ink Sac 351:2 Rose Red ... 368:0 Ender Pearl ...
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How can I disable creepers block damage on my Minecraft server?

Please note that these are NOT acceptable solutions: Completely disabling monsters (peaceful mode) Completely removing creepers Completely disabling explosions (TNT + Creepers) Disabling creeper ...
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What is a Minecraft mod really, and how can I sanely manage them?

I have found a few mods for minecraft I like a lot. I know you cant use them all at the same time. I know that some go together well, so how do I find out what goes with what? Is there a way to load ...
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Where does Rei's Minimap store your waypoints?

In what file does Rei's Minimap store its waypoint data? I recently updated a server's modpack (from FTB Beta to Direwolf20's pack) and the waypoints disappeared in the process. I've combed through ...
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Can you turn weather off in Minecraft?

The arrival of Minecraft Beta 1.5 brought weather conditions. However, it can at times be inconvenient when you're trying to screenshot something and show it off (as it reduces lighting and obstructs ...
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What are the abilities of the “Special Infected” in Left 2 Die?

Blizzard's Left 2 Die custom map, a mashup of Left 4 Dead and their own Outbreak campaign mission, starts out with familiar zerg units (from the campaign, if not from multiplayer) assaulting your ...
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Can I play hotseat with mods?

Maybe there is a hack or something that enables mods in the hotseat mode? I want to play with a friend but we want to use mods.
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How can I get the Steam overlay on Skyrim, if I am using the SKSE.exe to launch the game?

I am playing Skyrim modded, and would like to have the Steam overlay in the game, so that I can chat with users and such. I have purchased the game and activated it in Steam, but since I am launching ...
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Is there any way to play a custom map in multiplayer?

Civilization 5's multiplayer does not support any form of modding aside from changing the .lua scripts associated with existing multiplayer map options. They consider pre-generated maps 'modding' in ...
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How can I play Minecolony in SMP?

Minecolony is a nice SSP mod that adds some NPCs like a farmer and a miner. How can I make that work on SMP as well? I can put the ingredients for the items together but not craft them, and using give ...
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Is Diablo 3 open for mods?

I'm wondering if Diablo 3 is open to the creation of mods/custom maps? Not if Blizzard is supporting it, but do the game files have hooks and stuff that a mod could hook on?
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Is it possible to get skyrim mods on xbox 360?

I'm looking for a mod that will stack multiple smaller souls to fill a larger soul gem. Is this possible on 360?
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Where can I find Portal 2 mods?

I obviously don't own Portal 2 yet but am considering buying since it's on sale on Steam at the moment. My question is - I've heard that the SDK has been released some weeks ago so one would expect ...
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How large is Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul, and is it free?

There is this mod called Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul that I would like to try out. Does anyone know how large it is (in Mb) and where I can download it, and is it free to download or should I first buy ...
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Healer add-ons for end-game raiding in WoW?

As a followup to my earlier question, what add-ons are available to assist healers in end-game raiding? How do they work with limited screen real estate? (I already use Skada, BadKitty, DBM, ...
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How to make Spell list in Oblivion smaller?

I have downloaded wz_inventory mod but it only compress the items inventory. How to make the spell list smaller so that i can view more spells without scrolling?
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List of Diablo 2 Mods that add quests

Is there a List of Diablo 2 Mods that add quests.
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Modding the Witcher 2

There seem to be some mods already floating around, the ones I saw were for enlarging the item tooltips and for increasing/eliminating the inventory limit. The mods themselves were just XML files that ...
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Mod that makes dropped items stand out?

One thing that annoys me with Oblivion (even though it is realistic) is that when you kill a mob, and they drop their weapon(s), you have a hard time finding them in, say, tall grass. Especially when ...
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Is there a way to increase the resolution for Diablo II past what the game allows?

I believe that currently Diablo 2 only supports 800x600 resolution (though it may have gone up to 1024x768). Is anyone aware of a hack, mod, etc. which allows for increasing the resolution? I'm ...
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Should I use Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul when playing Oblivion for the first time?

I'm rather happy playing Morrowind*, but now I decided to finally have a look at Oblivion. I read lots of criticism from Morrowind fans (yeah, obviously it's not Morrowind 2) and now learned about ...
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What changes are required to create my own Dwarf Fortress graphics?

What files do I need to change to create my own Dwarf Fortress graphics? Is it only the bitmaps? Related: Dwarf Fortress Character and Graphics Sets
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Are there any remakes of Thief 1/2 using the Thief 3 engine? [closed]

Since playing the first two parts makes playing the third one a nicer experience but the graphics have aged not too little, is there any Total Conversion that allows one to play the first two parts ...
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Is there a mod / bukkit plugin to fine-tune mobspawners in SMP?

Using WorldEdit I can create a mobspawner of arbitrary kind (except that it still spawns client-only ghost-pigs that haunt me 'till I reconnect). Unfortunately they work too good so rooms get ...
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I want to be able to die, but I can't. How do I die?

I have infinite health (due to hacking with WorldEdit, or possibly TooManyItems, I'm not sure how I did it). This is on an adventure map, so this is not desirable. How can I reverse the effect?
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Can I make mods for Skyrim?

Can regular owners of the Skyrim game make mods for skyrim? Will it include mod tools, level editors, etc? If not, are there any customizations that end users can do?
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Can skyrim mods pose any threat to my computer?

Video game mods have been used in the past to launch attacks, and deliver payloads to computers. Can the Steam Workshop be used as a delivery vector for malware? What kind of files can a Steam ...
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Why isn't spawn-protection protecting the spawn?

I've run into a headache setting up a Minecraft server (using the FTB modpack). Having set up a sweet open air spawn-jail and moved the spawn point into it (using MCedit), I started hitting things as ...
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Can the Quake games on Steam be modded just as easily as the retail versions?

Is it possible to use different source engines and mods on the Steam versions of Quake, Quake 2, and Quake 3 Arena? Are they any more difficult to implement than on the retail, boxed version of the ...
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External Mods to locate specific blocks?

I'm looking for clay blocks, and they are quite hard to find. I know that I could simply edit my inventory and add more clay blocks, but that doesn't quite have the same "fun" factor as setting out in ...
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Can I run a Fallout mod launcher and have Steam think it's the original game executable?

Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas have a great modding community, but most mods require launching the game through a mod manager like Fallout Mod Manager (FOMM), or by launching the Fallout Script ...
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Does Civilization 5 have a mod including spies? [closed]

I was wondering, are there mods which include a spy unit, as they appeared in older versions?
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Mods for GTA IV

I recently discovered Garry's Mod for Source and it seems really cool. Then I saw some youtube videos of people playing around with GTA IV's gravity and friction settings (for the PC presumably). This ...
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Which mod do I enable in Sins of a Solar Empire?

I want to install the star wars requiem mod found here: http://sins.imperial.cc/media.cgi?topic=Rebellion and I have sins of a solar empire: rebellion 1.52 which I bought through steam. After I ...
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How do I install WorldEdit for Minecraft 1.6.2? [duplicate]

WorldEdit 1.6.2 asks for the bin folder, but I can't find it. I tried putting WorldEdit in the versions folder but it didn't work. Can anyone help?