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A modification of any kind to a game, attempting to improve its look and feel, interface, gameplay elements, or 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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A faster way for making developed cities in Civilization 5 SDK?

The Civ 5 SDK makes modding and mapmaking extremely easy, but it has lots of limitations that have frustrated me. One of the most tedious things for me happens when making a scenario that occurs in a ...
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What abilities, mechanics, classes, spells, etc. are changed by Kaedrin's PrC Pack?

I've never messed around with Kaedrin's Prestige Class Pack before, but I'm in the process of installing it now because it'll let me put together the build I want for my next OC/MOTB run. (For the ...
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My dog keeps catching on fire, what should I do?

My dogs keep walking through fires and dying. Is there a mod that makes them try and avoid it, or put themselves out (by heading for water) when they're on fire? I've lost countless dogs like this.
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How do I mod GLaDOS's voice in Portal 1?

As a pet project, I would like to use the original Portal to introduce people to gaming. However, I live in Italy and Italians are culturally not very comfortable with subtitles (not to mention the ...
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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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What makes a game unmoddable?

Some retro games are moddable by design (have built-in map editors), others were disassembled long time ago and their level formats decoded, and custom editors created, others just have their source ...
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Movement and sound issues and freezing in Jedi Outcast and Academy

While playing Jedi Academy with the Moviebattles II mod on Steam I suddenly had an issue where if I tried to walk straight forward my character would freeze. I then found that I had a similar issue in ...
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Which patches and mods should I install before playing Fallout 1?

I want to revisit Fallout 1, because I've never finished it. Time has passed and I'm on Windows 7 x64. I know the site No Mutants Allowed, however there's so much content there that I just feel ...
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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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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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How to improve animations and textures in Fallout 3 GOTY?

I am planning to restart Fallout 3 now that I bought the GOTY edition (I had previously bought and played the normal version without addons). I remember that, when I played the first time, the only ...
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Is there a way to play as another faction (i.e. Bandit) on Skyrim for PC?

I have played LOTS of Skyrim on PC and am a little familiar with the in-game console that lets you add items and things, but I am wondering if there is anyway to use that to modify the game so I can ...
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Using 4K Skyrim Textures when running 1920 x 1080 display resolution?

I am looking at installing this 4K Texture pack for Skyrim Special Edition: 4K Parallax Skyrim by Pfuscher https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/49661?tab=files But since my display has a max ...
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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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Minecraft's FiniteWater mod: what is counted as “low in mass”?

I've recently installed DJoslin's FiniteWater 5.6 mod but am having a little bit of difficulty with how it works. The site says “Any water disconnected from the ocean and low in mass will be finite ...
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Piracy is okay: ship or augment?

Playing FTL Captain's Edition, with the Mantis Cruiser, I get involved in a lot of piracy. I noticed that the Mantis Pheromones augment's description has been altered to include text about it being ...
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Where the hell am I?

I'm playing Technic single player, v7.0.1. I've not played it very much, hence my confusion... what is all this? click to enlarge As you can see, I'm at level 2 - ie, bedrock level. However, I ...
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What is this end portal thingy?

I was playing Equivalent Skies modpack for a while until this strange thing appeared in my base. I can't destroy it and I don't know what it is. It just destroyed a part of my ME system. I hope ...
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In Xcom: Enemy Unknown (2012), can I change tactical game saves to modify loadout?

I just started the Temple Ship assault (the last mission), and I'd like to modify the loadout of one of my soldiers. Unfortunately, I don't have a save I can rollback to before the squad left the ...
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How can I remove Endermen from the game?

I hate Endermen. They tear apart my beautiful buildings, force me to keep all my rooms below 3 blocks high, make terrible screeching noises, and as far as I'm concerned can all go back to The End and ...
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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 in-...
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Which scripting language does Skyrim use? [closed]

The previous Bethesda titles from the Elder Scrolls series - Morrowind and Oblivion - as well as the games based off Oblivion's engine, Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, used a custom scripting ...
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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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Find coordinates of fallen items in minecraft

In my single player world, I landed my airship (pchan3's mod) to kill a few endermen, instead, I got killed by some mobs and lost a bunch of stuff. My spaceship is still out there (and probably my ...
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Can I still get Steam achievements after taking mods off?

I am planning to mod my game of Skyrim. However, I have not collected all achievements yet, but I have played a lot of the game by now. I plan on changing the game completely with many mods, though I ...
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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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How do I get more mannequins?

Is it possible for me to add mannequins through the console in some way or form? Or is there a mod that lets me place and buy them?
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Nexus Mod Manager says "Unable to get write permissions for: C:\Games\Nexus Mod Manager\Skyrim\Install Info

I downloaded Skyrim from Steam, and I have a few mods from the Steam Workshop. I decided to start using the Nexus Mod Manager (0.46.0) only to find that when it scanned my games it showed the error ...
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Identify building assets in-game

I recently subscribed to a bunch of building assets through the Steam workshop to give my city a little more variety. A couple of the buildings don't look that great in my city, though, so I'd like to ...
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Can I have too many mods?

I found a lot of mods that make thinks lighter, and add mark and recall, and a basement I like. They are all on Steam, and what I want to know is if I can have too many? Will they all work together? ...
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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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Is there an alternative to Everyquest?

I liked to use the AddOn Everyquest pre-4.0.3a to be able to complete all quests. It was simply a list which showed you all quests you have not yet completed - grouped by zone. However, the AddOn was ...
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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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Is there a config file setting to enable the tech quote audio to keep playing after the popup is closed?

In Civilization VI, is there a config file setting to enable the tech quote audio to keep playing after the popup is closed?  I just started playing again seriously, and I remembered either a mod or ...
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What is an ENB?

I have played and modded quite a bit of Skyrim, both Oldrim and SE. While I can't claim to have passed page 10 of the google search results, I still don't know what an ENB is. I have some knowledge ...
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How to disable Amazon shouts in Diablo 2?

I'm replaying Diablo2 with Amazon once again and I would like to leave music and SFX sounds, but I want to mute the Amazon, her constant shouts when she shoots are going on my nerves. Does anyone know ...
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Is there a mod for Doom 3 that emulates Doom 2?

Feeling a bit nostalgic about Doom 2 today, I really want to play it, but every time I go back to an old game, the graphics are always worse than I remember. Is there, or could there be, a mod for ...
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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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Is it possible to play Prop Hunt in GMod without CS:S?

I've got GMod and just about every mainstream Valve game excepting CS:S. I'd like to play Prop Hunt, a GMod game mode. Is it possible to play Prop Hunt without CS:S, possibly by obtaining the files?
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Can a contract be written that unlocks parts?

Is it possible to write a contract that unlocks parts rather than, or in addition to, money or science? I want to make it so that, for example, to unlock a better engine you would have to prove that ...
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Is it possible to make a custom difficulty setting?

I'm looking to crate my own custom difficulty setting where the computer would be as ruthless and dedicated as in Emperor, but not receive early game bonuses such as technologies or extra buildings. I'...
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Do original / Legendary Edition Skyrim mods work with the Special Edition?

I typically play the original Skyrim with a number of mods installed, and while I'm excited to try the Special Edition, there are a few mods that I'd much rather not play without. Can I install mods ...
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How can I make my villagers more pacifistic?

I'm using MineColony to get some NPC's that are actually useful. But, they're being a little too useful. Specifically, the women are slaughtering all the wildlife. Many pigs used to roam this field....
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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 do I enchant un-enchantable items?

I recently came across the map which had an enchanted Blaze Rod and Book. I've searched the forums, and nothing seems to clarify this. How can one enchant an un-enchantable item, e.g. Blaze Rod, Cyan ...
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How do I launch Civilization IV with a desired mod automatically loaded?

I am playing the Rise of Mankind mod for Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword, Steam version. However, every time I launch the game, it starts without any mod loaded. Is it possible to set up the ...
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In in the Skyrim inventory, what do the 3 symbols mean?

I wasn't paying attention in the beginning where it explained symbols in the inventory. Currently, I have SkyUI, but I don't think the symbols actually change. Next to my banded iron shield of ...
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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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Is there a way to do artificial gravity testing of spacecraft on the ground in KSP?

Is there a way to do artificial gravity testing of spacecraft on the ground in KSP? If you wanted to, for example, plan for how small the next stage of the flight needs to be for the stage separation +...
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High-resolution texture mods for the Steam version

I'm looking to begin playing through Deus-Ex which I purchased on Steam. I've heard about high-resolution texture packs for the original game. I've come across forum post which explains how to use ...
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