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Questions tagged [mods]

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 for NWN2?

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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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Is there any way to see the conversation log in Witcher 3?

I'm using games to learn foreign languages (currently German) so I'd like to rewind and look at the conversation log if possible. Sometimes the conversation also goes by too fast. However, I didn't ...
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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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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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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 to get things off your head in Minecraft Mo' Creatures mod

I installed the Mo'Creatures mod into Minecraft, then made a fish bowl. After catching a fish I went to put it on top of a bookshelf in my room, but instead of placing it, the bowl just dropped at my ...
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Is GoldenEye: Source free?

I can't tell if you have to buy anything to play GoldenEye: Source. Is it free? Are there any good tutorials on getting this up and running?
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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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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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Addon to assist with mage's Spellsteal

What are addons that assist with a mage's Spellsteal. Something that tell a mage there is a buff or spell that can be stolen from a mob.
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List of Diablo 2 Mods that add quests [closed]

Is there a List of Diablo 2 Mods that add quests.
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How can I set up a language filter for Minecraft?

My brother on the east coast recently got my family into Minecraft. There's only one catch to us really enjoying playing with him on his favorite public server: Foul language. Several of the ...
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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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How can I prevent my dwarves from requesting Iridium during a strange mood?

In Dwarf Fortress, dwarves who are in a strange mood will normally request an entire class of items (stone, metal bars, cloth). However, they can also specifically ask for adamantine wafers. The ...
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Single Player Commands “java.lang.StackOverflowError” [closed]

I am using Single Player Commands to assist me while making a map. I am trying to use the /butcher command (this kills all mobs near the player), but I keep getting this error: java.lang....
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How do I mod Baldur's Gate 1 (GOG edition) with the widescreen mod?

I recently purchased Baldur's Gate 1 from GOG.com and would like to install the widescreen mod. I've looked all over the internet and can not find a decent tutorial on how to do it. Has anyone out ...
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Which version of the Discovery mod for freelancer should I pick?

The discovery mod seems to be quite a recommendation, but it's available in versions 4.85, 4.84 and 4.83 and each readme states a different year in which the new story takes place, and in 4.85 openSP ...