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2 Featured image for Blizzard Vice-President hints at Overwatch Mod Tools

Blizzard Vice-President hints at Overwatch Mod Tools

FileTrekker May 23rd 2017, 18:12:54

Overwatch is hugely popular right now with the online gaming community, and Vice-President of Blizzard, Jeffery Kaplan, at the Anniversary Event in New York this past week, hinted that official modding tools may come to the game, but not for some time.

 Several people asked Kaplan about modding

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0 Featured image for Nier Automata's FAR Mod blocks Pirates and SteamID's

Nier Automata's FAR Mod blocks Pirates and SteamID's

FileTrekker May 23rd 2017, 18:12:54

You may remember the resolution fix mod for Nier Automata that we reported on some time ago - it now appears that users of the mod, which includes various graphics tweaks and internal scalin

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0 Featured image for Dark Souls Mouse Mod Updated for a true PC experience

Dark Souls Mouse Mod Updated for a true PC experience

FileTrekker May 23rd 2017, 18:12:54

We've already reported on this mod back in March, but this must-have mod for Dark Souls has now been updated with several new enhancements, making the mouse control experience even be

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3 Featured image for Skyrim Script Extender for Special Edition delayed indefinitely

Skyrim Script Extender for Special Edition delayed indefinitely

FileTrekker April 23rd 2017, 18:12:54

For those holding out for Skyrim Script Extender before playing the Special Edition version, there's some bad news this week, as the author has announced that it has now been delayed indefinitely from it's mid-March release.

SKSE64, which mods such as SkyUI rely on in order to be able to work, ha

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2 Featured image for Half Life 2 comes to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Half Life 2 comes to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

FileTrekker April 23rd 2017, 18:12:54

It's fair to say that if you're reading this post, you've probably played Half Life 2, but soon, you will be able to experience the game like never before, thanks to a new mod that brings the game to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, in full VR glory.

The trailer below shows off the new mod, with vie

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0 Featured image for Recreate Star Wars Movie Moments in Jedi Academy

Recreate Star Wars Movie Moments in Jedi Academy

FileTrekker April 23rd 2017, 18:12:54

One of Star Wars: Jedi Academy's most famous mods, Movie Battles II, has just had a major update, which allows you to play as any character from the Star Wars universe, in almost any scenario you can think of.

The Movie Battles mod isn't new, it's been around for many years now, but the premise h

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1 Featured image for NieR Automata's Fullscreen Bug fixed by this tweak

NieR Automata's Fullscreen Bug fixed by this tweak

FileTrekker March 23rd 2017, 18:12:54

Square Enix's newly released game, NieR Automata, suffers from an unfortunate scaling issue in it's PC port when playing in fullscreen, but the issue has now been fixed thanks to the work of Steam user Kaldaien.

NieR Automata is an all-new action

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6 Featured image for You can now share your Fallout 4 settlements

You can now share your Fallout 4 settlements

FileTrekker March 23rd 2017, 18:12:54

Settlement building has proven to be one of the standout features of Fallout 4, with many players choosing to focus their playtime exclusively on this aspect of the game. Unfortunately these players have had no way to share their creations, until now.

The new Transfer Settlements mod from author

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0 Featured image for Rift exclusive Robo Recall comes to Vive via a mod

Rift exclusive Robo Recall comes to Vive via a mod

FileTrekker March 23rd 2017, 18:12:54

There's something of a 'format war' currently ongoing in the Virtual Reality space, with the two main PC-powered platforms being the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, and surprisingly, some games are exclusive to one device or the other - or are they?

Robo Recall, a new game released just last week for t

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0 Featured image for Get a true Dark Souls PC experience with this mouse mod

Get a true Dark Souls PC experience with this mouse mod

FileTrekker March 23rd 2017, 18:12:54

If there's one major criticism that can be levelled at Dark Souls, at least by PC players, it's the rushed nature of the port from console to PC, one major bug-bare of which was it's poor handling of mouse controls. Fear no longer, however, as, once again, mods to the rescue!

There were many thin

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0 Featured image for Disable FPS and FOV limits in id Tech 5 games

Disable FPS and FOV limits in id Tech 5 games

FileTrekker February 23rd 2017, 18:12:54

This excellent new mod allows players to remove the framerate and field of view restrictions from id Tech 5 games such as Wolfenstein: The New Order and RAGE, in addition to other excellent tweaks.

There's a lot of excellent functionality to id5 Tweaker, but the most welcome of these will no do

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0 Featured image for Street Fighter V load times improved by PC mod

Street Fighter V load times improved by PC mod

FileTrekker February 23rd 2017, 18:12:54

Loading times have been a major bug bear of SFV since it's release, sometimes to the point of being Sonic 2006 unbearable. Thankfully, this new mod project has managed to do away with the inflated load times.

The new mod, from TOOLASSISTED, reduced the long loading times the game is known for, si

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2 Featured image for Terry the Map Editor coming to Total War: Warhammer

Terry the Map Editor coming to Total War: Warhammer

Serio February 23rd 2017, 18:12:54

The Creative Assembly have a sketchy record when it comes to supporting their modding communities. They've been involved in various controversies and issues, and their games haven't always been equally open to modders.

For Total War: Warhammer, they aim to change this. They've just released the f

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0 Featured image for Civ VI Mod Tools & Workshop Support confirmed

Civ VI Mod Tools & Workshop Support confirmed

FileTrekker February 23rd 2017, 18:12:54

While Civilization VI currently has no official mod support or tools available currently, Firaxis confirmed this past week that these will be coming to the game in the future - but there's no clue as to when this might be.

It's not unusual for developers to leave mod support and tools a little la

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1 Featured image for Skyrim Script Extender coming to Special Edition

Skyrim Script Extender coming to Special Edition

FileTrekker January 23rd 2017, 18:12:54

Skyrim Special Edition, while a solid free update for a game over 5 years old, caused some ripples among the modding scene with it's distinct lack of mod support, especially those that rely on SKSE - thankfully, a new 64 bit version compatible with Special Edition is coming.

It didn't come as muc

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0 Featured image for Mod tools released for COD: Black Ops III

Mod tools released for COD: Black Ops III

FileTrekker October 23rd 2016, 18:12:54

Despite Infinite Warfare's release coming in a little over a month's time, Treyarch are showing that they haven't forgotten about Black Ops III just yet: today's new update, version 15.1, releases mod tools into general availability for the first time.

While the tools are still in beta, according

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0 Featured image for New Witcher 3 tool fixes compatibility for older mods

New Witcher 3 tool fixes compatibility for older mods

FileTrekker September 23rd 2016, 18:12:54

More commonly these days, games release major patches and updates post-release, to fix bugs and add new content. Often this can break mods and stop them from working unless the author updates the mod. The Witcher 3 [url=https://www.filesnation.com/articles/view/the-witcher-update-breaks-mods-322601]

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0 Featured image for Crusader Kings II Patch Brings Massive Performance Boost

Crusader Kings II Patch Brings Massive Performance Boost

Serio September 23rd 2016, 18:12:54

Paradox Interactive has a history of post-launch support(though their DLC model leaves much to be desired, but that's for another article altogether). Their historical feudal murder-reign simulator, Crusader Kings II, is no different. This previous week saw the release of patch 2.6.0, along with the

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1 Featured image for Easy Mod Folder makes adding assets to GTA V a snap

Easy Mod Folder makes adding assets to GTA V a snap

FileTrekker August 23rd 2016, 18:12:54

This great new utility from modder CSYON makes it super-simple to add new vehicles, characters, skins, meshes or weapons into GTA V, by allowing you simply drop mod files into a single folder.

Easy Mod Folder 1.3 was released this past week, and aims to simply the process of adding new assets to

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0 Featured image for SnapMap won't be part of Quake Champions, no mod support

SnapMap won't be part of Quake Champions, no mod support

FileTrekker August 23rd 2016, 18:12:54

It was recently revealed that Quake Champions won't be built on Doom's id Tech 6 engine, as many people had expected. Tim Willits, creative director of Quake Champions, has now confirmed both SnapMap and the ability to use mods will be absent from the game.

It was a little bit of a surprise to he

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