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Published on March 17, 2010 By Frogboy In PC Gaming

After Elemental gets released I’m going to kind of take a sabbatical from Stardock and become a modder.  I’ll focus mostly on modding Elemental and when Civ V ships, I’ll mod that as well.  I really would like to see modding of PC games to become more mainstream as they are one of the big advantages they have over consoles.


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on Mar 17, 2010

Who is supposed to keep updating the Elemental AI and all that stuff if you are modding*? Oh, your modded AIs will be used maybe?

 

* in your sabbatical, I mean

on Mar 17, 2010

Isn't that kind of dumb from a business point of view? Aren't you suposed to let the plebs do all the mod work for you like some kind of internet age serf?

 

Good luck with that though. Im sure you will run into engine hardcoded limits and eventually drop the project for a better engine. lol

on Mar 17, 2010

@Aractain: how many millions does someone need before they can do whatever they want?

on Mar 17, 2010

Frogboy
@Aractain: how many millions does someone need before they can do whatever they want?

Just one more.

 

on Mar 18, 2010

Frogboy
@Aractain: how many millions does someone need before they can do whatever they want?

Do you have a gold house?

Do you have a rocket car?

Seriously though (which is rare, since almost all my posts are based around a - bad - joke), thats a cool thing to do. Mods are a big part of PC gaming and personally one of my biggest interestes. I am an untalented modder possesing some knowladge and no skill but still I try and its satisfying even if you don't create anything anyone else would even care enough about to 'let you down gently'.

Modding to me is about the ultimate in customizing the game experince (or recreating it) which is something sorely lacking in console design in general - options. Other than strategy its the 'killer app' of the PC and I encourage anyone who likes to be creative to mod!

on Mar 18, 2010

Let me know if u need help modding. I would love to see a good space mod for Civ V it seems like it would be godly

on Mar 18, 2010

@Aractain: how many millions does someone need before they can do whatever they want?

Do you already own huge tracts of land?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3YiPC91QUk

on Mar 18, 2010

will this slow down any possible x packs for elemental? i'm sure that you might leave something out that would be great to add later.

on Mar 18, 2010

I'm sure the game will be left in capable hands in terms of patches and expansions. It's good every now and then to step back, take a break, and just do what you love for a while.

on Mar 18, 2010

Wouldn't you rather just call up your fellow dev Lord British and take a trip to space.  Call it research for the next Gal Civ game and it may be a tax deductible business expense.

on Mar 18, 2010

awuffleablehedgie
Just one more.
This.

on Mar 18, 2010

Well now that the Elemental modding Community has a crack Coder/AI type, all we need now is a crack writer type, a crack Graphic type etc.

Can't let Brad do it all now can we. What kind of a break for him would that be. LOL

Perhaps Brad, you would consider starting up a bit of an Online Training Program for any up and coming modders to be. Like me...

I would very much like to be a particpant in such an endeavour and Elemental would be a great starting base. I have modded some before, a little, inseey teensy bit. 

Note to self: Get started on your Python reading stupid...

on Mar 18, 2010

John_Hughes
Perhaps Brad, you would consider starting up a bit of an Online Training Program for any up and coming modders to be.

Some AI tutorials...

on Mar 18, 2010

Frogboy
@Aractain: how many millions does someone need before they can do whatever they want?

This many? http://www.armadilloaerospace.com/n.x/Armadillo/Home

Stardock needs a hot dog cooker: http://media.armadilloaerospace.com/2009_09_07/2009_09_07_Labor_Day_wiener_cam.wmv

on Mar 18, 2010

Frogboy
@Aractain: how many millions does someone need before they can do whatever they want?

Can I be in charge in your absence? How about this....Can I be in charge if I pay you for any losses the company makes during my time in charge? I promise though when I make more Millions for the company you can keep that. I'll work them fools over too, just ask Scott. I promise not to bug you or anything , come on....let me take over, just for a little bit .

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