Game Mods: Part 1-Intro

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Today’s topic is game mods. Are game mods good? or are they bad? In my opinion they can be both. As a modder I love taking something and making it do something else, or make what it does better. To be honest I love gaming. I’m a huge PC gaming fanatic. I rarely play consoles for the sole reason of no third party mods. Now I’m sure your thinking “DLC” or down loadable content. And your right that is technically a mod or some sort of add-on but that completely by passes why I love mods. I love mods because they are third party originals that regular people have thought up and put together. This always gives the game some openness because the mod creator isn’t on a pay roll and therefore can experiment all he wants. Then again he can drop the project at the tip of a hat or something can come up and the source code may never be release. That is always a shame but its how the game modding scene works.
Not all mods are good mods and probably not for the reason that you think. Its not that some mods suck, if they suck then no one will use them and no one cares. No the bad mods are those made by talented individuals for the sole purpose of giving you — or themselves — a advantage over another player. This is a kinda touchy subject for me. For me modding is supposed to give you a some sort of advantage, but should you use morals and make the mod but swear never to use it? Then that defeats the purpose. Its a touchy subject but I for one will never use a mod that gives me and advantage, I prefer to earn my advantage.
Soon I intend to do a full and complete write up on some of my favorite games and the mods for those games. Complete with videos, commentary, Screen shots, links to all of the mods I play, and finally a tutorial on how to install all of the mods and play them. So be ready for a barrage of content!

New Dev Servers!


Ok so a friend of mine posted a thread on FWS about selling some of his old servers that he had colocated in the US [he is from the UK]. The servers although not that powerful were super cheap and I could not resist getting them. Now you may be asking yourself one of 2 things.

  1. What is the use of 2 more computers that you have
  2. Why the fuck do I care.

To answer #1 these new servers can be used to demonistrate many different tips tricks and mods that can be done. Such as home VPN servers (if you don’t know what is a VPN by now, Google it bro), Media servers, Home Web Servers, Proxy Servers, Clustered computing,…ect..ect..ect..ect.

To answer #2 it will allow me to get mods done on a topic that everyone can do. I mean come on we all have that old closet pc that does nothing right?

The new servers specs are as follows.

  • Dual AMD 2800+
    2GB of Ram
    250GB HDD
  • Buzz – 301
    Dual AMD 2000
    3GB of Ram
    2x 80GB HDD

*Both are rackmount servers not normal mid tower pc’s*

Not the best but about average for your home closet pc. Now I am going to be able to show different things on a whole range of different hardware. Because on top of those 2 I also have some other hardware that I will be able to use.

  • P4 2.4 Ghz
    1gb ram
    120gb harddrive
  • P4 3.2Ghz HT
    250gb HardDrive
  • P3 650Mhz
    512MB Ram
    20gb HardDrive
  • Dual P3 800Mhz
    1GB Ram
    2x 9.8GB SCSI Drive

So I have hardware in a range of ram and processor configurations not to mention the ability to run anything in a VM on this wonderful Phenom I have :).

As of right now the servers are still in a holding position. They should get shipped out sometime today from the datacenter and if they do get shipped today on time then they will arrive to me on the 29th. Then I get the fun task of getting all of the computers on the same network playing nice and not sounding like a jet is sitting in my office area. Pictures soon!


[I am taking ideas for stuff to do with this hardware other than trash it. Submit them to me HERE]