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Mex 01-18-2004 07:34 PM

Modding tools
 
Does anyone have any idea after the game is released if modding tools will be available?

It would be nice to design a custom skin for some Imperial troops or create a map for you and your friends to have countless battles on. Sounds pretty cool eh?

*Hopes that modding tools will be released*

tFighterPilot 01-18-2004 07:35 PM

It's kind of silly wanting to edit a game that hasn't come out yet. :rolleyes:

Pie™ 01-18-2004 07:47 PM

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Originally posted by imyourfather
It's kind of silly wanting to edit a game that hasn't come out yet. :rolleyes:
I disagree.
It's good to be prepared, Mike ;)
They probably will release modding tools, but LucasArts havent excactly been very good on allowing modding :(

Bob Gnarly 01-18-2004 09:50 PM

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Originally posted by imyourfather
It's kind of silly wanting to edit a game that hasn't come out yet. :rolleyes:
I Agree, you edit a game when it gets boring and repetitive to add a new zest to it.

acdcfanbill 01-19-2004 12:34 AM

to totally complete the circle, there should be a WW2 mod developed for Battlefront, no? :D

tFighterPilot 01-19-2004 10:51 AM

no :p

ExcelsioN 01-19-2004 04:34 PM

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Originally posted by acdcfanbill
to totally complete the circle, there should be a WW2 mod developed for Battlefront, no? :D
No. BF1942 devs will probably go mad. :rolleyes:

I doubt there'll be much editing flexibilty simply because this game is more aimed at thos annoying console gamers. Look at KOTOR and LOTR:ROTK. They were both console + PC games with very little modding ability. Even if there are mods, they'll be nothing like those of Jedi Outcast.

Alegis 01-19-2004 04:43 PM

JA has an immense editing community, though I don't see why you would do anything besides map making. Gameplay mods? Naah.. Models? naah, you got the different standard ones defining what class he is.. I can only see admin mods here, but if it's set up kinda like enemy territory with the voting theres no need to.. (team games are not at all like JA)

Mex 01-19-2004 07:16 PM

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Originally posted by Excelsion
No. BF1942 devs will probably go mad. :rolleyes:

I doubt there'll be much editing flexibilty simply because this game is more aimed at thos annoying console gamers. Look at KOTOR and LOTR:ROTK. They were both console + PC games with very little modding ability. Even if there are mods, they'll be nothing like those of Jedi Outcast.

KOTOR has very little modding ability but if you look at Echonetwork.net you'll see that they have found two modifications out already. So anything is possible! ^-^

ExcelsioN 01-19-2004 07:47 PM

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Originally posted by Michaelmexp
KOTOR has very little modding ability but if you look at Echonetwork.net you'll see that they have found two modifications out already. So anything is possible! ^-^
Yeah, I guess. Editing had better be good for this game. Otherwise the Ewok army might not be created!:rolleyes:

Samuel Dravis 01-19-2004 10:49 PM

And we must have ewoks in the army. No question.

Mods for this game would be very fun, i.e. having KOTOR's sith enemies etc. Fun fun fun.

Mex 01-20-2004 05:24 PM

I would like modding tools but I wouldn't like them to be allowed to create Jedi Mods. This would totally ruin the game and make it unbalanced.

tFighterPilot 01-20-2004 06:33 PM

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Originally posted by Michaelmexp
I would like modding tools but I wouldn't like them to be allowed to create Jedi Mods. This would totally ruin the game and make it unbalanced.
No mod has ever made Jedi or something similar, don't worry ;)

Pie™ 01-20-2004 06:45 PM

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Originally posted by tFighterPilot
No mod has ever made Jedi or something similar, don't worry ;)
Thats because in most Star Wars games you are either a Jedi or a pilot :rolleyes:
I see you have gotten a namechange ;)

tFighterPilot 01-20-2004 06:55 PM

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Originally posted by MMMPIE!!!
Thats because in most Star Wars games you are either a Jedi or a pilot :rolleyes:
I see you have gotten a namechange ;)

Yeah, I wanted to do it for a long time.

When I talked about mods, I meant for UT\UT2K3 and BF1942

The_One 01-20-2004 09:48 PM

As I said in another thread...

If they do everything we want for this game, and it lives up to its full potential, then we won't need to mod it :D

ZBomber 01-22-2004 01:46 AM

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Originally posted by The_One
As I said in another thread...

If they do everything we want for this game, and it lives up to its full potential, then we won't need to mod it :D

Yeh, but modding things is fun. :p

I guess really all that we would be able to mod is Ships and Player models if they do release anything.... making a world seems kinda hard, so I doubt that they will do that. :(

VanLingo 01-25-2004 11:31 PM

Why mod? Sure, it's fun, but there will be downloadable content even for the consoles.

Not much point in modding when they're already planning heavy patch and download support...

-- Lingo

Samuel Dravis 01-25-2004 11:43 PM

"Planning" doesn't mean "on schedule". Anyway, modding is fun. Why should people not mod it? Entertainment + learning experience. Can't get much better than that.

Besides, have you seen some of the modder-made models in JO/JKA? Many are far better than the ones that come with the game.

VanLingo 01-26-2004 01:51 AM

Sure, some mods look better, but they lag up the game, and you know it.

I've modded plenty of times before. I used to mess around with the Jedi Knight games and the X-Wing line.

I'm not saying it's not fun. But I'm saying that if you can make the game better, why don't you get inthe industry?

-- Lingo

P.S. -- Not a flame, just a fact.

Celladur 01-27-2004 07:43 PM

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They probably will release modding tools, but LucasArts havent excactly been very good on allowing modding
Er? Who the hell made JK 2 & 3 then?

ExcelsioN 01-27-2004 07:44 PM

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Originally posted by VanLingo
Sure, some mods look better, but they lag up the game, and you know it.

I've modded plenty of times before. I used to mess around with the Jedi Knight games and the X-Wing line.

I'm not saying it's not fun. But I'm saying that if you can make the game better, why don't you get inthe industry?

-- Lingo

P.S. -- Not a flame, just a fact.

I've made mods for my own use (none I consider good enough to be released online), and I'm only 13. Modding is fun, it lets you put in what you think should be in the game. Also, its actually very hard for someone to leave their current job for a job in the industry. Some people do it in their free time.

Samuel Dravis 01-28-2004 03:57 AM

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Sure, some mods look better, but they lag up the game, and you know it.
Only if they aren't made well - for example, a model without multiple LODs, in a game that supports it.

Quote:

I'm not saying it's not fun. But I'm saying that if you can make the game better, why don't you get inthe industry?

Also, its actually very hard for someone to leave their current job for a job in the industry. Some people do it in their free time.
As it happens, right now I'm a student, and cannot join the gaming industry at the moment. However, I'll probably try to at some point (although whether I'll get in is an open question, like Excelsion said).

tFighterPilot 01-28-2004 10:50 AM

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Originally posted by Celladur
Er? Who the hell made JK 2 & 3 then?
Raven Software :p

It's my dream to work at the industry when I'm older.

Craftsman 01-29-2004 12:34 AM

Nice.

The Count 02-01-2004 01:09 PM

I think one the first things someone is going to Mod for this game is the ability to play as a Jedi.

RoxStar 02-01-2004 02:56 PM

Re: Modding tools
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Michaelmexp
Does anyone have any idea after the game is released if modding tools will be available?

It would be nice to design a custom skin for some Imperial troops or create a map for you and your friends to have countless battles on. Sounds pretty cool eh?

*Hopes that modding tools will be released*

I'll bet that you'll be able to use the Battlefield 1942 tools.

ExcelsioN 02-01-2004 03:56 PM

Re: Re: Modding tools
 
Quote:

Originally posted by RoxStar
I'll bet that you'll be able to use the Battlefield 1942 tools.
SWBf uses a different engine from BF1942. Shame. :(

RoxStar 02-01-2004 05:44 PM

Really? I thought that it was going to be a Battlefield 1942 clone.

Doomie 03-06-2004 06:34 PM

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I doubt there'll be much editing flexibilty simply because this game is more aimed at thos annoying console gamers. Look at KOTOR and LOTR:ROTK. They were both console + PC games with very little modding ability. Even if there are mods, they'll be nothing like those of Jedi Outcast.
i disagree with you.
KOTOR and ROTK where almost unmoddable, because of the genre of the games. what mod could you possibly think up for them? power-gandalf? nazguls in Kotor?
Battlefront is going to be a shooter, wich means it is bery moddable. just look at JA.

tFighterPilot 03-06-2004 07:24 PM

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Originally posted by The Count
I think one the first things someone is going to Mod for this game is the ability to play as a Jedi.
None of the Star Wars mod ever tried that (troopers, galactic conquest) so I doubt anyone would try to. It's too hard.

TiJiL 06-07-2004 09:24 PM

I personally have mixed feelings about modding. It can be a great deal of fun, but it also feels almost sacreligious when modding a truly awesome game.

Too bad, though! I shant let my scruples intrude upon my enjoyment! I, personally, want to see a Geonosian warrior added to the Separatists and some sort of Kaminoan for the Republic. (I know, it's hard to imagine a Kaminoan fighting... But it would be cool if done well, no?) I don't know what I'd add to the rebels or imperials. Heh...

Tyler_Durden 06-08-2004 02:29 PM

i believe pandemic has stated they will release mod tools sometime after release. Personally, i would like to see mods of levels perhaps on the same planets but in different areas like a mountainous area in tatooine as opposed to just mos eisley or an underwater city level on the kamino level. Or an escape from yavin level. Something along those lines to fill gaps.

TiJiL 06-12-2004 06:06 PM

Nabooan swamp would be a cool map.

TK-8252 06-25-2004 09:26 PM

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Originally posted by tFighterPilot
None of the Star Wars mod ever tried that (troopers, galactic conquest) so I doubt anyone would try to. It's too hard.
But... Jedi are already in the game - as NPCs. If someone figures out how to open up the Jedi NPC abilities to the players, boom; you got your Jedi for player use.

I hope that modding for Battlefront will be as if not more easy than modding Jedi Academy. I just want to redo the screwed up factions, and in Jedi Academy, siege classes are easily changed in NotePad files.

CortoCG 06-26-2004 11:42 AM

One thing is for sure, they're using Softimage XSI for models and animations, and I think they're using it for static meshes and efxs :P.

tFighterPilot 06-26-2004 11:46 AM

Woah, Corto in the Battlefront forum, that doesn't seem right :p

PhireStorm 06-28-2004 10:10 PM

A lot of you are seeming to be over seeing a blatent fact- this game requires no subscription, which denotes that the developers will have to create the modding willfully, other than the players- and then there is consoles- so Other than player-created mods, we won't be downloading much.

tFighterPilot 06-29-2004 07:47 AM

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Originally posted by PhireStorm
A lot of you are seeming to be over seeing a blatent fact- this game requires no subscription, which denotes that the developers will have to create the modding willfully, other than the players- and then there is consoles- so Other than player-created mods, we won't be downloading much.
I think you don't understand. This thread is about modding tools, not mods. Modding tools are there for the users to create mods.

[size=small]n00b[/size]

CortoCG 06-29-2004 10:43 AM

hehe, surprised tFighter? Battlefront looks very promising. For those SW fans who don't like everyone being a Jedi, but the classic epic battles, battlefront seems like a dream come true. I hope I can make some stuff for the game. I'm actually happy they're using XSI.


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