Indeed, going through the Game Research Forum, the score up to now has reached 100 tools. 100 tools created by our forum members for a multitude of games and running on different platforms. Oh yeah, there is some cool stuff in there. Is that it? By no means, this is just the start of more to be dug up, and more new releases to be archived at the Tools Blog. Tune in for more!
Taking data from MobyGames I have analyzed their information on games released since 1977 on many platforms in an attempt to make some historical sense of it all in a descriptive way. It is entitled MobyGames: Quantify Me. A brief quantitative analysis of the gaming era according to MobyGames. Below is the Abstract plus some key figures, but you are encouraged to read the full article here: MobyGames: Quantify Me 2012. Enjoy the read!
Michalss released version 2.0 of his QuickBMS GUI ! With this excellent tool you can now do some heavy scripting for QuickBMS by Luigi Auriemma in a comfortable IDE. What more can you wish ? Check the forum entry, or get it from the Tools Blog. Here’s the info on the version changes.
Features & Version:
======== version 2.0 beta ========
[+] fixed a lot of bugs
[+] replace old syntax editor with a new one
[+] integrated Simple HEX Editor
[+] Key Editor from settings
[+] autoupdate for qbms.exe
[+] Project functionality added
[+] real time command string monitor
[+] custom qbms variables
[+] fixed problem with double quotes
[+] command whisper(beta) gr8 functions
[+] line grouping to syntax editor
[+] option to open HTML format from qbms
[+] And lot of more
I’ve completed the transition of the tools that were posted at the Tools Blog to the new custom field template. We now list 45 member-created game-mod tools, many of them custom created in response to visitor requests. I am positive this is just the tip of the iceberg, and there are many more tools posted throughout. We must list them all at the Tools Blog! Check also this post for a How-To.
Judging from the reviewers that actually go to lengths to review the PS Vita version of FIFA 2013, it is the same game released in 2011, called FIFA Football. At metacritic users slam EA for this blatant theft of their money. We all have seen how Blizzard turned into thiefs with WoW and Diablo 3, and we knew EA were the last producers on Earth to be innovative in any area (FIFA 1990-2013, oh come on). But this time they released a game on other platforms introducing more hick-ups and bad ball control from players, calling it innovative (while actually going back to their own poor controls from the ’90′s!), and as for the Vita or Wii version, they opted to steal money from the owners of that platform: they re-released FIFA Football. EA have nothing to do with quality. Avoid all of their trash at all costs. Do not let them trick you. They are criminals.
Over at our forum, huckleberrypie took up the challenge to make a mod for GTAIV based on the current theme. The great result speaks for itself. The mod introduces Mr. Wilders to the game, and if you follow the instructions you’ll be able to spawn the model anywhere to your liking, or even have Mr. Wilders as your bodyguard. If you feel like, you can also change your players model to his and play as him through the Liberty City underworld. See a YouTube example here. Or here. And here! To download it, and read the instructions, go here. Some more screenshots:
Indeed! Next up is the introduction of lookalikes in Counterstrike: Source. 6 models are changed. On the terrorist side you can now choose from Mr. Rutte, Mr. Wilders and Mr. Buma lookalikes. On the Counter-terrorist side you have lookalikes for Mr. Samsom, Mr. Roemer and Mr. Pechtold. Trishty did an excellent job! Installation: Simply unpack the contents of the cstrike folder in the archive to the cstrike folder on your hard drive, replacing the existing models as you go. Models changed! To view a YouTube example, check here. To download the models, go here. Some screenshots:
The second mod in our theme was released. Now you will find the six politician game figures in Counterstrike 1.6. Simply use the new models in the package to pose as lookalikes of the Dutch party leaders, or fight them in endless rounds of the game. Created by onelove1210 from the Game Research Forum.
Go here to download the models. Click here to see a short example video. And then some more screenshots:
As those of you following the Game Research Forum closely will have seen, some of us were (and are) working on mods for games, getting those 6 political party leaders into games. Well, the first one was released, with great work of dragbody and a bit from yours truly. We placed Mr. Sammos, Mr. Nilders, Mr. Rumor, Mr. Mech-Told, Mr. Bamu and Mr. Rotten in the game of Fall Out: New Vegas. Go to The Strip in the game after installing the mod and you will notice a group of men, with Mr. Nilders not really participating in any discussion. That’s them right there. Also, go to Goodsprings and in front of the General store there will be a footlocker with masks to put on, turning you into them! Download the mod here. View a YouTube example, and then some further screenshots:
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