Mod is, first of all, an abbreviation for a huge amount of additional computer game software made by developers who did not take part in their creation, or by fans using programs provided by the official creators of the game. However, official mods have now appeared, that is, additional software developed and released by the game developer himself.
Mod - maximum freedom of action
The development of official mods became possible largely thanks to Valve, which for the first time gave players the opportunity to download official add-ons for the Half-Life game. The Half-Life mod called Counter-Strike has become not only a hit of all times and peoples, but also the progenitor of an equally popular trend as online shooters. They, in turn, became the basis for creating a huge variety of mods for them.
Secondly, a mod is an opportunity for each player to change, i.e. modify all kinds of game parameters: characters, weapons, physics, graphics detail and much more, which allows you to improveAchievement results and varied gameplay.
Mod is not a patch, much less a cheat
All these computer slang terms refer to programs that are quite similar to the existing ones and have common properties. But, unlike a patch - a "patch" that closes developers' errors in the software, and a cheat - a kind of "add-on" that gives unique advantages to a single player, the advantages of a mod are not a violation of the rules and often affect all players. The closest thing to a mod is a plugin. This term refers to add-ons that expand the capabilities of the main program and are located in separate libraries located inside this program. Examples of such plug-ins are font libraries for Microsoft Word Office, templates for graphic editors, numerous libraries of textures of green spaces, tree bark, textures of building materials and buildings for 3D MAX. The list goes on for a very, very long time.
The generally accepted division of mods is based on the ability to modify either the entire game as a whole or individual components. For example, the classic representative of the universe expansion category is the Minecraft mod, which turns the game from a sandbox into a shooter - the concept of the game changes completely. The PowerItems mod is the addition of four staffs to the game, the action of which resembles a universal catastrophe and will delight fans of cool action movies and global destruction. First Staff - LightningRod. It puts the player on the same level as Zeus and allows you to throw lightning at given objects. The second is Summoner Rod, which summons assistants in diamond armor. The third rod is Air Strike, which allows you to bombard with seventy-five blocks of explosives. And the fourth, striking the imagination with its destructive power - Ground Zero, which gives a chance to use a huge bomb. Its explosion will destroy all levels, making a funnel to the admin, over the size of which the resources of the game will "think" for more than one minute. To install from the Minecraft player, the mod must be downloaded and installed in the mods folder. The path to this folder looks like C:\User\Username\AppData\roaming\.minecraft\mods.
Mod Lost World Origin
An interesting category are mods that allow you to completely change the appearance of the game, the surroundings, the characters and the equipment or vehicles they use. This global software and the shooter "Stalker" are prominent representatives of the game, the mod of which, having appeared for the first time, amazed fans and subsequently caused an avalanche of various modifications. An interesting and very famous stalker in the game is the Lost World Origin mod, which allows you to globally update the game with new plots and locations. And this is not only the combination of four zones into several larger ones, the addition of five new transitions from the Dark Valley location to other game zones and the presence of underground locations, interactive guides that you will have to download the game from a flash drive. Information about new locations will have to be found innotes among the belongings of dead stalkers or buy from merchants who will stop appearing at night. The weapons purchased from them will be very mediocre and quickly out of order. Only custom-made barrels or modified equipment will work for a long time and without fail. New artifacts, vehicles, weapons and characters will be added. The usual parameters will change - staying near a fire, the possibility of breeding which will also be new, will restore stamina, and the feeling of hunger, as in everyday life, will turn from a simple game indicator into a whole range of problems that interfere with the game.
Skins to improve graphics
The next category of modifications for the game (a mod that leads to the replacement of the texture or appearance of characters, weapons and other individual objects) are replayers. Retextures, they are also skins, allow you to visually change, and often improve graphics.
What changes can be achieved by installing a mod on Skyrim? Let's start with replayers that will help change the appearance of Cicero, werewolves, Khajiit, skeletons, give new wings and armor to the Vampire Lord, create faces of guards in open visors, as well as retexture amulets and rings, vampire and skeleton armor, blood type, clothes. The possibility of creating a new look for objects - lanterns, torches, bottles using the reconstructions of immovable 3D objects is interesting. And this is only a small part of the list. Living objects and natural phenomena, signs of magic and animation - everything is provided for the most demanding taste of the player.
Many players with great pleasure use the mod to change the appearance of Lydia from Whiterun. The developers, to put it mildly, gave this character a rather terrible appearance. The cosmetic mod allows you to correct the mistake made, making Lydia a very nice girl. Cosmetic measures include "erasing" part of the makeup, reducing its brightness, rounding, more careful drawing of the shape of the lips, giving chiaroscuro to the face and reducing the shine of the skin texture.
Steve skin in Minecraft
It's hard to find a mod as popular as the program to change the skin of Steve in Minecraft. Not only the possibility of playing with an updated character is interesting, but also the process of modifying the external data and clothes of a human mob that personifies each player. The standard variant includes chestnut hair coloring and clothing consisting of a light blue shirt and blue trousers. Plus, he has blue eyes. The official Minecraft server provides each player with the opportunity to use the skin change program in the browser, where, with the help of simple and public icons, improvements can be made to suit every taste. Those who wish can create a blue-eyed blond or green-eyed brunette, dressed in any suit they like in the desired color, as well as add accessories - headphones, hats, and so on.
Mod for weapons
No less interesting is the modification of weapons in the GTA game, the pistol mod in which has several hundredoptions. The weapon mod allows you to make an AK-74, M-16, a powerful shotgun SPAS-12, Sig Sauer SG751, etc. from a regular regular barrel, etc. Connoisseurs and lovers of time-tested army weapons will be able to appreciate these innovations.
Changes for the better
It is worth mentioning a huge number of mods that change the appearance of the central image around which the game revolves, the car. Of great interest are the possibilities of modifying atmospheric phenomena and the time of day. The ENB Atmospheric graphic mod for GTA 4 improves the graphics of the sky, reflections and rain. To immerse yourself in the realism of amazingly beautiful dawns, sunny days, the piercing blue of the sky which pierce the sun's rays, bright sunsets and the velvet darkness of starry nights will help the LibertyENB - Maximum Quality mod, also suitable for the fourth version of the game.
Partial game changes
Mutators are mods that allow you to make partial changes to the details of the gameplay. A characteristic feature of such mods is the possibility of simultaneous use. However, a violation of the sequence of using mutators can lead to undesirable consequences. Applying one modification may undo the effect of the previous one.
Opportunities from the official server
The official game server provides its fans with the opportunity to install both a separate mod for World of tanks, and a carefully selected complex that includes modifications to weapons, sights, hit zones,climatic conditions, as well as chatting, the choice of a variety of sound notifications and adjustments to the inscriptions on the armor, the selection of camouflage equipment and other details that improve both the quality of graphics and achievements, and the improvement of dialogues. To install a mod for World, it is better to follow some rules. First you need to clear the game client and, before installing several mods, adjust the possibility of their further interaction. As mentioned above, software development can be done not only by the publishers of the game, but also by the fans themselves. An example of such software can be a mod for World of tanks version 0.9.0.
Where can I download the game?
On the forum you can download the full version - HD Global ModPack Full, which includes a general change in graphics, sound and HD textures. However, Word fans can also use the light version - Light, which modifies individual elements of the game. The light version of the mod allows you to install a new type of sight, which greatly simplifies the gameplay, by specifying the thickness of the armor at the supposed point of penetration of the projectile, the angle of its collision with the armor, the possible probability of detecting an enemy tank and other useful data. The information panel available to the player also receives a change - when aiming at an enemy tank, detailed tactical and technical characteristics of the selected target appear on it. A marker indicating the attack direction vector will tell the player where enemy shots were fired at his tank from and at what time interval.
Reasonimprove computer capability
The quality of the Internet connection and the technical characteristics of the computer will help you install an advanced debug panel. These will be indicators of response time to requests and game performance. Significantly speed up the process of identifying equipment with new color solutions in the performance of icons. Icons of different colors correspond to each vehicle model. A significant help is the damage panel, which displays the damage inflicted by an enemy shell on tank armor, and unsuccessful enemy shots. The same mod changes the appearance of projectiles and the display of armor status. The short save mod does not allow you to spend extra shells - for a short period of time, a knocked out enemy tank becomes inaccessible to shelling.
For owners of weak computers
No less interesting are the mods, which, oddly enough, worsen the graphics. This gives a chance to realize themselves in the game to the owners of weaker computers, whose video cards do not pull all the graphic delights of modern games. For example, a mod that allows you to lower the already low graphics settings, removes from the winter map filled with snow, types of powdered grass, snowdrifts, snow caps decorating snags and tree branches. It leaves on the map only the winter-like bare ground and bare, leafless plants. Similar changes can be made to other maps.
In conclusion, it is worth emphasizing once again that a mod is a completely legal way to diversify the gameplay and surroundings, it is an opportunity to show imagination when modifyingcharacters, as well as make the passage of the game more convenient and achieve unprecedented success. So feel free to modify - play more interesting and enjoy achieving your goals.
Take advantage of the "Minecraft" mod to get the most out of your computer game. Show your imagination, open the horizons of your imagination. Nothing is impossible in this game. At the same time, an experienced user with an ultra-modern computer, and only a novice gamer with outdated equipment can get satisfaction from creating new images.