Game Mods & Tools

Game Cleaner 3.0.10

Game Cleaner-02

If you are someone who has a ton of games on their PC, Game Cleaner could be just what you are looking for. Game Cleaner makes it nice and easy for you to clean up any valuable space on your PC that ...

Battle.net

Battle-net-11

When it comes to gaming platforms for PC, Battle.net is one of the big ones. With games from Activision/Blizzard, some of the biggest games around are exclusively available on Battle.net. While I ...

CurseForge

Editor's choice CurseForge-012

Being able to play around with mods is one of the things that many people feel put PC gaming ahead of console gaming. Today, we are looking at CurseForge which is a fantastic program that lets you ...

MAME 0.239b

Editor's choice MAME-007

I have been using MAME for years and even to this day, it is the best way to emulate the arcade experience at home. MAME has just gotten better and better and more user-friendly with each update. ...

WeMod

WeMod-6

If there’s one thing that’s always distinguished PC gaming from its console brethren it is the modding scene. But this isn’t just about aesthetic changes or making new games using existing engines - ...

Skyrim Together 1.0.6

Editor's choice Skyrim-Together-02

It is kind of crazy to think that Skyrim is over 10 years old. Even crazier than that is the number of times it has been released, including Skyrim VR, I own four versions of this game! Skyrim ...

Vortex 1.4.16

Vortex-8

The main reason that I became interested in PC gaming a few years back was because of all the crazy mods that I would see. What we have here with Vortex is a mod manager made by the people at Nexus ...

RetroArch

RetroArch-4

Many people make the mistake of calling RetroArch an emulator. This is far more than just an emulator; it is like a big client that keeps all of your emulators and retro games in one easy-to-access ...

Game Mods & Tools are programs which modify the games or allow us to create them. We have combined them into one category as they both often allow you for a great deal of creativity as far as games are concerned.

Game Mods

Game Mods are created most of the time by the community of players. They are essentially game patches which can change:

  • game mechanics,
  • the look and feel of the game, for example, the textures,
  • The characters in the game.

Fan creations have been created almost since the beginning of the game industry. It’s worth to mention such mods like Gothic Diccuric or Counter-Strike which was born as a Half-Life mod.

The mods can change minor game details or remodel it completely. A representative of the first group are the mods which change the graphical effects and the textures. Practically every game which has a large community receives such modifications. Among such mods, one can certainly mention launchers, for instance, various Minecraft launchers.

In the second group, we can find modifications which change the game completely. They add new locations, new characters, new plot, new quests etc.

There is also a third kind of game mods. It leaves the main game elements intact but it fiddle with the game difficulty. It was so with the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series games. There is a large number of fan mods that increase the stamina of the opponents and reduces the resources on the game maps.

Mods sometimes are considered separate games. We were already talking about Counter-Strike which was born from a single-player FPS and became a multiplayer tactical shooter. Everyone who knows Gordon Freeman adventures realizes that this must have been a lot of work.

Game Tools

A separate kind of programs are game tools although we must admit that sometimes it’s hard to tell game mods from game tools. Anyway, the latter could be divided into:

  • game creations tools such as RPG Maker or Garry’s Mod,
  • console or computer emulators,
  • digital games distribution platforms such as Steam or GOG Galaxy,
  • cheat programs such as Cheat Engine.
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