ZzZombo Posted April 19, 2018 Share Posted April 19, 2018 Hello. I'm about to launch my Patreon campaign for Modkit: universal visual modding kit. 7DtD is a game not like others I've played in my life. I holds a special place in my heart. I'm an avid modder, and mod all games I liked, even if to make something silly for a minute laugh. Now, I know what modding currently isn't officially supported, but nonetheless, it's quite actively done by members of the community, and still, I believe that all games, including 7DtD, would benefit from a tool such as the subject of the topic. There is a short excerpt from my campaign description: What modding should be like: Have a single universal tool for different games, available on as many platforms and devices as possible.Game data editing must be done via a nice graphical user interface rather than mundane text files, or cryptic scripts you have learn to code and put in just the right place to make the whole thing work, thus making modding widely accessible to casual level folks who have not learnt any programming in their entire life. Even if the most they achieve is make a monster shoot rockets out of its ass with the speed of a minigun, I don't care, as long as it's fun for them and anybody else.It should be fairly easy to distribute/find published mods for modders/players via a catalog. Players should be easily informed about a new version of mods they play, and leave feedback.Modders should be able to form teams in order to work on modifications together, discussing things among them. Let me reiterate on the second point: modding should be absolutely accessible to everyone, w/o you having to read a book first, programming or not. Anybody should be able to just fire up an editing tool, click here and there, save, launch the game and see their changes in game. Modding is really fun if you get to see how your modifications influence the game, and open a lot of possibilities, so why should somebody who doesn't have the skills to code or read/edit raw game data miss on that? From time to time on many forums dedicated to games I like I hear "you can do/change it yourself", except the other person doesn't feel like getting into editing scripts and other game data, because, eh, it seems scary, hard, and probably won't even achieve the desired effect if he does it himself, anyway. Modkit can let any average player become modder w/o delving deep into the arcane magic of programming languages, XML and such. It is supposed to be available to everyone both by lowering the entry level and making it available on as many platforms and devices as possible. The word "universal" in the title is because I'm aiming at making it support a wide assortment of games. For now I planned (G)ZDoom, 7 Days to Die and Dota 2. Patrons will be able to suggest and vote on games to add support to Modkit. I'm announcing it here, because the ability to customize the game has to offer is one of the best I've come across, and it's a shame many players who could really benefit from adapting the game to themselves, like, say, turning off spider zombies, but making vultures a very common sight, don't necessarily know what, where, and how exactly to change. If you share my views, and have a spare buck, join me now by pledging. If you pledge $5 or more by the end of April, you will be able to suggest 7DtD as the primary game to focus on at the project launch! And to clear any doubt, I have already some progress with it. Paying me will allow me to speed up the progress, goes without saying. Check out the campaign page https://www.patreon.com/ZzZombo soon in order to see a showcase of visual editing a game (goes live within a day, if all goes as planned). If you are still reading and wonder what Patreon is Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for creators to get paid. Patreon is a way to join a creator for things you love to see, and pay him for them. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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