These days it's not surprising to see modders
releasing unofficial patches for games which fix bugs and errors in the original game
furthermore have also made changes to the skills of the characters.
For more examples of professional modders
, please see Apacer's Facebook fanpage.
While it was once something that only die-hard enthusiasts had interests in, now many case modders
sell their creations allowing anyone to own a customized PC case.
Moviestorm, which is virtual moviemaking software, initially established some implicit rules of co-creation with the modders
; among these rules was the right of modders
to manage and control their own mods.
Of course, "modders
may damage a brand even without exposing embarrassing underlying code", as there are countless examples of modders
themselves inserting "extremely offensive content into a game.
In the early days, modders
were rare; most of their efforts were for a relatively small group of friends, and they had to hack the game to do it; studios didn't like to share their tools, and modding a licensed property was sometimes considered a copyright violation.
Microsoft, a company not generally known for its openness, has struggled with many of these questions--most recently, as Jason Tanz reported in the July 2011 issue of Wired magazine, with its Kinect Xbox controller, which attracted the attention of hackers and modders
in fields ranging from robotics to pornographers almost as soon as it was released.
Not content with rooting phones, modders
took to all areas of tech to fiddle, from PC casemods, to farming aids, to clothing.
VerdictLoved by car modders
the world overSHEEPSKIN RATING ***
The difference between this and OP Flashpoint though is that a crowd of would-be modders
have already stepped in to help improve graphic content and vehicles - so the road ahead looks very good for this game.
were early adopters, and in some cases designers, of cutting-edge computer technology, buying new motherboards, central processors, memory, and other components before they filtered down to the general public.