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modding

Making custom modifications to hardware or software. The term may refer to creating a unique artistic case for a PC, increasing its speed by overclocking the CPU or adding a more powerful cooling system. It may also refer to revising software in some unusual manner, typically dealing with open source software. See overclock and mod.


Fancy Plumbing
After 45 years in the business, in 2004, Alan Freedman, creator of this encyclopedia, finally became a modder, although a mild one. He used a Zalman water cooling system to remove the heat from his computer not to overclock the CPU and run at high temperatures but to use a slower, and thus quieter, fan. See CPU cooler.


Fancy Plumbing
After 45 years in the business, in 2004, Alan Freedman, creator of this encyclopedia, finally became a modder, although a mild one. He used a Zalman water cooling system to remove the heat from his computer not to overclock the CPU and run at high temperatures but to use a slower, and thus quieter, fan. See CPU cooler.







For the True Enthusiast
The Banchetto 101 PC case (top) may look strange, but it looks even more odd when fitted out with a motherboard, CPU, memory and drives (bottom), which are always exposed. At CES 2013, Kingston Technology used a Banchetto 101 to showcase its new, high-speed HyperX memory for gamers. (Top image courtesy of MICROCOOL, www.microcoolusa.com)
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gamers, programmers, glitchers and modders who've developed an
And before girl-racers write in, research from Max Power magazine reveals that 96 per cent of modders are blokes, average age 24, and they live at home with their parents.
The company is encouraging players to get creative and create and download mods for the game, but it has also set ground rules where it makes it clear that modders must not harm the safety and integrity of the game.
Professional developers and modders alike who attend the GDC will be able to get a first hand look at the tools used by Crytek's own specialists to create their current highly anticipated game.
Midway have given us Los Angeles to play with - and they've added serial car modders West Coast Customs to boot.
We also want to start tapping into all the unrecognized reservoirs of that talent - to give a voice to the enthusiasts, the modders, the students, any one of whom could someday be the next big developer.
Later a 'RAM fix' workaround was developed by game modders, which removed the minimum RAM requirement.
com, a community where tinkerers and modders are paired with users with special physical needs for game controls and work with them to develop custom input devices.
HyperX red is for entry-level gamers, system builders, PC modders and mainstream consumers looking for stylish, high-performance memory upgrades at reasonable prices.
Tested by some of the world's best pro-gamers and Fighting Game Community members all over the world, the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick is constructed with modders and tournament gamers in mind.
Though kept alive for years by devoted players and hardcore modders, the PC scene hasn't returned to the mainstream since the mid-nineties, with living room consoles forming the centre piece of most people's gaming life.