Submitted by ford1001 1796d ago | news

Treyarch Confirms Mod Tools

Prepare for plenty of custom content to be accompanying the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops, as the games developer, Treyarch, has confirmed today that the game will be opened up to modding. Though details on exactly what modding tools will be made available remains unclear, developers are planning to focus on the tools after the initial game’s release. (Call of Duty: Black Ops, PC)

MMFGaming  +   1797d ago
It's pretty amazing how Treyarch is committed to fixing every single mistake Infinity Ward made. It's like they have a checklist or something.
toaster  +   1796d ago
That checklist is pretty damn long. The mod scene on PC is alive and well, and tons of old games still get played because of mods.
imvix  +   1796d ago
Gotta second that, Games like starcraft, warcaft 3, CS are still doing very well.

3yr old games like Team Fortress 2, which are essentially dead on console are doing very well on PC.

Modding only adds value for money, plenty of that on the PC platform.
WildArmed  +   1796d ago
Does that means mods 4 consoles too! (like Unreal Tournament 3 did it)


Yeah, i do hope Sony does get something out of this like that.

Mods are a big + to the game.
W/ mods like game modes and new perks (limited to the modded server that is) being available it'd keep the game alive for a long time.
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Dramscus  +   1796d ago
Pretty doubtful.
From what I hear about xbl it wouldn't fly with micro$ofts online rules for third parties.
It would work on the ps3 but as is quite apparent in the gaming world activi$ion seems to like micro$oft more than sony.
So unless sony starts adopts the common business tactic of bribery from those two companies we won't see it there.

In all seriousness though
Although it would be a good idea for sony to buck up and go over to activison, sacks of money in hand and beg for mods on the ps3.
From a purely business standpoint it would be a good idea to have that as a console exclusive feature.
I don't even like cod games but I'll admit it sells well and the console companies need the game. If one of them could get exclusive mods they would be given a large boost in console and game sales on their side.
r1sh12  +   1796d ago
I dont think the bribery thing is completely accurate.
More people play Call of Duty games on the xbox than the ps3.
So why not add some extra support/DLC to the console which has more players?
I agree with what you say, but there are more call of duty sales on the xbox than the ps3.
Mw2 sold significantly more on the xbox.
But it wouldnt matter, eventually hacks are gonna make it to the xbox.
It could take 1 hour,1 week or 1 month, but they will come.
THey always do
imvix  +   1796d ago
One of the reasons Consoles may not be getting mods, Activision made alot of money from the console base selling DLCs. If modding was allowed then the DLC sale would take a hit.
WildArmed  +   1796d ago
Actually, you're right.
There point right there is just the nail in the coffin for mods on consoles.

Thanks for your intelligent input!
*bubbles to you*
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Dramscus  +   1796d ago
@r1sh12 From what I hear about xbl it wouldn't fly with micro$ofts online rules for third parties

As copied and pasted from my last post.

Most devs say xbl is very constricted. It's why valve jumped ship to ps3, I can't remember who else said it but they have.
DoctorXpro  +   1796d ago
I always prefer IW over Treyarch, but looks like that is about to change.
DelbertGrady  +   1796d ago
I'm going to wait until I've played the game before I decide wether Treyarch have succeeded or not. They've never one-upped IW before but it would be great if they did.
iPad  +   1796d ago
PC Online: Definitive
ford1001  +   1797d ago
it is very good that they are learning from IW's mistakes to make a better game, who know's MW2 could be the last we see of IW.
wicko  +   1796d ago
I doubt that we won't see more from IW. But I do like what Treyarch has done, and to be honest I would call those mistakes Activision's mistakes, rather than IW's. I sincerely doubt they supported removing mod support from their game.
Nitrowolf2  +   1797d ago
So all platforms? cause i see PCDev then i see Dev Console
it would be sweet i am hoping they go down Unreal tournament 3 route and have mod made for pc and can be exported to the console version
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MMFGaming  +   1797d ago
I'm guessing it's just for PC. Would definitely be a first for console users.
Proxy  +   1796d ago
"dev console"
The term "dev console" usually refers to a command line interface you can bring up in a computer game (often using the tilde ~ key) to interact with the game in special ways.
PhantomT1412  +   1796d ago
Well console dev is the official term for the cheat code console.
ford1001  +   1797d ago
yes it is only for PC, sorry my computer must of lagged when i was clicking the buttons and clicked all of them from fury
Pandamobile  +   1797d ago
Good on ya, Treyarch.
RockmanII7  +   1796d ago
Treyarch Confirms Mod Tools ---> :D

"It is only for PC" ---> -_-
ford1001  +   1796d ago
I only have it for PC
Pandamobile  +   1796d ago
There's been one game with mod support for PS3 and everyone still expects console mod tools with every new release...
Neckbear  +   1796d ago
Since when Mods are available outside PCs?

What, first off, how the hell would you mod a console game?

Modding normally consists of replacing or adding archives to the game folders, on it's most easy and pure form.

'Sides, it takes extra memory and processing power to run said mods- something consoles simply don't have.

It is quite silly to expect mods for consoles. Really.


Wasn't a reply to you, bro. It was for RockmanII7


Perhaps. Perhaps not. Let us not forget than the whole modding thing on consoles is quite complicate, so much most devs wouldn't bother on it.

On PC is just throw off a few tools and make people happy. On consoles it's something else.
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wicko  +   1796d ago
While I agree it would be extremely unlikely to see mod tools for the console, at least from a company like Activision, UT3 definitely had mod support on the PS3.. and with Valve now properly supporting PS3 with Portal 2 and whatever else comes from them next, we might see more of that.
ford1001  +   1796d ago
I have never said that it is going to be on more than PC? please direct me to where i have said that it is on more than PC
BWS1982  +   1796d ago
like Wicko
said, UT3 on PS3 says hi.
wicko  +   1796d ago
Wow so many disagrees.. I guess those people don't know what UT3 is?
BWS1982  +   1793d ago
Holy crap
WTF, 6 people denying factual data. This isn't even an effing opinion for God sakes...this site is such a joke. I'm embarrassed to share the same hobby as you fruitloops who shouldn't even be capable of reading the instruction manuals with your consoles. What idiots.

Wicko and I made valid points, referring to a fact. I guess you can disagree with anything though...just like morons can vote...
Anti-Fanboyer  +   1796d ago
I'm sorry , you were actually expecting Mod Tools for console?!
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BWS1982  +   1793d ago
Sigh...You too
ECM0NEY  +   1796d ago
I cant believe people on this site like these games... Its an auto-aim newb fest. Get your game up and play a real shooter...
Gamehead36  +   1796d ago
I like the way you think. i do however play call of duty, because I like to bust all my friends ass (and thats all they play), but killzone is where its at because of the great amount of skill it takes to get a kill
Neckbear  +   1796d ago
The discussion here is about mods themselves.
I actually have expressed I do not have interest in this game nor any other brown and bloom First Person Shooter.

Also, lol @Gamehead36

Killzone 2 is nothing but a silly brown n' bloom FPS that gets hyped because it's a PS3 exclusive. Really.

The mechanics are horrible, the control lag with the network lag is unbearable, yeah, the typical stuff.
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DeathMetal  +   1796d ago
sucks, laggy slow game with pedestrian gameplay. Slow bad contorls with lag does not = game that takes skill sorry.
256bit  +   1796d ago
all console shooters have aim assists and that is a fact, its only on PC were they dont have it.
ECM0NEY  +   1796d ago
Gears doesnt not have auto-aim for guns.
SpitFireAce85  +   1796d ago
seems not to have auto aim played it quit a bit never noticed my gun being pulled after the
enemy as they passed in front of my sights
same with KZ2....
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creamsoda  +   1796d ago
Of course.
Of course they are putting in mod tools, how else are they going to come up with ideas for future COD games? They rip off what others have originally created and put it into their games and give them no recognition. *Cough CS gun game cough*
floetry101  +   1796d ago
Even if the game is a failure (which I seriously doubt) I have to commend Treyarch for working so hard to fit the needs of the community. Black Ops obviously has a wealth of content that wouldn't even be expected in a standard release.

The community ASKED for these additions, they aren't ripping anyone off. Why would you be disappointed in getting Gun Game or Zombie mode or Wager matches or Money-earned upgrades or Offline bots? I think you need to look at the bigger picture here. They've produced a game that would fit even the smallest niche of FPS players.

Consider me chuffed Treyarch.
ford1001  +   1796d ago
I agree with you here, they have done a great job in making Black Ops a great game,
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NVIDIAGeek  +   1796d ago
It might be just for changing skins and clothes? :D
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