|Posted by Minraed on August 10, 2014 at 9:55 AM|
If you have been following the previous posts you have already heard me reply to many of the issues and concerns with "the modding and CC creation community will help us with that". So, I think it is time to really point out why I have such confidence in this.
At The Sims 4 Creator's Camp we had several mini lessons where the various Sims Gurus came to talk to us and give us little presentations so that we were able to understand all of the nitty grity details behind the scenes. The one sesson on modding was enlightening and very exciting, especially when Lyndsay quoted "Modding - we encourage it! Don't stop! We want to keep the conversation going. We want to build a platform for safe modding." You could hear an excited gasp run through the group.
Understand first that EA and The Sims cannot officially endorse the mods that come out throughout the community and for good reason - they have obligations to uphold and standards that they cannot possibly ensure in products that are released out in the coummunity, but clearly they do recognize that modders and cc creators are in themselves a type of Sims player that needs to be recognized in their own right. My plan was to share more of this conversation, but then yesterday a post was shared on the Sims official blog so rather than recreate that wheel, I am sharing that post and encourage you to read it. Click HERE to read "It's a Mod Mod World".
image courtesy of The Sims official blog
In addition to the notes in this post, we learned that there will be clear indication of which mods are script mods and non script mods so that you can have the option to turn certain collections off or on. This can be important as script mods are the ones more likely to mess up with your game. Personally I am very excited that there will be a forum section dedicated to the modding community, and the prospect that this move to open up communication in this way is likely to mean a much faster turn around when it comes to having all of the exciting things that we want in our games as machinima and story photographers. I predict that The Sims 4 will become a viable engine for our needs faster than it happened even for The Sims 3. In fact, as you may know, modders are already taking over The Sims 4 CAS demo in full force with colour mods, hair and makeup, and even animation mods. They must be chomping at the bit with anticipation of getting their hands on the actual game.
Here is a community interview with Granthes, a well known modder, as interviewed
by Sims VIP that you might find of interest. Click HERE
And be sure to visit Sims 4 Stuff and Things HERE to see what they are up to in terms of modding
And last but not least, a bit of a bit of insight on modding prospects from the TSR community.
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