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Well guys, considering the negative information we have received from DICE concerning mod tools, I decided to make a petition.

Mod Tools Petition

It would be appreciated if we could get as many signatures as possible!

If you guys could also show support by posting in the EA forums and posting this petition elsewhere, it would be appreciated.
BF3 Mod Tools Petition - Battlefield 3 General Discussion - Battlefield 3: EA Forums

Could use some upvotes on reddit too to get the ball rolling: http://redd.it/fp6n7
Edited by Z Naught - 2/20/11 at 3:07pm
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signed!!! Mods are what made the battlefield series!!!!!!
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You do know because of their engine choice (frostbite) it makes it almost impossible to make effective mod tools for the community. This thread explains it rather well and I'm going to assume that it applies to BF3 as well.

Just for clarification, I do want mod tools, it extends the games life for years potentially but the way frostbite works I doubt we'll see them any time soon cool.gif
Edited by jackeyjoe - 2/20/11 at 2:21pm
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Originally Posted by jackeyjoe;12460259 
You do know because of their engine choice (frostbite) it makes it almost impossible to make effective mod tools for the community. This thread explains it rather well and I'm going to assume that it applies to BF3 as well.

Just for clarification, I do want mod tools, it extends the games life for years potentially but the way frostbite works I doubt we'll see them any time soon cool.gif
I was fully aware, but it is just a poor excuse for allowing for more DLC sales and for not "wasting" time without much monetary gain.
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ill sign it, but i agree with jack.

i want mod tools, but i have my doubts about the community being able to do anything other than build maps with this.

There is so much technology in the maps now, i just dont see to much use getting done from it. The ported over the animation system from the madden games into bf3. No way in hell people are going to be able to effectively edit all that.
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Originally Posted by Vhati;12460364 
i want mod tools, but i have my doubts about the community being able to do anything other than build maps with this.

I also agree with jack and won't sign though. I rather them spend the time needed on the game and polishing then dumbing down their system to release to the public.

Hopefully they work on releasing them after the game is done but if it does not come out before I will not care.

I am unaware of any online petitions that actually succeed as well.
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Sorry, but this will fail. The requirement to license out middleware products in the app would make this expensive. Combine that with the conflict of interest with possible DLC and really, it's very unlikely.
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It may fail, but I think developers need to know that we still want mod tools for games and that modding is still alive and well.
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lack of education here. it isn't like they just don't want to give it to you. they would have to commit resources into creating independently accessible mod tools, because they are very difficult to use. it's not like you can just paste a tree here, stick a fully destructible compound there, throw some real time particle and lighting effects here, and set some trigger and command variables then paste textures all over it. it's not the source engine.
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Originally Posted by Z Naught;12460539 
It may fail, but I think developers need to know that we still want mod tools for games and that modding is still alive and well.

I'll tell him tomorrow when he's back in the office... and then he'll probably tell me why we can't have...
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