Making mods for the PC can be fun, especially when you realize that you can only mod as properly on the PC.. There are many modding tools out there, and most are specific to their respective games.
Here’s a short list:
1. G.E.C.K. for Fallout 3
The Garden of Eden Creation Kit, or G.E.C.K. is the modding tool for Fallout 3. First mentioned in the computer log in the game’s Vault 101, the G.E.C.K. is powerful, and shows everything, from characters, to screen animation, to map-making.
2. Creation Kit for Skyrim
With the advent of the Creation Engine, Bethesda Softworks created the Creation Kit. It functions very similarly as the G.E.C.K., has the same game element display, and uses the same interface. However, it employs the bits and pieces that Creation Engine uses, such as physics and lighting.
3. BF2edit for Battlefield 2
BF2edit is more of a map editor than anything else. However, given the right tinkering, it can also change the armaments of the players, the camerawork, and even the ragdoll physics. It’s simple, but in the right hands, it can be very powerful.
4. ARMA Map Editor
The ARMA series is known for its map editor, and the editor does not merely make maps. Mods such as DayZ were made using the built-in Map Editor, among others. It’s also good exercise in mathematics, since ARMA uses a strict Cartesian plane as coordinates.
This one is a homebrew masterpiece. A modder named HazardX created it, allowing games such as GTA 4 and GTA 5 have scripts added to them via a set of hand-made programs made specifically for GTA.
In the game world, there are plenty of options in editing. Modding is part of gaming itself. As we go on and play, soon we realize, it’s not just about the game – it’s also about how the game is made.