TODAY release CoD Black Ops Mod Tools !
Thursday, June 23 2011 @ 01:07 PM BST
Contributed by: VRANDAS
The LAST UPDATE about the RELEASE of the CoD: Black Ops Mod Tools !
June 23 :
Mod Tools Beta is live on Steam now. They will show up under "Tools"
You can upload mods to unranked servers via gamerservers control panel.
June 18 :
Good progress made but still working to get tools released. Will keep you updated next week.
June 17 :
Again... NO further NEWS about release Call of Duty: Black Ops MODTOOLS !
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June 11 :
Mod tools beta is ready to go.....
June 8 :
NO NEWS ABOUT Call of Duty: Black Ops MODTOOLS !
June 3 pcdev :
We still trying to get modtools released ASAP. I will let you know as soon as I have news.
June 1 :
Sorry guys, mod tools will not release tonight. We need to sort a couple of things out first. I will keep you posted.
Later today the Mod Tools Beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops will be released.
Treyarch is starting off with a "Beta" version because one set of tools, called Radiant, isn't part of today's release.
Some of the things that are included in today's Mod Tools package are :
- a Mod Tools Launcher.
- an Asset Manager.
- an Effects Editor.
- an Asset Viewer.
- Maya 2009 Exporter Plugins.
- Reference materials: Maya src files, scripts, examples mods, xmodel exports, texture assets.
It is the "missing" Radiant that is needed for designing new Zombie, SP, and MP maps for CoD: Black Ops. But some technical issues must be solved first before Radiant can be used with Black Ops as well. So lets hope pcdev gets that sorted in the next coming days.... I don't want to say weeks.
So today's release of a beta is already a step closer to getting Mods and Tweaks.
Off course all modding, and hopefully mapping, can only be used on un-ranked servers. But the good news is (because one CoD title didn't have this ! ) Black Ops allows HTTP Redirect. This means when players join a server, they will auto-download the used mod (or map) from any web space location.
Where to download these Mod Tools ? STEAM.
Go to Call of Duty: Black Ops - Mod Tools are located under Library > Tools on Steam. And upon installation through Steam, the tools will be placed in your Call of Duty: Black Ops game directory.
All you need to know can be found in the links below.
Making Mods and Maps aint an easy thing to do and can be very time consuming. ! WARNING ! Once you've learned how; you're hooked for life !