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Skyrim modders are getting creative with this AI text to speech tool

The magic of AI-powered text to speech continues as Skyrim modders get their hands on an application that generates speech from text based on voice samples from Bethesda games. It’s already inspired a trailer with AI-only voice acting and a new mod that gives Skyrim characters lines to compliment your dragonborn’s naked figure. Oh, the things modders will do. (more…)

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Enormous Fallout: New Vegas mod The Frontier launches today

Fallout: The Frontier is a huge expansion-sized mod for Fallout: New Vegas that’s been in the works for years now. It adds an entirely new map zone and storyline to New Vegas set in the wasteland of snowy Portland where three new factions are at war. The big project is launching today and it sure sounds like folks are excited to play it. (more…)

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Someone has modded Gilmore Girls into Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 10 January 2021 16:02 GMT If your next run through a Fire Emblem game needs more drama and emotional nuance, someone has modded Gilmore Girls into Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.Developer Marlowe Dobbe (the artist behind Dicey Dungeons) has created the inspired mod, called – unsurprisingly – Fire Emblem: Gilmore Girls and made it free to download, too.The mod does a great job in turning the 2004 GBA title into a peculiar re-telling of the early 2000s teen drama, complete with all the mechanics you’d expect from an Intelligent Systems RPG. Mods are asleep time to…

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The Stardew Valley Expanded mod has gotten a big update and new farm too

You may have heard that Stardew Valley had had another huge update in December bringing a new farm map and some cool endgame secrets. It’s not the just the main game though, some of Stardew’s biggest mods were updated on the same day, including one of my personal favorites, Stardew Valley Expanded. This giant mod has also gotten its share of new characters, content, and a new farm map too. (more…)

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Best Euro Truck Simulator 2 mods

Euro Truck Simulator 2’s mods are about crafting a more personal play space to make your evening truck fun just so. One person’s favourite sounds tweaks might sound like a broken axel grinding away to another person, which is a tricky thing to balance when gathering up some glorious gear-boxes. I took the view that the trucks themselves would be better off left largely alone and went looking for more immersive additions. Come truck with me, let’s see what I found en route. (more…)

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Witcher 3 open-source modding project Wolvenkit to support Cyberpunk 2077

By Alan Wen, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 14:57 GMT For a game set in a future where body modification is the norm, Cyberpunk 2077 will not support PC mods at launch. But that hasn’t stopped the creators of an open-source Witcher 3 modding project from getting ready to support CD Projekt Red’s new open-world RPG.Posting on the CD Projekt Red forums, modder Traderain announced that work has begun to upgrade modding project Wolvenkit to support for Cyberpunk 2077.“Now that we are so close to the release date of cp77, we are preparing to upgrade the community modding tools for The Witcher…

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This Assassin’s Creed Valhalla mod means Eivor need not be jealous of an NPC’s haircut

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 27 November 2020 16:32 GMT More like Fashionista’s Creed, am I right?A new mod for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla allows you to give protagonist Eivor a brand new hair cut.As spotted by Eurogamer, the Eivor Customiser is a PC mod made by Hypermorphic, which lets players change the hero’s hair-do to any of those worn by NPCs within the game. You can even access a few hairdos from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, too. There are different variations that you can switch between and players are able to change their hair colour, too.It’s also possible to change Eivor’s body…

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New mod has Skyrim running at 60fps on Xbox Series X

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 17:58 GMT Because Microsoft’s super-powered machine needs help running a nine-year-old game.Those lucky enough to have picked up an Xbox Series X will be able to play Bethesda’s Skyrim at 60 frames-per-second thanks to a new mod.That’s according to a post on Reddit, which says that the Uncap FPS Mod for the fantasy RPG allows the game to run at a fixed 60fps. This brings it in line with the experience that PC players have had with Skyrim.Right now, Skyrim is available on Xbox Series X via backwards compatibility. Bethesda has promised free…

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Remembering Counter-Strike’s forgotten beta maps

It was 20 years ago today that version 1.0 of Counter-Strike launched, boasting iconic maps like Dust and Italy. But what about the maps that didn’t make it out of beta? CS had over twenty which bounced around betas but were cut by the full release, including all the maps representing one entire mode. I revisited the cut beta maps today and was surprised by quite how many I remembered, a lot of weird fond memories mixed in with a few moments of “Oh yeah obviously I see why this was cut”. Come, let’s revisit them. (more…)

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Great One Beast boss fully restored thanks to new Bloodborne mod

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 20 September 2020 14:00 GMT Bloodborne fans have been mining the game for years now, finding all sorts of content that was cut from the game before it launched back in 2015.In 2018, we saw YouTuber and dataminer Sanadsk restore the Great One to the game. In a video, he was able to restore access to the cut boss by locating unused Chalice Dungeon IDs.With the help of expert Bloodborne modder and regular collaborator ZullieTheWitch, Sanadsk managed to show off a boss that From Software probably never intended you to see (thanks, Eurogamer).Now, two years later,…

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Here are three ways to turn Minecraft into a computer inside your computer

The more I see of Minecraft, the more I’m convinced that we all live in a simulation. Possibly one that’s also inside Minecraft, and running some fancy shaders. I don’t make that claim lightly. Like all conspiracy theorists, I have proof that you cannot dispute. Prepare yourself for a reality check. Below are some dazzlingly intricate pieces of computing, but rendered entirely inside Mojang’s blocky world-builder. And if Minecraft is capable of running in-game PCs, then we’re all just Creepers waiting to explode. (more…)