— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) April 25, 2018
Master Mario 64 hacker Kaze Emanuar has brought us a lot of craziness over the last few months. He’s given Mario the Odyssey ability to control enemies with his hat, introduced a Mario 64 Maker program, hacked in an online mode to the game, thrown in working Portal guns, and even created an entire sequel to Mario 64 with entirely new environments and enemies (that last one wore Nintendo’s patience enough to send him a C&D).
Mario 64 modder Kaze Emanuar is back at it again! Previously he brought the Super Mario Odyssey hat trick into Mario 64. Then he introduced a robust level editor to the game. Now he’s created an online mode!
The Creation Club, a newly introduced modding system from Bethesda for Skyrim and Fallout 4, has launched on PC. The service essentially works in a similar manner to previous mods for those two games but adds an extra review system by the publisher to ensure that the new content works flawlessly with the game. This internal quality control comes with the price though, with mods that come through the Creation Club costing credits that can only be purchased with rea-life money.
Fans of MMOs and Minecraft are in look, as a brand new mod called Wynncraft has been released as a free download for the PC version of the game. Built entirely within the hugely successful world building title, the mod is a fully fledged MMO, including questions, NPC characters, bosses, and even guilds.
Two game modders who go by the handles MrBean and Chadderz have created what they’ve deemed the “Accio Master Code,” a hack for the Wii U version of Breath of the Wild that allows any object in the game to be spawned anywhere. MrBean used his new creation to create some amusing videos (they’re a must-watch and can be seen at the end of this post). Through these wacky shenanigans, he uncovered game mechanics and physics quirks nobody ever knew about, because they were next-to-impossible to recreate in the original game. Like these…..
Shortly after the release of the NES Classic, hackers found a way to alter the code of the device to accept more than just the 30 games that came with it. The hack was primitive at first, but eventually a way was found to store as many as 80 games on the Classic. The ultimate goal was to find a way to store every game, but the problem was, there was a wall that prevented this from happening: the fact that the Classic’s internal storage had a limit of 300 MB.
One of the main selling points of Fallout 4 when it launched earlier this year was the fact that it supported the use of mods on consoles, giving players the chance to alter the base game and add their own additional content to the title. Considering that Skyrim is still one of the most played games on Steam thanks to its vibrant mod community, this seemed like a great way to inject new life into the ageing title alongside the upgraded visuals.
There are countless mods, hacks and unofficial sequels of Mario’s 2D games floating around the Web. But past the point when the series moved to 3D, not so much. It’s a lot trickier to rearrange the elements of a level made of polygons than it is to alter one made of pixels and sprites. However, it CAN be done.
Thanks to the efforts of a group of fans, players can now get back to playing Battlefield 2142 online once again. The group, calling themselves Revive, have now released a fully working version of the game that brings back support for online multiplayer. It’s apparently proved pretty popular as it has already seen a large number of downloaded and more than 1,000 concurrent users over the weekend.
Sega’s Genesis and Mega Drive Classics hub has only been out a few days, but it’s already got dozens of mods available. Like these….
The announcement came from GBATemp.net: someone by the screenname shutterbug2000 got Windows 95 running on his New Nintendo 3DS, and he provided photos and video evidence to prove it.