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A Repository of Knowledge

April 29, 2013 2 comments

As is quite obvious from the date of the last post here, I no longer maintain this as an active blog.  That said, it seems traffic to this blog is still high, and new comments come in regularly.  I’m happy that the knowledge I have shared has helped so many people.

Shortly after putting this blog together, I had a series of life changing events; I started a new career and made a big move.  Modding and maintaining this blog just wasn’t an option anymore.  There just wasn’t time, as I threw myself fully into my new career.

These days i’m happily settled into that career, and have more free time on my hands, but instead of modding games, my free time these days is spent on writing my own!  I will be releasing my first iPad game, GraviTile sometime this year, and have several other designs on the books as they say.  I’m sorry for disappearing off the face of the interwebs, but things happened quickly and just steamrolled beyond my control.  Before I knew what had happened, months then years had gone by!

As I said at the start, its interesting to see that this blog is still actively visited, and apparently useful for continuing waves of new Dragon Age modders.  While I will, most likely, no longer be posting new modding content here, I want everyone to rest assured that I will keep this blog running so that the knowledge it contains can remain for future generations of modders to use.

And who knows, maybe I will come back at some point and make a few mods, once GraviTile is out.

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Categories: From the Editor

Looking for Beta Testers for DAModder

November 30, 2009 2 comments

I leaked a screen of this new application last night, and progress is proceeding quite nicely. DAModder is designed as a total replacement for Bioware’s DAUpdater program, and will provide complete install and uninstall functionality for mods, as well as the ability to easily configure mods that use DragonAge.ini for settings.

I am looking to start beta testing of DAModder within the next day or two, and currently seeking people interested in testing the application. I am looking for both players and modders to test and give feedback and bug reports. Please be willing to submit bug reports, and update to new versions as I work on issues. Also, testers should be comfortable with Windows File Explorer, navigating directories, and copying & renaming files.

If you are interested in helping beta test DAModder please send an email to:
cases@beyondferelden.fogbugz.com

Categories: From the Editor, Mods

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2009 2 comments

I hope everyone had a happy holiday. Not much from me today as I spent it with my family. Some good stuff coming up in the next few days though! I noticed i’d been a little light on the tutorials lately. I was spending more time on my own AddIns, and working on my super secret project as well.

That said however, I have a few fun tutorials planned for next week. So here is a small sneak peak of what is coming.

A look into the string editor
Creating custom abilities
Creating custom Item Properties

So stay tuned for some great stuff. You can also subscribe to the blog in your RSS reader if you use one, or by email via the links in the sidebar.

Categories: From the Editor

About the Donate Button

November 17, 2009 3 comments

Just a quick note, because I don’t want to make a big deal about it.

A few very kind readers asked me if I could put up a donate button so that they could donate a few dollars, so I have done that.  If you feel that my tutorials and articles were useful and valuable to you and want to donate a few bucks or more, then I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  If on the other hand you don’t want to donate, then I respect that as well and hope you will continue to read and learn from my tutorials.

Categories: From the Editor

New Community for Mods & Modding – DAMods!

November 12, 2009 1 comment

The Bioware Dragon Age forums will be shutting down in just under a week, and as a result the modding community has the danger of fragmenting.  Many people will move back to the Electronic Arts “Social Site”, but theres also many (including myself) who don’t want to use that site.

Luckily there is another option.  A new website opened a few days ago, DAMods, created by Reynen Starfyre.  The site is still in its infancy, and is a bit rough around the edges, but he is working very hard on the site and a good portion of the community has already moved in over there.  I highly recommend it, and you will be find me there as well.  I will not be moving to the Social Site, so once the Bioware forums shut down, look for me on DAMods and of course continue reading here!

Categories: From the Editor

In the Polls Today…

November 12, 2009 1 comment

I want to thank those of you who took the time to vote in the poll I have running. From time to time I will put up these polls, not because i’m nosy, but because it allows me to get a better feel for who is reading my articles. This allows me to write content better targeted to what is of interest to you, and in turn you get to read a site with content that you enjoy 🙂 So thanks!

From this first poll I can see that most of you consider yourself to be at a basic level with the toolset. That really isn’t a huge surprise, but it is nice to know. While i’ll continue to post more intermediate level content, I will focus the majority of upcoming articles to more basic tutorials.

What sorts of things are you all most looking to do? Leave a comment here!

Categories: From the Editor