GameFront Network Mod Update — July 20

GameFront houses over 60 network sites dedicated to hosting game files and has amassed a talented modding community over the years. These network sites can be accessed through the pulldown in the top banner on the GameFront home page.

Apart from being a hub for top-quality mods for recent games, the network sites host old classics. Maybe you’re new to the modding community. Maybe you just picked up an old game from the bargain bin. Or maybe you’ve played some of these old mods and think it’s time to reinstall them for nostalgia’s sake.

Whatever your case may be, here are some new and popular files we’ve pulled from our community.

STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl:
Localisation Fix

STALKER‘s Ukrainian developer did its best with the game’s English version, but it’s still often obvious that STALKER wasn’t developed by native English speakers. One modder took it upon himself to create this fix that corrects all the English language text in the game — spelling errors, bad grammar, dodgy translations and general tidiness.

Star Wars Battlefront 2
: Pioneer Trails

Here’s a map for Star Wars Battlefront 2 that is not set on frosty Hoth, or green Endor, or sandy Tatooine, or any world with a single biome — it’s set on Earth. Or rather, it’s based on an actual park in our environmentally diverse world and is filled with abundant trees, grassy hills, a large pond, and open battlefronts.

Dawn of War 2 Retribution
: Reincarnate

Are you a fan of Warhammer 40k’s rich lore? This mod for Dawn of War 2 Retribution seeks to capture more of the “fluff” or flavor of 40k without making major alterations to the core game balance. Each unit received some minor modifications, but they are all in line with the vanilla gameplay style.

A few new units have been created, along with a couple of new “Secondary heroes” which act as a second commander for your race. To top it all off, the population cap for all races has been raised to 150.

Armada 2
: NPC Upgrade Project

Here’s a mod that spotlights one of the most neglected areas of Star Trek: Armada 2 — the non-player races. Five vessels from the Cardassian Union join the fleet ops Non-Player list.

The ships include the Hideki Class Scout, Brinok Class Patroler, Kaldor Class Heavy Cruiser, Galor Class Battleship, and Keldon Class Battleship.

Age of Empires 3: The WarChiefs:
Fort Wars

This Blood Map for Age of Empires 3: The WarChiefs is based off Norse Wars from Age of Mythology. Apart from the “Fort Wars” gameplay, it adds a swamp and jungle environment, and removes rain and snow in order to reduce the lag and FPS drop experienced on slower PCs. The entire list of changes is too enormous to list; you’ll need to check it out for yourself.

If you’re a modder — novice or veteran — join the community and contribute your creations. You may just end up creating something that will be downloaded tens of thousands of times.

If you’re not a modder, then browse around to find great mods for your favorite games. Just use the pulldown in the top banner of this page.

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