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Mod (Modification)

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Modding is the process of taking an existing game and modifying the game assets (code, art, sound, etc) to make a new, unique, game experience. A game "mod" is the result of this process.

Modding has existed for many years, originally existing in the form of custom maps made with built-in editors provided by game makers, or through hexadecimal editing of a game's executable file.

Large communities have sprung up around particularly popular games over the years, some continuing years after the original game was no longer played.

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