1. Industry
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Mod (Modification)



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.

  1. About.com
  2. Industry
  3. Game Industry
  4. Resources
  5. Glossary
  6. Mod

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.