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Why do pc only have mods and is there any way for mods on console?

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  • 1 month ago
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    It's more an issue on how the game code can be access & therefore modified.  On PC's the game may have a modding API, which makes it easier to safely mod the game, OR actual manipulation of game files store on your computer.

    On Consoles, the game code & files are generally locked down by the console manufacturer as an anti-piracy measure, since modding a game means manipulating code on the console...  which could mean somebody could potentially fully hijack a console with such a feature inside a game.

    Just last year, the makers of "A Dark Room" had their game pulled from the Switch eShop because the developer purposely left in a code editor as an easter egg (see https://kotaku.com/nintendo-removes-game-from-swit... ).  This has been removed from the game to get it re-listed.

    HOWEVER, Nintendo themselves have designed their own programming option in their Nintendo Labo series.  HOWEVER, this programming is heavily sandboxed & geared to use the Switch's hardware in a non-standardized method.

    It also tends boil down to homebrewers that are hacking the consoles to do stuff that the manufacturers never intended their console (or games) to do...  which turns into a cat-n-mouse game of patches & exploits.

    Hope this sheds some light on the subject.

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  • 1 month ago

    There are few games that have MODS settings.

    Like fallout 4 and Elders Scrolls: Skyrim on xbox one. That I know of.

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  • 1 month ago

    In order to add mods to a game, you need access to the game's files. This is easy to do on a PC since you have full access to your PC's file system. However, video game consoles are heavily locked down and do not give you access to the system files or even much of a file explorer. This is mainly done to prevent people from copying games. It is possible to add mods to console games, but you must first mod or jailbreak your console in order to gain access to the file system. This is inherently risky and can get you permanently banned from the console's online service. I believe there are very few games on consoles that some mod support, but they're very limited and only approved mods.

    So if modding games is important to you, you're better of gaming on a PC instead of on a console.

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  • 1 month ago

    You can't mod on a console since it is basically restricted by the manufacturers

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