CoD: BlackOps To Get Mod Support

"Treyarch will support a thus-far undisclosed amount of freedom to the modding community for the next Call of Duty game."

Search News

When Modern Warfare 2 ended up not allowing modding despite hints of the possibility out of Infinity Ward, fans were dismayed.  Well now it appears Treyarch is looking to bring the modding scene back to the series.  A few days ago, Treyarch member Cesar Stastny, aka pcdev, made the following post on the official Call of Duty: BlackOps forums:

We plan to open the game up for modding sometime post-launch. We do not know yet to what extent you will be able to mod the game. There are some purely technical issues related to engine and internal tool enhancements that do not easily fit the modtools paradigm. We have looked at it close enough to see that it is non-trivial and we will have to pick it up again post-launch. Right now we are completely focused on finishing the game. 

And, dev console: confirmed.

As the post mentions, the modtools won't be available until after launch, and at this time there is no indication exactly how long it will take.  Still, this is welcome news for the community as mods are able to open up new dimensions to the game through the creativity of enthusiasts.

Discuss in our Forums

«Prev 1 Next»

Most Recent Comments

09-08-2010, 13:54:59


An option but could end up being more expensive / less simple than a little box you hide away. Certainly an option tho

09-08-2010, 13:55:05

Cheap NAS devices are junk. You are better off using an old PC. I built a MicroATX AMD dual core system with a few 1TB drives in a silverstone MicroATX case. The only thing you really gain in a separate NAS is ease of use and less power consumption.

Cheap NAS's are unreliable and slow. Best to be avoided IMHO.

09-08-2010, 13:58:34

ok so that would be done with freenas?

any kind of "minimum" specs to be looking at?

i only have a p5b deluxe / e6300 lying about - which is a bit overkill right? id be better off looking at a m-atx system with as energy efficient stuff as possible (im guessing a nas server wouldnt need much raw power so energy efficient everything would be a good move) - RAM size?

09-08-2010, 15:13:13

You could use freenas or anything else for that matter. FreeNAS is just a nicely put together distro of FreeBSD. You could use just about any distro and customize it to get the same kinda results. I'm not a BSD guy but prefer RH/CentOS. That said, I use server 2008 r2 just because of work.

My home server stores my iTunes library (connect to it from multiple PCs) as well as movies, user profiles and PS3MediaServer. I tried using low power parts just to keep it quiet and cheap to run.

As far as minimum specs go, you really don't need much power. 2GB will probably suffice unless you get into more than file sharing. CPU speed on a file server isn't a big deal unless you get into streaming and encoding content on the fly.

My server is as follows:

AMD dual core ~2.6GHz
2x 1TB WD Green
ASUS MATX mobo (onboard Video, Gbit Network etc)
Silverstone MATX case
1 80MM case fan
Corsair Power Supply (I believe 400w IIRC)

09-08-2010, 15:18:50

The whole thing set me back about $500 a year ago. 1TB drives have dropped considerably since then though. I paid about $130 each for those drives.

09-08-2010, 16:00:29


The whole thing set me back about $500 a year ago. 1TB drives have dropped considerably since then though. I paid about $130 each for those drives.

freenas is amazing :D based on freebsd

brilliant for a iscsi target, have used it for vmware esx testing :D

09-08-2010, 16:40:13

them qnap systems look good

09-08-2010, 18:18:20

so my e6300, 2gb of ram, p5b deluxe would be ideal?

im guessing freenas couldnt run ps3mediaserver as well as being a nas?

unless i setup server 2008 r2

09-08-2010, 18:40:22

Home server:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 235e
Cooler: Boxed
Memory: 2GB DDR2-800
GPU: Integrated
HDD: 2 x Samsung SpinPoint F3 EcoGreen 2 TB
Case: Antec Performance One Mini P180 Black
PSU: Be Quiet Pure Power L7 300W

Or if you want to go a bit more deluxe...

Deluxe home server:

CPU: Intel Pentium G6950
Cooler: Scythe Shuriken Rev. B
Memory: 2 GB DDR3-1333 MHz (1 module)
MB: Intel DH57JG
GPU: Integrated
HDD: 6x Samsung Spinpoint F3 EcoGreen 2TB
Case/PSU: Fractal Design Array Mini ITX 300W
Extra: ASUS U3S6 USB 3.0 Card releases a new pc advice every 2 months, and those are part of their latest release.
Might be of some use if you're willing to buy new parts. :)

10-08-2010, 08:17:32

ps3mediaserver is java based so it's cross platform. It should run on freenas if you're willing to configure it.

Edit: Here's a guide

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.