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Blog RSS Feed Report abuse New text editor and member image manager

22 comments by INtense! on May 22nd, 2015

Write a lot of news posts or manage your mod or game profile? Editing it should now be a lot easier! We have finally emerged from the stoneage with a new HTML5 WYSIWYG text editor which should exactly mirror how your post looks. If you want to test it out pretend you are posting news and scroll down to the content section.

Another big feature for the text editor is a handy image uploader personalized for every member. Want to include an image in your post? Awesome that is easy peasy now, just follow the steps below...

Screen Shot 2015 05 22 at 7 03 5


If you track where visitors come from to your profile, we have updated it so the referrers you have visited already are dulled out:

Screen Shot 2015 05 22 at 6 58 1


Adding large downloads should be easier, because we now support uploading from Dropbox and Google Drive (provided the file is shared and public).

Screen Shot 2015 05 22 at 7 00 1


Finally, we have updated our code syntax highlighter - so if you need to share code or write a tutorial perhaps it is much easier to do. Just click the "Insert/edit code snippet" then button paste in your code to wind up with something like this:

<ul class="tabs">
	<li class="on"><a href="/" title="All platforms">HOME</a></li>			 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/xone">XONE</a></li>			 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/ps4">PS4</a></li>			 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/wiiu">WiiU</a></li> 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/iphone">iPhone</a></li>		 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/android">Android</a></li>			 
	<li><a href="/platforms/set/vr">VR</a></li>
</ul>
Report abuse Mod Appreciation Week 2015

222 comments by TKAzA on May 18th, 2015

We ******* love mods! I'm sure that's no surprize to anyone. And after the paid modding saga blew up it is clear that millions of you out there love mods also. Mods are such an important part of PC Gaming - but it occurred to us that until the community found its voice a few weeks back, we mostly took all the hard work and effort mod teams put in (while asking for nothing in return) for granted.

Introducing #modlove2015


We felt it was time to change that by raising awareness for our favorite mods, so developers know their effort is enjoyed and appreciated by many. It's the least we can do, and with more games supporting modding today than ever before we need to encourage game developers to continue working on keeping their platforms open and mod friendly.

Get involved!


This week you may have noticed every mod on the site has a "love bar" shown on their profile, which looks a little like this:


Just click any of the handy links provided, then post a message with a link to the mods profile to help raise awareness and appreciation for your favorite mods. Or follow these steps:

  1. It doesn't matter where your favorite mod is hosted be it on Run Shoot Think Live, GameBanana, Curse, Steam Workshop, Nexus or Mod DB.
  2. copy its URL then write a post explaining why you like that mod (you could write this post on your blog, in a forum, a tweet or facebook) the more we share the better.
  3. Tell us about your post by linking to it in the comments here.
  4. At the end of the week we shall be picking a few lucky members who left a comment following these rules at random, and giving them a key to one of the games listed below as thanks for helping us celebrate mods!

Game giveaway


We have partnered up with many awesome games that either support mods, or began their life as a mod and will be giving them away to participants. We've got hundreds of keys for the games listed below - just follow the steps above to be eligible to win!

Boxshot Boxshot Boxshot Boxshot
Killing Floor 2 Boxshot http://media.moddb.com/images/groups/1/1/24/blackmesa.jpg Boxshot Boxshot

Don't miss this chance to promote the mods you love and win awesome mod-friendly games! Time is limited...

COUNTDOWN TO Mon, 25 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000

Report abuse Site updates, spam and stats

25 comments by INtense! on Apr 8th, 2015

In 2015 we have a lot planned for the DBolical Network. First and foremost our aim is to greatly enhance and optimise our existing sites (ModDB, IndieDB, SlideDB) - so we can continue to grow and nature our amazing community. We have already done a great deal in the last month which includes:

  • A much more friendly on-boarding process for new members, to help them join the community
  • We **** hate spam, so we've greatly improved our detection system which should catch less legit members and more dodgy ones, hopefully pushing the spammers away
  • Greatly streamlined process when adding games, mods, engines and companies
  • When adding a game you can import it from Steam, iOS or Android stores - taking seconds
  • Speed improvements (we had some pages using hundreds of megs of data)
  • Uploading videos is now super easy with Youtube links supported
  • Uploading images to galleries can now be done by selecting batches of images at a time
  • Added VR / AR platform support (more to come here)
  • More helpful error messages

We hope these changes help both creators and players who visit our site on a daily basis. We have plenty more to come such as a redesign, embeddable game support, extra VR stuff and will continue to improve everything we can (welcoming all suggestions).


Oh and one final change for us admins, is a new detailed analytics dashboard to help us make informed decisions and see the impact they have on our visitor engagement. I've included a secret sneak peak of it above. Thanks for reading! Scott

Report abuse The challenge of Adblock

184 comments by INtense! on Feb 16th, 2015

Since 2002 ModDB and IndieDB have been helping developers promote their craft to our amazing community of gamers. Today we reach 7.7million people who download over a petabyte of content every month. It has been an amazing journey and more than we ever could have imagined, and we aim to stay online forever.

50%
of our visitors use adblock

However a challenge that all web communities face today, for better or worse is a dependence on advertising. Our aim has always been to show as few, as classy and relevant advertising as we can and we continue to fight that battle. But with adblock penetration exceeding 50% this is a challenging task. For large companies like Google this isn't a problem, because they pay adblock to allow their ads by default. But for us we are left in a tricky place.

Adblock or not we still love yoooou and will always welcome all visitors, but if you don't mind seeing ads every now and then, we ask for your support by whitelisting ModDB.com and IndieDB.com.

Support us by subscribing:



If you like the site, we are testing out a subscription system which you can join above. In return you will see no ads for a year, and we offer a warm fuzzy feeling that you are helping us feed the beast (the 15 servers we have pushing out content). We welcome all suggestions so please don't hesitate to share - our aim is to give all game and mod developers a voice free from editors/gatekeepers, as we succeed when we help you succeed. Oh and if you must use adblock, consider giving Fairblocker a try.

Report abuse ModDB - IndieDB mirror outage - Resolved

7 comments by TKAzA on Jan 2nd, 2015

Welcome all to 2015, we are super excited to see what you all will create and release this year.
As 2015 rolled over our mirrors were not able to recognize the date change, causing around 60 files added on the 1st of January to be lost into the twisting nether of the internet.

We apologize for this inconvenience and are working with the developers to get their files re added and live as soon as possible.

Unfortunately due to the loss of these files, you may find your recent uploads have been removed, or downloads report a 404 error.

Your invited to contact support, or myself directly to assist in getting your files re authorized as soon as possible.

If you do have any issues downloading files from our mirrors, feel free to leave a link to the file in question in the comments below.

You can also keep up to date with site updates on by following me on twitter.

We wish you all the best in 2015, Keep changing the game!
Your, DBolical Staff

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