I know this is a long shot, but we've put too much time in to the various mods developed at this stage to just let it be shut down without a fight. For those who haven't heard, there's a potential for all forms of MPQ modding to be impossible after the patch. You can read the details here; http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=355575
I'm aware that not everyone uses these mods, but please show your support by signing the petition. Those of us who do use or make them have had a damn fun time doing so, and it'd be such a shame for it all to go to waste.
We've all put a lot of time in to making awesome modifications for you, now is your chance to give back to us and help us keep going after the patch.
Recently there has been suspicion of the upcoming patch having the potential to block all forms of alteration to SC2's MPQ archives. It's not yet 100% confirmed, but we can't take a risk of ignoring it until it's too late. For more information, read here; http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=355575
MPQ modding causes no harm to SC2 and opens a lot of potential for the community to develop and share their creativity to the players. With current mods shared to the TeamLiquid.net community such as Stronger Team Colours by Pzea469, proven to be beneficial to players affected by colour-blindness, and various other mods like Custom Backgrounds developed by Existor and myself, Teliko, we've brought nothing but a better playing experience to the community and opened a whole new aspect of entertainment and creativity to the game.
It's clear a change like this wouldn't affect negative aspects to the game such as maphacking, so there's really no reason to shut this down. Many players continue playing the game simply on the basis of knowing they can freely make it look however they want.
If you support mods like Stronger Team Colours, Custom Backgrounds and Dark Protoss/Mercenaries, and want to see more releases and development to continue after the patch, please sign this petition.
Poll added by request. Please refrain from voting unless you fully understand MPQ editing and what this change will effect. i.e. No more Stronger Team Colour mods etc, while Maphacks will remain unaffected. Consider actually having a read through the thread to get some info.
Poll: Do you want this change to go through?
No, let us continue to mod. (400)
Yes, put a stop to all forms of modding. (239)
639 total votes
Your vote: Do you want this change to go through?
(Vote): No, let us continue to mod. (Vote): Yes, put a stop to all forms of modding.
Brief compilation of what we'll be losing if this goes through
While I'm all for the cause, Blizzard won't be listening. They're a bit shit in that department =\ Also you should probably have (and still can) just make a poll here. Then forward that to a lot of blizzard e-mails if you want. Means you'll get way more feedback (because it's easier to participate in) than from a petition, which, as far as I can see doesn't hold any more or less sway over a poll.
Last edit: 2012-07-27 08:35:57
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Grampz United States. July 27 2012 08:35. Posts 2067
That said, I guess it's still worth it to complain, but with the streaming system they have in place, maybe it's some sot of unavoidable (or at least difficult to avoid) consequence that the data can't be modified anymore.
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On July 27 2012 08:35 Grampz wrote: Pretty sure blizz might listen to this one, browder has actually told people it was good to use the stronger team color. Maybe they will change some stuff around to allow this kind of stuff.
I hope so. I could really go for a dose of being wrong about Blizzard messing things up atm ><
On July 27 2012 08:36 Cire wrote: I will quit playing this game and not buy HoTS if can no longer use Stronger Team Colors. The Zerg versus Zerg matchup is simply impossible without it.
What you've said is instantly recognizable as untrue. How you have delivered the falsehood with so much conviction is beyond me xD
The stronger color one is the only one you really could justify to blizzard. As far as decals, background, unit customization ect ect i feel like blizzard would not like that because that does violate the user agreement of the product and messes with the product as they intended. Decals and background and unit customization would actually be really sick if you could buy that stuff, to make yourself look unique and stuff you know?
Also you may want to make this thread on the blizzard forums, TL isn't really the place to make a plea to blizzard
All the good things about MPQ editing are all graphical changes located in the SC2assets files and never in the SC2data files. SC2data files (90% certain, but I could easily be wrong) are where the maphacks etc. occur.
How about Blizz makes SC2data files auto-update, but not do so with SC2assets?