Posted by Simon Bachmann,
The mod tools are here, sort of. 😉 We decided to lunch the modding tools as a beta for everyone who wants to get his hands dirty right know. This means if you want you can already start making your mods and at the same time help us find some bugs that we may missed.
Currently the whole thing is Steam only, but the full release of the modding tools will be over all other versions too. So you don’t need Steam when we have them properly released.
Also as a bonus we added an extra hard gameplay mode to the game, currently playable in the beta as a mod, but will be added properly as gameplay mode with the full release of the game. I hope you like this. 🙂
Additionally it should help you get an overview how to setup a mod in the first place too.
Please note: This is a beta and some features are still missing, like uploading the mods and packing them into zip files etc. They will come soon!
Where do I find some information about the tools?
Well we prepared a wiki with most parts of the modding tools for Halfway covered. You can find it here: http://robotality.com/wiki/
I’ve found a bug, where can I report to?
Please use the modding forum over in our Halfway form here:
Or over here at the Steam Forum of Halfway.
How do I opt-in for the preview versions?
- In your Steam game list, right-click on Halfway and select “Properties”.
- Navigate to the “BETAS” tab.
- In the field labelled “Enter access code…” enter this code: halfwaypreview. Click on “CHECK CODE”.
- In the checkbox above there should now be an item named “preview – Public Release Candidate” available to select.
- Steam now should start patching your version, and display the game as “Halfway[preview]” in the Steam library.
How do I go back to the release version?
Just select “NONE – Opt out of all beta programs” in the “Properties / BETAS” tab. If you want to be really safe, you can follow up with selecting the “Properties / LOCAL FILES / VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME CACHE …” option.
How to setup an new Mod.
Take a look at the game folder and navigate to the ./mods/ folder. There you should find a ./game-mode-plus/ folder which contains the new extra hard game mode. To setup a new mod just make a new folder in the mod folder and copy over the files from the main game you want to change and create the same folder structure as the main game has.
Want some good music to make your first mod? We have something for you:
The Halfway OST is released and you can grab it over here: Gavins Bootcamp