In the wide world of game modding, there’s a pretty glaring absence of rules. If you wanna make a GTA mod that lets you kill people with a massive spoon, no one’s going to stop you, you colossal weirdo.
For the lesser-nerds out there, modding is essentially tinkering with a game’s code to change or expand on it in some way.
If a particularly violent or pornographic mod hits the spotlight, it gets a lot of press and people get bloody outraged. Classic A Current Affair material.
The practice has come back into the public eye once again with a GTA 5 mod that adds NSW Police skins to vehicles and the police themselves. The details they’ve added are pretty intricate and as you’d imagine, the real life NSW Police are incredibly pissed off.
7 News covered the story with all the expected hysteria and even called the modders “underground computer geeks”. Good one, dad.
The police are looking to take action against the mod, but as the practice is not illegal, it will be interesting to see just how they’ll go about taking it down.
According to the top comment on the Facebook video post, these skins have been floating around for about 18 months. It also points out that thanks to the coverage, the mod will now be getting thousands more downloads. Whoops.
Source: 7 News.
Photo: GTA 5.