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Loore  [developer] Aug 9, 2013 @ 5:13am
Modding Support V1.0
When we bought you news of the Community Patch there was one item that wasn’t on the list but we’re pleased has made the deadline to be included. So I’m pleased to let you know that the patch will include a feature we hope you’re excited about... modding support.

We understand that there’s a talented, vibrant and creative modding community out there working on our past and current titles, whether it’s new custom liveries or various colours of tyre smoke and other creative endeavours, all accomplished without official support. These things don’t go unnoticed at Codies and the whole team enjoy seeing what you guys come up with.

Previously, some of our game's files were protected against modification. This was intended as a defence against cheating, mostly during online play, but also when setting lap times or earning achievements. When the modification of a protected file has been detected the game would disable online access, achievements and would also prevent any saving from occurring.

However, we understand that many mods are made with absolutely no intent of inconveniencing other players. These guys want to play the game in their own way, but as it stood the game would not save their progress if they were to modify a protected file.

So we’ve decided to assist these players by adding some basic support to the game that allows modified data and when enabled the game will now save your progress. Please note that the save file is separate to the one used by the unmodified game and online play, leaderboards, achievements and RaceNet functionality will all be disabled to protect the integrity of the main game.

This is our first step into supporting mods and it’ll be a learning process for us. So we’ll be looking to get your feedback along the way and we’ll make improvements over time where possible. When the tools are at your disposal, do let us know what you think. Above all else we look forward to seeing what you create. For further information, I’ve included a mini-
FAQ below..

Q) What about Steam Workshop?
A) No current plans but it is something we are discussing as our support for Modding continues.

Q) What formats will Mod support be on?
A) Mod support will be a PC only feature.

Q) When will mod support be enabled?
A) Mod support will be enabled in the upcoming Community Patch

Q) Will there be a guide available to help get us started?
A) We’ll be posting up a quick start guide once the Community Patch arrives.

Community Patch Update
We’ve been hard at work on the Community Patch and while we don’t have a concrete date just yet I can confirm that next week should be where we start seeing some significant movement. In the mean time, check back and keep your eyes on our usual channels as we’ll be releasing news about the date just as soon as we can.

Below you’ll find the confirmed content for the Community Patch:

  • Increased rewards in Custom Playlist
  • A new playlist titled ‘Hardcore’
  • Level cap raise to 99
  • Fastest lap times have been included for online play
  • A host of liveries previously restricted to single player will now be available in multiplayer
  • The maximum number of laps allowed in a race has been increased from 5 to 10
  • Veto weighting has been changed and now only requires 51% of the vote
  • Country flags have been included next a player’s name plate online
  • Reward for racing cleanly has been increased
  • A vote to kick option has been included
  • You can now skip the level up graphic
  • Modding Support v1.0 [PC Only]
  • Various bug fixes and background improvements

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Aeterna Nox Aug 9, 2013 @ 5:29am 
We are believe in u! :)
But, I dont understand. What could be mods for GRID 2?
NY GAMER Aug 9, 2013 @ 5:34am 
"A vote to kick option has been included" - very nice :) But how about all collisions is on? If driver reverse on track - collisions full on... its be fun ;)
*FPCG| Wipspeed. Nv Aug 9, 2013 @ 9:40am 
Gonna be nice to see what people comes up with like new race tracks in real locations and fantasy race track with some loops and jumps haha.

that could be awesome to see some of those. imagine driving a Koenigsegg Agera R through a loop. like in trackmania
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Last edited by *FPCG| Wipspeed. Nv; Aug 9, 2013 @ 11:03am
TSC Alexandro Aug 9, 2013 @ 11:00am 
Originally posted by Keojin Team Haruna:
We are believe in u! :)
But, I dont understand. What could be mods for GRID 2?

Car modifications, new tracks?? different game modes? Demo Derby extreme? Depends how restrictive i guess?
*FPCG| 385roller Aug 9, 2013 @ 3:30pm 
NICE! Thanks Codemasters!
Mad Max RW Aug 9, 2013 @ 9:32pm 
I would love clarification if it will be possible to properly add custom cars and tracks. Is there a plan to release an editor and plugins for whatever 3D tools (3d studio max, etc.) they used to build the game further down the line?
ORIGIN FTW Aug 9, 2013 @ 11:29pm 
too late
chupakabra Aug 10, 2013 @ 10:09am 
Why too late.Game still can be saved,and this is going to happen.
Ōkami Aug 10, 2013 @ 2:43pm 
Vote to kick where?? Playlists?? Good, the game is going to become primordial soup for griefers. even more

What about the mentioned improved cheat protection, did it make it??

In all, good that modding support is becoming a reality, one step towards workshop support.
2hrd4retard Aug 11, 2013 @ 9:03pm 
when's the patch?
*FPCG| Wipspeed. Nv Aug 12, 2013 @ 2:36pm 
I just a had a discussion with a friend and she said that the "Modding Support"
would not be a part of Multiplayer.
can someone please confirm of this is true ??

cause if this is true then i don't see the purpose of the modding support if it's only for the Single Player part.
Last edited by *FPCG| Wipspeed. Nv; Aug 12, 2013 @ 2:37pm
Kelt Aug 13, 2013 @ 7:02pm 
Not sure about the vote to kick option. So you're a level 30 winning against lower levels and they can kick you? Great.
Anezz Aug 14, 2013 @ 11:10am 
Originally posted by Kelt:
Not sure about the vote to kick option. So you're a level 30 winning against lower levels and they can kick you? Great.

That will teach you to let them win more ! lol
Leonid_Vr Aug 16, 2013 @ 7:06am 
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spat55 Aug 17, 2013 @ 5:10am 
Need a ♥♥♥♥ing cockpit view first, codemasters have lost my respect now. Last decent games you've made are Dirt 3 and the F1 2012, and F1 2012 has annoying bugs and you never update it.
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