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general off topic Why Mafia community is dying

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Howewer Mafia 2 is ... well not bad game, but that's not what we expected. Mafia 2 is 2K product.

But Mafia Lost Heaven is still alive, maybe it's not popular like 5 years ago, but it's still attractive for modders. Today, it's not hard to do anything in that. It's maybe true about that people leaving, but on the other hand, new people still can come. For example me, I'm very glad, that I joined this comunnity. We had one in common, our love to Illusion Sofworks pearl - Mafia. And that's important for me :) To keep it alive.

BTW: Howewer PC games graphics and technical site is going forward in furious tempo, they will never have something like it's own soul... On Mafia is obvious, that it arised with love and passion from it's creators.

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Agree with you that Mafia is not like it used to be but if we continue modding it its not quite dead :side:

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Mafiascene is and will be alive as long as there are at least some people who show interest in Mafia and who want to mod it. Maybe the best days of Mafia are over, but there are always members who come up with new and original ideas. If Mafiascene was dead, we wouldn't see people posting in the forums, making mods, posting updates on upcoming mods etc. I don't know why some of us want to make the impression that Mafiascene is going to end. It isn't! :)

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Little bit off-topic: Why mafiascene.com died? I registered about one year ago and two days later, problems started, I saw only blank page. One month later, forum worked normal for about a week and then just disapeared.

What was reason of that site problems?

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@CrAzY3AGL3 Yes, I also used to be a member in Mafiascene.com, and I know that very few returned. However, I don't think about this fact as a catastrophe. Even though Mafiascene.com is dead, Mafiascene.net isn't. There are active people here. I don't wanna argue or something, and I know that .com and .net differ from each other, but I think that Mafiascene.net is going to be just fine ;) Even if I'm not right, hey, sometimes you gotta be optimistic ;)

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Little bit off-topic: Why mafiascene.com died? I registered about one year ago and two days later, problems started, I saw only blank page. One month later, forum worked normal for about a week and then just disapeared.

What was reason of that site problems?

I dont know but this week you are talking about i think would be when i emailed riddian and he said it was server problems and fixed it and apologised...

Then a week later it went off... ive emailed a few times... no repsonse

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which "bigger" community do you mean?

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:P Well, I looked onto different places on the net, after playing the demo, and ... I came here :whistle:

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The main reason why the modding is dying for Mafia II, one reason...

 

"Filter", what I mean, is that Zmodeler has yet to release there import/export of models into and out of Mafia II, if we had the option available from Zmodeler, the modding community will be 100x stronger, people wish to not join, because well, there is only free ride mods, and texture mods, and script mods, they're nothing even close to what people want, people want conversions, map modifications, new cars, and we've yet to even taste that yet, GTAIV's modding community was horrid until the Filter came out in June 09', and since then it's been HUGELY strong, reason for lack luster, is Zmodeler import, I don't mean to blame Zmodeler, but they are the key to Mafia II's mod success.

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I'm here for Mafia: Lost Heaven modifications. Mafia 2 is not bad game like I said, but it's a 2K game. And after relasing Mafia 2, some "fathers of Mafia" from Illusion Softwroks are not employed at 2K. Mafia III will be completely different games from completely different people.

 

But: Mafia have one advantage, even after ten years, it looks fuck*ng good! It's optimalized for 2002's hardware, but if you install Unlimited draw distance and maybe water shader mod, you will have completely new experience from gaming!

 

And what about Mafia 2 modding? Don't forget, that gold age of modifiing Mafia started 2-3 years after releasing it. But Illusion was tolerating modders comunity, 1.2 patch deleted only multiplayer support (which is pitty), Mafia 2 patches banning mod support :(

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Totally agree,The community isnt like what it used to be....

(only people i know from mafiascene.com are cole phelps and mr.robville,maybe more,havent seen em yet)

I remember back in like 2007 or so,i always used to download mods from here,oh the good old times :)

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Mafiascnene.com well its dead ;) here its not Mafiascene its just a website with same name but it does the job for what its supposed to be.

 

Just what is the job this site is suppose to do? I have refrained from posting here but have been watching this thread. All I see is a critique of this site. This site isnt Mafiascene.com and never claimed to be. Mike and I wanted to create a place for people to feel welcome and mod the games without the site going down every day. We have built it to what it is today. You have a lot of false premises about this site. It ok for you to have your opinion about this site but frankly we're all a little tired of you bashing our internet home. This topic is "Why Mafia Scene Community is Dying" not "Criticize Mafiascene.net".

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CrAzY3AGL3 didn't say anything wrong. He's just sorry for see that people he liked so much are not interested in Mafia game or Mafiascene anymore. But he also respects that it's not fault of this site or "new" comunnity.

Think positively guys! I think we are great comunitty even if qauntity of us is less. Like I said, it's not our faul, gold days of Mafia are definitely gone. We are people who will love it forever, that's what we have in common and because of that, we shouldn't argue!

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The problem with this once great community diminishing has nothing to do with a single website going down. Members are not flocking here because they don't care about this franchise anymore and that is all 2K Games fault. They destroyed this community when they butchered Mafia II.

 

Let's face the facts, Mafia II was nothing like the original Mafia. Mafia II was a major disappointment that took 8 years to create and on top of that it is not modder friendly. There is very little a community can rally behind when we get shafted like this.

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Personally I believe that is the consoles to blame.

Mafia was made for the pc only and then ported to the consoles, while Mafia 2 was made for all platforms from the start, thus the game was going to be restricted from the start. If Mafia 2 was going to be made for the pc first, I think we would of seen a different game altogether because it would of not been held back because of the system requirements of the consoles.

 

Deus Ex went the same way with Invisible war

 

Gaming itself has also changed, it's all about the masses now and niche games like the original Mafia are not seen as money makers; everything has to be made with "dumbed down" player in mind now. So many great franchises have now lost their "Great" part just to be a cash cow for the publishers; sad but true.

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Yup you are absolutely right.But players are getting tired of it more and more.You can see it on youtube comments :D

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That's true. In past, you could buy datadiscs to get completely new storyline. Now you have to buy DLC's to unlock things that are already ingame.

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But nonsense is that 2K Games forum has a lot of active users and Mafia Scene suffers from that they cut the content from Mafia 2. That's my opinion about it.

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But we are mostly hard fans of Mafia 1 and we expected Mafia II to be as great game as Mafia is.

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