The term mod is derived from the act of modifying a game. To mod a game is to create custom levels, objects, characters, or even unique or stand-alone game from an existing game engine. Many games come with an editor that allow for easier modding. A person who mods a game is called a modder.
- modal window
A modal window is any type of window that is a child (secondary window) to a parent window and usurps the parent’s control. It is commonly associated with an Internet Web site pop-up window that stays in front of the original window. A user may not press any controls or enter any information on the […]
- modeless window
Similar to a modal window, a modeless window is a feature that was first introduced in Internet Explorer 5. It launches a secondary (child) window that stays active on the user’s screen until dismissed. Modeless windows can be minimized or hidden behind other windows. Unlike a modal window, a modeless window will allow the user […]
(n.) The state or setting of a program or device. For example, when a word processor is in insert mode, characters that you type are inserted at the cursor position. In overstrike mode, characters typed replace existing characters. The term mode implies a choice — that you can change the setting and put the system […]
Generally, the process of representing a real-world object or phenomenon as a set of mathematical equations. More specifically, the term is often used to describe the process of representing 3-dimensional objects in a computer. All 3-D applications, including CAD/CAM and animation software, perform modeling.
(mō´dem) (n.) Short for modulator-demodulator. A modem is a device or program that enables a computer to transmit data over, for example, telephone or cable lines. Computer information is stored digitally, whereas information transmitted over telephone lines is transmitted in the form of analog waves. A modem converts between these two forms. Standard Modem Interface […]