Porting content

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Overview

Porting Assets (textures, meshes, sounds, etc.) from one game to another is generally not allowed on NexusMods, unless the company that owns the rights to the game in question (Rights Holder) has explicitly given permission to do so. On this page, you will find information on certain companies' stance on the porting of their Assets.

General Rules

There are some general rules that you must follow when porting Assets and sharing it on NexusMods:

  • The Rights Holder must have explicitly stated that they allow porting of Assets from their games (blanket statements can be found in the section below).
  • You must adhere to the terms set by the Rights Holder.
  • It can not be for profit.
  • Full credit must be given (both in the ReadMe, and on-site).
  • Your usage of the Assets may not reflect negatively on the Rights Holder.

Specific Terms

The following section lists the Rights Holders whom we have information regarding their stance on porting of Assets. Please be sure to check the sources for more details surrounding the terms set by the Rights Holder.

Developer/Publisher/Rights holder Details Source(s)
Zenimax Media Inc (Bethesda Game Studios, Arkane Studios, id Software, Machine Games, Tango Gameworks, Battlecry Studios, Vir2L Studios) Does not allow porting under any circumstances. Terms of Service
Bioware Allows porting of Assets for, and within the 'Dragon Age' series only. Nexus forums - 'EA/Bioware's stance on modding Dragon Age'
CD Projekt RED Allows porting of Assets for, and within the 'The Witcher' series. Allows porting of Assets from 'The Witcher 1' and 'The Witcher 2'. Porting Assets from 'The Witcher 3' requires explicit permission from CD Projekt Red (which they usually grant). CD Projekt Red forums - 'Using witcher 2 assets for other games? is this allowed?' (confirmed in communications between NexusMods and CDPR)
GSC GameWorld Allows porting of Assets from the 'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.' series. GSC forums - 'Modders' rights'
Microsoft See Terms & conditions in the source. Game Content Usage Rules
Riot Games Allows porting of Assets from 'League of Legends' (excluding the game/studio logos). Legal Jibber Jabber
Ubisoft See Terms & conditions in the source (6. UGC). Terms of Use

Notes

If you have information regarding a certain Rights Holder's stance on porting Assets from their game(s), please send a PM to Zaldiir.

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