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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
Porting content from one game to another is generally not allowed, even between games developed and published by the same company. Therefore, porting content from one game to another is not permitted on NexusMods, unless the developer/publisher of that specific game allows porting of content from their games to other games.
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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==
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==General Rules==
There are some general rules when porting content and uploading it to NexusMods (aside from requiring permission and following the rights holders set requirements and limitations):
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There are some general rules that you must follow when porting '''Assets''' and sharing it on NexusMods:
* It is not for profit.
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* You must have permission from the '''Rights Holder''' to port '''Assets''' from one game to another.
* Full credit is given (both in Readme, and on-site).
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* You must adhere to the terms set by the '''Rights Holder'''.
* It does not reflect negatively on the rights holder.
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* It can not be for profit.
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* Full credit must be given (both in the ReadMe, and on-site).
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* Your usage of the '''Assets''' may not reflect negatively on the '''Rights Holder'''.
  
==List of developers/publishers==
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==Specific Terms==
These are the developers/publishers whom we have information on regarding their stance on porting (Always read the terms supplied in the sources, as it may contain additional information surrounding the allowed usage of their assets.).
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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'''.
  
 
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| Zenimax Media Inc <span style="font-size:75%;">(Bethesda Game Studios, Arkane Studios, id Software, Machine Games, Tango Gameworks, Battlecry Studios, Vir2L Studios)</span> || Does not allow porting under any circumstances. || [http://www.zenimax.com/legal_terms Terms of Service]
 
| Zenimax Media Inc <span style="font-size:75%;">(Bethesda Game Studios, Arkane Studios, id Software, Machine Games, Tango Gameworks, Battlecry Studios, Vir2L Studios)</span> || Does not allow porting under any circumstances. || [http://www.zenimax.com/legal_terms Terms of Service]
 
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| Bioware || Allows porting of assets for, and within the 'Dragon Age' series only. || [http://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?/topic/427607-eabiowares-stance-on-modding-dragon-age Nexus forums]
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| Bioware || Allows porting of '''Assets''' for, and within the 'Dragon Age' series only. || [http://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?/topic/427607-eabiowares-stance-on-modding-dragon-age Nexus forums - 'EA/Bioware's stance on modding Dragon Age']
 
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| CD Projekt RED || Allows porting of assets from the 'The Witcher' series. || [http://forums.cdprojektred.com/threads/22022-Using-witcher-2-assets-for-other-games-is-this-allowed?p=876668&viewfull=1#post876668 CD Projekt Red forums]
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| CD Projekt RED || Allows porting of '''Assets''' from the 'The Witcher' series. || [http://forums.cdprojektred.com/threads/22022-Using-witcher-2-assets-for-other-games-is-this-allowed?p=876668&viewfull=1#post876668 CD Projekt Red forums - 'Using witcher 2 assets for other games? is this allowed?'] (confirmed in communications between NexusMods and CDPR)
 
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| GSC GameWorld || Allows porting of assets from the 'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.' series. || [http://gsc-game.com/index.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr&thm_page=1&thm_id=20587&sec_id=16&offset=-120 GSC forums]
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| GSC GameWorld || Allows porting of '''Assets''' from the 'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.' series. || [http://gsc-game.com/index.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr&thm_page=1&thm_id=20587&sec_id=16&offset=-120 GSC forums - 'Modders' rights']
 
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| Microsoft || See Terms & conditions in the source. || [http://www.xbox.com/en-US/developers/Rules Game Content Usage Rules]
 
| Microsoft || See Terms & conditions in the source. || [http://www.xbox.com/en-US/developers/Rules Game Content Usage Rules]
 
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| Riot Games || Allows porting of assets from 'League of Legends'. || [http://www.riotgames.com/legal-jibber-jabber Legal Jibber Jabber]
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| Riot Games || Allows porting of '''Assets''' from 'League of Legends' (excluding the game/studio logos). || [http://www.riotgames.com/legal-jibber-jabber Legal Jibber Jabber]
 
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| Ubisoft || See Terms & conditions in the source (6. UGC). || [https://legal.ubi.com/termsofuse/en-GB Terms of Use]
 
| Ubisoft || See Terms & conditions in the source (6. UGC). || [https://legal.ubi.com/termsofuse/en-GB Terms of Use]
 
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==Sources==
 
  
 
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[[Category:Using the Nexus sites]]

Revision as of 03:37, 12 February 2016

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:

  • You must have permission from the Rights Holder to port Assets from one game to another.
  • 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 from the 'The Witcher' series. 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