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

Revision as of 16:24, 8 March 2019


Overview

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

General Rules

There are a few general rules that you must follow when publishing ported assets on NexusMods:

  • You must have permission from the rights holder.
  • You must adhere to the terms set by the rights holder.
  • You must credit the rights holder and any other parties involved.
  • You must own a legal copy of the game(s) the assets are ported from and to.
  • Your usage of the assets must be for non-commercial, non-profit purposes.
  • 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 on 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.

Rights holder Details Source(s)
Bioware Allows porting of Assets within the 'Dragon Age' series. NexusMods forums
CD Projekt RED Allows porting of Assets within the 'The Witcher' series. Allows porting of Assets from 'The Witcher 1' and 'The Witcher 2', and usually grants permission to port Assets from 'The Witcher 3' when asked. CDPR Forums (confirmed in communications between Nexus Mods and CDPR)
Egosoft Allows limited porting of Assets within the 'X' series. Extensive porting of large quantities of assets is subject to explicit permission from Egosoft. E-mail correspondence
En Masse/Bluehole Studios Allows porting of certain Assets (weapons and armor only) from TERA Online. TERA mod - see Permissions, Author's notes
GSC Game World Allows porting of Assets from 'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.' games. GSC forums
Konami Allows porting of Assets from 'Metal Gear Solid' games. E-mail correspondence
Microsoft Allows porting of Assets under strict rules (rules found in the source). Game Content Usage Rules
Nexon Does not allow porting of Assets. Terms and Conditions
Piranha Bytes Does not allow porting of Assets. E-mail correspondence
Riot Games Allows porting of Assets from 'League of Legends' (excluding game/studio logos). Legal Jibber Jabber
Square Enix (Platinum Games) Does not allow porting of Assets. EULA (Restrictions)
Ubisoft Allows porting of Assets. Terms of Service E-mail correspondence
Volition Allows porting of Assets from Saints Row 3 and 4. Tweet Tweet image backup
Zenimax Media Inc (Bethesda Game Studios, Arkane Studios, id Software, Machine Games, Tango Gameworks, Battlecry Studios, Vir2L Studios) Does not allow porting of Assets under any circumstances. Terms of Service

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.