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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'''.
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== General Rules ==
 
== General Rules ==
  
There are a few general rules that you must follow when publishing ported '''Assets''' on NexusMods:
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There are a few general rules that you must follow when publishing ported '''assets''' on NexusMods:
  
*You must have permission from the '''Rights Holder'''.  
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*You must have permission from the '''rights holder'''.  
*You must adhere to the terms set by the '''Rights Holder'''.  
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*You must adhere to the terms set by the '''rights holder'''.  
*It must be non-profit.
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*You must credit the '''rights holder''' and any other parties involved.
*Full credit must be given to the '''Rights Holder''' and any other parties involved.  
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*You must own a legal copy of the game(s) the '''assets '''are ported to and from.
*Your usage of the '''Assets''' may not reflect negatively on the '''Rights Holder'''.  
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*Your usage of the '''assets''' may not be for commercial purposes.  
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*Your usage of the '''assets''' may not reflect negatively on the '''rights holder'''.
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*Your usage of the '''assets''' may not be presented as being endorsed or supported by the '''rights holder''' unless otherwise specified by the '''rights holder'''.
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*Your usage of the '''assets''' may not challenge the copyright of the '''rights holder'''.  
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== Specific Terms ==
 
== 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'''.
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The following section lists the '''rights holders''' whose porting policy is known to us. <u>Be sure to check the sources for more details surrounding the terms set by the '''rights holder'''.</u>
  
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align: left; background-color:#313131" cellpadding="10"
 
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! Rights holder
 
! Rights holder
 
! Details
 
! Details
 
! Source(s)
 
! Source(s)
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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 of '''Assets''' under any circumstances.
 
| [http://www.zenimax.com/legal_terms Terms of Service]
 
 
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| Bioware
 
| Bioware
| Allows porting of '''Assets''' within the 'Dragon Age' series.
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| Allows porting of '''assets''' <u>within</u> the ''Dragon Age'' series.
 
| [http://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?/topic/427607-eabiowares-stance-on-modding-dragon-age NexusMods forums]
 
| [http://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?/topic/427607-eabiowares-stance-on-modding-dragon-age NexusMods forums]
 
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| CD Projekt RED
 
| CD Projekt RED
| Allows porting of '''Assets''' within the 'The Witcher' series. Allows porting of '''Assets''' from 'The Witcher 1' and 'The Witcher 2' to other games, and usually grants permission to port '''Assets''' from 'The Witcher 3' when asked.
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| [https://forums.cdprojektred.com/index.php?threads/use-of-witcher-3-assets-in-skyrim-skyrim-se-mods.10860071/ CDPR Forums] (confirmed in communications between Nexus Mods and CDPR)
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Allows porting of '''assets''' <u>within</u> the ''The Witcher'' series.
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Allows porting of '''assets''' from ''The Witcher 1'' and ''The Witcher 2''.
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Grants authorisation for porting '''assets''' from ''The Witcher 3'' on a case-by-case basis (response is usually positive).
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[https://forums.cdprojektred.com/index.php?threads/use-of-witcher-3-assets-in-skyrim-skyrim-se-mods.10860071/ CDPR Forums]
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Confirmed in communications between Nexus Mods and CDPR
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| DAZ3D
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| Grants authorisation for porting/distrubting '''assets''' if the user has purchased the interactive license.
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| [[Media:DAZ3Dpermissions.jpg|E-mail exchange]]
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| Egosoft
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| Grants authorisation for porting '''assets''' on a case-by-case basis (response is usually positive if the amount of assets is low).
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| [[Media:Egosoft_Porting.PNG|E-mail exchange]]
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| En Masse/Bluehole Studios
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| Allows porting of weapon and armour '''assets''' from ''TERA Online''.
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| [[Media:En_Masse_Entertainment_Bluehole_Studios_TERA.JPEG|E-mail exchange]]
 
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| GSC Game World
 
| GSC Game World
| Allows porting of '''Assets''' from the 'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.' series to other games.
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| Allows porting of '''assets''' from ''S.T.A.L.K.E.R.'' games.
 
| [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]
 
| [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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| Konami
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| Allows porting of '''assets''' from ''Metal Gear Solid'' games.
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| [https://staticdelivery.nexusmods.com/mods/1151/images/8841-0-1453498014.jpg E-mail exchange]
 
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| Microsoft
 
| Microsoft
| Allows porting of '''Assets''' under strict rules (rules found in the source).
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| Does <u>not</u> allow porting of '''assets'''.
 
| [http://www.xbox.com/en-US/developers/Rules Game Content Usage Rules]
 
| [http://www.xbox.com/en-US/developers/Rules Game Content Usage Rules]
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| Nexon
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| Does <u>not</u> allow porting of '''assets'''.
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| [https://member.nexon.com/policy/stipulation.aspx Terms and Conditions]
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| Piranha Bytes
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| Does <u>not</u> allow porting of '''assets'''.
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| [https://staticdelivery.nexusmods.com/images/670/423040-1532704066.jpg E-mail exchange]
 
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| Riot Games
 
| Riot Games
| Allows porting of '''Assets''' from 'League of Legends' to other games (excluding game/studio logos).
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| Allows porting of '''assets''' from ''League of Legends'' (excluding game/studio logos).
 
| [http://www.riotgames.com/legal-jibber-jabber Legal Jibber Jabber]
 
| [http://www.riotgames.com/legal-jibber-jabber Legal Jibber Jabber]
 
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| Konami
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| Square Enix (Platinum Games)
| Allows porting of '''Assets''' from 'Metal Gear Solid V - Phantom Pain' to other games.
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| Does <u>not</u> allow porting of '''assets'''''from ''NieR:Automata''''.''
| [https://staticdelivery.nexusmods.com/mods/1151/images/8841-0-1453498014.jpg e-mail correspondence]
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| [https://store.steampowered.com/eula/524220_eula_0?eulaLang=english EULA (Restrictions)]
 
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| Ubisoft
 
| Ubisoft
| Allows porting of '''Assets''' from their games to other games.
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| Grants authorisation for porting '''assets''' on a case-by-case basis. Contact the community manager for the game in question to request permission - they will take it up with the legal team for that game.
| [https://legal.ubi.com/termsofuse/en-GB Terms of Service] [https://staticdelivery.nexusmods.com/images/772/423040-1519999502.jpg e-mail correspondence]
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| [https://legal.ubi.com/termsofuse/en-GB Terms of Service]
 
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| Volition
 
| Volition
| Allows porting of '''Assets''' from Saints Row 3 and 4 to other games.
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| Allows porting of '''assets''' from ''Saints Row 3'' and ''Saints Row 4''.
 
| [https://twitter.com/DSVolition/status/938069134750994434 Tweet] [https://staticdelivery.nexusmods.com/images/824/423040-1520032934.png Tweet image backup]
 
| [https://twitter.com/DSVolition/status/938069134750994434 Tweet] [https://staticdelivery.nexusmods.com/images/824/423040-1520032934.png Tweet image backup]
 
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| En Masse/Bluehole Studios
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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>
| Allows porting of '''Assets''' (weapons and armor only) from TERA Online to other games as long as the ported content is not for profit.
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| Does <u>not</u> allow porting of '''assets''' under any circumstances.
| [https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/22023 TERA mod - see Permissions, Author's notes]
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| [http://www.zenimax.com/legal_terms Terms of Service]
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| Piranha Bytes
 
| Does not allow '''Assets''' to be ported neither to third party games, nor within the Gothic series (Gothic 1, 2, 3). '''Assets''' can only be used for mods within a given PB title.
 
| [https://staticdelivery.nexusmods.com/images/670/423040-1532704066.jpg e-mail correspondence]
 
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| Egosoft
 
| Allows limited porting of '''Assets''' within the 'X' series provided the author owns both games. Extensive porting of large quantiities of assets is subject to explicit permission from Egosoft.
 
| [[:File:Egosoft_Porting.PNG|e-mail correspondence]]
 
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| Nexon
 
| Does not allow porting of '''Assets''' under any circumstances.
 
| [https://member.nexon.com/policy/stipulation.aspx Terms and Conditions]
 
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| Square Enix (Platinum Games)
 
| Does not allow porting of '''Assets''' under without express permission.
 
| [https://store.steampowered.com/eula/524220_eula_0?eulaLang=english EULA (Restrictions)]
 
 
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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
  
If you have information regarding a certain '''Rights Holder''''s stance on porting '''Assets''' from their game(s), please send a PM to [https://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?showuser=423040 Zaldiir].
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If you have information regarding a certain '''rights holder''''s stance on porting '''assets''' from their game(s), please send a PM to [https://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?showuser=423040 Zaldiir].
  
 
[[Category:Rules and regulations]] [[Category:Using the Nexus sites]]
 
[[Category:Rules and regulations]] [[Category:Using the Nexus sites]]

Latest revision as of 20:33, 29 August 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 to and from.
  • Your usage of the assets may not be for commercial purposes.
  • Your usage of the assets may not reflect negatively on the rights holder.
  • Your usage of the assets may not be presented as being endorsed or supported by the rights holder unless otherwise specified by the rights holder.
  • Your usage of the assets may not challenge the copyright of the rights holder.

 

 

Specific Terms

The following section lists the rights holders whose porting policy is known to us. 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.

Grants authorisation for porting assets from The Witcher 3 on a case-by-case basis (response is usually positive).

CDPR Forums

Confirmed in communications between Nexus Mods and CDPR

DAZ3D Grants authorisation for porting/distrubting assets if the user has purchased the interactive license. E-mail exchange
Egosoft Grants authorisation for porting assets on a case-by-case basis (response is usually positive if the amount of assets is low). E-mail exchange
En Masse/Bluehole Studios Allows porting of weapon and armour assets from TERA Online. E-mail exchange
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 exchange
Microsoft Does not allow porting of assets. Game Content Usage Rules
Nexon Does not allow porting of assets. Terms and Conditions
Piranha Bytes Does not allow porting of assets. E-mail exchange
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 assetsfrom NieR:Automata''. EULA (Restrictions)
Ubisoft Grants authorisation for porting assets on a case-by-case basis. Contact the community manager for the game in question to request permission - they will take it up with the legal team for that game. Terms of Service
Volition Allows porting of assets from Saints Row 3 and Saints Row 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.