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== Overview ==
  
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Porting '''assets''' (textures, meshes, sounds, etc.) from one game to another is generally not allowed on Nexus Mods, 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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==Overview==
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== General Rules ==
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.
 
  
There are some general rules when porting content, aside from requiring permission:  
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There are a few general rules that you must follow when publishing ported '''assets''' on Nexus Mods:
* It is not for profit.
 
* Full credit is given.
 
* It does not reflect negatively on the rights holder (Publisher and Developer).
 
  
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*You must have permission from the '''rights holder'''.
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*You must adhere to the terms set by the '''rights holder'''.
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*You must credit 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.
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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 result in infringing, threatening, libelous, obscene, or otherwise unlawful or tortious material (as determined by 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'''.
  
==List of developers/publishers==
 
These are the developers/publishers whom we have information on regarding their stance on porting (Remember to check sources!).
 
  
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align: left; background-color:#313131;" cellpadding="10"
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! Developer/Publisher !! Details !! Source(s)
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== Specific Terms ==
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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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Note that any conditions/terms mentioned in this list is <u>''in addition''</u> to the general terms listed above.
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{| align="left" border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" class="wikitable" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 100%;"
 
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| 2Dawn Games || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/2dawn_games.png GameBanana e-mail]
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! colspan="2" style="width: 20%; text-align: left;" | <span style="font-size:large;">Rights holder</span>
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! style="width: 70%; text-align: left;" | <span style="font-size:large;">Details</span>
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! style="text-align: left; width: 10%;" | <span style="font-size:large;">Source(s)</span>
 
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| 800 North || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://i.imgur.com/kOZwSrt.jpg GameBanana e-mail]
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| colspan="2" | <span style="font-size:medium;">Bungie</span>
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| style="width: 719px;" |  
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*Allows porting of '''assets '''from ''Destiny 1'' and ''Destiny 2''&nbsp;under the following conditions:
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**<span style="font-size:smaller">You may&nbsp;<u>not</u> use the name of any Bungie games in the title.</span>
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**<span style="font-size:smaller">You may&nbsp;<u>not</u> grant anyone else an exclusive license.</span>
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**<span style="font-size:smaller">You may receive donations and enter contests.</span>  
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| style="width: 88px;" |  
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[https://www.bungie.net/en/Help/Article/45842 Intellectual Property and Trademarks]
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[https://www.bungie.net/7/en/Legal/Terms Terms of Use]
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| Akella || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://imageshack.com/a/img513/3313/6pq1.png GameBanana e-mail]
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| colspan="2" | <span style="font-size:medium;">CD Projekt RED</span>
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| style="width: 719px;" |
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*Authorisation for porting of '''assets''' is done on a case-by-case basis, with the following exceptions:&nbsp;
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**Allows porting of '''assets''' <u>within</u> the ''The Witcher'' series (''1, 2, 3'').
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**Allows porting of '''assets''' from ''The Witcher 1'' and ''The Witcher 2''. 
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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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Communications between Nexus Mods and CDPR.
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| Bioware || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> 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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| colspan="2" | <span style="font-size:medium;">DAZ3D</span>
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| style="width: 719px;" |
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*Allows porting of&nbsp;'''assets'''&nbsp;under the following conditions:
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**<span style="font-size:smaller">The mod author has purchased the assets and interactive license for the assets.</span>
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**<span style="font-size:smaller">The outfits are used as part of a larger whole, not distributed as individual outfits.</span>
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**<span style="font-size:smaller">The author has taken reasonable steps to protect the assets.</span> 
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| style="width: 88px;" | [[Media:DAZ-Letter.jpg|E-mail exchange]]
 
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| Black Mesa Modification Team || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [https://twitter.com/BlackMesaDevs/status/252960245075292160 Twitter]
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| rowspan="2" style="width: 55px;" | <span style="font-size:medium;">EA</span>
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| style="width: 127px;" | <span style="font-size:xx-small;">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Arts#Development_studios Subsidiary Studios] (Criterion Games, DICE, Maxis, Motive Studios, PopCap Games, Respawn Entertainment)</span>
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| style="width: 719px;" |  
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*Authorisation for porting of '''assets''' is done on a case-by-case basis.
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[https://help.ea.com/en/help/faq/how-to-request-permission-for-ea-games-content/ EA Help]
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| CD Projekt RED || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> (from '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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| style="width: 127px;" | <span style="font-size:small;">BioWare</span>
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| style="width: 719px;" |
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*Allows porting of '''assets''' <u>within</u> the ''Dragon Age'' series (''Origins, 2, Inquisition'').
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| style="width: 88px;" | [http://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?/topic/427607-eabiowares-stance-on-modding-dragon-age NexusMods forums]
 
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| Codebrush Games || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/codebrush_games.png GameBanana e-mail]
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| colspan="2" | <span style="font-size:medium;">Egosoft</span>
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| style="width: 719px;" |
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*Authorisation for porting of '''assets''' is done on a case-by-case basis.
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| style="width: 88px;" | [[Media:Egosoft_Porting.PNG|E-mail exchange]]
 
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| Codemasters || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/codemasters.png GameBanana e-mail]
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| colspan="2" rowspan="1" style="width: 55px;" |  
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<span style="font-size:medium;">En Masse Entertainment</span>
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| colspan="1" style="width: 719px;" |  
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*Allows porting of weapon and armour '''assets''' from ''TERA Online''.
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| colspan="1" style="width: 88px;" | [[Media:En_Masse_Entertainment_Bluehole_Studios_TERA.JPEG|E-mail exchange]]
 
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| Croteam || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/croteam.png GameBanana e-mail]
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| colspan="2" | <span style="font-size:medium;">GSC Game World</span>
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| style="width: 719px;" |
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*Allows porting of '''assets'''.
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| style="width: 88px;" | [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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| Cry of Fear || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/cry_of_fear.png ModDB PM (image)]
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| colspan="2" | <span style="font-size:medium;">Konami</span>
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| style="width: 719px;" |
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*Allows porting of '''assets'''.
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| style="width: 88px;" | [https://eu-support.konami.com/hc/en-gb/articles/115012083508-Can-I-use-KONAMI-copyrighted-materials-for-non-commercial-purposes- Konami Support]
 
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| Crytek || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://imageshack.com/a/img836/5822/aygr.png GameBanana e-mail]
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<span style="font-size:medium;">Xbox Game Studios</span>
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| <span style="font-size:xx-small;">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_Game_Studios#Subsidiaries Subsidiary studios] (343 Industries, Compulsion Games, Double Fine Productions, InXile Entertainment, Mojang Studios, Ninja Theory, Obsidian Entertainment, Playground Games, Rare, The Coalition, Turn 10 Studios, Undead Labs)</span>
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*Does <u>not</u> allow porting of '''assets'''.
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| style="width: 88px;" | [http://www.xbox.com/en-US/developers/Rules Game Content Usage Rules]
 
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| Deep Silver || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://imageshack.com/a/img594/6449/sefv.png GameBanana e-mail]
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| colspan="2" | <span style="font-size:medium;">Nexon</span>
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*Does <u>not</u> allow porting of '''assets'''.
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| style="width: 88px;" | [https://member.nexon.com/policy/stipulation.aspx Terms and Conditions]
 
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|- Digital Extremes || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/digital_extremes.png GameBanana e-mail]
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| colspan="2" | <span style="font-size:medium;">Piranha Bytes</span>
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| style="width: 719px;" |
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*Does <u>not</u> allow porting of '''assets'''.
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| style="width: 88px;" | [https://staticdelivery.nexusmods.com/images/670/423040-1532704066.jpg E-mail exchange]
 
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| Dragonfly || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://imageshack.com/a/img4/1571/9kht.png GameBanana e-mail]
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| colspan="2" | <span style="font-size:medium;">Riot Games</span>
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| style="width: 719px;" |  
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*Allows porting of '''assets''' from ''League of Legends'' <span style="font-size:smaller">(excluding game/studio logos)</span>.
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| style="width: 88px;" | [http://www.riotgames.com/legal-jibber-jabber Legal Jibber Jabber]
 
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| Epic Games || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/epic_games.jpg GameBanana e-mail]
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|  
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<span style="font-size:medium;">Ubisoft</span>
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| <span style="font-size:xx-small;">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubisoft#Subsidiaries Subsidiary Studios] (Blue Byte, Blue Mammoth Games, Ivory Tower, Massive Entertainment, Nadeo, Red Storm Entertainment, Redlynx)</span>
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*Authorisation for porting of '''assets''' is done on a case-by-case basis;
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**Contact the community manager for the game in question. 
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| style="width: 88px;" | [https://legal.ubi.com/termsofuse/en-GB Terms of Service]
 
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| GSC GameWorld || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> (from the 'S.T.A.L.K.E.R' series) || N/A
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| colspan="2" | <span style="font-size:medium;">Volition</span>
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*Allows porting of '''assets''' from ''Saints Row 3'' and ''Saints Row 4''.  
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| style="width: 88px;" | [https://twitter.com/DSVolition/status/938069134750994434 Tweet] [https://staticdelivery.nexusmods.com/images/824/423040-1520032934.png Tweet image backup]
 
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| Hi-Rez Studios || N/A || N/A
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| colspan="2" | <span style="font-size:medium;">Warhorse Studios</span>
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| style="width: 719px;" |  
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*Allows porting of '''assets''' from ''Kingdom Come: Deliverance''&nbsp;<span style="font-size:smaller">(with the exception of any potential CryENGINE assets present among the ''Kingdom Come: Deliverance'' files)</span>.
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| style="width: 88px;" | Communications between Nexus Mods and Warhorse Studios.
 
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| id Software || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://imageshack.com/a/img69/1989/ivgz.png Bethsoft forums (image)]
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<span style="font-size:medium;">Zenimax</span>
| Insomniac Games || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> -No Licensed Audio, and must show the final works to Insomniac Games || [http://i.imgur.com/vtggMCh.png Insomniac Games Forums (image)]
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| <span style="font-size:xx-small;">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZeniMax_Media#Subsidiaries Subsidiary Studios ](Bethesda Game Studios, Arkane Studios, id Software, Machine Games, Tango Gameworks, Zenimax Online Studios)</span>
| InterWave Studios || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/interwave_studios.png GameBanana e-mail]
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| style="width: 719px;" |  
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*Does <u>not</u> allow porting of '''assets'''&nbsp;under any circumstances.  
| Microsoft || Read it all! -No profits (including advertisement revenue, not including optional donations) || [http://www.xbox.com/en-US/developers/Rules Game Content Usage Rules]
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| style="width: 88px;" | [http://www.zenimax.com/legal_terms Terms of Service]
| Overkill Software || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/overkill_software.png GameBanana e-mail]
 
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| PLA || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://imageshack.com/a/img196/6305/t0ee.png GameBanana e-mail]
 
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| PVKII || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> -Credit pvkii.com and Octoshark Studios || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/pvkii.png ModDB PM (image)]
 
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| Red Barrels || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/redbarrels.png GameBanana e-mail]
 
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| Reloaded Games Inc. || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/reloaded_games.png Reloaded Games forums (image)]
 
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| Remedy Entertainment || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://imageshack.com/a/img822/8023/cmba.png Remedy Entertainment forums (image)]
 
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| Respawn Entertainment || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://i.imgur.com/CDsyKaO.png GameBanana e-mail]
 
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| Riot Games || Read it all! || [http://www.riotgames.com/legal-jibber-jabber Legal Jibber Jabber]
 
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| Running With Scissors || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> -Postal 2 only || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/running_with_scissors.png GameBanana e-mail]
 
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| SouthPeak Games || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/southpeak_games.png GameBanana e-mail]
 
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| Square Enix || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://imageshack.com/a/img809/9169/m6lp.png Square Enix / Eidos forums (image)]
 
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| Team 17 || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://imageshack.com/a/img842/8682/x82k.png GameBanana e-mail]
 
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| Techland || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/techland.png GameBanana e-mail]
 
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| Torn Banner Studios || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://imageshack.com/a/img541/9154/bipz.png Steam PM (image)]
 
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| Tripwire Interactive || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/tripwire_interactive.png GameBanana e-mail]
 
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| Uber Entertainment || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/uber_entertainment.png GameBanana e-mail]
 
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| Ubisoft || Read it all! Yes, all of it! || [https://legal.ubi.com/termsofuse/en-GB Terms of Use]
 
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| Valve || Re-compiling content among Valves titles only || N/A
 
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| Vertigo Games || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://i.imgur.com/d8xwURB.jpg GameBanana e-mail]
 
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| Webzen || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/2763/bxh8.png GameBanana e-mail]
 
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| Zepetto || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://imageshack.com/a/img703/3116/7d62.png GameBanana e-mail]
 
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| Zombie Panic Source || <span style="color:#0f0">Porting assets allowed</span> || [http://files.gamebanana.com/bitpit/zps.png ModDB PM (image)]
 
 
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==Sources==
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== Notes ==
[http://gamebanana.com/wikis?page=porting_whitelist GameBanana Porting Whitelist]
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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].
  
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Revision as of 12:48, 14 August 2020

Overview

Porting assets (textures, meshes, sounds, etc.) from one game to another is generally not allowed on Nexus Mods, 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 Nexus Mods:

  • 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 result in infringing, threatening, libelous, obscene, or otherwise unlawful or tortious material (as determined by 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.

Note that any conditions/terms mentioned in this list is in addition to the general terms listed above.

Rights holder Details Source(s)
Bungie
  • Allows porting of assets from Destiny 1 and Destiny 2 under the following conditions:
    • You may not use the name of any Bungie games in the title.
    • You may not grant anyone else an exclusive license.
    • You may receive donations and enter contests.

Intellectual Property and Trademarks

Terms of Use

CD Projekt RED
  • Authorisation for porting of assets is done on a case-by-case basis, with the following exceptions: 
    • Allows porting of assets within the The Witcher series (1, 2, 3).
    • Allows porting of assets from The Witcher 1 and The Witcher 2.

CDPR Forums

Communications between Nexus Mods and CDPR.

DAZ3D
  • Allows porting of assets under the following conditions:
    • The mod author has purchased the assets and interactive license for the assets.
    • The outfits are used as part of a larger whole, not distributed as individual outfits.
    • The author has taken reasonable steps to protect the assets.
E-mail exchange
EA Subsidiary Studios (Criterion Games, DICE, Maxis, Motive Studios, PopCap Games, Respawn Entertainment)
  • Authorisation for porting of assets is done on a case-by-case basis.

EA Help

BioWare
  • Allows porting of assets within the Dragon Age series (Origins, 2, Inquisition).
NexusMods forums
Egosoft
  • Authorisation for porting of assets is done on a case-by-case basis.
E-mail exchange

En Masse Entertainment

  • Allows porting of weapon and armour assets from TERA Online.
E-mail exchange
GSC Game World
  • Allows porting of assets.
GSC forums
Konami
  • Allows porting of assets.
Konami Support

Xbox Game Studios

Subsidiary studios (343 Industries, Compulsion Games, Double Fine Productions, InXile Entertainment, Mojang Studios, Ninja Theory, Obsidian Entertainment, Playground Games, Rare, The Coalition, Turn 10 Studios, Undead Labs)
  • 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

Ubisoft

Subsidiary Studios (Blue Byte, Blue Mammoth Games, Ivory Tower, Massive Entertainment, Nadeo, Red Storm Entertainment, Redlynx)
  • Authorisation for porting of assets is done on a case-by-case basis;
    • Contact the community manager for the game in question.
Terms of Service
Volition
  • Allows porting of assets from Saints Row 3 and Saints Row 4.
Tweet Tweet image backup
Warhorse Studios
  • Allows porting of assets from Kingdom Come: Deliverance (with the exception of any potential CryENGINE assets present among the Kingdom Come: Deliverance files).
Communications between Nexus Mods and Warhorse Studios.

Zenimax

Subsidiary Studios (Bethesda Game Studios, Arkane Studios, id Software, Machine Games, Tango Gameworks, Zenimax Online 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.