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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 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==
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== Overview ==
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'''.
 
* It must be non-profit.
 
* Full credit must be given to the '''Rights Holder''' and any other parties involved.
 
* Your usage of the '''Assets''' may not reflect negatively on the '''Rights Holder'''.
 
  
==Specific Terms==
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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'''.
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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! Rights holder !! Details !! Source(s)
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== General Rules ==
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There are a few general rules that you must follow when publishing ported '''assets''' on Nexus Mods:
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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'''.
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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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| 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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! Rights holder
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! Details
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! Source(s)
 
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| Bioware || Allows porting of '''Assets''' within the 'Dragon Age' series. || [http://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?/topic/427607-eabiowares-stance-on-modding-dragon-age NexusMods forums]
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| Bioware
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| Allows porting of '''assets''' <u>within</u> the ''Dragon Age'' series.
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| [http://forums.nexusmods.com/index.php?/topic/427607-eabiowares-stance-on-modding-dragon-age NexusMods forums]
 
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| CD Projekt RED || 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. Allows porting of '''Assets''' within their own games. || [http://forums.cdprojektred.com/threads/22022-Using-witcher-2-assets-for-other-games-is-this-allowed?p=876668&viewfull=1#post876668 CDPR forums] (confirmed in communications between NexusMods and CDPR)
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| Bungie
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Allows porting of '''assets '''from ''Destiny 1'' and ''Destiny 2'', under the following conditions:
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*<span style="font-size:smaller">You must not use the name of any Bungie games in the title of Your Content.</span>
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*<span style="font-size:smaller">You must not grant anyone else an exclusive license to distribute Your Content.</span>
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*<span style="font-size:smaller">You can use Your Content on a page on which you make a donations request.</span>
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*<span style="font-size:smaller">You can use Your Content to enter a contest so long as the contest organizers comply with the Content Usage Rules.</span>
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*<span style="font-size:smaller">Anyone else who uses Your Content must follow the Content Usage Rules.</span>
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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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| GSC Game World || 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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| CD Projekt RED
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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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Authorisation for porting of '''assets''' from ''The Witcher 3'' is granted on a case-by-case basis.
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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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| DAZ3D
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Allows porting of&nbsp;'''assets'''&nbsp;under the following terms:
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*<span style="font-size:smaller">The mod author has purchased the assets and the 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. The mod must be larger than just an outfit mod.</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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| [[Media:DAZ-Letter.jpg|E-mail exchange]]
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| Egosoft
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| Authorisation for porting of '''assets''' is granted on a case-by-case basis.
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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
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| Allows porting of '''assets''' from ''S.T.A.L.K.E.R.'' games.
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| [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
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| Does <u>not</u> allow porting of '''assets'''.
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| [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
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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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| [http://www.riotgames.com/legal-jibber-jabber Legal Jibber Jabber]
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| Ubisoft
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| Authorisation for porting of '''assets''' is granted on a case-by-case basis. Contact the community manager for the game in question to request permission.
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| [https://legal.ubi.com/termsofuse/en-GB Terms of Service]
 
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| Microsoft || See Terms & conditions in the source. || [http://www.xbox.com/en-US/developers/Rules Game Content Usage Rules]
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| Volition
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| Allows porting of '''assets''' from ''Saints Row 3'' and ''Saints Row 4''.
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| [https://twitter.com/DSVolition/status/938069134750994434 Tweet] [https://staticdelivery.nexusmods.com/images/824/423040-1520032934.png Tweet image backup]
 
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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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| Warhorse Studios
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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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| Communications between Nexus Mods and Warhorse Studios.
 
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| Ubisoft || See Terms & conditions in the source (6. UGC). || [https://legal.ubi.com/termsofuse/en-GB Terms of Use]
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| Zenimax Media Inc <span style="font-size:75%">(Bethesda Game Studios, Arkane Studios, id Software, Machine Games, Tango Gameworks, Zenimax Online Studios)</span>
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| Does <u>not</u> allow porting of '''assets''' under any circumstances.
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| [http://www.zenimax.com/legal_terms Terms of Service]
 
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==Notes==
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== 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].
  
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Latest revision as of 10:43, 10 March 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)
Bioware Allows porting of assets within the Dragon Age series. NexusMods forums
Bungie

Allows porting of assets from Destiny 1 and Destiny 2, under the following conditions:

  • You must not use the name of any Bungie games in the title of Your Content.
  • You must not grant anyone else an exclusive license to distribute Your Content.
  • You can use Your Content on a page on which you make a donations request.
  • You can use Your Content to enter a contest so long as the contest organizers comply with the Content Usage Rules.
  • Anyone else who uses Your Content must follow the Content Usage Rules.

Intellectual Property and Trademarks

Terms of Use

CD Projekt RED

Allows porting of assets within the The Witcher series.

Allows porting of assets from The Witcher 1 and The Witcher 2.

Authorisation for porting of assets from The Witcher 3 is granted on a case-by-case basis.

CDPR Forums

Communications between Nexus Mods and CDPR.

DAZ3D

Allows porting of assets under the following terms:

  • The mod author has purchased the assets and the interactive license for the assets.
  • The outfits are used as part of a larger whole, not distributed as individual outfits. The mod must be larger than just an outfit mod.
  • The author has taken reasonable steps to protect the assets.
E-mail exchange
Egosoft Authorisation for porting of assets is granted on a case-by-case basis. 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
Ubisoft Authorisation for porting of assets is granted on a case-by-case basis. Contact the community manager for the game in question to request permission. 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 Media Inc (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.