Porting content

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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 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
Bungie

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

  • You must not use Bungie Content to create any infringing, threatening, libelous, obscene, or otherwise unlawful or tortious material.
  • You must not sell or earn any revenue or other compensation from Your Content, including any advertising revenue or subscription revenue.
  • You must not post Your Content or Bungie Content on any page that is used to sell products or services or use Your Content or Bungie Content in apps that are distributed for a fee, or in which fees are collected (e.g., “freemium apps”) or advertising revenue is received.
  • 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.
  • Your Content must not infringe any intellectual property rights, violate any person’s rights (such as right to privacy), or misappropriate any person’s intellectual property.
  • 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
Square Enix (Platinum Games) Does not allow porting of assets from NieR:Automata. EULA (Restrictions)
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 - 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
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.