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Revision as of 07:22, 14 May 2021

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.

Tip: While certain rights holders have an offical stance of not allowing the porting of assets, you may receive permission to port assets if you contact them directly.

Rights holder Details Sources
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
  • Allows porting of assets within the The Witcher series (1, 2, 3).
  • Allows porting of assets from The Witcher 1 and The Witcher 2.
  • Authorisation for porting of assets from The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 is done on a case-by-case basis (they tend to grant permission in most cases).

CDPR Forums

Communications between Nexus Mods and CDPR.

Permission request example

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 from unauthorised redistribution.
E-mail exchange
EA Codemasters, Criterion Games, DICE, Full Circle, 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 from the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games.
GSC forums
Konami
  • Allows porting of assets.
Konami Support
Larian Studios
  • Does not allow porting of assets.
Larian Studios Forums

Microsoft:

Xbox Game 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
Zenimax: Bethesda Game Studios, Alpha Dog, Arkane Studios, id Software, Machine Games, Tango Gameworks, The Roundhouse, Zenimax Online Studios
  • Does not allow porting of assets under any circumstances.
Terms of Service
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
SoftStar
  • Allows porting of assets.
Copyright Specification Statement
Square Enix

Crystal Dynamics, Eidos, Ion Storm

(does not apply to their Japanese studios and IPs)

  • Does not allow porting of assets.
Material Usage Policy
Take-Two Interactive Rockstar Games
  • Does not allow porting of assets.
Rockstar Games Support Article

Ubisoft

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 3Saints Row 4, and Saint Row: Gat Out of Hell.

Tweet (backup)

Tweet (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.

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.