Porting content

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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.

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.
  • 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

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.

Rights holder Details Source(s)
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
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' to other games, and usually grants permission to port Assets from 'The Witcher 3' when asked. CDPR Forums (confirmed in communications between Nexus Mods and CDPR)
GSC Game World Allows porting of Assets from the 'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.' series to other games. GSC forums
Microsoft Allows porting of Assets under strict rules (rules found in the source). Game Content Usage Rules
Riot Games Allows porting of Assets from 'League of Legends' to other games (excluding game/studio logos). Legal Jibber Jabber
Konami Allows porting of Assets from 'Metal Gear Solid V - Phantom Pain' to other games. e-mail correspondence
Ubisoft Allows porting of Assets from their games to other games. Terms of Service e-mail correspondence
Volition Allows porting of Assets from Saints Row 3 and 4 to other games. Tweet Tweet image backup
En Masse/Bluehole Studios Allows porting of Assets (weapons and armor only) from TERA Online to other games as long as the ported content is not for profit. TERA mod - see Permissions, Author's notes
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. e-mail correspondence
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. e-mail correspondence


If you have information regarding a certain Rights Holder's stance on porting Assets from their game(s), please send a PM to Zaldiir.