The Google Nexus family of devices has long been the breeding ground for the most innovative and creative mods for games on Android. Mods are mods because they are mods. They can do all sorts of things that are not in the game itself. The most popular of these mods are those that alter the capabilities of the game. These mods are the most popular because they tend to be the most useful. The most popular of these mods are those that alter the capabilities of the game. These mods are the most popular because they tend to be the most useful. As the popularity of mods on the Nexus devices has risen, the modders have become more and more creative in their use of the functionality that the Nexus provides.
Nexus mods policy change: Modders are rushing to delete any Nexus-related mods that are not Nexus-compatible.
Earlier this month, Nexus Mods announced a major policy change that will no longer allow modders to remove mod files from their site. This decision comes in support of the upcoming collection feature, which should make it easier for users to access entire sets of mods.
Opinions were divided though, and some modders decided to remove their creations from the site while they still could.
While the Nexus Mods collection feature is in development, modders have until August 5 to request the removal of all their mod files from the site. After that date, anyone who doesn’t apply or upload their mods to the site can simply hide their files by archiving them.
Instead of permanently deleting a file, mod authors can now choose to archive it, moving it to a file archive and not allowing it to be downloaded directly unless specifically requested, for example. B. through an API, is said in a long message announcing the policy change.
This means that when an author archives a file, the file in most cases disappears and is removed from the Files tab, but it can still be downloaded from the collection and the metadata (information) about the file is still in the database. This change thus resolves the two technical issues described above, by allowing mod authors to remove files from display in the file archive that serves as the reference point.
The debate over Nexus Mods prohibiting creators from removing their mods continues, but one obvious effect of this policy change is that many files are no longer available to users.
These are creations of Kingdom Come Deliverance modder WileCoyote68, Fallout 4 modder OldSaltyCroc, and others from various modding communities.
While there is no centralized way to list all deleted mods, this Google Docs file contains a number of Fallout 4 mods that are no longer available. Frequent mod users may have noticed that download jobs have been interrupted or mods have disappeared as a result of the policy changes, while other modders ask to be kept informed.
The purpose of the collect function is both to make things easier for existing users and to help newcomers to modding. Modding PC games is the only good way to play for many, but these days users need to be careful about the order in which they download mods. An author deleting a mod, for whatever reason, can spoil the fun if other mods depend on it.
This is how it would work: With Vortex, someone could create a list of mods/mods locally on their computer, then export a meta file with all the information about the mods/files/conflict resolution, etc. and upload that file to the site. We mention this list on the website and in the Vortex collection, says Nexus Mods.
Now another user can add that metafile/collection from the website to Vortex, and Vortex gets all the download links for the mods, downloads and installs them exactly as the original user (the compiler of that mod list) installed them on his PC – conflict resolution data and all.
The site explains that this will allow to reproduce the full mod set without too much difficulty and without distributing full mod packs sealed in the archive, but modders will still receive downloads, and they will also receive donation points from those downloads.
Needless to say, this is a big change for Nexus Mods, and while some users are worried about the removal of their favorite mod files, others are more optimistic and say that modders who decide to leave the site will be replaced.
The debate raging on Nexus’ own forums and other online sites raises questions ranging from the convenience, ownership and control of their mods to the approach and communication of Nexus’ mods.
Some modders flinch, others try to make opt-in for collections the norm, but more than a few are optimistic about this new direction. It remains to be seen whether the site will stand firm or make changes to satisfy frustrated mod authors.
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