Forum Policy on Closed Source Mods

Discussion in 'Mod Discussion' started by Jadedcat, Dec 10, 2012.

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  1. Jadedcat

    Jadedcat New Member

    Closed Source mods are not open to modification or editing without permission from the developer/author. Without these permissions clearly posted members discussing the modification of a closed source mod may find themselves warned or banned depending on the extent of the conversation. Threads and posts referencing modifying a closed source mod may suddenly become locked or disappear through the judicious use of moderator generated meteor strikes and/or deletion.

    Simply put do not modify closed source mods in any way without permission.

    This includes but is not limited to:

    • Copy pasting decompilied code that does not belong to you.
    • Distributing third-party "patches" to mods without the original mod-authors permission
    • Linking to either of the above

    And yes I am aware of the whole "grey area" of modifying for personal use. If you are modifying it for personal use without the intention of distributing said modifications you certainly do not need to post it on the forums.
     
  2. Vauthil

    Vauthil New Member

    Reminder: This forum policy remains in full force and effect and includes hex-editing of closed source mods. Seriously, just don't do it. We understand it's frustrating when certain mods have issues, but this is not the correct way to address them.

    This policy does not extend to open source mods that grant permission to modify.
     
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