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Re: Steam inventory mods restiction discussion [Questions Answered]

#291 Post by BlackBloodRum » 18 Dec 2020 04:12

So, what is the best "legal" way to modify parts to fit on a new size cab, chassis etc without requreiing users to purchase a DLC or breaking the game in such a way, users report pmd errors etc etc? Is it legal to include a modified pmd file, but no sii file?

Also, what about parts which were created pre-dlc? Do they have to be removed if a DLC now has them?

It's a shame legal stuff has to get in the way of modding now.
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Re: Steam inventory mods restiction discussion [Questions Answered]

#292 Post by Marviluck » 27 Feb 2021 08:23

Mohegan13 wrote:
27 Jun 2020 11:48
If you see something you think breaks the rules (or the law) on this forum contact a Moderator/use the report button.
If it's on Steam Workshop use the report button.
If it's anywhere else contact SCS directly via their email address or use the PM system.

When in doubt just contact SCS privately so they can look into it.
Who should I contact through PM? It seems I cannot send it to you, should I pick a random moderator? I would like to ask some legality matter with my own mod to be sure I'm doing things right.

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Re: Steam inventory mods restiction discussion [Questions Answered]

#293 Post by Madkine » 27 Feb 2021 10:38

Marviluck, Moderators aren't SCS employees and can't answer those questions. SCS staff have their names in gold.

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Re: Steam inventory mods restiction discussion [Questions Answered]

#294 Post by Mohegan13 » 27 Feb 2021 10:52

If it contains any texture/art assets you can't release it publicly. But you can link to those assets in the DLC so that anyone who doesn't own it will see a red texture error.
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Re: Steam inventory mods restiction discussion [Questions Answered]

#295 Post by Marviluck » 27 Feb 2021 11:05

Madkine wrote:
27 Feb 2021 10:38
Marviluck, Moderators aren't SCS employees and can't answer those questions. SCS staff have their names in gold.
I didn't know moderators couldn't answer these questions, will seek into contact proper staff then, thanks.
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If it contains any texture/art assets you can't release it publicly. But you can link to those assets in the DLC so that anyone who doesn't own it will see a red texture error.
Well, about this, if we try to upload a mod with a def path in the .sii to a non-existent .pmd file, the workshop uploader tool won't allows us to upload it to steam at all. Unless I'm missing the point, hence my concern and look for clarification.

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#296 Post by Mohegan13 » 27 Feb 2021 11:16

Models are a tough one, I would reach out to SCS about clarification on those ones. The way I understand it, you're only allowed to include models if you need to edit the model to make a new cargo work or something.

Generally speaking models are usually overlooked, so long as you only link to the textures in the DLC - I know there are other mods on Steam that do include just the model files, most likely for the same reason you're asking. But I would double check with @Max or via email just to be sure.
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Re: Steam inventory mods restiction discussion [Questions Answered]

#297 Post by Marviluck » 27 Feb 2021 11:24

Quote removed - Don't quote the post above - Rule 2.12

I contacted some other staff member, but I will try to contact Max also then. And thank you, I'm a bit confused and kept thinking about this, hopefully I didn't screw up. :)

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Re: Steam inventory mods restiction discussion [Questions Answered]

#298 Post by Marviluck » 08 Mar 2021 14:37

You add a line with dlc_dependencies[]: "package_name" and that's about it. You can read it further here: https://modding.scssoft.com/wiki/Docume ... od_manager

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Re: Steam inventory mods restiction discussion [Questions Answered]

#299 Post by mark jordan637 » 22 Mar 2021 08:32

I have a question: does this limitation apply to the FIA ETRC trailers that are being modified for the current Work of Trucks event?

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Re: Steam inventory mods restiction discussion [Questions Answered]

#300 Post by Madkine » 22 Mar 2021 08:42

This limitation does not apply to event trailers. (The FIA ETRC event was 2 years ago).

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