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You Can Now Buy Skyrim Mods on Steam

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You Can Now Buy Skyrim Mods on Steam

You Can Now Buy Skyrim Mods on Steam

 

It cannot be denied how easy the steam Workshop has made modding some games, allowing users to easily and freely share and use modded content for supported games, but now this is not the case. 

Tonight Steam has added the ability to sell game mods on the Steam Workshop in an effort to support the content creators on the Steam Platform, though with creators only getting a 25% cut of the sales and a rather lax set of rules and requirements it is hard to tell whether or not this is a simple money grabbing attempt by Valve. 

 

You Can Now Buy Skyrim Mods on Steam

 

At present Skyrim is the only game which supports paid modding, but more games are going to follow suit. Valve do have a 24 hour window in order to test your new mods and to get a refund if you have had trouble getting your mods to work together, though if the game get's patched in the future and the mod breaks you will be sadly left in the dark.

One other problem with this program is that there does not seem to be any safeguard in place to prevent other users from acquiring another person's mod to then sell it themselves for a lower price than the developer, a higher price than the developer (if the mod isn't on the Steam Workshop yet) or for free. So far Valve have not detailed hot they plan on preventing this.

Valve have also not set in place any safeguards when people sell copyrighted content on Steam, as I am sure the rights holders would not be happy to see their property being sold on Steam without their permission.

It is great to see that modders are finally getting a way to get paid for the content they produce, but sadly I find difficulty in seeing how this will work on Steam in the long term. 

Almost every paid mod which is available on the Steam Workshop is available elsewhere in places like the Skyrim Nexus or in other places online, usually for free, and I find it difficult seeing the majority of gamers buying mods, though this is due to the fact that game mods are traditionally offered for free. Spending money on a special modded sword or some other item in Skyrim does remind me of the Horse Armour DLC for Oblivion.

 

I would really like to hear your opinions on this topic. Would you pay for game mods? You can join our discussion on the addition of paid for mods to the Steam Workshop on the OC3D Forums. 

 

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23-04-2015, 19:15:33

Dark NighT
Worst thing ever, only encourages bad stuff, the store alone is a right mess already and now people can charge money for mods which have a huge potential of being utter .Quote

23-04-2015, 19:27:07

King of Old Old School
IMO The Steam Workshop is a ing joke for Skyrim mods, I use a mod manager & download them from NexusQuote

23-04-2015, 19:30:48

Bartacus
So they're going to start charging for mods that we can download for free right now? Hmmm, that'll work.....NOT.Quote

23-04-2015, 19:59:34

NeverBackDown
Its mainly to help modders make money for the time they spend on it. You don't have to buy them. Its up to the modder on charging or not. I think it's a rather good idea. TF2 has a similar marketplace style as well. Getting paid for your time on making work. If all the big modders move to steam paid mods then you kinda got no choice. Especially if they copyright it.Quote

23-04-2015, 20:06:39

King of Old Old School
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Its mainly to help modders make money for the time they spend on it. You don't have to buy them. Its up to the modder on charging or not. I think it's a rather good idea. TF2 has a similar marketplace style as well. Getting paid for your time on making work. If all the big modders move to steam paid mods then you kinda got no choice. Especially if they copyright it.
Yeah look how well TF2 has turn out now, nothing but a bunch of kids playing that game now Quote
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