Valheim Developer Rejects Paid Mods

Iron Gate has clarified its stance on Valheim mods, saying that it doesn’t condone locking modded content material behind a paywall.

In a latest Steam information publish, the developer defined that it had been getting many questions on mods just lately and wished to make clear its stance for gamers (by way of PCGamer).

“To start with, whereas we don’t have any official mod help, we’re undoubtedly blissful to see that individuals are participating with our recreation and creating their very own mods for it,” Iron Gate mentioned.

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The developer went on to say that those that create and use mods are “carried out at your individual threat” and that it could actually’t assure that mods shall be suitable with future variations of the sport.

The publish then moved into the subject of paid mods, with Iron Gate explaining that though it understands that modders spend a variety of time creating them and may need monetary compensation, it doesn’t condone paid mods. It asks customers to as a substitute present help by donating as a substitute.

“Iron Gate doesn’t condone locking modded content material behind a paywall,” the publish reads. “We really feel that charging cash for a mod is towards the artistic and open spirit of modding itself, and due to this fact we urge all mod authors to make their mods freely out there to all who need to play them.

“This could embrace the entire mod, and never simply have a part of the mod out there without cost whereas one other a part of it prices cash. If you wish to present your appreciation for a mod creator you possibly can after all nonetheless help them with a voluntary donation, however we are not looking for fee to be a requirement to entry a mod.”

Iron Gate added that it could prefer it if mods are  made clear that they’re unofficial mods, each in-game and on any web site, explaining that “generally becoming a member of a modded devoted server will mechanically set off a obtain of a mod, and we merely need to keep away from confusion for gamers.”

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