Nexus Mods is a great location for enhancing already embeddable games such as Skyrim, The Witcher series and many more games. Following on from the official announcement made during December 2017. Today the official team behind Nexus Mods has announced that mod authors can now opt into a new ‘Donation Points’ system which will pay cash for unique downloads their mods received each month. In addition to the new pay scheme Guest Downloads to the site will no longer be permitted. Requiring users to be logged into Nexus Mods forum to be able to download mods, which seems a small price to pay. Nexus Mods explains more about the new payment system for mod developers.
“The premise of the Donation Points (DP) system is relatively simple on the surface. Each month Nexus Mods will donate a set amount of money into a central donation pool from which the total DP available that month will be calculated. At the end of each month, mod authors will receive DP based on how many unique downloads their mods received that month. How many DP your mod(s) receive will depend on a number of factors including how much money we have donated into the pool and how many unique downloads all the other opted-in files from other authors have received.
1,000 Donation Points will be worth $1 and mod authors will be able to choose from a number of ways to spend their DP, including receiving straight up Pay Pal donations, buying Premium Membership from Nexus Mods, donating their DP to a number of charities or sharing their DP with other users on the site that they like or have received help from. We hope to expand on what’s available in our store over the coming months and years while promoting exactly how much has been donated to mod authors (in a general sense) and how much we’ve given to charities on their behalf.
In the first couple of months, the money we donate into the pool will be lower than what we hope to donate each month. This is because we know it will take time for word to get out and we’d like to give all mod authors a good opportunity to gain from this system, rather than chucking a load of money into a big explosive opening only for a limited number of authors to benefit from it. However, I’ve set aside a budget of $100,000 from Nexus Mod’s own funds over the next 12 months to this system. Our gesture of thanks from Nexus Mods, and the users of Nexus Mods, to all the mod authors who use our site and share their work freely with the internet. Looking forward, we would also like to introduce a crowdfunding mechanism that will allow users of the site to donate to the monthly pool and top up what Nexus Mods is already paying in each month.”
Jump over to the official Nexus Mods announcement page by following the link below for full details.