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But if you release them for free and they are widely distributed and easily found on all the usual outlets, why on earth would anyone then pay someone else for them?I actually has no problem if someone improve our mods. Thats not the problem. The problem is that they sell our free mods as their own work. And every time we tell the admins of the websites on which our free mods are selled to delete it one day later they upload and sell our free mods again.
Thats why we do not release our cars for free. Except those we make completely ourselves. It was maybe not clever to post it here but i thought it is easier than to contact every supporter via pm. I excuse myself for that. Will not happen anymore.
And again, making people pay for them will not stop any shysters from selling them on if that's what they decide to do. Hell, even encryption won't stop anyone from selling it on, it'll only offer protection against modification (which you say you're not against anyway).
It really does seem like you're going the ripped model paymod route like a few other modders have done because you see an opportunity to monetise your mods, and the 'official' reasons seem like a smokescreen to me because they don't really make sense. Monetising rips is generally frowned upon within the community and I always wonder if it's ever worthwhile considering how readily things leak, although certain modders do have a defence force of disciples who seem to love spending money unnecessarily.
Best of luck I guess?
Yes but we don't want to enscrypt our mods. Some of our supporters want to make their own physics and their own adjustments to make an evo version to compete with the 919 evo and that is ok for us as long as they don't publish them
If this is the real reason then why not distribute encrypted versions for free, but give your trusted supporters the decryption key? Win-win, everyone's happy.