You've always wanted to explore Tamriel with friends, but not with thousands of other players The Elder Scrolls online? Then this Skyrim Together mod is for you, even if it seems that everything that made their project possible was not entirely done with permission.
After a successful closed beta period for the cooperative Skyrim mod, a team of developers behind Skyrim Script Extender accused the modders of taking a code that did not belong to them and that was taken without credit or permission.
The drama broke out on Reddit where the charges were laid:
Skyrim Together steals SKSE source code from r / skyrimmods
In the post above, script comparisons were made under a very clear text: "" Skyrim Together steals [Skyrim Script Extender] code, uncredited, without permission, with an explicit term in the license preventing any of the authors from having anything to do with the code. "
They added, "This source code theft is absolutely not credited, which the authors deny. I'm sure this has been a great help to develop their mod which is currently only usable once paid. Currently, I do not know what to do about it. situation.
"Note that it is normal for ordinary native code plug-ins to directly use the SKSE source code, and it does not matter – they are supposed to have their source available, but in reality this does not matter. does not always produce ST causes a problem by violating the license, without credit, doing everything in their power to keep a closed source, and effectively billing a mod This has a negative impact on us and pushes us into a very bad legal position with Bethesda. "
Since the Skyrim Script Extender is a very remarkable tool within the modding community, the code taken is not extraordinary, although the team behind this cooperation experiment has previously stated that it "does not use" the SKSE code, even if it works with their charger.
the Skyrim Together People have not left the accusations unanswered, adding: "We have had disagreements with SKSE people in the past, I tried to contact them but they never responded So we stopped using their code.There could be leftovers The code of these which had been forgotten when we deleted it, is not as simple as deleting a file, mainly because of our fault, because we have dispatched some parts of the code.In any case, we will make sure to remove what could have slipped through the cracks for the next patch. "
Since Skyrim Together executes a very successful Patreon to support the creation of this mod, the drama could be a question of "where is my money going?" The team added that it does not "force" anyone to pay and that, if the fans do not support the 8 years of work that they followed after SKSE, they understand that fans have to choose .
Since they literally earn thousands of dollars a month for this project, it's understandable that developers would want credit if these claims proved true. For the moment, it is up to both teams to see if an agreement can be reached.
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