Hi guys and gals! 🙂
So lately I’ve been noticing alot of console gamers coming into the PC gaming world of FS17, looking and wanting mods that have been made for the FS17 game, by 3rd party modders for PC. There are many guidelines for getting a mod approved by GIANTS software, it goes deeper than just GIANTS approving it. Since this seemed to be such a big issue in the console gaming world, I thought I would go read some forums to see what the players had to say about things.
Giants originated mods require a license, however 3rd party mods do not because they are not being sold. If they are free there is no profit made off of them, therefore no laws are being broken. Even in the PC world you can’t take a Ford’s logo or any name and put it on something to sell. If you give it away for free, there’s not violation of a law. Doesn’t make it right, but it’s legal.
What seems to be the BIG picture of the PC mods being allowed on console, is not only GIANTS part involved in the decision, but Sony and (partial) Microsoft. Since Sony and Microsoft own the console part of the game there are issues that keep them from going ahead with it, alot of it being scripts and licensing. Microsoft does allow outside scripts, depending on what it is. So from what I’ve been reading, it’s GIANTS decision to not allow mods for console. But if it’s a 3rd party mod, why can’t you allow the consoles to have them? They are free, there is no profit being made from them, so no laws were broken! As with almost everything, there is a constant battle with fighting for things that seem to be so simple to fix.
There is so much to cover over this situation, this is gonna take a few different blogs to cover it. Console guys, I know it’s tough going to FS17 PC modding sites and seeing all the mods that are made for PC and you can’t get them. If any mod is labeled or tagged PC, that means it’s for PC only. If the mod is not labeled PC, just ask nicely and please don’t argue! Please don’t beg the modders for the mods, if they could have it for consoles I’m sure they would love it! But at this point, this is something that needs to be discussed with GIANTS software. Our modders don’t have any control over the situation, so be easy with them! 🙂 As for the information that I’m generating right now is from forums, but I plan on interviewing a few console people and some others to hear their end of it.
STAY TUNED, I have much more to come! AS ALWAYS guys and gals, have a good one! If anyone has anything they would like to chime in on with this, please don’t hesitate to hit me up on facebook, Sasha Koslov facebook PM or at lambo-mods.com website. If you haven’t registered yet with lambo-mods.com, go register! I’ll be leaving contact links down below. Game on Gamers! 🙂
Different Breed Modding facebook group
Different Breed Modding Proboards
LAMBO MODS facebook group
LAMBO MODS youtube channel
GamedestroyersTV youtube channel