News & Updates
Morrowind is turning 20 today! To celebrate this anniversary, our good friend darkelfguy is running a special edition of his yearly Morrowind May Modathon and we're ... Read full article
We're always working on creating tools and experiences which continue to support a positive modding community, make modding more accessible and give creators the ability to share their own creations. This can be through our website, Vortex or something else entirely. To help us achieve our mission, we're looking to hire four new talented individuals to join us at our office in Exeter, UK.
Working at Nexus Mods means the projects you help bring to life will be used by millions of gam...
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Collections - a project we've been working on aiming to make modding easier for everyone is reaching a testing stage in which we want to invite 100+ users to help us test. Anyone who is interested can apply to become a tester via the Google form linked below. We're now, for the first time, sharing more information and (alpha) footage of how the system will work. This should, hopefully, answer and address a lot of questions that have been raised, but if you feel there is more you'd like to know y...
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Do scalpers keep beating you to that new graphics card? Perhaps you're looking to upgrade that tired old keyboard and mouse? We might have just the thing for you! We've teamed up with Republic of Gamers UK to give you the chance to win an RTX 3070 Ti, one of two ROG accessory bundles or a £50 Steam gift card.
Nexus Mods was officially founded on 1 August 2001, so this month is extra special for us. We're celebrating our 20th anniversary! This event is a great way to celebrat...
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Mass Effect Legendary Edition dropped in May and since then almost 400 mods, saves and presets have already been shared with the community. While Bioware has not provided any official modding tools, the community found a way! Legendary Explorer (LEX) is a developer tool kit for ME:LE created and maintained entirely by fans of the series. It features around 30 powerful tools to make creating mods for Legendary Edition significantly easier. We've been talking with Mgamerz and Audemus about the ex...
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It's official - TheModernStoryteller, a veteran of the modding scene is releasing The Forgotten City - his very own, fully-fledged game on Steam, today 28 July 2021. It marks his full transition from modder to developer and the evolution of an idea that started out as a massively popular Skyrim mod, into a standalone game.
The Forgotten City is a mystery adventure game of exploration and deduction, and a re-imagining of the critically acclaimed mod that won a nationa...
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Nexus Mods first started offering Premium Membership as an option to users all the way back in 2007. Since then, it has been an invaluable source of income for the site that has allowed us to continue to host our services, hire staff, create NMM and Vortex, expand to over 1,300 more games and give back to mod authors via our Donation Points system, among many other things. Without it, the site simply would not exist.
Since we first started offering Premium Membership, our billi...
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TL;DR: It is our core belief that making modding easier is a noble goal, so more people can enjoy our joint hobby. We are convinced that our collections system, a project we have spent almost 2 years and many work-hours on, is the way to achieve this goal. For the benefit of this system we have to implement a change to how mod file deletions work. The change was announced to mod authors recently, and basically means that mod files are no longer deleted, but rather archived - which will make them...
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Siege Survival: Gloria Victis released on Steam last month and the good people at Koch Media have partnered with us to give away 35 copies of the game to the Nexus Mods community!
Siege Survival is a new resource management survival game set in the medieval world of Gloria Victis. You play as a small group of civilians trapped in the only remaining stronghold of your city which is under a brutal siege by an invading army.
The gameplay loop is split between a day and n...
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It's that time of year again! The Morrowind May Modathon 2021 starts today celebrating 19 years of modding for The Elder Scrolls III. Upload a mod for Morrowind during the month for your chance to win prizes and unlock some special achievements.
As usual, here are the full details from darkelfguy:
Celebrating Morrowind's 19th anniversary, today I'm announcing the seventh annual Morrowind May Modathon Month Modding Competition, one of the biggest annual modding competit...
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Today we are talking to randyknapp, the author of many UI and quality of life mods for both Valheim and Subnautica, as well as the popular, ARPG inspired Valheim mod: Epic Loot.
BigBizkit: Thank you for joining us today. First of all could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
randyknapp: Thanks for having me! I'm Randy, I'm 33, I live in Seattle with my wife and kids. I'm a professional video game developer with 10 years of industry experience.
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If Morrowind modding sounds like your jam, we have something special for you brought to you by organizer Danae123 - please take it away!
The third edition of the Morrowind modding competition "MODJAM" is upon us and it's back with a revenge
Come April 3rd (yes, this weekend!!), modders have 48 hours to make a mod based on a theme announced minutes before the jam begins. Simple enough, right?
Modders can work alone or in te...
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Update on 2021-04-12 - Applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone who has applied. We are currently going through all applications and hope to have our new community manager soon!
With Nexus Mods getting bigger and better every year, we're looking to bolster our ranks once again by recruiting a Junior Community Manager to work with our existing team to help us better serve our community.
This position is based in our offices in Exeter in the UK an...
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Your notifications are getting a facelift! Starting on 22nd March 2021 all users will be upgraded to the shiny new system featuring easy access to their preferences, an improved design and more control directly in the notifications panel. We need to permanently remove all existing notifications with this change, so please use this time to check the ones you currently have if you care about them. There are a few things you need to know before the switch-over happens, so read on for more informati...
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Two weeks ago we launched our Nexus Mods Trivia Quiz as a first of many community events for this year marking the 20 year anniversary of Nexus Mods. We all hope you enjoyed the quiz and if you weren't one of the lucky winners - don't worry. We're planning to do plenty of events like these spread throughout the year, building up to our site's birthday in August.
And with that said, keep on reading to see all the correct answers and to learn who the lucky winners are...
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Vortex 1.4 is here - fresh out the oven! A lot has happened since our last Vortex related news update in September. Our devs have been working through many of your feature suggestions and implemented some very handy new improvements that will make your modding lives a bit easier. Keep on reading if you'd like to know more about what's new in 1.4.
Vortex 1.4. has been released on the beta branch on 10th February 2021. Go to your "Settings > Vortex > Update" and select "Beta" to ...
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We all love games, that's one of the things everyone in this community has in common, so when our friends over at GOG.com asked us if we'd like to give away some game keys to you guys as part of their "We Love Games" celebration, we could hardly say no!
We have 5 copies of Lichtspeer, Sword of the Necromancer, Bonkies, Gods Will Fall and Project Wingman to give out to the 25 randomly chosen winners.
There are a few rules you should be aware of b...
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I think I speak for pretty much everyone when I say we've got high hopes this year will be much better for everyone around the globe than 2020 was. With that said, it might come as a bit of a surprise to some of you, but did you know that we're actually going to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Nexus Mods come August 2021? That's right, Nexus Mods (and its predecessors going by other names) has now been around for almost two decades! Just to give you an idea of what that means: back then whe...
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We have recently enabled a new download location for Premium Members that can potentially increase download speeds for any users who might have slower speeds than expected with their Premium Membership. If you're a Premium Member and you think you should be getting faster speeds then please try the "CDN" download location, which now defaults to this new provider.
The long version
If you’ve had the (mis)fortune of taking the time to read my year i...
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In this feature, we're chatting with Aragas (aka Aragasas), one of our top Bannerlord mod authors. While you might not have heard of him, if you've played Mount & Blade II with mods there's a good chance you've used at least one of the mods he and the other members of the Bannerlord Unofficial Tools & Resources (BUTR) team have worked on.
Thank you for taking the time to talk with us Aragas. To start off, can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I'm a Senior...
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Happy new year everyone.
It has been a couple of years since I last updated you all on the more internal goings on at Nexus Mods so I've decided to drum up enough enthusiasm to write another of my long-winded, banal "blog posts" on the matter. I wasn't able to get around to doing one last year and I am aware that some of you actually like to punish yourselves, but if you're like me and just like to skim read, here's the TL;DR:
Statistically we're doing better than ever. E...
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