North Modding Company I have to pay for the mods now?

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North Modding Company I have to pay for the mods now?

Post by brandonhemi62 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:47 am

Hey, I really want to download these guys mods but on the patron i go to click on the downloads for like the komatsu and it says they are locked and it says I have to pay?

I thought it was against the rules for modders to do this didn't they shut down a bunch of mod groups forcing people to pay for mods?

https://www.patreon.com/NorthModdingCompany

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Re: North Modding Company I have to pay for the mods now?

Post by blue_painted » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:52 am

I started the sign-up process and indeed it did want $6 from me ... so I closed the browser without going further.
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Re: North Modding Company I have to pay for the mods now?

Post by Guil » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:54 am

I'd be very curious to know what way revenue would classify this. I'm almost certain in Ireland it would be classed as taxable income.

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Post by don_apple » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:55 am

Hello and welcome on the forum!

You are aware that their mods are available in the in-game ModHub for free: https://www.farming-simulator.com/mods. ... 838&page=0
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Re: North Modding Company I have to pay for the mods now?

Post by Aholz89 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:56 am

They have a lot of their mods on modhub, so seems strange if they have the same mods behind a paywall. The Komatsu in mention is on the modhub.

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Post by brandonhemi62 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:58 am

I see those ones on modhub but they have maps and stuff they say are Patreon Exclusive i thought that was against the rules? or is giants allowing modders to paywall stuff now?

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Post by brandonhemi62 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:02 am

like this one, I used to follow JDL Logging but he got shut down because they wouldn't let him share stuff with patreons only anymore had to be free to everyone no paywall bs, so how can they do it?

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Post by eric21 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:19 am

All mods are free and free to the public*

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Post by theMavric » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:07 am

You sure it's not for "early access" to the mod? A lot of reputable modders will do that. Once it's polished it's usually released to the public free of charge.
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Post by YoloDonkey » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:31 am

Sorry to say that, some of you will be offended or triggered, but this is a garbage move by them. "Cooming soon as Patreon Exclusive" is clearly PAYWALL. Nothing else.

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Post by L2K Perma » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:47 am

YoloDonkey wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:31 am
Sorry to say that, some of you will be offended or triggered, but this is a garbage move by them. "Cooming soon as Patreon Exclusive" is clearly PAYWALL. Nothing else.
Not necessarily, not every post on patron requires you to actual be paying to view them. It very well could be what your thinking, in which case, it'd be against the TOS. However, it could also mean that you'll only find the download link on their patron page on a free post.
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Post by O5-Chaki » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:47 pm

Hey folks,
thanks for letting us know, we'll check the situation with North Modding Company.

UPDATE: The thread has been reopenend as we talked to NMC to sort the situation out.
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Re: North Modding Company I have to pay for the mods now?

Post by krisjo01 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:38 am

Hello everyone.

We apologize for the "paywall" and have now adressed the issue, for your information only early access was released on the patreon.

So what we will do now:
-We will be more active on Patreon, but there will be NO downloadable content or anything of that kind.

-Instead of pre downloadable content they will get more frequent project pictures and status updates.

-Our patreons will in future “help” us to choose our next projects etc.

-We will of course still haves some status updates for people in our discord server and similar places, where we will have a “wall” with a list with up coming projects and status on how far in the process a mod has come. (3D modeling, texturing, testing by us and sent to Giants). We will try to update this “wall” once a week.


We really appreciate all our followers, so we really put our minds in this one to address this issue. We don’t want to brake any more rules, so hopefully this will be the first and the last time from our side! :smileynew:

If you have any questions feel free to ask! *thumbsup*

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Post by asyvan » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:44 am

Well done, ^^^ that's a role model for how modding teams should behave and communicate with the players.
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Post by blue_painted » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:13 am

asyvan wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:44 am
Well done, ^^^ that's a role model for how modding teams should behave and communicate with the players.
^^^
Absolutely agree.
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