9 days ago - galagraphia - Direct link
Hey, pathfinders!

We got a couple of questions regarding our EULA for Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous and the usage of mods, and we’ve prepared some answers.

Q: Have you recently changed your EULA?
A: No, we didn’t change it since launch. At some point after the release, we’ve made the EULA pop up during the first launch to make sure players don’t miss it, but it contains the same text that was there since the release.

Q: Does #2 forbid making/using mods?
A: Our EULA exists as a tool which helps us protect our intellectual property, that’s why it is worded in a way that allows us to defend our position at court should it come to that. Any allowance to change or modify the game’s code in EULA is basically a green light to piracy — it would make it harder for the developer to protect their copyright as it takes to review each case of modifying and prove malicious intent (i.e. cracking the game). However, we do love mods, and we appreciate our modding community, so when it comes to #2 what matters is the intent. If the game is being modified in a way that infringes on our intellectual property (like putting the whole game up for a download with a crack called a "mod"), the EULA allows us to take legal action against a person or a group of people who does that. The user mods are not the case — there is no need for us to take any legal action for tweaking the game mechanics to user's taste or adding some original user content. Once again: we believe that mods make games more fun for a lot of people, and we have no intention of fighting it, as long as the mod makers respect our copyrights.

Q: Can I play with mods?
A: Yes, you can play with mods.

Q. Do I have to email you at [email protected] and ask permission to make a mod?
A: If you have questions, you can always email us at [email protected], or [email protected], or come to our discord (https://discord.gg/owlcat) and ask one of the community managers. If you just make small modifications for fun, however, it’s fine, and you don’t need our permission. If you have any other questions about the EULA, please don’t hesitate to ask our community managers. We are here for you! :)