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"Free" mods

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Terry Rock, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. How do you personally feel about 'free' mods which restrict downloading ...unless a "donation" has been paid?
    Do you go on to support the modder ....or do you take it personally and stay away?
    I'm just trying to gauge what others think.
  2. " free' mods which restrict downloading ...unless a "donation" has been paid?"

    "That's a pay mod, isn't it?
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  3. Benutzername

    The Will to Death is what keeps me alive Premium

    Sounds like that.

    I am a bit confused now, there are free mods and there are pay mods and there are free mods with the option to donate.
    @Terry Rock Enlighten me :D
  4. Hey! the "free" part is not my word :D.
    If you look around the sim community, that's exactly how some are worded.
    A few correctly call it early release through donating...others call it free even though it's tied to a donation to allow downloading.
    I personally don't have a problem paying for good mods.
    I'd just like that to be stated up front....without the 'games'.
  5. William Wester

    William Wester

    I don't know of any so called "free" mods that I have to pay for. Can you give an example?
  6. Brandon Wright

    Brandon Wright
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    Lake Louise, kind of. You get a few layouts for free but to get all the layouts you have to donate something (even just a dollar). I've seen a car too where you get a really basic version of it for free but have to donate to get the good version, forget which car though.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2016
  7. William Wester

    William Wester

    But the free part is ... free ;). If there is additional content the author would like to charge for that's his prerogative - he/they invested the development time. In my mind the issue isn't with the "free" statement, it's expecting more... for free :D
  8. Qazdar Karim

    Qazdar Karim

    sounds like a "fee mod" :D
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  9. I haven't seen this myself, but if I see a mod which is advertised as free, but requires a donation to be downloaded, I would seriously question the modder's integrity and probably stay away from them regardless of how good the mod is.

    That's just blatant lying.
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  10. The ASR Ferrari's(91 and 96 F1), it's not advertised as a pay mod, but to get a download code you must donate.

    It would be more honest to go the URD route honestly.
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