Someone Asked me for this: So I figured I’d do quick write-up.
How to properly give credit to modders…my way of making sure that people get the recognition they deserve.
I wrote this for all us non-mod creators out there who just love to use (mix and match) mods together.
First and foremost, when you download a mod make sure you know the name of the mod and the creator (sometimes when a mod is placed in different place the names may vary slightly). If I find it on nexus I use that name, if only on a modder’s blog I use that name. I usually name the file by that name and add the mod creator to the name of the file (click on images to see larger).
In addition to that because it’s always good to let people know where they can find a particular mod if they wish to recreate a look I also have a running excel file. It lists by category the name of the mod, author, website, availability and some extra notes can be added for example if a hairstyle is one for certain races or sexes.
When I create a face I create a word doc and put each face in its own folder. I usually name them something like testface #whatever . As I load mods in the mod manager I copy the mod name from the folder and put it right into the word doc.
Then once I create my modded face (and take my screenshots of course). I go to my excel document and put the links in as hyperlinks for the appropriate mod.
I’m also lazy and there are so many hair mods out (I love having a variety). I have a running word doc for that too. It shows the default hair and the mods available for that default. I included pictures to help me pick the hairstyle I want to put in the CC. This way I can load several hairstyles at one time and not have to keep jumping in and out of the game to redo the modmanager. Don’t ever use these pictures for anything than your own use without giving credit to the mod creator.
That’s pretty much it. I know it seems like a bit of work but once you have your docs in place it’s easy. Every time I download a new mod I just open the stuff up and place it in its designated place. Easy-Peasy.
Tags: #dai modding